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  • press250
    • Dec 2004
    • 19

    Album Art keys off of exactly what?

    First the good news: PerfectTUNES accurate rip worked like a charm on my 1000+ album collection. Found 20 CRC errors. I re-ripped those CDs and fixed 12 of the 20. Very happy with the result!

    Now the not-so-good news: PerfectTUNES album art does not work for my collection, period. I want to up the resolution on all of my folder.jpg files, exactly as advertised. Clearly the "listening" worked perfectly as the accurate rip analysis was spot-on. But when I run album art and click the magic "fix all" button, it fails to find ANY matches. If I go through album-by-album, I get a screen full of 20-some-odd choices, with at most one match and sometimes no matches. But I am not going to do that for 1000+ albums.

    Potential "oddity" in my collection: I preface the album name with the year of release. So instead of "Best of Fubar" my album name is "2013 - Best of Fubar". Does PerfectTUNES album art get "lost" because the album text doesn't match? This would surprise me, as the "album fingerprinting" algorithm is working flawlessly as mentioned above.

    Any ideas? Suggestions?
  • Spoon
    Administrator
    • Apr 2002
    • 44167

    #2
    Re: Album Art keys off of exactly what?

    >Does PerfectTUNES album art get "lost" because the album text doesn't match?

    Correct, the album title needs to match the commercial album title.
    Spoon
    www.dbpoweramp.com

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    • press250
      • Dec 2004
      • 19

      #3
      Re: Album Art keys off of exactly what?

      Ouch. That would necessitate re-tagging every track on every album in my collection. Any creative workaround come to mind?

      The dbPoweramp CD Ripper is able to grab exactly the right artwork every time (along with the rest of the meta-data) based on the CD "fingerprint". Is there any way to replicate that process in PerfectTUNES?

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      • garym
        dBpoweramp Guru
        • Nov 2007
        • 5799

        #4
        Re: Album Art keys off of exactly what?

        Originally posted by press250
        Ouch. That would necessitate re-tagging every track on every album in my collection. Any creative workaround come to mind?

        The dbPoweramp CD Ripper is able to grab exactly the right artwork every time (along with the rest of the meta-data) based on the CD "fingerprint". Is there any way to replicate that process in PerfectTUNES?
        Might it work to put your "date first" album name in the field "ALBUMSORT" and have only the album name in the ALBUM field. If so, mp3tag could make these changes for you in a batch mode (i.e., copy old album name to the albumsort field and then automatically remove the date, space, hyphen, and space before the album name.

        (and when you're done fixing artwork, you could even use mp3tag to automate copying the longer name back to ALBUM field from the ALBUMSORT field.
        Last edited by garym; August 19, 2013, 09:17 PM.

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        • press250
          • Dec 2004
          • 19

          #5
          Re: Album Art keys off of exactly what?

          I've been using mp3tag for years, so I won't have to install anything to give this a shot. Though I will have to learn how to do "batch mode". ;-) Does mp3tag batch mode have the ability to remove the first 7 characters (2013 - ) to get the ALBUM field reduced to just the album name?

          I'll be sure to experiment in a sandbox before unleashing this on all 1000+ albums!

          Thanks for the lead,
          Bruce.

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          • press250
            • Dec 2004
            • 19

            #6
            Re: Album Art keys off of exactly what?

            Just answered my own question: RTFM. ;-) The handy cutLeft function is just what the doctor ordered. Unfortunately, I do not see much in the way of a tutorial, examples, etc ... and Google is not its usual helpful self. Can I impose upon you for what ought to be the short script to perform the operation? Or simply point me at a website with some simple mp3tag scripting examples ...

            Thanks again!

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            • garym
              dBpoweramp Guru
              • Nov 2007
              • 5799

              #7
              Re: Album Art keys off of exactly what?

              Originally posted by press250
              Just answered my own question: RTFM. ;-) The handy cutLeft function is just what the doctor ordered. Unfortunately, I do not see much in the way of a tutorial, examples, etc ... and Google is not its usual helpful self. Can I impose upon you for what ought to be the short script to perform the operation? Or simply point me at a website with some simple mp3tag scripting examples ...

              Thanks again!
              You'll want an ACTION of some sort. I haven't done one like this exactly, but there are several threads about similar things at the mp3tag forum. A quick look brings up these:

              For example: I want to remove the first 4 characters from the Artist title after using the "Filename - Tag" action. Like this: "01. Artist" to: "Artist" So how would I create an action for that? To remove the first/last X number of characters. To remove whatever number of characters from a specific point of a field (for example the first three characters after the first four characters) Thanks!

              i have songs title with numeric characters before title eg: teri meri kahani jag soona laage is there any action which can rename tag to teri meri kahani jag soona laage also can this be done to artist, or album fields. thanks

              I know one of you geniuses can make a perfect action(s) for this. I want to add the date of a live performance to the Track Title. The date is always in the Album field in this format "live: 1980-06-20 city, country" Example -- From: The Train Kept A Rollin' To: The Train Kept A Rollin' (1980-06-20) One slight wrinkle. Some Titles already have "live " and the last 2 digits of the year in parenthesis. Example -- The Train Kept A Rollin' (live '80) So, I guess the first part of the action w...

              Hi guys, I tried to follow the tutorial to remove leading characters but it doesn't seem to work when I try it. It only works on some files. I am currently using: Replace with regular expression Field: _FILENAME Reg. Expression: ^\s*\d+\s*-\s* Replace matches with: But I still have many files left with: 01 myfilename myfilename 100 myfilename Etc. How do I remove everything before the starting "myfilename". I had it on my old machine but reinstalled without backing up my actions. I'...

              Hey all! I'm searching around, and probably just missing something. So I'd like to cut all text to the right of a defined character. Example: My genre field has w/o quotes "Folk Rock\\Another\\A Third" I want to make it so that genre field reads "Folk Rock". I want to remove all text to the right before the first "". Hoping to get some guidance! Thanks!


              and if your subdirectory name is simply the album name too, you can use CONVERT > filename to tag, and then use the appropriate filter to pull out on ly what you want for the album name. Play with it a bit...
              Last edited by garym; August 19, 2013, 10:20 PM.

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              • garym
                dBpoweramp Guru
                • Nov 2007
                • 5799

                #8
                Re: Album Art keys off of exactly what?

                Originally posted by garym
                You'll want an ACTION of some sort. I haven't done one like this exactly, but there are several threads about similar things at the mp3tag forum. A quick look brings up these:

                For example: I want to remove the first 4 characters from the Artist title after using the "Filename - Tag" action. Like this: "01. Artist" to: "Artist" So how would I create an action for that? To remove the first/last X number of characters. To remove whatever number of characters from a specific point of a field (for example the first three characters after the first four characters) Thanks!

                i have songs title with numeric characters before title eg: teri meri kahani jag soona laage is there any action which can rename tag to teri meri kahani jag soona laage also can this be done to artist, or album fields. thanks

                I know one of you geniuses can make a perfect action(s) for this. I want to add the date of a live performance to the Track Title. The date is always in the Album field in this format "live: 1980-06-20 city, country" Example -- From: The Train Kept A Rollin' To: The Train Kept A Rollin' (1980-06-20) One slight wrinkle. Some Titles already have "live " and the last 2 digits of the year in parenthesis. Example -- The Train Kept A Rollin' (live '80) So, I guess the first part of the action w...

                Hi guys, I tried to follow the tutorial to remove leading characters but it doesn't seem to work when I try it. It only works on some files. I am currently using: Replace with regular expression Field: _FILENAME Reg. Expression: ^\s*\d+\s*-\s* Replace matches with: But I still have many files left with: 01 myfilename myfilename 100 myfilename Etc. How do I remove everything before the starting "myfilename". I had it on my old machine but reinstalled without backing up my actions. I'...

                Hey all! I'm searching around, and probably just missing something. So I'd like to cut all text to the right of a defined character. Example: My genre field has w/o quotes "Folk Rock\\Another\\A Third" I want to make it so that genre field reads "Folk Rock". I want to remove all text to the right before the first "". Hoping to get some guidance! Thanks!


                and if your subdirectory name is simply the album name too, you can use CONVERT > filename to tag, and then use the appropriate filter to pull out on ly what you want for the album name. Play with it a bit...
                and I should add that there are probably ways to do this in dbpa with the ID TAG PROCESSING DSP as well....

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