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Thread: Album Art keys off of exactly what?

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    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?

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    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.

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    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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    Re: Album Art keys off of exactly what?

    Quote Originally Posted by press250 View Post
    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; 08-19-2013 at 05:17 PM.

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    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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    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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    Re: Album Art keys off of exactly what?

    Quote Originally Posted by press250 View Post
    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:

    http://forums.mp3tag.de/index.php?sh...aracters+after
    http://forums.mp3tag.de/index.php?sh...aracters+after
    http://forums.mp3tag.de/index.php?sh...aracters+after
    http://forums.mp3tag.de/index.php?sh...aracters+after
    http://forums.mp3tag.de/index.php?sh...aracters+after

    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; 08-19-2013 at 06:20 PM.

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    Re: Album Art keys off of exactly what?

    Quote Originally Posted by garym View Post
    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:

    http://forums.mp3tag.de/index.php?sh...aracters+after
    http://forums.mp3tag.de/index.php?sh...aracters+after
    http://forums.mp3tag.de/index.php?sh...aracters+after
    http://forums.mp3tag.de/index.php?sh...aracters+after
    http://forums.mp3tag.de/index.php?sh...aracters+after

    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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