Friday, 29 January 2021

MusicBrainz Picard

quote [ Your music files don’t just contain music. They also contain “metadata”, consisting of “tags” which consist of a tag name or type and associated data, for example the album or track name, the name of the artist, the record label, the year of issue etc. Unless you rip the music files yourself with a very basic tool, your music files probably already contain some basic metadata, however there are literally hundreds of tags that can be applied to your music if you are interested.

Obviously, if you wanted to you could painstakingly research all this information for each album and track individually, and type the data into a tagging tool, but clearly it makes more sense in this internet connected age for one person to do this for each album and track, to upload that data to a shared database and then for the tagging tool to access that database and use the data to tag the music files. And that is what MusicBrainz Picard does. ]

Just in case there's anyone out there like me still using mp3s instead of streaming services.
[SFW] [music] [+3 Informative]
[by steele@9:06pmGMT]

Comments

stacyswirl said @ 5:41am GMT on 1st Feb [Score:1 Underrated]
I still use winamp. I also have a carefully crafted set of genre tags I call "colors" that I apply to each song I have. They're a mixture of genre, emotion, and situational. I've been collecting and colorizing songs for decades now. They're very useful for looking up songs for video projects, and just as a gateway between music I've acquired and music I've listened to and "judged" as something I want to keep in my collection.
bbrack said @ 9:15pm GMT on 29th Jan
I do have to say, every once in a while when I look at the tags on my mp3s from the wild wild west days of Scour and Napster the sheer lunacy of some makes me smile. Genre particularly I've come across some like Reggae Chainsaw Gas Fire Explosion or Empty Fridge, Blame Tim.
knumbknutz said @ 4:19pm GMT on 30th Jan
I still record tracks in MP3 and mix it in my DAW.
Ebichuman said @ 8:19pm GMT on 30th Jan
Like, for your personal mixes? I always did that with Sound Forge CD Architect to get the nice blended transitions and red book audio features like secret tracks. It was nice, while CDs were still a thing, but you could also render to digital files I believe.
rylex said @ 8:52pm GMT on 30th Jan
i only use tagless mp3. fr fr
arrowhen said @ 6:06pm GMT on 31st Jan
I still keep all my music on debunked ancient pottery.
ooo[......7 said @ 2:40am GMT on 1st Feb
I'll check this out, I was thinking about switching out to another program as Musicbee's approach is old and janky and I have soooo much music to tag.

My tron skin is just so good though.


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