Winamp front-end to tag from Gracenote through MM.

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Winamp front-end to tag from Gracenote through MM.

Post by Niteblade » Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:34 pm

It would be nice, IMHO, to have a font end of some kind that would automate the process of tagging mp3s and getting album art from Gracenote in chunks of about 100 - 300 songs at a time. Since the option to use Winamp's player instead of MM's player exists, I was wondering if it would be possible to have MM send information to Winamp, and in turn, use Winamp's "Auto-Tag" feature to obtain relevant tag & art information. It is already possible to click on songs that display in MM and have them play in Winamp, so some kind of programming relationship already exists. However, I do not know the extent of this programming relationship.

I'm sure that there is a consensus of people who agree that no individual database contains the perfection of all mp3 tag information, but using Gracenote via Winamp (same database that iTunes uses) offers the end user more choices.

Is this even possible, or would there be legalities & other conflicts of interests that would impede this suggestion?

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Re: Winamp front-end to tag from Gracenote through MM.

Post by nohitter151 » Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:54 pm

Why would this be necessary? Can't you already just open those tracks in Winamp, use the tagger there, then import the tag changes back into MM?

Edit: PS - you can achieve some of the functionality you're asking for with the External tools script: http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewto ... rnal+tools
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Re: Winamp front-end to tag from Gracenote through MM.

Post by Niteblade » Sat Jan 24, 2009 9:56 am

Why would this be necessary?
  • There's the option in the "Tools" menu that reads "Auto-Tag from Web." My understanding is that Amazon is used to import Tag information for Albums. Using Winamp would open this up from Albums to include individual Tracks. From what I've gathered, there are instances where even Amazon itself has incorrect information.
  • For those that want it, the process of looking up Tag & Album art could be automated. Using Winamp alone is a semi-automated process, and Winamp appears to choke up if it handles more than 2000 files at a time. (Chunks of 100 - 300 files at a time to send to Winamp for auto-tagging seems to be a good number.)
  • Users would have the option to use the same database that iTunes would use to identify songs.

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Re: Winamp front-end to tag from Gracenote through MM.

Post by nohitter151 » Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:12 am

Niteblade wrote:Why would this be necessary?
  • There's the option in the "Tools" menu that reads "Auto-Tag from Web." My understanding is that Amazon is used to import Tag information for Albums. Using Winamp would open this up from Albums to include individual Tracks. From what I've gathered, there are instances where even Amazon itself has incorrect information.
  • For those that want it, the process of looking up Tag & Album art could be automated. Using Winamp alone is a semi-automated process, and Winamp appears to choke up if it handles more than 2000 files at a time. (Chunks of 100 - 300 files at a time to send to Winamp for auto-tagging seems to be a good number.)
  • Users would have the option to use the same database that iTunes would use to identify songs.
I understand all of that, but you can get the exact same functionality by opening winamp and just using that. Why have to send songs from MM?

PS- did you look at the script?
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