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Re: GETTING CD INFO

by AnotherJohn » Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:10 pm

Just to let others know. I finally just found a separate program to do the ripping of the CDs. I guess it makes sense that a program that only does ripping will be better at it than a Playback program (at least for me). I will use MM to organize and playback once the ripping is done. Thanks to all who responded.

Re: GETTING CD INFO

by Lowlander » Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:46 pm

Then you may have changed how you have the CDs saved to your PC.

If you're using a Mask like C:\Music\<Album Artist>\<Album>\<Track#>. <Artist> - <Title> that shouldn't be a problem unless the Artist and Album are the same.

If you get multiple nested Artist folders on your PC you may have multiple \<Artist>\ and/or \<Album Artist>\ in the Mask.

More on Masks: https://www.mediamonkey.com/wiki/index. ... ormats/4.0

Re: GETTING CD INFO

by AnotherJohn » Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:42 pm

Ok, MM is really giving me fits. Why is it if I have two albums by the same artist the second album wants to override the first one? Getting weird tree results where it lists the artist, then a sub folder called All, then a sub folder "Artist" with a sub folder of "All" and both "All" folders have the same info. Maybe I need something more straight forward because in three days I have gotten nothing accomplished. If I scrap this 4 version and go with 5 do you all think I will have better luck? Can my Gold status be switched from 4 to 5?

Re: GETTING CD INFO

by Lowlander » Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:20 pm

Select the CD drive in the Media Tree and then Edit the Files on the disc in the Filelisting. You can edit Properties of multiple files to enter shared metadata like Album, Date, Album Artist, ect. and then edit individual files to edit things like Title.

Re: GETTING CD INFO

by AnotherJohn » Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:16 pm

Well the CDs are quite old, they are the MFSL gold CDs so maybe thats it? Followup questions, how do you enter the info before you rip? I know I tried that by filling in a dialog box I could bring up from the CD drive tree but when I ripped it ended up in the library file as unknown so I did something wrong. Also, I have purchased 4 Gold. Does Gold transfer to 5? Or would I be back to a free edition? Thanks for responding again. I really am having trouble with the way MM is laid out.

Re: GETTING CD INFO

by Lowlander » Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:22 pm

If they come up as unknown you'll need to manually add the relevant data before Ripping the files.

They may be too new, a different pressing, self-burned (non-commercial) or just not in the online database. So far I've been really successful with MediaMonkey 5 and MusicBrainz lookup, it has found more than Freedb used to.

Re: GETTING CD INFO

by AnotherJohn » Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:49 pm

May not be sure how to do that. At the very least I find this program not to be very intuitive. Things are not very straight forward. The only way I can seem to get things into the library is to rip the CD. Once they are there I cant seem to do much with the info in the library. I finally had to delete and reload the entire program to get rid of previous library. To update the problem, it seems that I got unlucky and the first two CDs I tried came up as unknown. Since then I have gotten about 10 that the info came right up by just putting the CD in the CD drive and those rip fine. The other two still come up unknown and nothing I have been able to try has been able to get them to rip with the correct info. They show up in the library as unknown artist, unknown album, etc. I am sure I will come up with more of these as I go so would be nice to figure out a fix. In the meantime, I am glad it is not every CD. Thanks for taking the time to respond.

Re: GETTING CD INFO

by Peke » Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:49 pm

Hi,
If you add CD to MM librray and then fetch CD Info does it gets lost on RIP start?

Re: GETTING CD INFO

by AnotherJohn » Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:54 pm

Ok, so CD comes up unknown. I go to CD drive file and get info from Freedb. A dialog box comes up with two choices of info for the album. I have tried both and both show all the correct info. I click ok on the dialog box but that info does not transfer to what is being shown in the CD drive file which continues to show all info as unknown. What am I missing?

Re: GETTING CD INFO

by Lowlander » Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:44 pm

Check the files on the disc before you Rip and make sure that it shows all the tags for the files on the disc.

Re: GETTING CD INFO

by AnotherJohn » Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:27 pm

Version 4.1.29.1910

Guess its with everything except track number. I get all the unknowns to change in the CD drive but when it rips to the hard drive it all logs as unknown artist, unknown album and no song title. So all the folders are also unknown.

Re: GETTING CD INFO

by Lowlander » Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:23 pm

Which version of MediaMonkey?

Is the problem with the tags, the folder/filenames or both?

Re: GETTING CD INFO

by AnotherJohn » Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:18 pm

Ok, so the original info when I plug in the cd is unknown. I click on the cd drive and get the info from freeDB. It shows the right info in the tree for the cd in the E: drive but still rips to the hard drive as unknown where I still have to type in all the data. I got ~1000 CDs so this is not going to work. BTW I have the Gold edition. Am I missing a step?

Re: GETTING CD INFO

by chetty » Thu Dec 10, 2015 3:13 am

Tried all of this but it still does not work

Re: GETTING CD INFO

by nohitter151 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:03 pm

J Eddy wrote:I have o agree with MeriaL, I too just purchased MM Gold and was starting to load cd's that I was able to load info with two other programs that I have but MM does not want to find any of the CD Text? That would be an extreme amount of typing with my collection of 3000 albums! In one post a person mentioned to check and see if CD Text was checked in the cd drive....what does this mean?
Thanking anyone in advance for their answers.
Commercial CDs almost never have any CD text.

After you loaded your CD just click to the CD node and use Tools > get album info from freeDB.

If you have no luck finding your CD info that way, try changing the search provider to musicbrainz like I already suggested in this thread.
http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/postin ... 0#pr350949

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