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#1 2006-07-12 16:28:27

sheeepguy
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Scanning leaves fields blank

Hiya John,
I just updated to .604 and scanned a dvd with 600+ MP3s on it with all ID3v1 and ID3v2 tags completed. After the scan the MP3 Listview doesn't show any of the 'Year' or 'User Category' or 'Genre' fields having been filled in. What am I doing wrong?
Thanks
Sheeepy

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#2 2006-07-12 17:15:36

mccaffjt
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Re: Scanning leaves fields blank

Please send me one of the files and I'll take a look.

Send to: mccaffjt@newsguy.com

Thanks,

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#3 2006-07-12 17:29:46

sheeepguy
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Re: Scanning leaves fields blank

Of course I wouldn't expect the 'User Category' to be filled in. I'm wondering if the fact that these MP3's all have embedded *.jpg.s (cover-art) in them might have something to do with any of the 'genre' and 'year' tags not being completed.? I've taken a sample directory and scanned it using various MP3B options but still can't get it to read (Real Player browser sees the year/genre tags).

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#4 2006-07-12 17:39:55

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Re: Scanning leaves fields blank

The User_Category is filled in based on the Genre -- so normally it would be filled in too.

v0.604 is using a new version of the library that reads the tags, so it is possible that that is the problem.

It could be the embedded jpg that is causing the trouble...just send one of the problem files & hopefully I can duplicate the problem here.

It is also possible that it is a difference between ID3v2 and ID3v1 tags.  ID3v1 tags are always very easy to read, while certain tagging programs do some strange stuff to the ID3v2 tags (creating custom tags).

The default is for MP3-Boss to use the ID3v2 tags in preference to the ID3v1 tags (since the ID3v2 can hold more information).  It might be that the ID3v2 tag has a blank field and that could be causing the trouble.

What tagging utility do you use?

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#5 2006-07-12 19:43:15

sheeepguy
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Re: Scanning leaves fields blank

I don't think it has anything to do with the *.jpg as it's not reading the same fields with tags that don't include the .jpg
I'm using Tag & Rename v3.1
I've emailed a sample mp3 to you

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#6 2006-07-13 08:29:35

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Re: Scanning leaves fields blank

Thanks -- I received it.

Do you also have a screen capture showing the expected information (e.g., from your Real Player browser)?

Thanks,

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#7 2006-07-13 19:52:34

sheeepguy
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Re: Scanning leaves fields blank

I've sent a screenshot of the details shown in Tag and Rename. My Real player browser is crashing before it fully loads, I'll re-install and let you have a screenshot of what it reads. I've included a screenshot of iTunes which has a genre entry for the track, but iTunes doesn't have a column in its library for 'year', however iTunes does read the info in it's 'get info' when you right click a track.

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#8 2006-07-14 21:20:26

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Re: Scanning leaves fields blank

I've been able to reproduce the problem -- it will be fixed in v0.605 -- to be released shortly.

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#9 2006-07-15 04:57:02

sheeepguy
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Re: Scanning leaves fields blank

Thanks for your prompt response to this smile

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#10 2006-07-15 06:47:47

mccaffjt
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Re: Scanning leaves fields blank

v0.605 - beta release 07/17/06
Cleaned up scanning code.  Eliminated possible mp3 corruption during scan (ID3v2 embedded pictures).  Additional message when picture format not supported (Detail View).  Added MusicDNS lookup (plugin) when no artist information found (selectable in configuration).  MusicDNS PUID field stored.  Improved Scan toolbar.

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