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What major feature/improvement would you most like to see in Jaikoz?

An option to download missing tracks from an album.

Interesting but I cant see that happening, very much about fixing metadata not downloading song files, where would you expect the download to be from?

Understood, was hoping for an automated mechanism as this is tedious and not worth doing manually. Not sure where, but maybe linking ones account with a reputable source?

I suppose a report listing missing tracks from albums would be a good start


Great start, thanks!

User Interface changes seems to be the clear winner so created a new thread for this Jaikoz User Interface Improvements

Hi Paul,

I’m hoping you can improve the process by which I submit new albums to Musicbrainz. I like to contribute but the endless emails from Musicbrainz asking for further improvements turns this into a part time job. I am hoping you can improve the process to make the process more idiot-proof.

How about the ability to delete duplicates by the following criteria:
Album Name + MB ID + Acoustic ID/Fingerprint (Whatever one we are using now…same for MB ID)

We already have by same MB Id (Mb recording Id), Acoust Id and Release Id. We should add Release Group Id instead of Release Id and this would have pretty much the same effect as Album Name

The plan is to update Delete Duplicates so more like SongKong, this has more options and more customer friendly names.

I’m not sure if its possible but I’d like to see something that can automatically generate playlists for each album in a large collection of 500+ albums. Also something that can scan a large collection and generate play lists by bpm, mood, genre, etc. That I’d be pleased to pay again for.

I’ve used Jaikoz to correct the metadata in over half a terabyte of Flac music in 2,485 folders containing 32,286 tracks and its been invaluable in getting it done as quickly and efficiently as possible. I know what people mean about the interface - it was quite a learning curve but once mastered was faster and better than anything else I had tried and is now my go to tool when I add to my music collection.

Now what I would really like is a tool that can generate playlists by what I feel like listening to or my personal mood without my having to listen to every single track individually and assign it to one or more playlists manually. Really not sure if that’s even possible without consistent data from Musicbrainz/Discogs in the bpm, genre, etc. tags. Musicbrainz/Discogs are great for the basic metadata like track name, artist, artwork, etc. but seem to lack consistency on the more esoteric tags.

I’m thinking: Name a playlist by mood - say ‘Electroswing Party’, ‘Longhaul Plane Journey’, ‘Road Trip’, ‘Reading’, ‘First Date’ or whatever. I then select 6 to 12 tracks under the playlist and then Jaikoz scans those tracks for bpm, genre, tempo, etc. Jaikoz then scans my music collection and adds suitable tracks to the playlist based on those esoteric tags.

I would like to be able to display joint composers in that field, say separated by commas? (if that makes sense).
Unless I am using the wrong presentation display I appear to be confined to seeing just one, plus if there are others, a boxed number indicating that they exist.
Clicking on that number allows me to choose a different composer (say, Lennon, rather than McCartney), but not to aggregate them (Lennon, McCartney) unless I retype them all on the one line and choose that option.
Is there something I’m not seeing?
Thanks for your time

The ability to upload and tag Video files exactly like mp3 files. Thank you.

Paul, My issue with the Mac interface goes back years and I know that you’re aware of it. When editing some fields the blinking insertion point cursor is not functional and you have to count manually when moving the cursor to the right position.

Hi, this could certainly be done - I will consider it.

What format would these video files be in, do you specifically mean music videos or any videos ?

Hi, sorry I think this issue has got lost over the millenia, could you please restate the issue with some screenshots and I will have a fresh look at it.

Hi Paul
The boxed number indicates the field supports multiple values, and in the case of multiple composers we store them as multiple values, now if you r music player application understands mutiple values for the composer field then this is better because it can intepret the data better. For example if using Roon and have multiple composers then Roon will provide a hyperlink to each composer, but if i just stored as one value in the form composer1, composer2 then Roon will try to find a single composer called composer1, composer2 and fail.

Now the question is do you actually want to stores multiple composers in a single field, or is the problem just that you cannot view all values for a field without clicking on the box

For 1> we have a similar situation for artists, we have an artist field that stores all the artists in one field which is what most music players expect, and an artists that stores them separately, the artist captures the join characters (such as , &, with) as per the album details, but the artists field allows them to be separated. And for Roon we have the option Save ARTIST and ALBUMARTIST multiple values as separate fields because this requires artist to store multiple values for the hyperlinks to work.

So we could have a composer and composers and do something similar, but not sure there is a need for it.

Now to the general problem of not being able to see all values of multi values fields, this is a problem for many fields and I am considering a solution of having a tooltip come up over the box number that shows all the values, so you can see the value without have to click on the box to edit, what do you think? -

Thanks Paul,

This would be a very unique selling point of Jaikoz as I don’t believe anything else out there can do this (I haven’t looked that hard yet) and people would pay for it.

Once someone has their music displaying the correct titles, artist and album art on their phone or other device; their/my main need is to be able to quickly grab a play list of tracks from what can be a huge music collection to dump onto their phone and head to the gym, road trip, holiday, welcome a first date, cycle ride, samba practice, get ready for Christmas guests or whatever their mood or need is that the playlist needs to reflect.

Appreciate any thought you can give it and any input others may have.

Okay so that issue is now resolved.

I have many fields that are blank when pulling information from MB. For example, widipedia/wididata doesn’t seem to pull over. It’s mostly at the artist level…are all the available fields available for pulling over. Fields that are mostly blank for me are Release Official Url, Release Widipedia Url, Artist Official Url, Artist Wikipedia Url, Lyrics Url, IPI, ISWC. ISNI isn’t even a field in Jaikoz. I might have to check this info. per artist but I want to make sure this information should be pulling. I know MB has been very weird lately with making sure people are entering Wikidata over Wikipedia links. Maybe this is a problem that needs to be fixed? Any other fields that should be pulled over?