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Populate empty column

Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:39 pm
by Kupuna
I added a "composer" column to my classical listing, but it opened empty. What is the proper way to populate the column?

Re: Populate empty column

Posted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 12:55 am
by MMFrLife
It doesn't automatically have anything filled in that column. There really isn't any standard or proper way.
You can do it manually, auto-tag from web, maybe your ripping program brings that info in from an external database or possibly with addons
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Re: Populate empty column

Posted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 8:47 am
by yarguy
Sadly, all too many of the databases don't bother to include composer information, except for classical albums. Just as a check, I looked at the nearly 18000 tracks in my collection of jazz recordings that were ripped from cds and so probably used freedb (which is what MM uses) for tagging information. Over 1/3 did not have a composer. And I know that for a number of the tracks that did have composer information, I had added that information manually. In all I would say that probably over half of the tracks for which I got information from freedb did not have composer information. And I suspect that the reason for all this missing info is that most people just don't care who the composer is (again, classical music excepted). (For what it is worth, I got about the same results looking at tracks I had downloaded and which mostly would have already had tagging information added, again suggesting just how little attention is accorded composer in popular music or jazz.)

Re: Populate empty colum

Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:18 am
by Lowlander
There are other taggers in MediaMonkey: http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewto ... ip#p316877

Re: Populate empty colum

Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 2:02 pm
by yarguy
I tried several of these and the ones I could get to work were just as poor as freedb in returning composer information. The doesn't surprise me, but it does disappoint me. Those songs didn't just spring out of thin air, but people seldom care about the skill that created them.
Lowlander wrote:There are other taggers in MediaMonkey: http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewto ... ip#p316877