I had heard a lot about beets, but only started trying it out now. I’d been a loyal picard user, but looking for a change due its inability to update large collections.
I am thinking of two ways to do the transition from Picard to Beets. I have not been successful yet though and struggle to import my library:
- Importing my library (import -A, -M, -W, -C, --group-abums followed by mbsync)
- Import “as is” largely works. However, struggle with
— Folders that include 2 albums (with same album name, but different release ID or release group ID)
— Path song name to $disc_and_track does not seem to work for some albums
— Mbsync makes things worse. I thought it may be help to fix the issue that I was having with two albums with same name (as they have different MBZ release ID). But somehow, it changes the release ID to make them the same. Not clear why
- Going forward, adding new albums to the library and let Beets do the tagging instead of Picard
- I haven’t reached this stage yet, but believe this may work with an easy “import -i /music” command?
Thanks in advance for your help!!!