I have a very large, untagged, randomly named library. Filenames, for instance, might be SP1234.wav, DF4345.wav. All of the tracks are popular music, radio type plays. However, all of the metadata has been stripped. I’ve used MusicBrainz Picard in the past, but I’m hoping to do this completely in bash cli so I can later automate the process.
So, these tracks aren’t in any particular file structure either. There are no albums or artists. Just the tracks. I tried setting up adsubmit and chroma, but I’m not sure that I got it correct. I also went ahead and signed up with discogs, but that returned erroneous data. One directory only matched a handful of tracks and they were certainly all incorrect.
The idea is to import from one directory and copy to another such that artist and track only remain. I would also not mind converting the tracks to something else like ogg or flac.
Of course, I will be continuing to try to figure this out with the docs, but any help would be appreciated. Beets seems like a bit of a behemoth to tackle…
I am not a beets super-expert, but I am confident you can get beets to do your imports in a way that never prompts you for confirmation, and sorts results into three categories/directories: tagged correctly (i.e. strong recommendation), tagged but possibly incorrectly (i.e. non-strong recommendation), and unknown (i.e. no fingerprint match).