Apologies all. This is surely a noob question. I’ve spent some time in readthedocs - but am still not sure. Generally I’d play around - but last night I almost changed all my track genres to “other” by mistake, so I thought I better post asking for help.
In short, I’ve added all my music to beets. Got my config file working well. Generally I am really happy and impressed with beets.
However during the process, I realised my last genre canonicalize file wasn’t working ideally. Specifically it wasn’t, for example, picking up “trip-hop” and “hip-hop”, as the list included only “trip hop” and “hip hop”. So I ended up with lots of “other” - my fallback option in the configuration.
So now, I’d like to either:
run the tracks in my library with genre currently set to other through the lastgenre plugin again.
run all the tracks in my library through the lastgenre plugin again - with the expectation that nothing else will need to change so it will be quick(ish).
But how do I this? I think (perhaps wrongly) that “beet lastgenre” will just fetch relevant tracks from my library or change genre settings on my commad. How do I update tracks by getting the plugin to query last.fm again? Do I need to import again? or update? or modify? (And if so, is it possible / useful to just have the lastgenre plugin working to speed up the process?)
Thanks in advance for all your help.