Use the folder and file name to help identify songs, albums and other tags when no tags exist
When a file is taged with just the words 'Album' / 'Artist' or just rubbish, try and identify the tag details from the folder or path name. Also give an option to see the path on the Album (or Artist) page so you can copy and paste the details into the right place from the path manually
This would work really well for me. Maybe it could be possible to provide "hints" to bliss, so it could know what kind of environment it's in. If it knew it could rely on a structured directory name is > 90% accuracy, then I think the user would be pleased with the changes offered.
Something that just came to mind is that, once parsed, the information from file paths could be used to perform lookups for more data for that album. Just wanted to record that thought!
This would work for music sourced from bands directly, where there is no fingerprint data (yet).
As Dan says, it would be used when tagging via fingerprinting has been unsuccessful. The option (or default) to auto-fill the tag table from the directory/file structure would be a great help...
I'm beginning to think this would be best implemented on the Untagged page, so that albums go through a staging process of only being allowed onto the "Albums" page once they are tagged.
The disadvantage of this is that it forces you to have tags, but is that really a problem?
Agreed this would be a great help to fingerprinting especially where some tracks are missing names in the database. It could also be an option on its own - as in my case where my library was previously in wav before I converted it to untagged flac.
I just realised that in a more general sense this could be used in bliss to merely identify music to the various rules, e.g. the cover art rule could use it for album and artist name information, and the art could be saved to file or embedded.
Many other rules though would make no sense to use this with, e.g. file organisation. Therefore the applicability is limited.
This would be useful where acoustic fingerprinting does not work. I can put the files into the right folder with the right file names but if the tags are not there that is more of a pain and bliss could help me there.
Thanks for this. Overall, I'd prefer to go with the acoustic fingerprinting approach to tagging untagged files first. See http://ideas.blisshq.com/forums/21939-bliss/suggestions/701338-automatic-song-identification-and-tagging-of-untag
If that doesn't cover everything, this approach to tagging is till valid.