[mb-style] policy on merging of recordings

Nicolás Tamargo de Eguren reosarevok at gmail.com
Mon Jul 11 14:17:31 UTC 2011


On Mon, Jul 11, 2011 at 4:54 PM, jacobbrett <jacobbrett at hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> Frederic Da Vitoria wrote:
>>
>> 2011/7/11, Johannes Weißl <jargon at molb.org>:
>>> If you have good reasons to believe that they are the same recording (<5
>>> seconds time difference, same name, comment and artist), I would merge
>>> them. The situation for many artists is terrible, if so many (possibly
>>> identical) recordings exist they have lost any meaning / information at
>>> all. So the argument: "Don't merge, we loose information" doesn't really
>>> count.
>>>
>>> If later someone has proof that a recording on a release is different,
>>> it is easy to correct that (just create a new recording and relate the
>>> track to this one).
>>
>> Not so easy in situations like the one described by lorenz. But I
>> agree correcting this would not be worse it the recordings are merged
>> than if they are not.
>>
>> What we are about to create is a kind of catchall recording for these
>> situations where we don't have any way to decide which "master" was
>> really used. I suggest we find a way to distinguish those catchall
>> recordings from thoroughly verified recordings. We could indeed merge
>> all unverified recordings with same duration into those. Then, as
>> users with the relevant information start entering "good" recordings,
>> these catchall recordings would gradually lose links to tracks.
>>
>> --
>> Frederic Da Vitoria
>> (davitof)
>>
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> We just need to throw more ISRCs at the problem and it'll go away!
> Seriously, is there an online database of ISRCs?

Just for France, I'm afraid (it's linked in the wiki page for ISRCs)

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