Kodi 17 - "style," "type," and "mood" info in tags?

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Busta Uppa Offline
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I am using a view for albums that includes an infopanel with "style," "type," and "mood" listed at the top.

I figured "type" should be taken care of, given that my files (alac) are all tagged with MusicBrainz Picard and include the "Release Type" tag (e.g. "single," "album," sometimes multi-value like "album; remix" etc.). However the "type" info rarely shows up. Seems like only 1 out of 20 actually list it.

The "style" and "mood" fields seem to be populated more frequently, however I cannot see any tag that this info is associated with. I assume the info has been scraped and is not actually embedded in the files.

And an odd thing I have noticed - I have yet to find an album that has all three fields filled in! Albums with "type" data never have anything listed for the other categories. "Style" seems to be the most common and is paired with "mood" data about half of the time.

My questions:

1) Are any of these data types actually embedded in the files? In the case of Release Type, I am not sure if my the sporadic data is from inconsistent tag reading or just inconsistent scraping.

2) If the data is all being scraped, is there a way to get more complete results? I already have MBID identifiers in my tags. I do not have "prefer online information" enabled since I have already used Picard and don't wish to have anything overwritten by Kodi. Are there other tags, maybe in an older format or something, that might interfere with proper scraping?

For what it's worth, I am using the "shift" albums view in the MadNox skin. I love leaving that infopanel on, but it gets annoying seeing "No info available" on like 80% of the content. If that could be remedied I would be 100% sold on these view settings. Any insight appreciated, thanks!
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jjd-uk Offline
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The tags that Kodi currently reads can be found at:

Music_tagging#Tags_Kodi_reads (wiki)

Note that page is slightly out of date as Dave has added the sort tags for v18.

From that I can see only Mood that can gets defintely read from tags, not sure if Type is related to RELEASETYPE as I seem to remember a discussion about there being two different things named Type, as for Style hadn't even heard of that so guess that could be scraped only.
(This post was last modified: 2017-05-19 17:42 by jjd-uk.)
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Album "style" and "mood" are not from tags, but are scraped from either album.NFO files or online sources such as TADB. Having mbid tags will increase the accuracy of your scraping, but not all albums have these values available.

The mood tag is used for song mood, but not for album.

In v17 onwrards album type comes from the RELEASETYPE tag, but can be overwritten by scraped values.

The sporadic completion of these fields you experience is just the nature of the online data sources. Maybe update TADB, it is a community effort. Or put the values you want into NFO files.
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Powerhouse Offline
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If you want Style and Mood tags, there is an add-on for Picard that gives you these.

https://picard.musicbrainz.org/plugins/

I'ts the Last.fm.Plus
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Busta Uppa Offline
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Thanks for the tips everybody. Sounds like that Picard plugin will come in handy. Plus I may contribute to TADB or start editing my NFO files... hooray for options! Thanks!
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Isn't last.FM plus broken since the api change?

You need last.fm NG plugin

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Powerhouse Offline
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Here is the fixed version of Last.FM.Plus

https://community.metabrainz.org/t/last-...on/61041/3
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docwra Offline
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Filling in this data on TheAudioDB helps everyone.

Its pretty cool to sit down in the evening and select some "relaxed" music Wink

Let me know if you want any extra moods or styles added to the TADB lists.

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(This post was last modified: 2017-05-22 13:24 by docwra.)
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