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Win Music Media Helper App (Tools for Concerts & Audio)
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I'm not sure where to post this but since this will help users into Music Concert Videos and Audio I'll start in this Music sub-forum.

I've just about finished my 'Music Media Helper app' version 3.0 (Windows only) which contains a collection of useful Music file tools:

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(Updated 2021 September 22) New Version 5.0.17 Released

NOTE: Version 5.0.0 and all future updates requires the Microsoft .NET 5 Desktop Runtime to be installed on your PC. This must be installed prior to running MMH 5.

Music Media Helper 5 now has new features, components and fixes over previous MMH 4.2 version. This is recompiled to use .NET 5 (faster) and is the code base being used to create a MacOS version of MMH. I will no longer be updating/supporting MMH version 4.

You can download the Microsoft .NET 5 Desktop Runtime here: Download .NET 5.0 Desktop Runtime (v5.0.8) - Windows x64 Installer

Or go through this Microsoft web page here (Download the .NET Desktop Runtime 5.0.8 x64 same link as above):
[URL unfurl="true"]https://dotnet.microsoft.com/download/dotnet/5.0[/URL]

There is also link to download .NET 5 on the following Music Media Helper 5 installer web page:

The new MMH installer: Music Media Helper 5

Latest Docs (PDF) here with Installer download link in the doc: Music Media Helper Documentation.pdf

(The  PDF Table of Contents hyperlinks to the selected Title)
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Features:
Provides tools to more easily get Music Concerts into the Kodi Music Video Library including Kodi showing concerts track lists (each songs title):
- Split a Music Concert MKV file into chapter files (MKV or MP4) (individual files per song to more easily play specific songs & add to playlists). Create Kodi NFO files. PCM is converted to FLAC if selected input stream is PCM and output is MP4.
- Auto-renaming of Chapter files to their song titles from original MKV (NOW with lookup track titles online from MusicBrainz for blu-ray and DVD concerts and audio albums)
- Create Chapters in an MKV, MKA and MP4 files that does not have Chapters or Edit existing chapter start times to correct misaligned. Re-Name chapters etc.
- Creating NFO (xml data) files for Kodi to load the Concerts and Music Videos into the Kodi Music Video Library
- Ability to automatically download a Concert Videos 'Poster' (Cover art) and Fanart for the Artist - user selects desired image
- Automatic creation of all NFO (xml data) existing music video/concert  files for Kodi (recursive creation for all music video sub-folders)
- Merge MKV or MP4 and FLAC into a new MKV or MP4 files (batch mode)
- MusicBrainz Tagging including IDs needed for the Kodi music library

Provides tools to easily get Music Concerts into the Kodi Music Library including Kodi showing concerts track lists (each songs title):
- Rename MKV, MKA and MP4 chapters using a MusicBrainz lookup or by a bulk copy of a track list from a webpage
- Create a CUE file for an MKV or MP4 file with chapters
- Create a Cue file for all video files in a folder
- Batch create CUE files for every sub-folder recursively

Playlist Tools (M3U compatible with Kodi):
- Creating M3U playlist files for any collection of both audio and video files (including Music Concert videos/tracks)
- Drag & Drop reordering & add (Drag) files from folders to a specific position in a playlist
- add individual files or a track from a CUE file (supported in Kodi)
- Ability to copy all the song files in any playlist to another folder/disc
- Automatic creation of an M3U playlist for all Concerts (every concert song in original sequence) and option to copy those playlists to a Kodi userdata\playlist folder on completion.

Media File Manager and Reporting:
- Tool to Scan all your Media files to create a catalog and report csv file or export directly to Excel for all media you have (Audio, music video and Movies/TV Series) - this also shows audio sample/bit rates and video resolution (if any video), size of the media and date last changed. Supports Kodi Music, TV Series and Movies.
- A dialog to selectively copy any/all of your media to another disc (and to show what's already/not already copied to that disk)

Audio Tools:
- Split MKV/MKA with Chapters and create individual FLAC, WAV, MKA, M4A or MP4 files (includes supports for lossless DTS-HDMA and Atmos/TrueHD at 24/96 or higher including multichannel) - Auto renaming and tagging of output files from a MusicBrainz search or manual data entry.
- Extract MKV/MKA audio streams to individual chapter files, FLAC, M4A, MP4 and MKA files (includes support for DTS-HDMA and Atmos/TrueHD)
- Create CUE files from tagged audio files (mkv, mka, MP4, FLAC)
- A dialog to resample any audio files (e.g. 192kHz to 96kHz) in batch mode
- Option to 'add silent centre channel' to Quad (4.0) audio, making the audio 5.0 - Useful for many modern AVRs that play Quad as Stereo! Remix any channels in FLAC and WAV.
- View and/or Analyze and Update ReplayGain (Flac only)
- View status of embedded cover art (recursive on all album folder) and/or automatically update embedded cover art (from folder.jpg or cover.jpg in album folder)
- Edit stereo/multichannel volume/gain (batch mode) for WAV and FLAC files. Auto gain for rear, C and LFE channels
- Edit Channel Volume (set any channel gain), display audio waveforms and DR for MKV and MP4 streams, FLAC, WAV and M4A etc
- Edit Channel Delay
- Split multichannel audio files to mono files and Merge multiple mono files into multichannel files (batch mode)

Requirements:
This is a Windows Only app (at this stage)
Requires Microsoft .NET 5 (may already be installed on Windows 10, 8 and 7 SP1 PCs)

Some Images:

KODI MUSIC VIDEO SCREENSHOTS:
What you get in Kodi (Leia) Music Video library with Aeon Nox: Silvo skin for Concerts after splitting into chapters and creating nfo files and scanning source folder as 'Music Video':
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KODI MUSIC SCREENSHOTS:
What you get when you add Concert and Music Videos to the Kodi Music library (not the Kodi Music Video library):

See both music albums and concert videos in the Artist view in Kodi music:
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Play any song (even when the entire concert is one single file MKV or MP4 file with chapters):
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MUSIC MEDIA HELPER:
Launcher screen (Updated with version 3.0 new default skin)
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Add/Edit Chapters in MKV, MKA or MP4 files (manually or by MusicBrainz lookup for albums and concerts):
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Split MKV into Chapter Files with auto file renaming (Or copy tracklist from a website & paste from Clipboard)
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Output to MKV or MP4

Concert Video Image and nfo Scraping and editing:
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Playlist Editing (Music Videos & Concerts):
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Media File Manager/Reporting: (example for Music Videos) - supports audio, movie and TV series:
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Media File Manager/Reporting: (Sample for Audio):
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Convert Blu-ray and DVD MKV file audio streams to FLAC, WAV, M4A & MP4 (Kodi 19 plays Atmos and DTS in M4A files):
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#2
I look forward to when this is released. I would love to be of assistance with beta testing. However, I won't have any time available for the next few weeks. If you still need testers after that, let me know. I don't have enough posts to PM...yet (I am working on being more involved in the forums and contributing code to Kodi and/or add-ons).
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No problem kennywayne07. I've been using most the tools for sometime for my own music collection so I'm hoping most bugs are already squashed Smile. So I'm hoping I can release something fairly soon, depending on feedback from the beta users.

EDIT: I've just about finished the beta documentation. Beta testers have been sent download links too.

Anyone wanting to know more about this Music Media Helper app can view the  docs in first post
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#4
Hi, any chance I can get a look a thisHuh I need to have a sort out and this looks perfect for what I need!
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#5
Nice app! I can see the potential.

Don't forget the wiki guide for concerts I wrote recently.

http://kodi.wiki/view/Music_concerts
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(2016-10-21, 14:34)ziggy73701 Wrote: Hi, any chance I can get a look a thisHuh I need to have a sort out and this looks perfect for what I need!

PM sent
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(2016-10-21, 15:55)zag Wrote: Nice app! I can see the potential.

Don't forget the wiki guide for concerts I wrote recently.

http://kodi.wiki/view/Music_concerts

Thanks zag. I had not seen that. Good write-up.

Once I release this Music Helper maybe you could add a link to it for those wanting to view concert songs?

Edit:
Note for those using the Music Helper app (my first post):
I've taken a slightly different approach to Concerts than Zag's wiki. Since I want to see the Concert's song (track) list in Kodi and in my Kodi Remote Apps on my iPad, I set the Kodi Source as 'Music Videos' then Kodi treats the concert folders like it does for 'Music' where a Concert is like an 'Album' containing separate songs/tracks.

Also set the source to use the NFO files created by Music Helper as scraping from TMDB won't work since the video files will be concert track songs (and won't scrape)
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#8
I've updated the beta app today:

- Added a new tool to add chapters to MKV files that don't have chapters, including using text data for chapters from chapterdb.org (allows that text format to be used by the 'Split MKV' tool with this app)

- Splitting MKVs into individual files per chapter now automatically uses any chapter names found in the source MKV (the one chosen to split) for file names (can still be manually edited too)

- Added option to auto copy the Music Concert playlists created with the Batch Playlist Creation tool to a Kodi userdata folder when all playlists have been created.

- Fixed a few bugs and tidied up the UI where required.

Those forum members with the beta download link can resuse to download latest version. I also updated the PDF info (in previous link above)
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#9
very interested I have sent you a PM
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#10
I am also very very interested & I have sent you a PM Today.

Thank you
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#11
(2016-11-02, 00:07)tkgafs Wrote: very interested I have sent you a PM
 
(2016-11-02, 18:00)melons2 Wrote: I am also very very interested & I have sent you a PM Today.

Thank you

I just uploaded the latest beta and sent you both a PM with the download URL. Other beta users can download from the same links I sent earlier.

Changes:
Media File Manager has new option to delete media sub-folders from the 'Destination Folder'
Added a new 'Batch Creation' option to Scrape Concert Videos in a semi-automated way (recursive scrape on all concert sub-folders)
Bugs squashed

The new Batch Tool dialog:
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#12
Hi HomerJau,

I would love to test your app as I have a reasonable collection of concert DVD's. I currently just have them ripped as one mkv file per concert, although I have added chapter titles to all of them to make it easier to navigate to specific songs. I've had a look at the tools to do manually what your app does (to a certain degree) but it is very tedious! I can see why you developed this app for your own use initially.

Any chance of letting me give it a whirl?

Cheers
Adrian
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#13
No probs apcol. I will send a link via PM shortly.

EDIT: I just uploaded another beta release (bug fixes and minor improvements)

This Music Helper will work well with your DVD convert mkv files.
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#14
Beta 5 just released.

- Added new Checkbox Option in the Media File Manager to generate a CSV file of every media file (song tracks) for Music (Audio) and Music Video
- Also for Music if the media file does not have and 'Album Artist' tag then use the 'Artist' tag
- A few performance improvements when scanning media files and copying/deleting files.
- Fixed bug when Copying TV Series seasons

For the beta testers, please use your previous download link (Just copy the new files over existing files)
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#15
Beta 8 just released.

- Fixed bug for non-tagged audio files
- If no 'Album Artist' tag use 'Artist' tag
- Always add 'Artist' to playlists songs if the playlist contains multiple artists
- If files are not tagged attempt to get Artist from the folder structure (Audio: \ARTIST\ALBUM\files Video: \ARTIST - ALBUM\files)

For the beta testers, please use your previous download link (Just copy the new files over existing files)
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