[mythtv-users] Clearing MythMusic database/metadata

Mike Geisterfer m.geisterfer at sympatico.ca
Sun Jun 5 18:41:47 UTC 2005

At 2005/06/05 - 12:04 PM, you wrote:
>Hey Mike,
>I had some issues with that as well.  I'd recommend that you let some
>program do the file naming for you.  I used a couple including itunes,
>and some freeware rippers.  mythmusic needs this structure:
>I found rippers that called to CDDB are helpful and can sometimes
>rename your files for you.  if your folder structure is off, it might
>suck.  best luck I had was using rippers that put the mp3s in that
>structure.  for one off mp3s, I had to make sure they followed the
>structure, even if I did not have the whole album.
>I also had good look with a ID3 tag editor for files that would not
>name automatically.  a google for ID3 editor will turn up a bunch.
>last thing I throw out, I just found a CD cover image finder that
>works well, I'd recommend trying to find one of those as well.
>On 6/4/05, Mike Geisterfer <m.geisterfer at sympatico.ca> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Started to add the CD's to MythTV - MythMusic, and realized that the freedb
> > database entries can be problematic. So changed filenames, directories
> > removed files and directories etc. So the directory structure is up to date
> > and correct. But then when I restarted mythfrontend and went to mythmusic,
> > the file entries are the old ones. Googled and searched the mailing list
> > archive + set the directory to a new directory (scan), restart, old
> > directory (scan) gives old data. The archives made a comment about
> > "Clearing metadata" for mythmusic. How does one do this? (I don't have any
> > playlists)
> >
> > Any (and I mean any) help is appreciated.
> >
> > TIA
> >
> >        Mike G.
> >
> >
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Thanx for the response, doing all that ID3/ID2 tags + directory format....

Looking to clear the metadata in the mysql database (I think) but don't 
want to have to rebuid the database from scratch.

Anybody know what I need to do.

Mike G.

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