MusicBrainz Submit Plugin¶
mbsubmit plugin provides an extra prompt choice during an import
session that prints the tracks of the current album in a format that is
parseable by MusicBrainz’s track parser.
mbsubmit plugin in your configuration (see Using Plugins)
and select the
Print tracks choice which is by default displayed when no
strong recommendations are found for the album:
No matching release found for 3 tracks. For help, see: http://beets.readthedocs.org/en/latest/faq.html#nomatch [U]se as-is, as Tracks, Group albums, Skip, Enter search, enter Id, aBort, Print tracks? p 01. An Obscure Track - An Obscure Artist (3:37) 02. Another Obscure Track - An Obscure Artist (2:05) 03. The Third Track - Another Obscure Artist (3:02) No matching release found for 3 tracks. For help, see: http://beets.readthedocs.org/en/latest/faq.html#nomatch [U]se as-is, as Tracks, Group albums, Skip, Enter search, enter Id, aBort, Print tracks?
As MusicBrainz currently does not support submitting albums programmatically,
the recommended workflow is to copy the output of the
Print tracks choice
and paste it into the parser that can be found by clicking on the
“Track Parser” button on MusicBrainz “Tracklist” tab.
To configure the plugin, make a
mbsubmit: section in your configuration
file. The following options are available:
- format: The format used for printing the tracks, defined using the
same template syntax as beets’ path formats.
$track. $title - $artist ($length).
- threshold: The minimum strength of the autotagger recommendation that
will cause the
Print trackschoice to be displayed on the prompt. Default:
medium(causing the choice to be displayed for all albums that have a recommendation of medium strength or lower). Valid values:
Please note that some values of the
threshold configuration option might
beets command line switches to be enabled in order to work as
intended. In particular, setting a threshold of
strong will only display
the prompt if
timid mode is enabled. You can find more information about
how the recommendation system works at Autotagger Matching Options.