April 20, 2020 at 2:00 am #27409
Hello, I am new to Karaoki. So, please forgive my question if it’s already been asked.
How exactly does the naming convention work? Does it breakdown the file name of the zip file, or does it look at the tag data of the mp3 within the zip file? My zip files are all named as such: SC8200-01 – Kathy Mattea – Nobody’s Gonna Rain on Our Parade.zip. No matter what naming convention I choose after importing files to a case, Karaoki dumps the information into the wrong columns. Is there a way to fix this without changing all of my file names considering that my entire database houses over 200K karaoke zip files?
Edit: Well, thankfully, I keep pretty tight ID3 information. Rescanning a case using the “Use ID3” seems to be fixing my issue. However, this is going to be painful considering that it taking an average of 14 seconds per 50 files to extract the ID3 info. My Sound Choice case alone has 35,000+ files in it. So, it will take three hours just to extract from that case. When you factor in my other version cases (Chartbuster, Karaoke Version, SBI, Music Maestro, CAVS, Digitrax, etc.), I’m looking at three to four days this. Surely, something can be done to speed this process up.
Thanks.April 20, 2020 at 11:29 am #27422
ID3 extraction on zip files is going to take a LONG time. It has to unzip each file to look inside at the tag. Processor speed/RAM play a part.
In order to re-scan files already in a case successfully (files that were previously imported) you have to select all files (highlight all) and make sure “selected tracks only” is applied as well. This video covers it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMC6Qz7AxSA
Basically, just highlight ALL songs like the video displays (instead of just a small group) and apply the right extraction method for your existing karaoke file naming conventions. With your example, it would be “discID – artist – Title”. That’s the most popular naming convention and as such it’s the first option under the drop down menu.
If you’ve already done the id3tag extraction than it’s likely the best way to go at this point.April 20, 2020 at 11:30 am #27423
BTW, I would highly recommend joining our Facebook User Group — it’s a lot more active than this forums.April 20, 2020 at 12:34 pm #27424
Thanks. I just sent a join request to the facebook group
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