This page lists tools external to MusicBrainz that make editing or viewing data more convenient. This includes programs, scripts, reports, etc from various sources.
See Guides/Userscripts for more information and a list of MusicBrainz userscripts.
Userscripts run in a users web browser and make on-the-fly local changes to specific web pages. In MusicBrainz they are generally used to change the display of pages, often facilitating editing.
For instance, a script may add functionalities to a MusicBrainz page, or shorten repetitive actions to only one click, and so on.
- Bandcamp, Beatport, and Local File Parsers (with great assistance comes great responsibility). These parsers are meant to be run at the command line passing in either a URL (Bandcamp release, or Beatport release), or a directory with a set of files. The local file parsers run on all files in a directory with the same extension, and are intended to output a whole release, suitable for copying / pasting into the tracklist page's Track Parser. They are written in Perl, require at least Perl v5.10 and a differing set of Perl Modules based off the particular service. The local file parsers are currently format specific.
- vgmdb2mb.py VGMDB to MusicBrainz import script.
- https://atisket.pulsewidth.org.uk/ Imports/seeds releases from a Deezer / Spotify / iTunes album url, packaging useful tools into the process, such as ISRC and cover art addition.
- https://qsniyg.github.io/maxurl/ Lets you paste an image URL and will find the maximum size image if available (already integrated into the Enhanced Cover Art Uploads userscript).
- https://yambs.erat.org/ Imports/seeds standalone recordings and releases from user-supplied text files or from Bandcamp pages. The command-line version at github.com/derat/yambs can also extract data from local MP3 files.
- http://eac-log-lookup.blogspot.com/ Generate and submit DiscID from EAC/XLD log
- https://chartbrainz.com/ View top rated albums based on year and genre, using MusicBrainz data
- Multiple ISRC submission sites
Valuable online databases
See Other Databases.
|URI||Wikipedia Entry||Comments (reliability, etc)|
|http://amazon.fr||Releases dates often wrong|
|http://amazon.de||Often omits to mark imports as "[Import]"|
|http://www.encyclopedisque.fr||For French vinyls|
|http://www.lpdiscography.com/||Has dates, labels, and catalog numbers|
|https://rateyourmusic.com/||Rate_Your_Music||Good for genres and formation date/place|
About amazon's [Import] label not being trustworthy, here is the smoke-proof to check whether the IMPORT is bogus or not on .fr. Switch the tld to .de: http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B00004UH7R
Check what they have as a label, in this case: Label: France (Megaphon Importservice) => it comes from france, and the [Import] is on .fr is bogus.