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When editing a classic release one often faces quite a few tracks sharing the the same composer, performer, and performance date. Here are some tips on how to perform several edits on the recordings and their relationships without opening every recording individually and performing the edits there:
 
When editing a classic release one often faces quite a few tracks sharing the the same composer, performer, and performance date. Here are some tips on how to perform several edits on the recordings and their relationships without opening every recording individually and performing the edits there:
  
 
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1. '''release - Edit relationships''' In the toolbar on the right hand side, select "Edit relationships". This will give you a batch editor. Just tick the recordings you want to edit, then click one of the "Batch-add ..." links in the top. Mind saving your changes be clicking "Enter Edit" at the bottom.
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1. '''release - Edit relationships''' In the toolbar on the right hand side, select "Edit relationships". This will give you a batch editor. Just tick the recordings you want to edit, then click one of the "Batch-add ..." links in the top. Don't forget that for saving your changes you need to click "Enter Edit" at the bottom. See [[How to Use the Relationship Editor]] for more info.
  
 
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1. '''recording - artist relationships - adding attributes''' --- This is easy with the new relationship editor though the function is somewhat hidden. (You must re-add the the existing relationship with the attributes added.)
 
1. '''recording - artist relationships - adding attributes''' --- This is easy with the new relationship editor though the function is somewhat hidden. (You must re-add the the existing relationship with the attributes added.)
  
2. '''recording - work relationships - adding attributes''' --- AFAIK not possible without userscripts. [http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/128593 Bitmap's MusicBrainz: Relate recordings to works from a release] helpes a lot. With the userscript you are able to open the ''recording - work'' relationships on a single page then you can for example add performance dates.
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2. '''recording - work relationships - adding attributes''' --- There isn't a fast way of doing this without userscripts, although they can be edited one by one on the relationship editor (click on "is a recording of"). Bitmap's [http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/128593 Relate recordings to works from a release] script helps a lot: with it you are able to open the ''recording - work'' relationships on a single page and then you can for example quickly copy and paste the performance dates.
  
3. '''artist credits of the recordings''' --- At the moment there seams to be no solution. Do you have any idea? IMHO this type of batch edit is very important with the new classical style guide where recordings should be credited to performers though existing recordings are credited to composers and newly created recordings (from the release editor) too. I think that also these edits should be available in the relationship editor.
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3. '''artist credits of the recordings''' --- At the moment there is no great solution. One option is to change all credits for the release, apply changes to recordings and then cancel the "edit tracklist" edit - which leaves the recording edits open. The other is to just open all the recordings and change the credits. For both of those the [http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/118491 Copyable Artist Credits script], also by bitmap, is a great time-saver.

Latest revision as of 13:45, 8 December 2012

When editing a classic release one often faces quite a few tracks sharing the the same composer, performer, and performance date. Here are some tips on how to perform several edits on the recordings and their relationships without opening every recording individually and performing the edits there:

Working on releases

1. release - Edit relationships In the toolbar on the right hand side, select "Edit relationships". This will give you a batch editor. Just tick the recordings you want to edit, then click one of the "Batch-add ..." links in the top. Don't forget that for saving your changes you need to click "Enter Edit" at the bottom. See How to Use the Relationship Editor for more info.

Working on recordings

1. recording - artist relationships - adding attributes --- This is easy with the new relationship editor though the function is somewhat hidden. (You must re-add the the existing relationship with the attributes added.)

2. recording - work relationships - adding attributes --- There isn't a fast way of doing this without userscripts, although they can be edited one by one on the relationship editor (click on "is a recording of"). Bitmap's Relate recordings to works from a release script helps a lot: with it you are able to open the recording - work relationships on a single page and then you can for example quickly copy and paste the performance dates.

3. artist credits of the recordings --- At the moment there is no great solution. One option is to change all credits for the release, apply changes to recordings and then cancel the "edit tracklist" edit - which leaves the recording edits open. The other is to just open all the recordings and change the credits. For both of those the Copyable Artist Credits script, also by bitmap, is a great time-saver.