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Problems with Recordings

  • Most casual editors don't know, which recording should be related to which track, because there is no obviously correct entity. So they choose either a new recording (best choise, when in doubt) or a recording with the same name and a similar length.
  • It is hard to split recordings, which were incorrectly merged (or reused, see above), because the information which fingerprint was added originally for which track is lost (can't be stored, because a track has no identifier).

Fingerprints / Digests

  • Tracks should have an identifier
  • It should be difficult (require vote or at least confirmation) to relate more than one fingerprint of the same type to a track


Most levels should be optional. Entities, that could be useful, are:

  • Work Group ("I don't know which variant of this work it is..." - some traditional works have this problem)
  • Work
  • Arrangement
  • Performance Group (Perfomances by this artist. Tree-structure possible, e.g. subgroup by band-members, subsubgroup by tour ...)
  • Performance (Could be releated to Place/Time/Events. "Live" attribute should be on this level)
  • Mix
  • Master
  • Track

In most cases it should be possible, to relate a track at least to the correct performance group.