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Zune software - album search upgrade!
« on: October 18, 2007, 01:47:56 PM »

Hi everyone,

I'm not sure when this upgrade took place, but when I opened up the Zune software today, it looked like MS finally upgraded the metadata retrieval interface!  (the dialog that comes up when you right-click and select "Change album info")  It seems 1,000 times better to me so far... more accurate/relevant search results and unlimited pages of results, as far as I can tell.

Woohoo!

Why are you still sitting here reading this?  Go check it out! Grin
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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2007, 04:24:31 PM »

Dude! I thought i was the only one who noticed it. I was adding The Fray to my Zune when i found it at about 10ish EST.
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« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2007, 05:21:24 PM »

hell yeah way better
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« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2007, 05:29:21 PM »

It does seem better than the old one. I wonder if this is what the new software will be using.
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« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2007, 05:47:32 PM »

heyyyyyyy thats true!!! Cool Cool thats kool XD
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« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2007, 10:09:51 PM »

Wow, what an amazing difference.  I became so frustrated with the old system I gave up.  This gave me a reason to finally clean up a good chunk of my library.
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« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2007, 11:41:13 PM »

That's encouraging. And fast.  As fast as Mediamonkey's look up tag feature which is the best I've found. I'm impressed. If that's a small little sign for that new Zune software, then good stuff is ahead.
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« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2007, 04:35:10 AM »

is there a way that i can include the album art in the album info retreived?
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« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2007, 06:57:10 AM »

Did you see the URL's shown in the "Find Album information" dialog ...

        fai.music.metaservices.microsoft.com

If you click on the Album Cover listed it takes you to ...

        shopformusic.microsoft.com/shop/album.asp?rid=windowsmedia.comproviderName=...

Interesting?
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« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2007, 08:13:20 AM »

I'm glad to see this has improved.  When I first got my zune I sat and picked through my mp3's off and on for days until I got things pretty well straightened out.  I just went through and cleaned up a few more things and it's pulling up far better/faster results than it did before.

Looking forward to getting the rest of this package.
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« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2007, 10:06:39 AM »

WOW, thats very nice, I use media monkey too. Which is great, But to see it in the Zune software is great. Noe they need to update software so you can edit the Video info Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2007, 06:35:44 AM »

I've never used Media Monkey but I tried using the old version of the find album system in the Zune software and it stunk. This newer version is more inviting and i think it's even managed to improve it's database. My theory is that the older version worked on a peer2peer back end, that is you saw albums that other users had entered either in urge or zune. The newer version seems to use a different system or maybe a service .
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« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2007, 12:37:23 PM »

Quote from: Harlem's Socrates on October 20, 2007, 06:35:44 AM
The newer version seems to use a different system or maybe a service .

The new version compiles its database from multiple sources, including user submitted albums.  The source is listed on the album screen when you're trying to sync songs.
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