For those of you who want to search by more than album title (for those releases that have very common names, like “Greatest Hits”), here are two more MusicBrainz Web Service web sources. In one, you can search by artist (lists all albums by that artist), and the other, you can search by the unique MB Disc ID that’s usually at the bottom of that album’s page. You need to find the album on MusicBrainz’s site first, then copy that Disc ID string (which looks something like “0iGW9Brqglc3pz77ugFj5a6YW6I-”), and paste it into the Mp3tag web sources search dialog.
If you want to modify this script to search for other parameters, go to http://musicbrainz.org/doc/XMLWebService and scroll down to the “release resources” section. Copy which parameter you want to use, then open up the .src file you want to modify, and the only part you need to change is the “[IndexUrl]” line, at the end, immediately before the “=%s” part. Change that to whatever you want to search for. For example, when searching by album name, the line used to be:
To search by Disc ID, I changed it (including increasing the # of matches returned to 100) to:
I didn’t include the extra IDs that dano extracts with the “+ID Tags” script. This just grabs the same basic info as the Web Service Search by Album script.
Thanks again to dano and Florian for such an excellent program. v2.40 is a fantastic improvement, especially for the web sources UI. Great work!
MusicBrainz_Search_by_Artist_or_Disc_ID.zip (2.67 KB)