Originally Posted by andyjh
Yes, about 1000 of them are classical, I have been leaving them until last in the rather optimistic hope that Maestro will get updated before then and organise things better.
Though it is the classical compilation CD's that are going to be the real pain (though most classical CD's do have a combination of composers), I have found it best to do one CD at a time, organise the filing system before moving on to the next. At one point I had so many "unknown" entries, I deleted them and ripped the CD's again.
Unless there is some hidden logic that Maestro uses that I have missed. Though it is it's slowness to change things that I find the most frustrating.
One by one is the best way to keep your grip on the growing collection, that's for sure.
I don't think that organizing the classical genre will improve much, as long as Olive depends on freedb and does not update its local database through internet.
Maybe the newer Olives have a better local cd-database (mine has version 1.2.3, I saw version 1.3.2 in my newer Olive 4)
I found cases that the Olive did not recognize a cd, whereas my pc had no problems with it, and cases that the pc found better metadata than the Olive did.
Most people tend to do all the metadata editing with some pc-software, media monkey is popular.
Marc (who likes to know when, if ever, the next update will come)