Originally Posted by Roodkapje
Others have answered, but I'll recap (replace 22.214.171.124 with the IP address of your Olive) :
1) Visit http://126.96.36.199/builtDhtmlx.php
. Sometimes the browser has this cached, so to be sure, press CTRL-F5. Login as user 'olive', password 'e4v1i5l9o'.
2) Now you can telnet to 188.8.131.52, and login as user 'root', password 'tj270442'.
How you use it ? I'm sorry if this is a downer, but as far as I'm concerned, if you have to ask, you shouldn't. It's far too easy to break things.
I've used it to edit my album titles directly, rather than via Maestro. Although there are some caveats. I first dumped the existing album titles. Put them side to side with the ones I want (from my own database). Turned it into an sqlite script. Ran it through sqlite. Boom, all done in one go.
The Olive database does have a few caveats. For one, almost everything is stored twice. In my case, once in t_album.title, once in t_object.title (their rows are related by obj_id). In addition, both have a collation order field (which determines the sorting order, e.g. this would be the same as the title but with 'The ' omitted). And there's something behind a 'LOCALCDDB#' label which seems to need an update too (although Maestro doesn't seem to do it).
Better left alone if you don't know exactly what you're doing. Even if you do, you still risk screwing up important files.
Hello Roodkapje - I agree - I don't want to muck around in the database, especially since sqlite is not something I work with. Also, my goals are a little different (perhaps) - I was looking to create an independent library that could be uploaded to the Olive and/or read by the new Olive OS or other library/music server platforms such as JRiver or XBMC..
I did look into MP3 tag editing software you recommended, there is a version that was ported onto OSX using Wineskin. Works reasonable well, seems very flexible. Did not see any capability to rip/encode.
I have recently used XLD (osX Lossless Decoder) which has similar metadata editing capabilites (but a less friendly UI) and also encodes CD's into FLAC, ALAC, etc., or transcodes ALAC into FLAC for example. XLD interfaces with Amazon Webservices for artwork. A little tricky to set up the first time, but works very well. XLD can also automatically rename file names according to a format that you can establish.
For example, the Linux-based back-up database of the Olive has folders named CD_OXXX and within that folder are files named Track_01, Track _02, etc. XLD can access the metadata, read these files, and rename the tracks anyway you wish - e.g. %Artist-%Album-%Track Name, or whatever. I haven't figured out out to get it to rename the actual folder - this my be OS limited. I am working off a copy of the back-up, leaving the back-up alone of course.
I acquired a few classical CD's at a local famers market (!), along with some tasty produce. I tried ripping these with XLD, iTunes, and the Olive. We don't have much clasical, but these are fairly old CD's in various states of wear, so I thought a good test.
- iTunes was the fastest, ripping into AAC at the highset settings. Got al the tracks, album name correct, but 0 for 6 in finding artwork using Gracenote. Nothing.
- Olive was the best combination of speed and finding artwork. But, needed upkeep via Maestro to correct 'Unknown Composer' classifications.
- XLD was best at artwork, offering multiple choices (some rather far off base, but always found the correct one)
- XLD is directed towards very accurate ripping, with mutliple retries, detailed log files etc. Depending on the state of source CD, this can take a long time. However this is configurable.
- XLD allows editing of metadata ahead of the rip, but limited number of metadata fields (similar to MP3tag as far as I saw)
- The upload to Olive of these XLD encoded files works very well.
- You will still need Maestro (or SSH:sqlite) to edit library specific items such as conductor, orchestra, etc. I did not see these fields in XLD, perhaps they can be added somehow.
So, do you see a way of creating a new folder or renaming a folder in OSX using metadata found by MP3tag or XLD?
Bottom line for now? - I think I will keep using the Olive to rip newer CD's, I have enough info to 'recover' the back-up database into a more universal fomat if ever needed. But I reserve the right to use XLD for CD's I buy at Farmers Markets.