Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega
I just organise my music on the hd by artist then album, its easy to navigate.
Hi there I think you mis-read my OP.
The MAIN THING I WANT (CAPS intended) is for the library to SPAN MULTIPLE VOLUMES. The volumes might be on a Network or ANYWHERE. I want to be able to access the music from ANY computer on the network (or even remotely).
You say you just organise on the HD -- I might have a LOT of HD's to do this stuff -- also organising by Artist isn't that easy either -- just say you are organising a Classical Music collection
Who is the Artist -- The Symphony orchestra, The composer, The soloists (if any), the Conductor.
What also if the artist is represented in many albums or compilations.
It's NOT so easy to manage this stuff.
Unlike simple collections this stuff has a lot of MANY to MANY relationships.
Hi Laptopdog -- the Musicbrainz server isn't that good for metadata for Classical Music metatags.
The best allround server is the Gracenote CDDB (for CD metatags). Freedb is also good.
Once I've ripped most of the CD's I can always manually add new metatags.