libtunepimp releases

Lukas just released two new bug fix versions of the tunepimp library. The following changes were made:

libtunepimp 0.5.1:

  • Fixed broken symlink problem in plugins/tta/Makefile.am
  • Don’t write files/directories with leading dots. (#1427)
  • Added SetNotifyCallback to the Python bindings.

libtunepimp 0.4.3:

  • Fixed check for TagLib 1.4 in configure.in + few other build system fixes.
  • Fixed buffer overflow in lookuptools.cpp (patch by urs_fleisch at yahoo dot de).
  • Fixed memleaks in the WMA plugin.

Download either of these releases from the libtunepimp download page. Thanks Lukas!

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"Top something" Playlists do not belong in MusicBrainz

Edit #5258089 has raised the issue how MusicBrainz should handle “XY’s Top 50” playlists or the like. After some discussion and a Request for Comments on the style mailing list, I have summarised the appearing consensus in this Request for Veto: Bootleg torrents that are compilations based on playlists of charts authorities (like Billboard’s) should … Continue reading “"Top something" Playlists do not belong in MusicBrainz”

Edit #5258089 has raised the issue how MusicBrainz should handle “XY’s Top 50” playlists or the like.

After some discussion and a Request for Comments on the style mailing list, I have summarised the appearing consensus in this Request for Veto:

Bootleg torrents that are compilations based on playlists of charts authorities (like Billboard’s) should not be stored in MusicBrainz as releases. These playlists are often copyrighted by their issuers.

This has now been accepted. Therefore the “releases” representing such playlists should be removed from MusicBrainz, unless of course there are real compilations out there.

The logic behind this, is that these are not actual releases. The information they hold is just that of a playlist and releases are used as a hack to store this information in MusicBrainz. These “releases” clutter up the discography pages and might even get MB into trouble because of copyright issues.

Concrete cases are the Billboard’s Top n of the year yyyy and the John Peel Festive 50.

I still have not found a good place to write this down in the wiki. Suggestions are welcome.

Magic MP3 Tagger increases its sponsorship of MusicBrainz

Matthias, the creator of the Magic MP3 Tagger has offered to increase his sponsorship of MusicBrainz! We just agreed to have him sponsor us to the tune of 250 Euros a month or 10% of his registrations, whichever is greater. In exchange for the guaranteed 250 Euros a month, we added more prominent links to … Continue reading “Magic MP3 Tagger increases its sponsorship of MusicBrainz”

Matthias, the creator of the Magic MP3 Tagger has offered to increase his sponsorship of MusicBrainz! We just agreed to have him sponsor us to the tune of 250 Euros a month or 10% of his registrations, whichever is greater. In exchange for the guaranteed 250 Euros a month, we added more prominent links to his tagger.

This is a win-win situation for both projects and I am really glad to have one more source of income to cover our increasing costs of hosting and maintaining this service.

Thanks Matthias!

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