Search for albums/track w/o audio files

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cuzn ed
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Search for albums/track w/o audio files

Post by cuzn ed » Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:01 pm

I've finally gotten around to digitizing my collection and attaching the files in CATraxx. But i have a nagging feeling that there are a random albums here and there that i've somehow missed.
Is there a good way to search the database for albums that don't have audio files attached?
I'm probably going to feel dumb when someone points out the answer...

Side note: Holy cow, am i glad to find that a great CAT forum exists, even after Fredrik's retirement. You're doing God's work here.
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Re: Search for albums/track w/o audio files

Post by DougWilliams » Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:21 pm

Welcome "back" Cuzn Ed. I remember you from Fredrik's forum.

In the track view, add the appropriate columns/fields from the Multimedia group.
Audio Type of -1 indicates no multimedia file. There's also Audio Bitrate for the files CATraxx can read that info and there's the Audio Filename to help track 'em down.
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Re: Search for albums/track w/o audio files

Post by gschoene » Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:55 pm

Hi Cuzn Ed,
I'm using Hamsen's "Check Folders" to verify my collection.

Here is the link to his website. He has several other tools for free - all for CATraxx 9.

http://hamsen.synology.me/HAP/index.html
http://hamsen.synology.me/HAP/CheckFolders.html

Hope this helps a bit.
Cheers,

Günter

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Re: Search for albums/track w/o audio files

Post by cuzn ed » Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:32 pm

DougWilliams,
That did the trick exactly - thanks! Annoyed that i overlooked it... many, many times. :oops:
I was able to search for tracks with Audio Type 0* and Show All, so all such tracks are marked. Then mark all albums with marked tracks, et voilà! there's my list of CDs to circle back to. Perfect!
I didn't post much back on the original board, but i definitely remember that tag line in your signature!

(* If you add the Audio Type field to a list layout, "no audio file attached" displays as "-1", but it searches as "0".)
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Re: Search for albums/track w/o audio files

Post by cuzn ed » Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:33 pm

Thanks for the tip, gschoene - i'll have to look into that.
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