What's new in Music Collector for Windows?
It is important to have your album entries linked to the corresponding disc entries in our Core online music database, especially when syncing to the CLZ Cloud and/or the CLZ Music mobile app. Because a correct Core link is what gives you all automatic album details, like cover images, tracks, labels, genres, formats, etc..
All album entries you added through the Add Albums from Core screen, will of course be linked with a Core entry automatically. However, if you added an album manually, or if you imported a list of albums, e.g. from a CSV file or by adding music files, some of your entries may arrive “unlinked”. In which case you would need to do the linking afterwards.
Previously, linking discs with Core was done in an old and clunky screen, based on a very old version of the Add from Core screen. But not anymore!
As of today, Music Collector has a completely new Link Discs with Core screen.
New Link Discs with Core screen
The new screen was created from scratch and offers a more visual and easier-to-use linking process, allowing you to quick link many discs in one go. Open the new Batch Link screen by choosing Batch Link Discs from the new CLZ Core menu.
When you open the screen, it automatically shows a list of all your unlinked discs. Click Find Matches at the top left to automatically find the best matches in our Core online music database, based on barcode, artist and title.
This process will auto-link discs based on barcode where possible. For the rest of your unlinked discs it determines a “match score”. Use the big green Link button at the bottom right to accept the all “high match scores” and link them all in one go, saving you loads and loads of time and clicks!
Finally, for the remaining low scores, go through and click the Accept button to accept the suggested match, or use the Link Manually button to find a matching disc manually:
New CLZ Core menu
For better grouping of all CLZ Core related tools, we’ve added a new top level CLZ Core item in the menu, which now contains the following:
- Update Album from CLZ Core
- Batch Link Discs
- Submit Album to CLZ Core
- Add Album: Text on Add button could disappear out of view
- Main screen: Folder panel now has a minimum height as it could disappear from view after collapsing it