GUADEC 2019 – India to Greece Journey!

When I started contributing to GNOME, I never thought one day I would travel to Greece to present my work. Travelling to Europe has always been my dream, so when I received sponsorship email from GNOME travel committee, I was very excited. Being a student, it would have been impossible for me to attend GUADEC…

Finally TagEditor!

After a lot of Merge Requests related with MBIDS and AcoustID, finally I started working on acoustid plugin. Before the logic was to return the recording with most sources. Now, we need to return multiple results. We need to retrieve first release belonging to each release group of each recording which matched with the given…

Welcome to AcoustID

So in the last month, I’ve been working on MusicBrainz IDs retrieval and mappings. After that I spent some time trying to figure out how to start working on metadata retrieval. There’s so many pieces involved, after finally figuring out a rough plan, I started with the first piece of the puzzle. i.e AcoustIDAcoustID is…

The Plan

So I started my GSoC project with understanding and retrieval of MusicBrainz Identifiers. That was a slow start, other than that I added mappings for MBIDs in grilo. This is required because, we’ve tracker properties for MBIDs and we’ve grilo properties for MBIDs, but there’s no linkage between them. So we needed to add mapping…

First Two Weeks

GSoC Coding Period officially began on 29th May, so it has been nearly two weeks till now.For a week, I had gone to my home in Maharashtra state, so I couldn’t do much work. But I had already started working a week or so before 29th. From here onwards, I will be spending more time…

What is my Project?

Main objectives of the project are to retrieve cover art for music files and also some metadata tags from MusicBrainz Database. Now there are many MusicBrainz tags and identifiers which can be used to retrieve information from MusicBrainz Database, but we don’t need everything. Mainly, we need Album ID, Track ID, Recording ID and Artist…

So Where do I start?

Tracker? Grilo? Music? Hmmmm The moment excitement of getting selected fades away, I realised I have no clue where to start my project. I know the rough idea, I know the basic outline, but still so many big terms!! My goal is to start working in the community bonding period itself so as to stay…