Prior to analyzing any audio data, ``collectiongain`` gathers all audio files in
the directory and determines a so-called album ID for each from the file's tags:
- - If the file contains an 'album' tag, it is joined with either
+ - If the file contains a Musicbrainz album ID, that is used.
+ - Otherwise, if the file contains an 'album' tag, it is joined with either
* an 'albumartist' tag, if that exists,
* or nothing if neither tag exists.
The resulting artist-album combination is the album ID for that file.
- - If the file doesn't contain an 'album' tag, it is presumed to be a single
- track without album; it will only get track gain, no album gain.
+ - If the file doesn't contain a Musicbrainz album ID or an 'album' tag, it is
+ presumed to be a single track without album; it will only get track gain, no
Since this step takes a relatively long time, the album IDs are cached between
several runs of ``collectiongain``. If a file was modified or a new file was
added, the album ID will be (re-)calculated for that file only.
With the exception of the manpages, all files are
Copyright (c) 2009, 2010 Felix Krull <email@example.com>
The manpages were originally written for the Debian project and are
-Copyright (c) 2011 Simon Chopin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
+Copyright (c) 2011 Simon Chopin <email@example.com>