petitminion animaldaydream So who decides what codec and bitrate should be used, and why is it relevant at all?
We decide to give priority to best quality codec and bitrates. Unless a release is uploaded in batch with a minimum quality of mp3 320kbps (because this is enough for any home studio sound system)
I use FLAC and it allows multiple quality tiers. But I also for one know Opus 160k is comparable to MP3 320k CBR and is way smaller. AAC 256k is also comparable. Usually an user cannot tell these apart.
And also, I don't quite know what you mean with "enough for any home studio system". Some people have quite expensive setups using receivers and separately bought speakers, and the cheaper bundled home theater systems do not compare.
I can't speak from experience but I ask for you to elaborate, just to be clear about this topic.
petitminion animaldaydream How about you leave files without MBID alone? Now Funkwhale gets to decide if the uploaded file is worthy of the collection?
This will depend on the pod admin (if he want to allow file not tagged with mbid). If the instances open to untaged mb files we could propose an option for the user to disable acoustid feature.
But some admins could allow files without MBID because they're not in the database. This doesn't mean they want to disable management of MBIDs altogether. The disambiguation is useful.
petitminion Give priority to file that have been uploaded together to preserve gapless playback.
Too complex to keep up with maintenance-wise. Just do the files of a same library I think. And make sure the release MBID is present and matches as well, in addition to checking for the library the files are stored in.
petitminion If not give priority to already existing releases in fw db.
What about files with recording MBID but no release MBID? Those should be left alone; there's a reason they don't have one, and that's a potential mismatch of the source audio. Different masters and bootlegs and dubious sources can screw up the music file organization if Funkwhale tries to guess everything using AcoustIDs and matching them to random releases.
We should make sure the admin can potentially figure out whether the files come from the same source, and mixing them up will make things harder. Your zero-input approach makes things harder for actual administration.
petitminion I will also stop responding to your point when they make no technical sense.
Look, I was very disrespectful. I apologize, there's no excuse for my obsessive behaviour.
On your part though, you should explain where I'm wrong and provide some external information and proof if you don't want things to escalate. If I had done that I would have ended things there as well, but neither of us did, I think. Whatever, I'm too lazy to go back up. I'm sorry.
petitminion Plz be respectful and stop making assumption of what I want, what I don't known or what I should do.
You did the same thing. I'm sorry for what I did, but the difference between you and me was that you had a nice attitude and I didn't. However you also kept showing me the same points over and over and expected me to believe you the same way I did. There's no way to resolve such a conflict if nobody wants to bring any arguments to support themselves.