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Old Sep 18, 2007, 03:57 AM
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I've just noticed that Final Fantasy N Generation is actually a reprint of Final Fantasy 1987 - 1994.

Is there a way to flag N Generation as a reprint now that it's already added as a standalone release ?
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Old Sep 18, 2007, 04:25 AM
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It's easy to do in the SQL, which is what I've been doing. I might make a reprint stitcher, but we'd have to be careful using it, since the reprinted album loses some field information when it becomes a reprint.

That album is tricky though, because the name changes, and we've been giving those their own independent entry (while noting that the music is reprinted from xxx-xxx). I'm seeing more and more reprints that do change their name, so maybe we need to allow for it.
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Old Nov 3, 2007, 01:42 PM
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This issue is fixed now that reprints can have separate names (and even tracklists.) N Generation is now a reprint of FF 1987-1994.
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Old Apr 18, 2008, 04:28 PM
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Default Same Identifiction Number on Disc

Secret Squirrel--

As I was preparing to rip Final Fantasy 1987 - 1994 [PSCN-9101, first print-- http://www.vgmdb.net/db/albums.php?id=5017] Exact Audio Copy queried FreeDB.org for the information. Guess what?-- It gave me an option for Final Fantasy N Generation. This must mean that Final Fantasy 1987 - 1994 and Final Fantasy N Generation apparently share the same ID number (or whatver the number is called-- does anyone out there know?...) on the disc, as this is how Exact Audio Copy (and similar programs) get information on albums from online databases. I wonder why Square-Enix didn't change the on-disc number, or if they are even aware of this? Interesting...
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Old Apr 18, 2008, 05:42 PM
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I believe the programs accessing audio CD databases work with the number of tracks and their respective lengths, and not with some kind of specific ID number on the disc.
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Old Apr 18, 2008, 06:52 PM
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Yeah, the freedb / cddb specification generates disc hashes using a formula of all track lengths. It's not a very accurate system too, you tend to get a lot of mismatches.
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Okay, I understand now-- Thanks for the clarification :-).
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