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Long story short, ocremix's concept is one wherein favouritism is supposed to be hindered and diminished. If we suddenly put up a rap, metal, and techno section people would scream: "where's my breakbeat/dance/polka!?"

Also; generally speaking, the songs are too varied to fall under genre specifications easily. Which genre would zelda on a Heineken bottle fall under?

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The FAQ doesn't entirely reflect the views held by djp and other staff today... I'm in the process of tagging mixes by genre, instruments, and other descriptors.

http://www.ocremix.org/forums/search.php

Check out the tag cloud at the bottom of that page for some search terms. Right now, the search is not that advanced, but it can find you all the guitar mixes that have been tagged so far, for example.

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I'm all up for broadening my horizons (you should see my iPod library: rock, classic, polka, new age, rap, etc.). It'd just be nice if I could see a song, see it's genre and say "Hey, I feel like listening to a little *insert genre(s)*. I'd still hear anything, but it'd be great help if, for say, you're looking for something specific. Makes sense, right?

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Hi

Iv always found it strange that there is no genre field in a songs data. It would be useful to know when searching for something new to listen to. You could also group and search songs by genre.

Iv worked on sites and databases before and I don't think it would be too hard to implement (although I don't know how you have your system set up). The only issue could be getting all the artists to fill in the data themselves.

Hope you think about it.

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They're waay ahead of you. Don't think they've tagged everything yet tho, and it's not the mixes themselves that are tagged, just their review thread (and no direct link from review thread to remix, unfortunately).

Tho artists filling out the tags themselves is a stupid idea. :P Then there'd be stuff tagged "epic" and "awesome" and "lol" and "shtyjdgfgts" and "oc" and stuff... Like on youtube. ;)

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Genres officially will not be integrated into song data or the site, just the more generic tags. Here's why.

OC ReMix has no intentions of categorizing pieces by genre. We've discussed this matter several times - what it boils down to is a feeling that:

* There are many pieces that don't fit nicely into genres or have multiple genres, and putting them in "miscellaneous" and "multiple" categories would be kind of lame; and

* Part of the purpose of the site is to open people's minds (and ears) to new horizons. Try everything. If all you want to do is download Square techno, so be it, but you'll be missing out on tons of great songs. We've decided not to implement a system that would encourage that kind of navigation.

A third reason could potentially be that djpretzel would feel lonely having the only piece in the hillbilly genre, but we think the first two reasons are strong enough.

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I think this is a really good idea. I've already found several new favourite songs by deciding "I'll play songs from this tag today".

Because I found the forum tag browser to be a little cumbersome (no ability to search by multiple tags, for example), I decided to write a little website to facilitate this.

http://kieranclancy.com/ocrtags/

At the moment (about a day after I started writing it), it supports:

- Showing a list of remixes with links to the main remix page and forum thread

- Filtering by any number of tags

- Ability to exclude any number of tags

- View untagged remixes

- Downloadable m3u playlists for any set of filters

- Ability to search for 'similar' remixes to any remix based on tags

I hope that this can be a sort of proof-of-concept for some cool things that tagging remixes will allow. Whether you feel in the mood for 'sad+piano' or 'guitar+chiptune', I hope you can have some fun listening to different combinations of tags.

Please let me know if you find this site to be useful, or if you have any other feedback.

Thanks,

codebeard.

PS: I manually run a script which scrapes any modified tags (in an efficient way), so don't expect any modifications to appear until I remember to run my script.

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- Downloadable m3u playlists for any set of filters

- Ability to search for 'similar' remixes to any remix based on tags

These two thing are great. Would be even greater if they'd be integrated into the ocr site, of course. :D

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Wow, this is excellent. I know djp had wanted to do something like this when we were finished tagging; maybe this is something we can integrate into the site eventually. This helps me in just figuring out which mixes are untagged! Speaking of which, I should get back to tagging... :razz:

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How about simply tagging the file? So that after you download it you can sort your play lists according to genre. I realize I can do it myself (and I'm trying lol) ...it's just tough now that I'm 500 ish songs into OCremix ^_^

For those songs that don't fit, simply leave as Game Remix, because I see that as a perfectly acceptable genre in itself.

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How about simply tagging the file? So that after you download it you can sort your play lists according to genre. I realize I can do it myself (and I'm trying lol) ...it's just tough now that I'm 500 ish songs into OCremix ^_^

For those songs that don't fit, simply leave as Game Remix, because I see that as a perfectly acceptable genre in itself.

No. :lol:

http://ocremix.org/forums/tags.php

We're not gonna tag the files with different genres. "Game".

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Hmm - one thing I have noticed recently is that the 'instrumental' tag page only ever has 500 remixes on it -- no more. I think there must be a LIMIT 500 somewhere in the SQL?

http://ocremix.org/forums/tags.php?tag=instrumental

For example, 'Mega Man 3 Magnet Missles' (http://ocremix.org/forums/showthread.php?t=22452) is not currently visible on the instrumental tag page, even though it's tagged as instrumental.

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Is there any way to sort tunes by genre on OCR? I ask because I think it might not be an all-bad idea. Say you're looking for house music, or acoustic, or whatever - the way things are now, if you want to see if there's a popular song in your preferred style (say, Gerudo Valley), you have to click on all of them. I don't know if that's intentional (so as to force everyone to listen to all the songs until they hit one in the style they want), and I'd be more than willing to compile a list of genres and tunes that fit them. I'm not sure what sort of genres we'd want, or if anyone could work with me so as to create a consensus of sorts: hence, this thread.

Right now, I have this list:

Electronica:

- House

- Trance

- Ambient

- Experimental

- Downbeat

- Drum 'n' Bass (DnB)

[not sure whether dance should go in, too]

Classical:

- Chamber

- Orchestral

- Live Solo - Piano

- Live Solo - Other

- A Cappela

[here, I'm stuck. Romantic/Baroque - do we have enough baroque tunes to distinguish?]

Rock:

- Classic sound

- Guitar - Sheddage (I don't know a better word for this)

- Folk Rock

- Heavy Rock

- [Metal]

[debating sticking metal in here. Thoughts?]

World/Folk:

[no categories yet; does this even need any categories?]

Would such a thing be wanted? And, if so, I'm willing to set to work on it, but if anyone's interested in giving me a hand and/or giving me some genres to work with, let me know.

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It's not about finding some one arsed enough to spend that time doing so, it simply won't happen. There've been a few threads before suggesting similar ideas and all were met with a big, fat, no; not without good reason.

Just trying to save you the trouble and time you could have spent better upon. Like trying to beat my highscores on Gradius V or something. :lol:

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Why pigeon hole all the tracks into genres when they can all be a surprise when you listen to them..?

At the very least, all the tracks have an opportunity to entertain some one who'd not likely hear it in the first place had it been plopped into a genre section.

However, certain games often get certain types of music, or at least most recognizable. Final Fantasy often get classical and rock, Megaman rock and some metal with electronica ect.

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The review thread for each ReMix is tagged by genre. You can search tags from the forum search page. How is this not common knowledge by now?

If you want to add/change tags, (I assume) PM'ing Larry would be the way to go.

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This list would be far too long and subjective for there to really be a complete list on here. There are at least 100 different styles of electronica alone, let alone the tons of various styles of latin rhythms and whatnot that could be on there.

Not to mention metal. Oh God, I could think of millions. (which, by the way, shouldn't be under rock.)

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