Hi, I've recently used MP3Tag to clean up metadata for loads of files. The program is great (the best!) but there are many small things that could make repeated use easier and quicker. Here are some such friendly suggestions. Enjoy!
REQUESTS FOR THE MAIN USER INTERFACE
1 if a single track is added, autoselect it
2 error message pops up if a .m3u read fails: add option to supress that warning and let the Escape key close the popup
3 tag to file & file to tag popup windows: in addition to the dropdown let the user customize some quick buttons to favorite patterns here
4 file to tag: add option to during this rename automatically trim whitespace at beginning or end of fields
5 When an editbox (in left sidebar) has focus, let PageUp/PageDown move to prev/next track in list (That would make it easier to "step through" a number of files and change a specific tag manually.)
6 let user choose toolbar icons to hide (less distraction = quicker to find the buttons you do want)
7 let users add one or more "special action" icons to the toolbar that when clicked run a user set command line argument
8 add an action (and hotkey) to remove all tags in selected files except for tag fields in a user chosen whitelist. (This would speed up the cleaning of mistaken/unwanted tags a lot compared to opening "extended tags" and click select each unwanted tag fields and then press remove.)
two requests related to 8:
9 in extended tags window: change text to simply an empty field (that makes it much easier to quickly see which are blank and which have when cleaning a lot of files at once)
10 in extended tags window: change list order to always position the tags already visible in the main window at the top of the list (This lets us select and remove all tags below them quicker)
REQUESTS FOR THE TAG SOURCES LOOKUP PROCESS
11 add one toolbar button (and one hotkey) for each lookup method in tag sources menu
12 add option to automatically try the next online source if the first fail (e.g. first musicbrain, then discogs, ...)
13 if a lookup fails always revert back to an window with an editbox with the search string. It would also save time if that window had buttons for the different online sources for quickly trying another one when the first lookup failed.
14 "list of search results..." window: sometimes lookup of a chosen item here fails. In that case make MP3Tag always revert to the "list of search results..." window. (Currently failure means a start from the beginning sometimes.)
15 "list of search results..." window: sometimes the list is long. Add a quick filter editbox for that window and filter out results that do not contain the filter string anywhere.
16 "list of search results..." window: color result rows that have the same number of tracks as the number of files currently loaded in MP3Tag. Autoselect the first of those matching rows. Add a checkbox for only showing results with the same number of tracks as the number of files loaded in MP3Tag.
17 "list of search results..." window: show the number of tracks data also for discogs lookups
18 add an option to never import a cover image smaller than x pixels (since musicbrains sometimes adds a 1pixel placeholder image when it has no image)
18 in "adjust tag information" window: in the right side filelist (the current local files/tags) add a column that numbers the rows from top to bottom. That would make it easier to see which list position on the right matches which on the left. To make that even more easy to see make it so that when the user selects a row to the right autoselect/highlight the matching list position on the left.
19 Add a whitelist option for which tags to import from the online databases (because the additional tags vary a lot between the different sources and there is sometimes junk information there)