November 4, 2022, 10:57am
"C:\New-Music\2022-10\Yomanda-You're Free-James Hurr Remix-Dance - 4A - 125.m4a" ->
"C:\New-Music\2022-10\01 - Yomanda - You're Free (James Hurr Remix) - eyJrZXkiOiI0QSIsInNvdXJjZSI6Im1peGVkaW5rZXkiLCJhbGdvcml0aG0iOjk0fQ== - 00125 BPM.m4a"
"C:\New-Music\2022-10\Yomanda-You're Free-James Hurr Remix Edit-Dance - 4A - 125.m4a" ->
"C:\New-Music\2022-10\02 - Yomanda - You're Free (James Hurr Remix Edit) - eyJrZXkiOiI0QSIsInNvdXJjZSI6Im1peGVkaW5rZXkiLCJhbGdvcml0aG0iOjk0fQ== - 00125 BPM.m4a"
However the key is set correctly
Even if I simplify the format string down to
%artist% - %title% - %key% - %BPM%
I get the same issue.
Please show the extended tags dialogue
Alt-T for such a file.
I think that the proper name for the field is INITIALKEY.
November 4, 2022, 11:05am
Perfect, thanks for that, what's weird is that it was working, then didn't!
Initial key works great, many thanks.
So,, what did the extended tags dialogue show?
I mean, usually computer programs don't make up data but get the information from somewhere.
So, I assume that you have a field KEY with strange data in it.
November 4, 2022, 5:10pm
Strange thing is, I'd been using the same process for some months.
Yet, it shows that the data you see is no Gibberish but accurately that what is stored in the field KEY.
Perhaps you clean up the tag fields and delete those that you don't need.
Do you use one of the many Serato DJ Tools?
It could be that this software creates the MARKER and KEY-tags:
Forgive me I am not really familiar with the format of different types of tags. My question is, can mp3tag remove tags such as those in the attached image? I would like to do that in an automated way for hundreds of files. It was easy to do that and it was easy to do that for m4a "CUEPOINTS;MARKERS;MARKERSV2" tags. I was not able to find these tags in mp3tag.
Looks like similar "gibberish" data is in the fields CUEPOINTS, ENERGY, KEY, MARKERS, and MARKERSV2 that are at least visible on this screenshot. Possibly others before CUEPOINTS and after TRACK exist as well? Some program like Serato or other DJ software (I'm guessing, given the field names) has written these.
November 4, 2022, 7:45pm
Yeah I suspect so. The Strange thing is the process worked fine for ages, then suddenly stopped. I expected to see something in the release notes about key/initial key etc, but couldn't see anything
Just to make that clear: KEY is a user-defined field, only INITIALKEY is a standard field.
Nothing has changed in MP3tag in that respect.
November 5, 2022, 8:00am
Ah I need to check that then as I was using Key at the beginning, I'll have to work out which bit of the process changed key from 4a to the long string.
November 8, 2022, 12:18pm
Yeah it was working then, thanks for all the support and help, knowing about alt-t means I can look it up for myself and check now too!
December 8, 2022, 12:19pm
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