Is there an export config that will backup all tags to a text file, regardless of what they are? And a procedure to restore?
This is the only way I can think of at the moment (except for exporting a specific set of fields via File > Export and import it back via Convert > Text file - Tag).
This is the only way I can think of at the moment
Thanks, but "only works with MP3 and ID3v2" is fatal for me.
(except for exporting a specific set of fields
Thanks, but as I said, I'm looking for a solution for all fields.
via File > Export and import it back via Convert > Text file - Tag).
Doesn't that fail on e.g. multi-line Comment?
chrisjj, additional you may try something like this ...
"Export Mp3tag Tag Dump Row.mte"
"Export Mp3tag Tag Dump Col.mte"
$filename(Mp3tag.tagdump.col.txt,ANSI)$loop(%_path%)^ _MD5AUDIO:''%_md5audio%'' _MD5:''%_md5%'' _PATH:''%_path%'' $regexp($regexp($regexp($list(,:'',''$char(13)_$char(10)),\r,U+000D),\n,U+000A),\r_\n,\r\n)$$ $loopend()
These export scripts do not respect binary content like covers.
With some proper created actions you may able to reload the exported data.
you may able to reload the exported data
out of curiosity ... which backup solution did you finally settle on, chrisjj?
Currently I'm using my custom program employing the dBpoweramp metadata access DLL, but this DLL is too buggy so I am about to switch to WMF SDK for WMA only.
many thanks for your reply
does that mean that you currently don't have a working solution for mp3?
dBpoweramp may work for mp3 - I haven't tested it.
I use the following command in Total Commander to create those dummy files:
parameters: %p %t *.mp3 /s /create
This also assings the original file time and date attributes to the dummy files
and it works fine with unicode filenames. Robocopy.exe is a component of Windows 7.