Backup and restore


#1

Is there an export config that will backup all tags to a text file, regardless of what they are? And a procedure to restore?


#2

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).


#3

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?


#4

chrisjj, additional you may try something like this ...

"Export Mp3tag Tag Dump Row.mte"

$filename(Mp3tag.tagdump.row.txt,ANSI)$loop(%_path%)^|_MD5AUDIO:''%_md5audio%''|_MD5:''%_md5%''|_PATH:''%_path%''|$regexp($regexp($list(,:'',''|),\r,U+000D),\n,U+000A)$$$char(13)$char(10)$loopend()

"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.

DD.20080119.1725.CET


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#5

you may able to reload the exported data

:wink:

Thanks Detlev.


#6

out of curiosity ... which backup solution did you finally settle on, chrisjj?


#7

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.


#8

many thanks for your reply

does that mean that you currently don't have a working solution for mp3?


#9

dBpoweramp may work for mp3 - I haven't tested it.


#10

I use the following command in Total Commander to create those dummy files:

command: robocopy.exe
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.