I'm a happy long-time user of both foobar2000 and Mp3tag. I'm using fb2k's "External Tags" plugin to store ReplayGain values for filetypes that can't be tagged (chiefly semi-obscure videogame music formats). These external
.tag files are stored as simply a header of
TAGFILE followed by a proper APEv2 tag.
You may already see where this is going. The opportunity to use Mp3tag's web sources to assist in tagging is enticing! (Even more so when I fix my MobyGames script.) But even when told to accept
.tag files, it won't actually read them... unless I rename them to an
.ape type, in which case Mp3tag happily reads and writes the tags while leaving the header intact!
So here's my question: Is there any way to convince Mp3tag to work with these without the awkward renaming workaround?