A bit of a lurker & a first time poster...
I love what I've discovered about the program so far. I have a (for me) difficult tagging problem that I hope the community can help me solve.
I maintain 2 copies of every song in my music collection, one is an APE/APL version tagged with APEv2 for home playback. The other copy is an m4a-AAC-encoded version with MP4 tags. All of the AAC-encoded files were converted from their APE originals by foobar2k using the iTunes encoder.
My problem is that I would like to keep the tags of both versions in sync. 99% of the time, the APE file will have the correct tags, I just need a way to automatically transfer the information from the APE file (tagged APEv2) to the AAC file (currently tagged MP4). The AAC file must retain full compatibility with iTunes.
Now, it looks like I can load up each directory and copy the APE file's information and paste it onto the AAC file's information, but I want to make sure I have the read/write options of Mp3tag setup correctly.
Finally, is there a way this process could be automated? 15,000 files are a lot of tags to copy/paste....
Any guidance will be appreciated!