Export or backup all tag fields


#1
*** Mp3tagCompleteTags *** *** Export or backup all tag fields ***

Here is a tool that lets you export all tag fields of the currently selected files

By default it only works if your Mp3tag settings are in %appdata%\Mp3tag

i.e. c:\Users{user}\AppData\Roaming\Mp3tag
It can be changed in the settings.ini file.

I) Installation:
  1. Copy Mp3tagCompleteTags.exe to a folder of your choice.
  2. Run it once and follow the instructions!
  3. In Mp3tag go to "Tools > Options > Tools" and add Mp3tagCompleteTags.exe as a tool. As parameter add "%_workingpath%" (with quotes) "[ ] for all selected files" must be unchecked!
  4. (Optional but recommended) Go to "Tools > Options > Messages" and disable "[ ] after change"
II) Then the usual procedure to export is:

for Mp3tag v2.47 and newer

  1. Select all the files you want to export in Mp3tag
  2. Right click on a file and select "Tools > Mp3tagCompleteTags"

for Mp3tag v2.46 and older

  1. Select all the files you want to export in Mp3tag
  2. Execute the action "Export#Generate"
  3. Right click on a file and select "Tools > Mp3tagCompleteTags"

Now the export dialog should be opened (if not open it with [Ctrl+E]) and you can use these export configurations:

002 csv tag dump

export all tag fields to a csv file

002 csv tag dump utf-16

export all tag fields to a csv file tab delimited

002 html tag dump

creates a html table of all tags

002 html tag dump (frames)

creates a html table of all tags with ID3v2 frame names in the header columns

003 txt tag backup

export all tags to a text file which you can reimport with "Convert > text file - tag"
The matching import string will be saved to the file 00 ImportString.txt

003 txt tag backup (per Folder) (check [X] One file per folder)

export all tags for each folder to a text file which you can reimport with "Convert > text file - tag"
The import string will be saved in the last line of each file.

Some additional files are also created in the data directory:

AutoColumns.ini AutoColumns.Frames.ini

Two columns ini files that contains all tag fields. You can load them at "View > Customize Columns... > Utils"
Save your current columns settings first if you want to be able to restore them.

Auto-usrfields.ini

A tag panel ini file that contains all tag fields. Replace the original usrfields.ini with it to get all tag fields in the tag panel

Download:

v2.3
Mp3tagCompleteTags_v2.3.rar (323 KB)

  • Thanks to DetlevD for his export scripts that I used as template

Mp3tagCompleteTags_v2.3.rar (323 KB)


ALBUMARTIST, BPM, COMMENT, COMPOSER, ENCODEDBY, LANGUAGE, GENRE, MEDIATYPE, ORIGALBUM, ORIGARTIST, ORIGFILENAME, ORIGYEAR, PUBLISHER, RELEASETIME, ETC
Automating a huge tag copy & paste operation
Spalten automatisch erzeugen
Alle editierbaren Felder der Sammlung im Tagpanel anzeigen
Alle editierbaren Felder der Sammlung im Tagpanel anzeigen
Export ALL tags
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Liste aller Tags erstellen durch markieren der MP3Sammlung
feature request: "display all tags"
MP3 Inhalte KOMPLETT offenlegen 7 bereinigen
Export Text to xls/csv
changing the export delimiter
Exporting Tags
Exporting to Excel
Exporting all fields in columns
bei allen Dateien erweiterte Tags anzeigen
APEv2 - Cover Art (Front) - [TODO: deal with binary]
suche immer noch ne Möglichkeit für automatische Spalten
Merge tags of several files into one
#2

Changes:

v1.8

  • Id3v2 frame names on column headers for some export template and AutoColumns.ini

v1.6

  • Improved txt tag backup.mte

v1.5

  • AutoTagpanel.ini file is created that contains all fields
    You can rename it to usrfields.ini so you have all fields in the tag panel

  • AutoColumns.ini columns file containing all tag fields

v1.4

  • support for Mp3tag in portable mode (see ReadMe.txt)

#3

Thank you for this. I tried using the instructions, but I can't get it to work.

I am using VISTA Home Premium (Does this program work in Vista?) and followed your instructions exactly (I think.)

My MP3 tag settings are in c:\Users{user}\AppData\Roaming\Mp3tag\

I copied Mp3tagCompleteTags.exe to a folder and ran it. (Nothing seemed to happen)

I went to "Tools > Options > Tools" and added Mp3tagCompleteTags.exe as a tool. by clicking "new"
I entered a name, and browsed to the path for mp3tagcompletetags.exe.
I added the parameter "%_workingpath%" (without quotes)

I selected the files from my music folder (within MP3Tag) and when I use Ctrl+E I don't see 001 Generate in the export configuration box.

Does anyone have any suggestions?


#4

I've updated the exe file, I hope it's working now.
Also the parameter must be with quotes.


#5

Hi Dano, hmm, with the new exe file there is something funny:
after the first run the explorer window view get automagically the F3 Search column invoked.
This does not happen with the first delivered exe file.

I would like to read some status messages when running Mp3tagCompleteTags.exe.

  • The first run install process: start, running, complete.
  • Run from inside Mp3tag: start, running, complete, maybe performance meter or status info at end, how many tag fields found etc.

I would like to have Mp3tagCompleteTags.exe not automatically installed in the Mp3tag system folder.

Using Excel or CSVed with the csv output file is quirky when a multiline unsyncedlyrics tag field is involved.

DD.20091218.1931.CET


#6

Thanks for the updated exe.

I now see the 001 Gen file and when I execute it I get a dialog box indicating that file has been written. But when I open that file (AutoColumns.Names.txt) all I see are:

ALBUM
ARTIST
GENRE
TITLE
TRACK
YEAR

repeated for all the tracks, but no information.
(I also do not see any 002).

Thanks again.


#7

I just tried it again, and now I do see 002, and it is generating files with information. However it is still exporting only

ALBUM
ARTIST
GENRE
TITLE
TRACK
YEAR

Do I have to add anything in order to export everything in the Tag?

Thank you for your help.


#8

Another update.

newuser: Do not tick "One file per directory"
Follow the instructions closely.

Detlev: I've fixed the search column trigger.


#9

Thanks again. It's much better now. I see a lot of information, but there are a few fields that are still missing, i.e "comments"

These are the fields that show:
Filename
ALBUM
ARTIST
BAND
CONDUCTOR
GENRE
MIXARTIST
NETRADIOSTATION
ORIGARTIST
ORIGLYRICIST
TITLE
TRACK
UNSYNCEDLYRICS
WWW
YEAR

"Append Data" and "One File per directory" are unchecked.


#10

Can you write in more detail what you do?


#11

I started over.

I downloaded Mp3tagCompleteTags.exe. I ran it once.

Added Mp3tagCompleteTags.exe as a tool.

Ran 001Generate

Selected all files

Opened MP3 tag, and selected all songs.

CTRL+E to export

Ran 002 csv tag dump

Only the tags mentioned above are exported.

I looked at the 00 Import string text file and this is what it shows

%_path% × %ALBUM% × %ARTIST% × %BAND% × %CONDUCTOR% × %GENRE% × %MIXARTIST% × %NETRADIOSTATION% × %ORIGARTIST% × %ORIGLYRICIST% × %TITLE% × %TRACK% × %UNSYNCEDLYRICS% × %WWW% × %YEAR%

Thanks


#12

Did you also select all files before you ran 001 Generate?
That is important.


#13

Deleted 001 generate, all 002 and 00import text
Ran Mp3tagCompleteTags.exe
opened mp3 tag selected all files
added Mp3tagCompleteTags.exe under tools/options/tools
added "%_workingpath%" as parameter
checked for all selected files clicked ok
selected all files, CTRL+E ran generate 001
Append data and 1 file per directory are unchecked
then went to file export 002 generate. Still the same. :frowning:

ooimport text file shows
%_path% × %ALBUM% × %ARTIST% × %COMMENT% × %GENRE% × %LANGUAGE% × %TITLE% × %TRACK% × %YEAR%

I'll take a break for a little while, and try again later, but thanks for all your help.


#14

Please stick exactly to the instructions in my first post:

Select all the files you want to export

Open the export dialog [Strg+E]
"[ ] One file per directory" must not be ticked!
Export 001 Generate
Execute Mp3tagCompleteTags.exe via Mp3tag Tools
Open the export dialog again

Now you can use these export configurations:
002 csv tag dump
002 html tag dump
002 txt tag backup


#15

1-Downloaded and Ran Mp3tagCompleteTags.exe

(00 ImportString.txt, 001 Generate, 002 csv tag dump, 002 html tag dump, 002 html tag dump are generated in the c:\Users{user}\AppData\Roaming\Mp3tag\Export folder)

ImportString.txt contains %_path% × %ALBUM% × %Artist% × %GENRE% × %LENGTH% × %MEDIATYPE% × %TITLE% × %TRACK%

2-Ran MP3tag and went to "Tools > Options > Tools" and added Mp3tagCompleteTags.exe as a tool. Added "%_workingpath%" as parameter. (Checked "for all selected files" - (is this part right?)

3-Selected all the files I wanted (in MP3tag)

4-CTRL+E to export ("Append Data & One File per Directory" are UNCHECKED)

5-Highlighted 001Generate and clicked OK. Dialog box indicates "Display Export Files Now?" licked yes and it shows a list of fields with no information.

6-Ran MP3tagscompletetags and then selected 002 csv tag dump. Dialog box indicates "Display Export Files Now?" Clicked yes and the fields displayed are Filename ALBUM Artist GENRE LENGTH MEDIATYPE TITLE TRACK.

Do you think I may have a corrupted file somewhere?

Thanks for all your help Dano.


#16

Do not check. This might cause your problem, because only last file will win the race.

Dano's Workflow ...

Step 1: Select all the files you want to export
You did:
3-Selected all the files I wanted (in MP3tag)
Step ok.

Step 2: Open the export dialog [Strg+E]
"[ ] One file per directory" must not be ticked!
Export 001 Generate
You did:
4-CTRL+E to export ("Append Data & One File per Directory" are UNCHECKED)
5-Highlighted 001Generate and clicked OK.
Dialog box indicates "Display Export Files Now?", clicked yes and it shows a list of fields with no information.
Step ok, but file content seems not ok.

Step 3: Execute Mp3tagCompleteTags.exe via Mp3tag Tools
You did:
6-Ran MP3tagscompletetags
Did you invoke the tool by the relating Mp3tag's Tool entry?
Step ok or not ok?

Step 4: Open the export dialog again
You did:
... and then selected 002 csv tag dump.
Dialog box indicates "Display Export Files Now?"
Clicked yes and the fields displayed are Filename ALBUM Artist GENRE LENGTH MEDIATYPE TITLE TRACK.
Step ok, is the file content ok?

DD.20091220.1730.CET


#17

I tried again,and followed what you said, but the problem still persists.

... 2-Ran MP3tag and went to "Tools > Options > Tools" and added Mp3tagCompleteTags.exe as a tool. Added "%_workingpath%" as parameter. (Checked "for all selected files" - (is this part right?)

I unchecked "for all selected files"

Step 3: Execute Mp3tagCompleteTags.exe via Mp3tag Tools
You did:
6-Ran MP3tagscompletetags
Did you invoke the tool by the relating Mp3tag's Tool entry?
Step ok or not ok?

Yes I did invoke the tool.

Thanks.


#18

I uninstalled Mp3tag and started everything from the beginning (slowly). Everything is working now.

Dano & Detlev, thank you very much for all your assistance.


#19

I've added more automation for Mp3tag v2.47 users.
It will call the Export#Generate action by sending key strokes.


#20

Hi Danno,
I'm trying to give this util a go as I'm looking for something to export tags into exel.
I have downloaded the rar archive but when I try to extract the exe from it it say the file is broken??
I'm using 7zip. Is the archive corupted or something or am I doing something daft :stuck_out_tongue:
Regards
Clive