Export tag information to text file

Hi. Is there a way to extract a full set of tag information on selected files in mp3tag to a text file?

I've been using ffprobe with a script to build a full tag information csv file but ffprobe lacks a lot compared to mp3tag with regards to which file types it supports and how much the file type support includes. Especially with .wav and .wma files, ffprobe shows much less information than mp3tag does. It'd be much better for me to use mp3tag to generate the data I need. Preferably from command prompt, but as this is raw data, I can export it from the windows interactive program as well.

Regards, oti

There is no way to start an export with command line parameters.
Did you have a look at the export function?
There are quite a number of sample scripts shipped with MP3tag. Perhaps you can use one as basis for your requirements.

No, I haven't - yet. But will have a look at it now. Thanks for the tip.

I have now worked through the export tool. It is exactly what I was looking for. However, I wish there was a complete list of tags that mp3tag supports. The list printed on the webpage isn't complete.

Which one do you mean?
Here is a list:
https://help.mp3tag.de/main_tags.html

and here is another one with more properties:
https://help.mp3tag.de/options_export.html

Please note that MP3 files can also have user-defined fields which MP3tag cannot guess (but shows, once read).

I have set up an CSV export using Phil Harvey's exiftool.

Executing a batch file, exiftool will run for every subdirectory in order to create seperate .csv files. If you choose the top level directory, you only have to call it once.
Which tags are red is selected by a .fmt file. I usually use a "small.fmt" file, to extract just a few tags. But if you want it all (and want it now) you can use "all.fmt".

Here is the batch:

.\exiftool.exe -p small.fmt -m -csv "e:\Music\Alben\0-9" -r -charset filename=LATIN >c:\temp\mp3info\csv\0-9.csv
.\exiftool.exe -p small.fmt -m -csv "e:\Music\Alben\a" -r -charset filename=LATIN >c:\temp\mp3info\csv\a.csv
.\exiftool.exe -p small.fmt -m -csv "e:\Music\Alben\b" -r -charset filename=LATIN >c:\temp\mp3info\csv\b.csv
.\exiftool.exe -p small.fmt -m -csv "e:\Music\Alben\c" -r -charset filename=LATIN >c:\temp\mp3info\csv\c.csv

This is the "small.fmt":

|#[HEAD]Directory|FileName|Artist|Albumartist|Album|Disc|Track|Title|Duration|FileType|
|$Directory|$FileName|$Artist|$Albumartist|$Album|$Discnumber|$Track|$Title|$Duration|$FileType|

And here is the "all.fmt" file for are all tags:


#[HEAD]"FileName";"Directory";"FileSize";"FileType";"FileTypeExtension";"FileName";"MPEGAudioVersion";"AudioLayer";"AudioBitrate";"SampleRate";"ChannelMode";"MSStereo";"IntensityStereo";"CopyrightFlag";"OriginalMedia";"Emphasis";"Encoder";"LameVBRQuality";"LameQuality";"LameMethod";"LameLowPassFilter";"LameBitrate";"LameStereoMode";"Duration";"ID3v1:Artist";"ID3v1:Album";"ID3v1:Track";"ID3v1:Title";"ID3v1:Year";"ID3v1:Comment";"ID3v1:Genre";"ID3v1_Enh:Artist2";"ID3v1_Enh:Album2";"ID3v1_Enh:Title2";"ID3v1_Enh:Speed";"ID3v1_Enh:Medium";"ID3v1_Enh:Fast";"ID3v1_Enh:Hardcore";"ID3v1_Enh:Genre";"ID3v1_Enh:StartTime ";"ID3v1_Enh:EndTime ";"ID3v2_2:Artist";"ID3v2_2:Album";"ID3v2_2:Track";"ID3v2_2:Title";"ID3v2_2:Year";"ID3v2_2:Comment";"ID3v2_2:Genre";"ID3v2_2:Length";"ID3v2_2:Compilation";"ID3v2_2:AlbumArtistSortOrder";"ID3v2_2:AlbumSortOrder";"ID3v2_2:ComposerSortOrder";"ID3v2_2:PlayCounter";"ID3v2_2:InvolvedPeople";"ID3v2_2:iTunesU";"ID3v2_2:Podcast";"ID3v2_2:Picture";"ID3v2_2:PictureFormat";"ID3v2_2:PictureType";"ID3v2_2:PictureDescription";"ID3v2_2:Popularimeter";"ID3v2_2:RelativeVolumeAdjustment";"ID3v2_2:SynLyrics";"ID3v2_2:BeatsPerMinute";"ID3v2_2:Composer";"ID3v2_2:Copyright";"ID3v2_2:Date";"ID3v2_2:PlaylistDelay";"ID3v2_2:EncodedBy";"ID3v2_2:FileType";"ID3v2_2:Time";"ID3v2_2:InitialKey";"ID3v2_2:Language";"ID3v2_2:Media";"ID3v2_2:OriginalArtist";"ID3v2_2:OriginalFileName";"ID3v2_2:OriginalLyricist";"ID3v2_2:OriginalReleaseYear";"ID3v2_2:OriginalAlbum";"ID3v2_2:Band";"ID3v2_2:Conductor";"ID3v2_2:InterpretedBy";"ID3v2_2:PartOfSet";"ID3v2_2:Publisher";"ID3v2_2:ISRC";"ID3v2_2:RecordingDates";"ID3v2_2:Size";"ID3v2_2:PerformerSortOrder";"ID3v2_2:EncoderSettings";"ID3v2_2:TitleSortOrder";"ID3v2_2:Grouping";"ID3v2_2:Subtitle";"ID3v2_2:Lyricist";"ID3v2_2:UserDefinedText";"ID3v2_2:Lyrics";"ID3v2_2:FileURL";"ID3v2_2:ArtistURL";"ID3v2_2:SourceURL";"ID3v2_2:CommercialURL";"ID3v2_2:CopyrightURL";"ID3v2_2:PublisherURL";"ID3v2_2:UserDefinedURL";"ID3v2_3:Artist";"ID3v2_3:Album";"ID3v2_3:Track";"ID3v2_3:Title";"ID3v2_3:Year";"ID3v2_3:Comment";"ID3v2_3:Genre";"ID3v2_3:Compilation";"ID3v2_3:TitleSortOrder";"ID3v2_3:InvolvedPeople";"ID3v2_3:iTunesU";"ID3v2_3:MusicCDIdentifier";"ID3v2_3:Ownership";"ID3v2_3:PlayCounter";"ID3v2_3:Podcast";"ID3v2_3:Popularimeter";"ID3v2_3:SynLyrics";"ID3v2_3:BeatsPerMinute";"ID3v2_3:PodcastCategory";"ID3v2_3:Composer";"ID3v2_3:Copyright";"ID3v2_3:Date";"ID3v2_3:PodcastDescription";"ID3v2_3:PlaylistDelay";"ID3v2_3:EncodedBy";"ID3v2_3:Lyricist";"ID3v2_3:FileType";"ID3v2_3:PodcastID";"ID3v2_3:Time";"ID3v2_3:Grouping";"ID3v2_3:Subtitle";"ID3v2_3:InitialKey";"ID3v2_3:PodcastKeywords";"ID3v2_3:Language";"ID3v2_3:Length";"ID3v2_3:Media";"ID3v2_3:OriginalAlbum";"ID3v2_3:OriginalFileName";"ID3v2_3:OriginalLyricist";"ID3v2_3:OriginalArtist";"ID3v2_3:OriginalReleaseYear";"ID3v2_3:FileOwner";"ID3v2_3:Band";"ID3v2_3:Conductor";"ID3v2_3:InterpretedBy";"ID3v2_3:PartOfSet";"ID3v2_3:Publisher";"ID3v2_3:RecordingDates";"ID3v2_3:InternetRadioStationName";"ID3v2_3:InternetRadioStationOwner";"ID3v2_3:Size";"ID3v2_3:AlbumArtistSortOrder";"ID3v2_3:AlbumSortOrder";"ID3v2_3:ComposerSortOrder";"ID3v2_3:ISRC";"ID3v2_3:EncoderSettings";"ID3v2_3:UserDefinedText";"ID3v2_3:TermsOfUse";"ID3v2_3:Lyrics";"ID3v2_3:CommercialURL";"ID3v2_3:CopyrightURL";"ID3v2_3:PodcastURL";"ID3v2_3:FileURL";"ID3v2_3:ArtistURL";"ID3v2_3:SourceURL";"ID3v2_3:InternetRadioStationURL";"ID3v2_3:PaymentURL";"ID3v2_3:PublisherURL";"ID3v2_3:UserDefinedURL";"ID3v2_3:OriginalReleaseTime";"ID3v2_3:PerformerSortOrder";"ID3v2_4:Artist";"ID3v2_4:Album";"ID3v2_4:Track";"ID3v2_4:Title";"ID3v2_4:Comment";"ID3v2_4:Genre";"ID3v2_4:Compilation";"ID3v2_4:iTunesU";"ID3v2_4:MusicCDIdentifier";"ID3v2_4:Ownership";"ID3v2_4:PlayCounter";"ID3v2_4:Podcast";"ID3v2_4:Popularimeter";"ID3v2_4:Private";"ID3v2_4:RelativeVolumeAdjustment";"ID3v2_4:SynLyrics";"ID3v2_4:BeatsPerMinute";"ID3v2_4:PodcastCategory";"ID3v2_4:Composer";"ID3v2_4:Copyright";"ID3v2_4:EncodingTime";"ID3v2_4:PodcastDescription";"ID3v2_4:PlaylistDelay";"ID3v2_4:OriginalReleaseTime";"ID3v2_4:RecordingTime";"ID3v2_4:ReleaseTime";"ID3v2_4:TaggingTime";"ID3v2_4:EncodedBy";"ID3v2_4:Lyricist";"ID3v2_4:FileType";"ID3v2_4:PodcastID";"ID3v2_4:InvolvedPeople";"ID3v2_4:Grouping";"ID3v2_4:Subtitle";"ID3v2_4:InitialKey";"ID3v2_4:PodcastKeywords";"ID3v2_4:Language";"ID3v2_4:Length";"ID3v2_4:MusicianCredits";"ID3v2_4:Media";"ID3v2_4:Mood";"ID3v2_4:OriginalAlbum";"ID3v2_4:OriginalFileName";"ID3v2_4:OriginalLyricist";"ID3v2_4:OriginalArtist";"ID3v2_4:FileOwner";"ID3v2_4:Band";"ID3v2_4:Conductor";"ID3v2_4:InterpretedBy";"ID3v2_4:PartOfSet";"ID3v2_4:ProducedNotice";"ID3v2_4:Publisher";"ID3v2_4:InternetRadioStationName";"ID3v2_4:InternetRadioStationOwner";"ID3v2_4:ComposerSortOrder";"ID3v2_4:PerformerSortOrder";"ID3v2_4:TitleSortOrder";"ID3v2_4:AlbumArtistSortOrder";"ID3v2_4:AlbumSortOrder";"ID3v2_4:ISRC";"ID3v2_4:EncoderSettings";"ID3v2_4:SetSubtitle";"ID3v2_4:UserDefinedText";"ID3v2_4:TermsOfUse";"ID3v2_4:Lyrics";"ID3v2_4:CommercialURL";"ID3v2_4:CopyrightURL";"ID3v2_4:PodcastURL";"ID3v2_4:FileURL";"ID3v2_4:ArtistURL";"ID3v2_4:SourceURL";"ID3v2_4:InternetRadioStationURL";"ID3v2_4:PaymentURL";"ID3v2_4:PublisherURL";"ID3v2_4:UserDefinedURL";"ID3v2_4:OriginalReleaseTime";"ID3v2_4:PerformerSortOrder";"ID3v2_4:TitleSortOrder";;"APE:Artist";"APE:Album";"APE:Track";"APE:Title";"APE:Duration";"APE:Genre";"APE:Year";"APE:ToolName";"APE:ToolVersion";"APE:CompressionLevel";"APE:BlocksPerFrame";"APE:FinalFrameBlocks";"APE:TotalFrames";"APE:BitsPerSample";"APE:Channels";"APE:SampleRate";"APE:APEVersion";"APE:CompressionLevel";"APE:Channels";"APE:SampleRate";"APE:TotalFrames";"APE:FinalFrameBlocks"
"$FileName";"$Directory";"$FileSize";"$FileType";"$FileTypeExtension";"$FileName";"$MPEGAudioVersion";"$AudioLayer";"$AudioBitrate";"$SampleRate";"$ChannelMode";"$MSStereo";"$IntensityStereo";"$CopyrightFlag";"$OriginalMedia";"$Emphasis";"$Encoder";"$LameVBRQuality";"$LameQuality";"$LameMethod";"$LameLowPassFilter";"$LameBitrate";"$LameStereoMode";"$Duration";"$ID3v1:Artist";"$ID3v1:Album";"$ID3v1:Track";"$ID3v1:Title";"$ID3v1:Year";"$ID3v1:Comment";"$ID3v1:Genre";"$ID3v1_Enh:Artist2";"$ID3v1_Enh:Album2";"$ID3v1_Enh:Title2";"$ID3v1_Enh:Speed";"$ID3v1_Enh:Medium";"$ID3v1_Enh:Fast";"$ID3v1_Enh:Hardcore";"$ID3v1_Enh:Genre";"$ID3v1_Enh:StartTime ";"$ID3v1_Enh:EndTime ";"$ID3v2_2:Artist";"$ID3v2_2:Album";"$ID3v2_2:Track";"$ID3v2_2:Title";"$ID3v2_2:Year";"$ID3v2_2:Comment";"$ID3v2_2:Genre";"$ID3v2_2:Length";"$ID3v2_2:Compilation";"$ID3v2_2:AlbumArtistSortOrder";"$ID3v2_2:AlbumSortOrder";"$ID3v2_2:ComposerSortOrder";"$ID3v2_2:PlayCounter";"$ID3v2_2:InvolvedPeople";"$ID3v2_2:iTunesU";"$ID3v2_2:Podcast";"$ID3v2_2:Picture";"$ID3v2_2:PictureFormat";"$ID3v2_2:PictureType";"$ID3v2_2:PictureDescription";"$ID3v2_2:Popularimeter";"$ID3v2_2:RelativeVolumeAdjustment";"$ID3v2_2:SynLyrics";"$ID3v2_2:BeatsPerMinute";"$ID3v2_2:Composer";"$ID3v2_2:Copyright";"$ID3v2_2:Date";"$ID3v2_2:PlaylistDelay";"$ID3v2_2:EncodedBy";"$ID3v2_2:FileType";"$ID3v2_2:Time";"$ID3v2_2:InitialKey";"$ID3v2_2:Language";"$ID3v2_2:Media";"$ID3v2_2:OriginalArtist";"$ID3v2_2:OriginalFileName";"$ID3v2_2:OriginalLyricist";"$ID3v2_2:OriginalReleaseYear";"$ID3v2_2:OriginalAlbum";"$ID3v2_2:Band";"$ID3v2_2:Conductor";"$ID3v2_2:InterpretedBy";"$ID3v2_2:PartOfSet";"$ID3v2_2:Publisher";"$ID3v2_2:ISRC";"$ID3v2_2:RecordingDates";"$ID3v2_2:Size";"$ID3v2_2:PerformerSortOrder";"$ID3v2_2:EncoderSettings";"$ID3v2_2:TitleSortOrder";"$ID3v2_2:Grouping";"$ID3v2_2:Subtitle";"$ID3v2_2:Lyricist";"$ID3v2_2:UserDefinedText";"$ID3v2_2:Lyrics";"$ID3v2_2:FileURL";"$ID3v2_2:ArtistURL";"$ID3v2_2:SourceURL";"$ID3v2_2:CommercialURL";"$ID3v2_2:CopyrightURL";"$ID3v2_2:PublisherURL";"$ID3v2_2:UserDefinedURL";"$ID3v2_3:Artist";"$ID3v2_3:Album";"$ID3v2_3:Track";"$ID3v2_3:Title";"$ID3v2_3:Year";"$ID3v2_3:Comment";"$ID3v2_3:Genre";"$ID3v2_3:Compilation";"$ID3v2_3:TitleSortOrder";"$ID3v2_3:InvolvedPeople";"$ID3v2_3:iTunesU";"$ID3v2_3:MusicCDIdentifier";"$ID3v2_3:Ownership";"$ID3v2_3:PlayCounter";"$ID3v2_3:Podcast";"$ID3v2_3:Popularimeter";"$ID3v2_3:SynLyrics";"$ID3v2_3:BeatsPerMinute";"$ID3v2_3:PodcastCategory";"$ID3v2_3:Composer";"$ID3v2_3:Copyright";"$ID3v2_3:Date";"$ID3v2_3:PodcastDescription";"$ID3v2_3:PlaylistDelay";"$ID3v2_3:EncodedBy";"$ID3v2_3:Lyricist";"$ID3v2_3:FileType";"$ID3v2_3:PodcastID";"$ID3v2_3:Time";"$ID3v2_3:Grouping";"$ID3v2_3:Subtitle";"$ID3v2_3:InitialKey";"$ID3v2_3:PodcastKeywords";"$ID3v2_3:Language";"$ID3v2_3:Length";"$ID3v2_3:Media";"$ID3v2_3:OriginalAlbum";"$ID3v2_3:OriginalFileName";"$ID3v2_3:OriginalLyricist";"$ID3v2_3:OriginalArtist";"$ID3v2_3:OriginalReleaseYear";"$ID3v2_3:FileOwner";"$ID3v2_3:Band";"$ID3v2_3:Conductor";"$ID3v2_3:InterpretedBy";"$ID3v2_3:PartOfSet";"$ID3v2_3:Publisher";"$ID3v2_3:RecordingDates";"$ID3v2_3:InternetRadioStationName";"$ID3v2_3:InternetRadioStationOwner";"$ID3v2_3:Size";"$ID3v2_3:AlbumArtistSortOrder";"$ID3v2_3:AlbumSortOrder";"$ID3v2_3:ComposerSortOrder";"$ID3v2_3:ISRC";"$ID3v2_3:EncoderSettings";"$ID3v2_3:UserDefinedText";"$ID3v2_3:TermsOfUse";"$ID3v2_3:Lyrics";"$ID3v2_3:CommercialURL";"$ID3v2_3:CopyrightURL";"$ID3v2_3:PodcastURL";"$ID3v2_3:FileURL";"$ID3v2_3:ArtistURL";"$ID3v2_3:SourceURL";"$ID3v2_3:InternetRadioStationURL";"$ID3v2_3:PaymentURL";"$ID3v2_3:PublisherURL";"$ID3v2_3:UserDefinedURL";"$ID3v2_3:OriginalReleaseTime";"$ID3v2_3:PerformerSortOrder";"$ID3v2_4:Artist";"$ID3v2_4:Album";"$ID3v2_4:Track";"$ID3v2_4:Title";"$ID3v2_4:Comment";"$ID3v2_4:Genre";"$ID3v2_4:Compilation";"$ID3v2_4:iTunesU";"$ID3v2_4:MusicCDIdentifier";"$ID3v2_4:Ownership";"$ID3v2_4:PlayCounter";"$ID3v2_4:Podcast";"$ID3v2_4:Popularimeter";"$ID3v2_4:Private";"$ID3v2_4:RelativeVolumeAdjustment";"$ID3v2_4:SynLyrics";"$ID3v2_4:BeatsPerMinute";"$ID3v2_4:PodcastCategory";"$ID3v2_4:Composer";"$ID3v2_4:Copyright";"$ID3v2_4:EncodingTime";"$ID3v2_4:PodcastDescription";"$ID3v2_4:PlaylistDelay";"$ID3v2_4:OriginalReleaseTime";"$ID3v2_4:RecordingTime";"$ID3v2_4:ReleaseTime";"$ID3v2_4:TaggingTime";"$ID3v2_4:EncodedBy";"$ID3v2_4:Lyricist";"$ID3v2_4:FileType";"$ID3v2_4:PodcastID";"$ID3v2_4:InvolvedPeople";"$ID3v2_4:Grouping";"$ID3v2_4:Subtitle";"$ID3v2_4:InitialKey";"$ID3v2_4:PodcastKeywords";"$ID3v2_4:Language";"$ID3v2_4:Length";"$ID3v2_4:MusicianCredits";"$ID3v2_4:Media";"$ID3v2_4:Mood";"$ID3v2_4:OriginalAlbum";"$ID3v2_4:OriginalFileName";"$ID3v2_4:OriginalLyricist";"$ID3v2_4:OriginalArtist";"$ID3v2_4:FileOwner";"$ID3v2_4:Band";"$ID3v2_4:Conductor";"$ID3v2_4:InterpretedBy";"$ID3v2_4:PartOfSet";"$ID3v2_4:ProducedNotice";"$ID3v2_4:Publisher";"$ID3v2_4:InternetRadioStationName";"$ID3v2_4:InternetRadioStationOwner";"$ID3v2_4:ComposerSortOrder";"$ID3v2_4:PerformerSortOrder";"$ID3v2_4:TitleSortOrder";"$ID3v2_4:AlbumArtistSortOrder";"$ID3v2_4:AlbumSortOrder";"$ID3v2_4:ISRC";"$ID3v2_4:EncoderSettings";"$ID3v2_4:SetSubtitle";"$ID3v2_4:UserDefinedText";"$ID3v2_4:TermsOfUse";"$ID3v2_4:Lyrics";"$ID3v2_4:CommercialURL";"$ID3v2_4:CopyrightURL";"$ID3v2_4:PodcastURL";"$ID3v2_4:FileURL";"$ID3v2_4:ArtistURL";"$ID3v2_4:SourceURL";"$ID3v2_4:InternetRadioStationURL";"$ID3v2_4:PaymentURL";"$ID3v2_4:PublisherURL";"$ID3v2_4:UserDefinedURL";"$ID3v2_4:OriginalReleaseTime";"$ID3v2_4:PerformerSortOrder";"$ID3v2_4:TitleSortOrder";;"$APE:Artist";"$APE:Album";"$APE:Track";"$APE:Title";"$APE:Duration";"$APE:Genre";"$APE:Year";"$APE:ToolName";"$APE:ToolVersion";"$APE:CompressionLevel";"$APE:BlocksPerFrame";"$APE:FinalFrameBlocks";"$APE:TotalFrames";"$APE:BitsPerSample";"$APE:Channels";"$APE:SampleRate";"$APE:APEVersion";"$APE:CompressionLevel";"$APE:Channels";"$APE:SampleRate";"$APE:TotalFrames";"$APE:FinalFrameBlocks

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small.fmt is seperated by TAB, wheras all.fmt is seperated by ";"

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