Exporting Tags


#1

I've just downloaded MP3 tag and I must say that it's the best program of it's sort I have found on the internet (and I have looked long and hard for something that would do what I wanted)

Now I have a lot of MP3 files that I wanted to convert to Ogg Vorbis and the converter I have does not copy the tags across. So I thought - easy. I have this wonderful new tag manager that does mp3 tags and ogg comments.

So I found the export, setup the format to just do the tags that I use, exported one album, looked at it in notepad and everything looked just fine.

So I went to the Convert menu and found the Taglist file - Tag menu choice and in the first box put the file name I had jsut created and in the format strig box pasted the format string from the export option. I mean, it has to be the same.

Ticked the Preview Only box and pushed the button. Nothing happened. Just got a list of the highlighed filenames in the window that popped up. No tags. :unsure:

After some head scratching (ouch splinters) I discovered that the format string has extra spaces in it and those extra spaces have to be removed, even though that format string works in the export and even though those extra spaces are in the export .txt file.

So now two things - can I remove those extra spaces from the export format and still expect it to work properly and can I change the delimiter between the tag fields to something like "|" so I don't get funny results with the "-" that is in there now?

Does the Convert menu choice trim the spaces from the text file when it puts them into a tag?

(I know that's three questions - I can't count either, OK?)

Regards

Jeff Larsen
:book:


#2

Jeff,

yes, you can use a different formatsting at the export configuration like %_filename_ext%|%artist%|%title%|%year%|%genre%|%comment%|%album% and import the exported tags with the same format string via the converter Taglist-File - Tag.

Please make sure, that you are using the latest Development Build, because there were some errors in the final release with the tag import.

Best regards,
~ Florian


#3

Yes, I'm using V2.17 and I have discovered more. I changed the delimiter to "~" and set the export format to have just one space between each placeholder and delimeter. Like this:-

%artist% ~ %album% ~ %title% ~ %track% ~ %year% ~ %genre% ~ %comment%

I then exported a tag and pasted this format to the Taglist - file - tag menu choice. It didn't work. :angry:

I then put the extra spaces back in the export format only, exported the tag and looked at the export file. The extra spaces were there. Like this:-

%artist% ~ %album% ~ %title% ~ %track% ~ %year% ~ %genre% ~ %comment%

Cyndi Lauper ~ Girls just want to have fun ~ Girls just want to have fun ~ ~ ~ Pop ~

Then without changing the Taglist - file - tag format I tried a preview. It worked. My head exploded. :w00t:

Jeff Larsen


#4

Could you please paste both format strings and one line of the export file enclosed in a code tag (so the spaces won't be removed by the forum software)?

Best regards,
~ Florian


#5

Of course - this is a copy and paste straight from your program

This is the working strings as I'm using now.....

First of all is the export

RECORDLINE01=%artist%  ~  %album%  ~  %title%  ~  %track%  ~  %year%  ~  %genre%  ~  %comment%

Now this format produces an export like this

Led Zeppelin  ~  Led Zeppelin IV  ~  Black Dog  ~  01  ~  1971  ~  Rock  ~                  

To import a tag like this I have to use this format

%artist% ~ %album% ~ %title% ~ %track% ~ %year% ~ %genre% ~ %comment%

I cannot just use the format from the export. Now do you see the trouble I had? I have solved my problem, but what I'm trying to do is save someone else the same trouble, cause they might not be able to find it like I did /boast :smiley:

Regards

Jeff Larsen


#6

Jeff,

I've just tested the format strings %artist% ~ %album% ~ %title% ~ %track% ~ %year% ~ %genre% ~ %comment% and %artist% ~ %album% ~ %title% ~ %track% ~ %year% ~ %genre% ~ %comment% in both Export and Taglist-File - Tag with no problems.

Are you sure, that you're using the latest Development Build?

~ Florian


#7

The file I downloaded from your website and installed on my computer is mp3tagv217csetup.exe 1134659 size from http://www.anytag.de/support/mp3tagv217csetup.exe.

The examples I showed in my last message were examples that worked. (I thought I made that quite clear). The examples that DO NOT WORK are these (as follows):-

Example 1:

RECORDLINE01=%artist% ~ %album% ~ %title% ~ %track% ~ %year% ~ %genre% ~ %comment%

and

%artist% ~ %album% ~ %title% ~ %track% ~ %year% ~ %genre% ~ %comment%

also

Example 2:

RECORDLINE01=%artist%  ~  %album%  ~  %title%  ~  %track%  ~  %year%  ~  %genre%  ~  %comment%

and

%artist%  ~  %album%  ~  %title%  ~  %track%  ~  %year%  ~  %genre%  ~  %comment%

Only the specific combination of double spacing in the export format and single spacing in the Taglist-File - Tag format will work. So if you take the Export format from Example 2 and combine it with the Taglist-File - Tag format from Example 1 you will have a working combination.

Regards

Jeff


#8

i dont know but this all works for me:

%artist%  ~  %album%  ~  %title%  ~  %track%  ~  %year%  ~  %genre%  ~  %comment%

with

%artist%  ~  %album%  ~  %title%  ~  %track%  ~  %year%  ~  %genre%  ~  %comment%

or

%artist%~%album%~%title%~%track%~%year%~%genre%~%comment%

with

%artist%~%album%~%title%~%track%~%year%~%genre%~%comment%

to me it seems all works correct


#9

Well I'm embarrassed. This morning I was checking through my download directory and I noticed I had both the original V2.17 and the V217c.

When I looked into it further I had only installed V2.17 and then downloaded V2.17c but not installed it.

What can I say except that you were correct and I was wrong. When I test it now it works.

Everything works.

It's a wonderful program.

Regards

Jeff Larsen