Field renaming.


#1

Hello, this might turn into a feature request, but it may already be implemented or a way to accomplish it.

In the latest development version, several name fields were changed like BAND->ALBUMARTIST. Even though I don't know the rationale behind these renames I would like to have my music collection to use the new names.

First I thought of an action, so I looked there to create a group of actions to rename those fields; but there's no action to do it. Then I started to go manually through my collection, but stopped in the first album already; I found it crazy to do it that way.

That album were probably not tagged using Mp3tag because there was even a field named "ALBUM ARTIST". Most of my collection are mp3 files with ID3v1, ID3v2 and APEv2 tags but there some AAC files in there too (inside MP4 containers).

Is there a way to rename fields right now? If not, could this be treated as a feature request and give it a think at least?

Thank you for your time.


#2

Only the name of the field inside Mp3Tag was changed from BAND to ALBUMARTIST. The tag of the mp3 keeps the same. What you have tagged before with a BAND tag has now a ALBUMARTIST tag. It is and was a TPE2 tag/frame and is interpreted as album artist by most media players.
ALBUM ARTIST is not affected by this change and keeps the same as before.
see here for a overview:
[F] Mp3tag v2.46a - 'Album Artist' Not Correct

If you still have the need to change tags (e.g. after using a not updated web sources script with the new Mp3Tag version), it's very easy. Make a action group with two actions.
1.
Action: Format Value
Field: ALBUMARTIST
Format string: %band%

Action: Remove Fields
Fields to remove: BAND


#3

Oh, I see, thank you for the clarification!

And thank you for the action combination too, I didn't figure it out.