Get IDTAG Data from a .cue sheet file with MP3Tag?


#1

Hi there,

Lately i have been using this great program more and more to organise my mp3 collection.
Now with quite a few albums i came across the problem that there were no tag resources available.
However they did have cue sheets available on a website (all of them)!

So i was wondering if it was possible to specify the use of a .cue file with MP3Tag to use it to rename those files!

Everything is in there, all i would need to do is specify things like:

  • The data that comes after "Performer:" has to be used in the %artist% field.
  • The data that comes after "Title" between quotes has to be used in the %title% field.
  • The data that comes after "Track" has to be used in the %track% field.

Does anyone know if this is possible to specify in MP3Tag?

If not, it might be a serious feature addition to consider. :slight_smile:

Thanks a million.


#2

Could you please paste the content of such a .cue-file like you get it from the website?


#3

Sure thing. :slight_smile:

Here is an example of the first 4 tracks of an album:

PERFORMER "VA"
TITLE "Hard Jump by DJ Furax vs DJ Marcky"
REM ** downloaded at Spandel.nL **
FILE "01-va-va-hard jump by dj furax vs dj marcky.mp3" MP3

TRACK 01 AUDIO
TITLE "vocosample"
PERFORMER "dj furax"
FLAGS DCP
INDEX 01 00:00:00
TRACK 02 AUDIO
TITLE "jump on the bells"
PERFORMER "synap-g"
FLAGS DCP
INDEX 01 03:38:67
TRACK 03 AUDIO
TITLE "babastyle"
PERFORMER "baba style"
FLAGS DCP
INDEX 01 05:40:35
TRACK 04 AUDIO
TITLE "tranceballers (ruthless and vorwerk remix)"
PERFORMER "dark-e"
FLAGS DCP
INDEX 01 09:31:22

Note that the bold part is the header of the CD (Album title, artist etc).

A lot of info can be discarded because it is only used by software that cuts mp3's up according to the .cue file.
You can find more here.


#4

The album is also on discogs.com
http://www.discogs.com/release/412402
You can use these scripts
/t/1992/1
to search by album or search the album on the website and use the id to tag.

I also made a quick script for this spandel site. You must enter the url of the cue sheet:
/t/5335/1


#5

Cool to see you have a script for it, but it seems to be flawed. :slight_smile:

It seems to be using the first artist from the Album header instead of the first artist of the first song.
And this causes all the names to shift.

Oh and the Discogs scripts no longer seem to work.
I always get errors saying it couldnt connect. :frowning:


#6

I've updated the script.

discogs works fine for me.


#7

The script works now!

Thanks a lot! :smiley:

As for Discogs: I got it to work once but then it wouldnt work anymore after.... like the website was too busy or something.