Having additional SRC show up in program menu?

I have added 2 audiobook specific .src files to the /mp4tag/data/sources directory to help me claify and tag Audiobooks:

But neither show up in the menu of the mp3tag program. Am I missing something, or is this not how it works? Is it even possible?


If you use a regular installation, SRC files should be installed here:

Yes, that is where I placed them. I searched forum for advice before posting.

Screenshot 2021-12-02 084038

Occasionally, an old installation has the supporting folders in the program folder.
To be sure, create a user tool (File>Options>Tools) for explorer with the parameter
This should open the folder in which MP3tag looks for actions and sources.

Not exactly sure how to configure the Path? Per my screenshot:

Name: The name of the audiobook source to pull tags from
Path: I pointed to the .src file. If this is incorrect, what should it be pointing to?
Parameter: The line you game me from previous post.

I also checked the box "for all selected files".

Screenshot 2021-12-02 114052

As a note before I did this, I just did a re-install of mp3tag of the most recent build so no old installation files hanging out.

Apparently, I was a little beside myself.
The idea of the tool was to find the folder where MP3tag looks for its supporting files like actions, exports or web source scripts.
Once you found the "Source" folder, copy the new script to that folder.
Once you found the source folder, you can delete the tool again.

That is what I have done:

Name: Audible
Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Mp3tag\data\sources\Audible.com#Search by Album.src
Parameter: '/e,"'$getEnv('MP3TAGAPPDATA')'"'

checked: for all selected files

So the mp3tag program should be looking at this specific .src file to then include in the list of sources. But no new tools are showing up.

There seems to be a misunderstanding.
The tool that I suggested had no other purpose than to find the correct folder for web source scripts.
It should call the windows explorer with the named parameters.
As soon as the sources folder is open, copy the file with the source script to that folder and start MP3tag in the usual way.
MP3tag should then show the source script in the menu Web Sources.

I wrote a whole post that got blocked and now I don't know where it went. I did exactly as you suggested. This is very disappointing because I love this tool and I don't understand why audiobook sources for tagging aren't just included with the other sources...

There needs to be a verbose, step by step guide for this, with more description. The current documentation doesn't really explain anything.

Trying the reply again...

@ohrenkino When you mention "The tool" I am assuming you mean inside mp3tag, going to File > Options > Tools.

I believe I am using this correctly. Per my above posts, I added a Name, used the Windows Explorer for the Path and pointed at the exact .src file in the source directory, all as you indicated. For the parameters I used the string you gave me. I don't quite follow what it does as I don't see documentation for the syntax, but I am assuming it loads what is in the .src file. I also checked the all files box.

I am fairly positive I am following all the directions for this correctly. The .src files indicate themselves to place them in the source directory as well, with no other instructions.

I would have to think, if the .src file I added to the tools option points to a .src file, and the .src file is in the same directory as all the other .src files, that this should just work. What am I missing? Everything I just described is in my screen shots above. @ryerman

Edit - Perhaps I used the wrong wording above looking back through, when I said nothing is showing the "new tools". That should have been "nothing is showing the new tag sources". I do have a screen shot that shows that this is not changing as well above.


ohrenkino has given you a tool so that you can find where SRC files and all configuration data are located for your particular installation.

The path used in the tool should be to Explorer:

There are 2 places where SRC files are usually located.
If you have a Standard installation they are here: %APPDATA%\Mp3tag\data\sources
If you have a Portable installation they are here: some path\to\wherever Mp3tag is installed\MP3tag\data\sources
You have indicated that placing SRC files in %APPDATA%\Mp3tag\data\sources does not make them appear in the program's Tag Sources menu.

Perhaps your installation appears to Mp3tag as if it is a Portable Installation.
Try putting the SRC files in the "sources" folder in the Mp3tag installation folder.

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This is what the tool setup should look like:

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The folders you can see on your screenshot below MP3Tag are not typical for the MP3Tag-folder in %appdata%. It looks as if you you show us the windows-program-folder. Also other folders besides MP3Tag seem to be typical folders in the program-folder.

To go to the %appdata%-folder you have to open the windows-explorer, click on the folder-icon in the adress bar so that it gets blue and then write %appdata%.
Or go the search field of windows and write %appdata% there.

The reason you have to do this is that the appdata-folder of the user-profile in the normal installation of Windows is a hidden folder, that you can't reach by navigating to it in the explorer. So either you would have to change the windows-settings so that the explorer also shows hidden folders or you use the placeholder %appdata% which directly opens
c:\Users\Your username\Appdata\Roaming
or type the above path to the adress bar

Ohrenkinos tool-suggestion should also navigate you to that folder if you really installed Mp3Tag in the standard way and not as portable.

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Yes, you all were correct. This was entirely my mistake. I have beaten myself up over this now extensively this morning for not reading the very first post as it was written. I assumed because I found source files in the program directory, that was the only place they resided. I know better, so again, I apologize.

Once I placed the files in the %appdata% location, it immediately showed both sources.

Much thanks and appreciate to you all for sticking with me through my stubbornness (hangs head in embarrassment)...