I would please appreciate advice with "release dates". Specifically, I have a media server I use for FLAC files called "Audio Request" wherein my metadata is tagged with the usual album, artist, genre, year and also the "release date".
I have been entering this release date manually in the "Audio Request" system itself in this format: "January 1, 2020".
I have thousands of new albums I am trying to add to the "Audio Request" and I prepared metadata information with mp3tag and the program works beautifully.
I would like to prepare the "release date" metadata information in mp3tag so that I don't have to enter it within "Audio Request" - but I am having trouble with this and would appreciate advice. Here are the details:
When one opens "Audio Request" the release dates for albums are always shown in this format: January 1, 2020.
From looking at metadata of tagged media that was in Audio Request, it appears that this "Release Date" is using a metadata field "release_time". I created a custom field in mp3tag for that. For the purpose of testing I created a small 5 second FLAC file and gave it the release date of "January 1, 2020". This file is uploaded here:
01 Music Sample Tagged by mp3tag.zip (424.0 KB)
When I load this prepared file into the "Audio Request" my release date does shows up, but it is not showing up in the same format viewed in mp3tag. Instead the release date shows up as numbers and time: 2020-01-01 00:00:00
I deleted the release date field within the "Audio Request" and manually re-entered and saved the release date "January 1, 2020". This information holds correctly in the proper format as "January 1, 2020".
I have attached here the file after it has been re-saved by "Audio Request". I believe it has some different metadata written into it after re-saving.
02 Music Sample Tagged by Audio Request.zip (424.4 KB)
Summary: There is undoubtedly something different in how Audio Request is saving the "release date" metadata, but I am not technically adept enough to understand what that difference is or what I need to do in mp3tag to accomplish this.
I do hope the uploaded files provide a clue. Any recommendations on how I might solve this are most appreciated.
Wishing you all a safe week,