Hi, I am really sorry to be bothering you all with this but I am going to have to come right out and admit that I have absolutely NO idea about strings, expressions and anything about computer code at all! I've been up all night trying to figure out how to do this 'Split fields by separator' action, reading and clicking and reading and clicking through wikipedia trying to understand everything from metadata to MP3 to ID3 tag to string, scripting, container format, general expression, their histories, standardization in order to try to figure out exactly what this little sentence means and how to implement it:
"This action type allows for splitting values of fields into multiple separate fields based on a given separator character."
but I think I am now finally going to have to just ask somebody to tell me which keys on my keyboard to press and in what order to press them before I commit suicide!
I read some blog about genre tagging (I know that you're all going...oh no!!!...now!). Somebody suggested this option in mp3tag. I have used mp3tag for a long time but I am a pretty basic user and perform fairly basic functions most of the time.
In explaining how to do this, could you give me a bit of a 'laymen's' description on exactly why one would want to do this? My understanding is that I will be able to have albums (or individual songs if I really want to drive myself crazy) tagged as being in a number of genres, meaning that if a song is tagged with Pop/Rock and Electronic in separate genre fields (or, a split genre field) then I could do a search for all Pop/Rock-Electronic songs that would exclude Pop/Rock-Grunge and Pop/Rock-Punk and Pop/Rock-Indie etc etc etc.
Would I thus be able to have 3 or 4 levels of genre in my own kind of like, 'Genre Tree'? How do I identify the separate/split field(s) on the mp3Tag user interface or in my chosen media player (Windows Media Player)? Would I have 3 Genre Columns to sort by in both programs? Where do I enter the genres in the left pane on mp3Tag?
I tried creating the action as instructed, but when I clicked ok 0 files were updated. I tried typing in the genre box in the left pane 'Hard Rock//Soft Rock' then applying the action. //Soft Rock disappeared and left Hard Rock in the box but there was no indication in mp3Tag or WMP that two separate fields (or a split field) had been generated and that they contained separate genres.
I'm so sorry, but I am just so confuzzled right now! Please help! Thanks for any help in advance.