Hi. This great tool has already enabled me to make a lot of progress organising about 500 CDs.
- ripped with WMP 12. (Note for anyone else's future reference, do not auto-rip as the first track will have incomplete tag info. I learnt this the hard way after a couple of hundred CDs! But mp3tag, did make it much easier to repair).
- Updated tracks to be ##, got disc numbers from the folder/album info.
- Updated album info, composer, artist etc to be consistent across all (both for a single CD and the same name in the same format)
I'm trying to get album covers and identifying IDs ideally as many as are available (could be Amazon's ASIN, could be barcode, catalog number with record label etc). I have tried getting some of this through Picard and MusicBrainz. It seems to be available.
I have tried (with test copies) using Tag Sources / MusicBrainz and can see get the right album from the options. I can see some of ID info I would like to grab is available. BUT how can I stop it from overwriting other info (eg Album, Artist, track title & number)? Some album names I have slightly changed to make distinctions clearer between versions of similar CDs, I don't want those all overwritten by the MBz suggestions. And they seem to use n/N for track number.
I've had a look at the underlying .scr file and am not confident enough about amending it. (I have, many years ago, done a bit of programming in other forms but this syntax is not something I am familiar with).
Is there a way to select/deselect which tags to import in the GUI? Or can someone point out a simple edit to the .scr file that will then only pull in ID tags and cover art?
It would make sense to use/keep some of the other MusicBrainz tags if I am going to do this album by album, even if I can see no immediate need for them. Probably just at album level not track level.
Also, and this may be a MB question that I should ask over there: if I do add ASIN, Barcode & Catalog Number within Picard, where can I see/access that from within mp3tag? I've looked on extended tags after having amended one album and can't find it.
Ultimately I'm trying to get to a complete exportable library to dump into a spreadsheet.
Many thanks for any suggestions.
For future ref I also found the following useful.
Most importantly MBz XML page
I did have some other links to topics on the help forum but it won't let me add them as a new user - fair enough!