Can someone please tell me whether the numbers contained within mta files are important and whether having numbers in the wrong order makes a difference/whether the numbers can be removed without consequences?
see here on the editing of mta files:
Are there any good language descriptions for the MTA files?
For example, my intention is to create an action to create a Decade tag using the digits from the Year or Original Year tags, if they exist. Otherwise it is filled with "Unknown".
I somehow figured out how to cobble together a couple of actions in an action group and then hand edit the MTA file, as below, which does seem to work for at least one scenario, but I do have to test all boundary conditions.
Thank you for your reply.
I could not see any reference to the significance of the numbers before each piece of code in actions, do you not know?
I am not quite sure what cannot be understood by this statement in the link:
The MTA file resp. its content is subject of the Mp3tag application system and not subject to the common user.
It is not recommended to edit MTA files manually, because of the special sovereign usage by the application itself.
A bad formatted MTA file can cause bad behaviour of the application, which can bring harm to the data and to the user.
If you want to know how to create an action resp. build a group of actions, then read the help manual, and do all changes to the action definitions by using the user interface of Mp3tag.
In short it means: hands off, use Mp3tag.