Request: Export Tags to Text Window

Export Tags to Text Files

Exporting tags to text files can be done by using Convert → Tag - Text File.

But we need the tags in a text window, right inside mp3tag. Similar to Convert → Text File - Tag Text Window option.

It should have first setup to select fields and format that. Next button must produce the text on the screen.

This will help copy the tags easily from songs to another application.

Exporting tags to csv and opening in a text editor can be cumbersome for small number of songs.

Are you sure? I see no such possibility:

Do you mean the Export-Action?

Or do you suggest to introduce a NEW Convert function?

I found a some threads that copy tags to clipboard:

This might be something similar - you only have to have a text (editor) window open and paste the data.

My guess is that it's for #mac based on the OPs past activity.

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@Florian You stole my words.

Yes, This is for mac.

Tags - Textfile (window) is a beautiful feature in mp3tag. We need the same feature in reverse direction.

Fewer number of songs (say 10-20):
We can load songs in mp3tag. Copy tags and make conversion (language), spelling correction, etc in an external application and paste the tags back to songs in the same session.

Larger collection (100s-1000s):
We could export "tags - textfile (csv)" with "_path" and make changes and import back to mp3tag (in windows).

But unfortunately, it is not an option in mac. It is another request. I am not cross-referencing that thread here.

Right now, that way we export and import tags in/out of mp3tag has limitation.

Clipboard: is fast and efficient for fewer items.

  • Windows/mac: limited to one way, import only

CSV: is robust and powerful for larger items.

  • Windows: supports bi-directional
  • mac: only one-way, export is clear and import is dangerous

Please help build the bridge.