I'm investigating how best to tag a load of classical music and wondered if it would be possible to add the capability to save blocks of tags and apply them to a different set of files.
Let me give you an example...
Suppose I have tagged a set of 4 files that are the movements of a Beethoven symphony. The tags in the first file might look like this:
ALBUM: Beethoven: Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67
ARTIST: Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra;David Zinman (conductor)
COMPOSER: Ludwig van Beethoven
TITLE: i. Allegro con brio
WORK: Symphony No.5 in C minor
ALBUM is generated programmatically from COMPOSER_SHORT, WORK, & OPUS
The other three files are similar, but with different titles, and track nos.
Now, suppose I want to tag another performance of the same symphony. This will be tagged exactly the same but with different artists.
What I'd like to do is to apply a subset of the tags in the first set of files to the second set of files, ie:
ALBUM, COMPOSER, COMPOSER_SHORT, OPUS, WORK
I don't want to overwrite any other existing, e.g REPLAYGAIN_* .
My ideal work flow would be:
- tag first set of files in Mp3tag
- Select those files & right-click
- Select "Save tag set..."
- Choose the list of tags to save by checking/unchecking boxes in a list, preferably with the option to save different groups of tags for export, so I might choose a previously saved set named "Classical composer & work"
- Give this tag set a name, eg. "Beethoven: Symphony No.5"
- Press "Save" to save the tags
- Open the new set of files in Mp3tag
- Select those files and right-click
- Select "Load tag set..."
- Choose from a list of saved tag sets, optionally filtering on the named tag groups, and with some sort of search facility, ie. I could type "Beethoven" to see all tag sets with a name containing "Beethoven"
- Select the tag set named "Beethoven: Symphony No.5"
- Press "Apply" to apply the saved tags to the selected files
Does all this make sense?
Would this sort of thing be something you would be willing to consider adding?