Suggestion: Convert / Clipboard - Tag


#1

I'd love to have another option in the convert menu to bring tags from external sources. Now we have the Text file - Tag but mostly (ever) I don't have any text file but I rather find a track list on a web site of the author, copy that list, create a new text file in some temp directory, convert tags using Mp3tag and then delete the file. With the Clipboard - Tag I wouldn't have any of this file mess.

Thank you! :slight_smile:


#2

Could you please elaborate a little how you align the more or less random data on websites with the tags in the files by simply copying data into the clipboard?


#3

Well, I mean that there would be no need to create a file, copy information from the site to the file, and then delete the file (which I almost always forget). You just copy a tracklist from a web site (as plain text, of course), go to Mp3Tag and on dialog very similar to the one we have now by selecting Convert / File - Tag you type in a regex to parse tags from the text in the clipboard.


#4

In exactly the same way one imports tags from text file, except in this case the clipboard is the text file...fire up puddletag if you want to see it in action.


#5

As you seem to know that function well, just out of interest: How does puddletag know which tag should be filled with which data from the clipboard.


#6

In exactly the same way mp3tag & puddletag know how to interperet a text file - you specify a pattern string e.g. %track%. %artist% - %title%.

I asked for this functionality in mp3tag two years back and was ridiculed by regulars that knew better, Florian wasn't interested, so it never happened.


#7

Thank you for clearifying.
I assumed that normal clipboard operations work more or less at the flick of a button and then without any further user interaction - which then would have made it guesswork where to put which data from the clipboard.
But with the intermediate step of defining a pattern (like for the other converters) this makes much more sense to me.
Thank you.


#8

You're welcome, of course previously defined patterns are remembered from one launch of puddletag to the next, and the last used is also remembered throughout a puddletag session, so the intermediate step is generally just a visual confirmation that what you're seeing is the result you want and hitting Ok.