We have situations wherein we have otherwise identical albums in both "standard" and HD file formats. In our case, the file formats are FLAC (44.1/16) and FLAC (96/24). We first add up to 20 or 30 standard and custom Vorbis comments and high-quality cover art to, say, the 44.1/16 version. That said, we would expect to add the same tags to the high-resolution version. In fact, we'd like to be able to ensure that both are tagged identically, except of course for the need to have the appropriate FORMAT tag for each album. Note that our EAN/UPC, CATALOG and SOURCE tags for the standard CD package may not be appropriate for the HD version—they are recognized as necessary variants. (We're also not sure if the same ISRC codes apply to the HD version, but for the time being, we assume they do.)
I assume there must be an easy way to export the tags from the standard-definition version to the high-resolution version, assuring 100% accuracy. (I know that I can open both versions at the same time and take advantage of the "drop-down" list for each of the tags in the Tag Panel to add tags to the untagged file, but that method must be done on a track-by-track basis and surely will lead to operator error. Besides, it's not "automated." Furthermore, there doesn't appear to be a direct method for copying the album cover art from the standard version to the HD version. We'd prefer a predefined action item or export script to do all of this.)
I've attached a PDF image of the Alt-T panel for one of the tracks on the standard version of the album.
This requirement doesn't occur all that often, but it's becoming more and more a problem. Your suggestions for streamlining this process will be received with great joy.
Track_1_metadata.pdf (237 KB)