Hi, for some reason, I couldn't seem to find how to add a new post to to an existing topic, so I've replied to a previous one!
Here's what I'd like to do:
I have some 800 classical CDs saved as mp3s. I use mp3 tag to enter all the details, and Poweramp to play them. Over the years, I have made refinements to the way I've done things, or rethought ways of presenting the information.
My question involves the GENRE field. Basically I have used two 'methods' to complete this field, but I'd like to refine this as follows, so am looking for the most expedient (and simple!) way to do it!
I have tended to use the Genre field, either to describe the actual 'genre', or the 'instrumentation'.
For example, here are some of my existing genre fields: OPERA CLARINET PIANO CONCERTOS VIOLIN ETHNIC MUSIC (ARABIC) FLUTE etc.
When I select 'Sort by Genre' in Poweramp, of course, I get the whole list of fields arranged alphabetically, but the 'instruments' are mixed with the 'genres' eg. What I'd now ideally like to happen is to be able to separate 'instrument' from 'genre', so that all the 'genre'-generated fields appear together, but still alphabetically, similarly the 'instrument'-generated ones.
What I had in mind was something like this:
For the 'instruments', I could add (I) or (Inst) to the field - eg, 'Clarinet' would become '(I) Clarinet', or '(Inst) Clarinet', while the genres would add (G) or (Gen) - eg, 'Opera' would become '(G) Opera, or '(Gen) Opera'.
While I was typing this, I had another thought. I could show the genre-based field in UPPER case, and the instrument-based field Normal - eg OPERA or Clarinet, but I don't know about hierarchy in terms if lists. Would it sort all UPPER case names first, then Normal names - or would it have to be either UPPER, or all LOWER - or any other way of achieving the essentially 'dual-listing'?
If anything I've suggested is feasible in theory, I'd very much appreciate some practical help on how to achieve this on mp3tag?
I love working with mp3tag, as it's like all my birthdays in one, for someone who is prone to OCD!
Looking forward to hearing from the community!