I'm new to MediaMonkey for Windows and just learning my way around it. I really love the program and the features! I spent most of the weekend importing my music collection and tagging it.
Right now I'm burning my first CDs - almost 20 different audio CDs with a total of 300 tracks. I've entered detailed info for each track in MMW including composer name, original dates of compositions, conductors, recording dates, etc. (it's all classical music by many different orchestras and performers).
To type up all this info again in a document or spreadsheet in order to make the track list for each CD would take about 8 more hours, so I'm trying to avoid that. The Custom Reports 3.2 script I came across seems like it should be perfect to save all that time. I installed the script and it seems to be opening properly from File > Create Reports > Custom Reports.
The issue I'm having is, using the script for the first time today, I've been trying for over an hour to get it to save a report for the currently opened playlist using the file format I select. I've tried to save as .xls, .xlsx and .csv because I'm pretty sure any of these would work to load the report into Excel for quick editing. But every time I try, the report gets saved as a .dat file, and the file contains only parameters and no actual data from the tracks. I get the sense I'm supposed to be clicking a different button to save the actual report, not this .dat file, but I'm at a loss for where to find it.
This brief screencast demonstrates the issue (unlisted on YouTube)... Any advice based on what I'm doing in this screencast regarding the step or steps I'm missing in the process?
2 things I can think of that might
be part of the problem:
1. I've left the "Format" column blank (because I don't have any specific parameters to put there and the raw unedited values will be fine for this purpose)
2. I've been getting an error message some of the time saying my file name might be longer than 32 characters or contain a disallowed character such as "/" ... Do I need to edit the file name field in the script window to change what is populated there by default? (In the final step of saving it, I've been using the file name "test1" which saves as "test1.dat")
Also, I'm trying to figure out whether to use ASCII or UTF-8 or 16 for encoding for Excel-format reports.
Really appreciate any help you can provide about this. Thanks a million!