Why are tag fields duplicating after editing them in MM? [#15070]

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Why are tag fields duplicating after editing them in MM? [#15070]

Post by theta_wave » Fri Jun 05, 2015 10:49 pm

Using 1741 here. I open up a track's property window (track here being FLAC), modify the artist field and press "OK". When I open up the same track using mp3tag, I immediately notice that the Date information is duplicated. Instead of showing one year, it displays two. This is why I am loathe to use mediamonkey as a tag editor, as it constantly screws up my FLAC tags.

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Re: Why are tag fields duplicating after editing them in MM?

Post by nohitter151 » Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:57 am

See: http://www.mediamonkey.com/wiki/index.p ... erties/4.0

For compatibility reasons MM write the year tag twice, once to YEAR and once to DATE for ogg/flac tracks.
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Re: Why are tag fields duplicating after editing them in MM?

Post by theta_wave » Sat Jun 06, 2015 1:44 pm

nohitter151 wrote:See: http://www.mediamonkey.com/wiki/index.p ... erties/4.0

For compatibility reasons MM write the year tag twice, once to YEAR and once to DATE for ogg/flac tracks.
I would be fine if that was the case, but that is not what MM is doing. It is creating duplicate YEAR fields in my FLAC tags (see pic in OP). I don't see a separate DATE field in MM-edited FLAC tags. All I see are duplicate YEAR fields, no DATE fields created after modifying any field in MM.
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Re: Why are tag fields duplicating after editing them in MM?

Post by nohitter151 » Sat Jun 06, 2015 1:54 pm

theta_wave wrote:
nohitter151 wrote:See: http://www.mediamonkey.com/wiki/index.p ... erties/4.0

For compatibility reasons MM write the year tag twice, once to YEAR and once to DATE for ogg/flac tracks.
I would be fine if that was the case, but that is not what MM is doing. It is creating duplicate YEAR fields in my FLAC tags. I don't see a separate DATE field in MM-edited FLAC tags. All I see are duplicate YEAR fields, no DATE fields created after modifying any field in MM.
mp3tag maps tags to a user-readable format, so it probably just interprets the "DATE" field as YEAR. Or maybe it sees it as YEAR because the string in DATE tag is only 4 characters.

Regardless I would hardly call this "constantly screws up my FLAC tags".
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Re: Why are tag fields duplicating after editing them in MM?

Post by oeyoeve » Mon Mar 14, 2016 3:35 pm

nohitter151 wrote:
theta_wave wrote:
nohitter151 wrote:See: http://www.mediamonkey.com/wiki/index.p ... erties/4.0
For compatibility reasons MM write the year tag twice, once to YEAR and once to DATE for ogg/flac tracks.
I would be fine if that was the case, but that is not what MM is doing. All I see are duplicate YEAR fields, no DATE fields created after modifying any field in MM.
mp3tag maps tags to a user-readable format, so it probably just interprets the "DATE" field as YEAR. Or maybe it sees it as YEAR because the string in DATE tag is only 4 characters.
I am struggling with this as well. If you check in Foobar2000, you can see that the date field for every album tagged in MM with 2014 contains 2014;2014
This is annoying! Regardless of what reason MM may have for doing this, it should be possible to choose in settings.

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Re: Why are tag fields duplicating after editing them in MM?

Post by DaKo » Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:04 pm

I'm having the same "problem".

For MP3 files there is the option to add

[MP3Tagging]
DisableFrames=TDRC;TDOR;
EnableFrames=TYER;TDAT;TORY;

to MediaMonkey.ini. Is there something similiar for FLAC files?

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Re: Why are tag fields duplicating after editing them in MM?

Post by Peke » Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:32 pm

Looks like this needs to re evaluated again added as https://www.ventismedia.com/mantis/view.php?id=15070
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Re: Why are tag fields duplicating after editing them in MM? [#15070]

Post by DaKo » Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:45 pm

Thanks for evaluating it.

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