Can tags which are not supported by MM set by a script?

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Can tags which are not supported by MM set by a script?

Post by dip » Sat Oct 10, 2009 11:07 am

As far as I know there is no direct way in MM to set a tag which is not supported by MM. I need for example to set the COMPiLATION tag for compilation albums (this tag is used by my squeezecenter software). At the moment I set this tag using a different tag editor like mp3tag or foobar2000. Since I would like to use MM for all tagging issues, it would be great if such generic tags could at least set by a script.

Is this possible and does such a script already exist?

Or is it possible to "map" one of the custom tags supported by MM to a specific generc tag name (like COMPILATION)?

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Re: Can tags which are not supported by MM set by a script?

Post by nohitter151 » Sat Oct 10, 2009 8:52 pm

No, scripts can't access any fields that MM can't access.
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Re: Can tags which are not supported by MM set by a script?

Post by rovingcowboy » Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:41 am

nohitter151 wrote:No, scripts can't access any fields that MM can't access.
you think it is possible to have a script for monkey connect to another vbs script that works with the other program and set the tags by running that second script?

or do you think this is in the area of don't monkey with my other program or the tree will fall down suggestions? :-?
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Re: Can tags which are not supported by MM set by a script?

Post by trixmoto » Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:34 am

In MM4 it should be possible for scripts to access any tag, regardless of whether or not MM supports it natively. There was a script written to read tags directly from the file but it was a bit unstable, and when I tried to do this I found that a lot of tags were non-standard and I couldn't read them (Picard Tagger for one does not write the PUID tag according to the ID3 standards).
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Re: Can tags which are not supported by MM set by a script?

Post by dip » Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:47 am

Do you know if in MM4 it will be possible to edit any tags e.g. through an advanced tag editor (like it is e.g. possible in foobar2000 or mp3tag)? This was a feature which was already requested in MM2 and it was announced to be included in MM3 (which is unfortunately not the case until now). I find it really unsatisfying that I must always use another tag editor to add tags which are not supported by MM3.

And is there already a time frame when the first beta of MM4 will be released.

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Re: Can tags which are not supported by MM set by a script?

Post by trixmoto » Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:09 am

I don't know if initially it will be available natively, but I've been told it should be available via scripting so a script could be written to allow this, yes. It may well appear natively within the MM4 release cycles. I honestly don't know what the time frame is, or even if the devs have agreed one yet.
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Re: Can tags which are not supported by MM set by a script?

Post by dip » Mon Oct 12, 2009 5:03 am

Thanks for the explanation.

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