Podcast Episode Tags
Tags updated for podcasts
MediaMonkey assigns tags to podcasts as follows:
Title = episode title (<item><title>); Artist = episode author (<item><author>) (or podcast name (<channel><title>) if episode author is empty); Album = podcast name (<channel><title>); Comment = episode summary (<item><summary>) (or episode description (<item><description>)if episode summary doesn't exist); Genre = 'Podcast';
Note: iTunes feed tags take precedence over standard tags. e.g. <iTunes:author> is used in preference to <author>.
The original mp3 downloaded from the feeds media repository contains almost no tags. Some feeds are better than others, but, this is not an unusual condition for the original files provided.
File: Source\Health Update\25healthupdate.mp3 Year: 2008 Comment: Engineer=NYT Bornemeier
iTunes stores episodes in it's iTunes folder Podcasts directory. A separate folder is created for each podcast. The folder is named the same as the Podcast feed Title which is also stored in the Album tag. The filename is based on the feed item title which is also stored in the Title tag.
File: iTunes\Podcasts\Health Update\NYT_ Health Update for 03_25_2008.mp3 Title: NYT: Health Update for 03/25/2008 Artist: Jane Brody of The New York Times Album: Health Update Year: 2008 Track: Genre: Podcast Comment: 0 Engineer=NYT Bornemeier Subtitle=Monitoring carbon monoxide levels in your bloodstream.
MediaMonkey stores files in the location specified by the download destination mask. Tag maintenance is similar but not identical to iTunes. Note the subtle difference in the file name. iTunes changes special characters to underscores(_), MediaMonkey changes special characters to hyphens(-).
File: MediaMonkey\Podcasts\Health Update\NYT- Health Update for 03-25-2008.mp3 Title: NYT: Health Update for 03/25/2008 Artist: Jane Brody of The New York Times Album: Health Update Year: 2008 Track: 25 Genre: Podcast Comment: Monitoring carbon monoxide levels in your bloodstream. Engineer=NYT Bornemeier Composer=Jane Brody of The New York Times