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As can be seen from the following examples podcast clients add or update a lot of tags in the process of retrieving episodes.
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== Tags updated for podcasts==
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MediaMonkey assigns tags to podcasts as follows:
  
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Title = episode title (<item><title>);
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Artist = episode author (<item><author>) (or podcast name (<channel><title>) if episode author is empty);
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Album = podcast name (<channel><title>);
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Comment = episode summary (<item><summary>) (or episode description (<item><description>)if episode summary doesn't exist);
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Genre = 'Podcast';
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Note: iTunes feed tags take precedence over standard tags. e.g. <iTunes:author> is used in preference to <author>.
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==An example==
 
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.
 
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.
  

Latest revision as of 21:12, 23 April 2008

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>.

An example

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