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Adding ReplayGain tags kills/moves original tags!
Rowan
post Aug 17 2005, 23:04
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I can't seem to add ReplayGain tags to my mp3s without foobar mutilating my other tags. For example, depending on the options I've chosen (tag to write: ID3v1 only, ID3v1 & V2, etc), instead of simply adding replaygain tags (ID3v2), foobar decides to either:

(a) copy my ID3v2 tags over to my ID3v1 tags (artist, title, etc)
(b) delete my ID3v1 tags (artist, title, etc)

These are things I don't want it to do. All I'm trying to do is ADD ReplayGain tags, and I dont want any of my other tags touched, copied, or moved. Is it possible somehow?

I'm not the only one getting frustrated by this it seems... http://www.misticriver.net/boards/showthre...ed=1#post294203

[ 1st post - sorry if its in the wrong place. ]
[ I'm a lover of foobar, keep up the good work - I love the ORDER BY ARTIST feature in the playlist, which winamp doesnt have]

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Lyx
post Aug 19 2005, 00:10
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Hmm, wait a min - i think i may know where the problem is. Fb2k 0.8 does not support "merging" of various tag types. What this means is the following:

1. look if apev2 is present
2. look if id3v2 is present
3. look if id3v1 is present

It will stop with the first tag-type which it finds, use it, write it to the tag-types which are set to "write", and discard everything else. What this means is that if for example you have all your metadata in id3v2 and v1...... BUT some replaygain-info in apev2 but nothing else in apev2, then the following will happen: It will only read the apev2 tags, mirror them to id3v2, and discard everything else.

There have been some discussions about implementing merging of tag-types. Some (including me) were of the opinion that a "simple" merge-mechanism would be desirable - others were of the opinion that its better to have no merging at all than a bad merge-mechanism. I dont know how those discussions turned out.

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sithia
post Aug 19 2005, 04:24
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QUOTE (Lyx @ Aug 18 2005, 04:10 PM)
It will stop with the first tag-type which it finds, use it, write it to the tag-types which are set to "write", and discard everything else. What this means is that if for example you have all your metadata in id3v2 and v1...... BUT some replaygain-info in apev2 but nothing else in apev2, then the following will happen: It will only read the apev2 tags, mirror them to id3v2, and discard everything else.

Thanks for the info. I'll figure a way to remove these APE tags and test it out with some files I know do not have APE.

QUOTE (Mike Giacomelli @ Aug 18 2005, 05:23 PM)
If you're run mp3gain on your files, you have APEv2 tags.  Foobar ignored your ID3v2 tags since it found the APEv2 tags first (in .8 APE > ID3v2 > ID3v1, use .9 if this bothers you).

Can't get 0.9 installed. The installer keeps telling me win2k is required (I'm running 0.8.3 via Wine in linux).
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- Rowan   Adding ReplayGain tags kills/moves original tags!   Aug 17 2005, 23:04
- - foosion   QUOTE (Rowan @ Aug 18 2005, 12:04 AM)(a) copy...   Aug 18 2005, 02:15
- - Lyx   Reason why it is handled this way is because fb2k ...   Aug 18 2005, 10:17
- - Rowan   Rather than have foobar helpfully asume it knows w...   Aug 18 2005, 11:34
|- - anza   QUOTE (Rowan @ Aug 18 2005, 12:34 PM)What oth...   Aug 18 2005, 12:17
||- - Rowan   You right click, you choose Replaygain scan - ther...   Aug 18 2005, 12:56
|- - Lyx   QUOTE (Rowan @ Aug 18 2005, 12:34 PM)Rather t...   Aug 18 2005, 21:59
- - sithia   I just found foobar2000 and it actually does the o...   Aug 18 2005, 18:50
|- - Lyx   QUOTE (sithia @ Aug 18 2005, 07:50 PM)I run l...   Aug 18 2005, 22:07
||- - sithia   QUOTE (Lyx @ Aug 18 2005, 02:07 PM)I am not s...   Aug 18 2005, 23:14
|- - Mike Giacomelli   QUOTE (sithia @ Aug 18 2005, 10:50 AM)I just ...   Aug 19 2005, 01:23
- - Lyx   Hmm, wait a min - i think i may know where the pro...   Aug 19 2005, 00:10
|- - sithia   QUOTE (Lyx @ Aug 18 2005, 04:10 PM)It will st...   Aug 19 2005, 04:24
- - sithia   Seems Lyx hit it right. I was able to remove APE t...   Aug 19 2005, 16:04
- - rasher   QUOTE (foosion @ Aug 18 2005, 03:15 AM)Neithe...   Aug 30 2005, 16:54
- - Mike Giacomelli   QUOTE Well, that screenshots say that "Other ...   Aug 30 2005, 19:25
|- - rasher   QUOTE (Mike Giacomelli @ Aug 30 2005, 08:25 P...   Aug 30 2005, 21:27
- - picmixer   @rasher: Your tagging needs do not cohere with th...   Aug 30 2005, 21:42
|- - rasher   QUOTE (picmixer @ Aug 30 2005, 10:42 PM)@rash...   Aug 30 2005, 21:56
- - picmixer   You current posting style is not compatible with t...   Aug 30 2005, 22:00
- - foosion   foobar2000 is a general audio player with metadata...   Aug 30 2005, 22:54
|- - rasher   QUOTE (foosion @ Aug 30 2005, 11:54 PM)foobar...   Aug 30 2005, 23:14
|- - GHammer   Why not just re-run mp3gain and remove the tags? I...   Sep 3 2005, 05:31
- - R2D2   Why would you wan't apev2 tags anyway? Just do...   Sep 7 2005, 07:05
- - skywalka   I was thinnking of trying foobar. The Replay Gain...   Dec 22 2007, 13:00
- - shoe   I used foobar2000 9.5.1 to write replaygain info t...   Apr 8 2008, 20:16


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