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Request: file creation date and time
Robertina
post Apr 5 2009, 21:47
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Working as a composer I use foobar's tagging abilities to document the progress in my compositions or to update a to-do list for further jobs. In order to see the creation date of my files I notice it in the comment field but it would be more pleasant if it would exist a syntax like %file creation date% to read this automatically with the benefit that I could sort by this field.
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Chris Norman
post Dec 29 2013, 13:25
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I use this workflow for the last couple of years and it works very fine for me:

1. For adding a file creation date there is a component foo_filedate which seems to be from 2007 but still works very fine:

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foo_filedate.dll (2007-09-19 11:07:14 UTC)
               File date 1.0.4

From the components properties:
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Right-click and add a file date tag.
           Use config page to choose date format.
           For foobar2000 v0.9.x
          
           Created by Vassilis Androutsopoulos.
           Ported by T.P. Wang
           Build on: Sep 19 2007 - 19:07:00

With a right on a file it creates a file tag %created% with the file creation date yyyymmdd.

2. For adding an added to library date tag I use the foo_new_file_stamper_mod

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foo_new_file_stamper_mod.dll (2008-12-21 00:05:19 UTC)
         New file stamper 1.0.0 [Dec 21 2008 - 01:05:11]

From the components properties:
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Component, which let you apply an action to new files in the library
           By Christopher Bowron <chris@bowron.us>
           Recompiled by Juergen Palm <fbuser@web.de>

This allows you to perform a tagging action for every new file added to the library.

I created a script "added":

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$if(%added%,%added%,%now%)

This will write YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS into the file tag.

I use this %added% tag for all kind of things. It enables me to sort the library and I even do tweeks like having a script for ipod manager where I write the YYYY-MM into the componist field so that I can access the music on my ipod by month added.

In order to update a whole library one could copy over the %created% tag to the %added% tag taking into account the different formats YYYY-MM-DD and YYYYMMDD

The advantage for me to have hard coded date fields is that once a file changes let's say you convert from ape to flac the created / added tag will convert as well.

If any further advice is needed on this topic I'll be glad to help.


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- Robertina   Request: file creation date and time   Apr 5 2009, 21:47
- - ktr   i use "$cut(%last_modified%,10)" to...   Apr 6 2009, 08:54
|- - ojdo   QUOTE (ktr @ Apr 6 2009, 09:54) (the cut,...   Apr 6 2009, 11:22
||- - ktr   QUOTE (ojdo @ Apr 6 2009, 12:22) QUOTE (k...   Apr 6 2009, 19:23
|- - Robertina   QUOTE (ktr @ Apr 6 2009, 01:54) i use ...   Apr 7 2009, 05:31
- - 2E7AH   playlist tree (mod) offers access to file creation...   Apr 7 2009, 10:55
|- - Robertina   QUOTE  posting request in playlist tree (mod) thre...   Apr 7 2009, 20:58
- - AKA-Mythos   I highly need the %file_created% field too. Are t...   Sep 3 2012, 22:31
|- - Lesmo16   QUOTE (AKA-Mythos @ Sep 3 2012, 22:3...   Sep 4 2012, 06:54
- - kavuraki   The other awaiting one is me.   Oct 22 2012, 09:20
|- - Fraterkork   Add me to the list. Being able to search/sort and ...   Jan 31 2013, 20:28
|- - Dhry   QUOTE (Fraterkork @ Jan 31 2013, 12:28) A...   Mar 3 2013, 17:57
- - EpicForever   Hmmm... Last time I've read this thread I thou...   Mar 17 2013, 19:11
- - marc2003   ^as you're updating your files regularly, perh...   Mar 17 2013, 22:04
|- - marc2003   ^a little reminder of an earlier post i made.... ...   Aug 18 2013, 22:40
|- - vs23   QUOTE (marc2003 @ Aug 18 2013, 22:40) ^a ...   Apr 26 2014, 15:50
- - EpicForever   From user's point of view it is much more conv...   Mar 17 2013, 22:11
|- - marc2003   i totally agree. i can totally understand people n...   Mar 17 2013, 22:21
- - kaoruAngel   Ack. Add me to the list of people affected by the ...   Apr 4 2013, 03:28
|- - kaoruAngel   QUOTE (kaoruAngel @ Apr 3 2013, 21:28) Ac...   Apr 4 2013, 04:24
- - Propheticus   Wouldn't an autoplaylist with a query like thi...   Apr 4 2013, 11:31
- - marc2003   if you install foo_playcount today, all your files...   Apr 4 2013, 11:35
- - EpicForever   The problem is that for example I use foobar from ...   Apr 5 2013, 05:49
- - Case   Just stopping by to let you know that Peter is awa...   Apr 6 2013, 22:23
- - EpicForever   Anyway, as a workaround I created my own DATE_ADDE...   Aug 18 2013, 21:43
- - EpicForever   There is one problem. Since my fist Beatport purch...   Aug 19 2013, 21:45
- - Putena54   To get the creation time stamp of the file from th...   Aug 23 2013, 09:05
- - reselty   Solution: http://forums.mp3tag.de/lofiversion/inde...   Dec 26 2013, 14:32
- - Forfit   me too would a %file creation date%   Dec 26 2013, 19:26
- - nastea   This might be a solution: just add a FIELD + VALUE...   Dec 27 2013, 02:20
- - Forfit   I'd like to avoid additional tag for informati...   Dec 27 2013, 08:25
- - Chris Norman   I use this workflow for the last couple of years a...   Dec 29 2013, 13:25


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