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phoenix_rising
post Apr 25 2012, 02:27
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Hi Guys,

Newby here and apology's if this has been answered... It may be quite simply but im not finding tag.exe's documentation very easy to understand...

Im trying to batch encode all of my .ape files with id3v1 tags...
The filenames are as follows:

eg. c:\music\The Al Di Meola Project - Kiss My Axe [EAC APE]\The Al Di Meola Project - Kiss My Axe - Global Safari.ape

I want to populate the tags with the Artist - Album - Title information.

Evertime i refer to the A L T scheme i end up with the following information in the ARTIST field in the tag:

The Al Di Meola Project - Kiss My Axe [EAC APE]

when it should just be:

The Al Di Meola Project

I take it that TAG is pulling the Artist information (A - scheme) information from the foldername...

Is there anyway to tell it NOT to pull this information from the folders and filename and from the cuefile?

or

failing that, is there anyway of telling it not to look at any of the information BEFORE the "-" in the folder name?

ANY HELP WOULD BE LEGENDARY!!! smile.gif

* Maybe theres another command line tagger i can use that will pull the fields from the .cue file as oposed to folder and filename???

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Kohlrabi
post Apr 25 2012, 09:11
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QUOTE (phoenix_rising @ Apr 25 2012, 03:27) *
Im trying to batch encode all of my .ape files with id3v1 tags...

Why? My educated guess is that any software which can handle APE playback also can handle APE tags.

QUOTE (phoenix_rising @ Apr 25 2012, 03:27) *
eg. c:\music\The Al Di Meola Project - Kiss My Axe [EAC APE]\The Al Di Meola Project - Kiss My Axe - Global Safari.ape

I want to populate the tags with the Artist - Album - Title information.

You can use foobar2000 to masstag your files, just select the files, right click and open the properties. Then click on Tools->Automatically fill values... If, as per your example, the file name contains the whole relevant information, and the folder name is not needed, you can use "File names" as the source (default). Then use the pattern
CODE
%artist% - %album% - %title%
to fill the correct values in the tags. Mind you that this will create APE tags, not ID3, I don't know how to put ID3 into APE files and honestly I don't want to know or care.

Your filenames are missing tracknumber information, so you'd need to add that later, manually. As I understood you have CUE sheets though, you can use those to tag your files using foobar2000, too. You can simply load/open the CUE sheet in foobar2000, and if it finds the referenced files, it will properly be able to play the tracks from the CUE, and you will be able to read the embedded metadata.

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phoenix_rising
post Apr 25 2012, 11:06
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"Why? My educated guess is that any software which can handle APE playback also can handle APE tags."

Well i believe the ID3v1\v2 tags are FAR more compatible and well supported than the apev2 tagging format ... Can someone confirm?

"You can use foobar2000 to masstag your files, just select the files, right click and open the properties. "

I'm looking for something command line based as my issue really is that im automating the whole process from "unzip-decompress-split-re-encode-tag."


Does anyone have any experience with command line based tagging utility's that can simply write id3v2 (or ape tags) using fields from .cue or filenames exclusively?

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