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Retagging collection, need some advice.., DISCNUMBER, ALBUMARTIST, etc..
BelleAndZEK
post Jun 4 2012, 21:12
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So I finally decided to retag my FLAC library because I want to get rid of the mp3 transcodes and only use FLAC instead. Will do with XBMC.
Now before I start, I'd like some advice on a few things..
EVERYTHING is tagged the same way right now:
- ARTIST
- TITLE
- TRACKNUMBER
- ALBUM
- DATE
- ENSEMBLE (for Album Artist, Tag&Rename used that.)

Here's what I'm going to do, what I want to do:
- Remove the ENSEMBLE tag and use ALBUMARTIST instead
- Use TOTALTRACKS
- Use TOTALDISCS
- Use DISCNUMBER

Now I'm wondering what's best.. Should I use a leading 0 for TOTALTRACKS, TOTALDISCS and DISCNUMBER or not?
For albums that have only 1 disc, should I use the TOTALDISCS tag or leave it blank? Same for DISCNUMBER..

For multi-disc albums, TOTALTRACKS is for each disc or the total of all discs? I'm guessing it's per disc...

Also, let say I have an album called 'Hello' and a CD-Single also called 'Hello' by the same artist. What's the best way to get the tracks of both releases not mixed together if I want ALBUM to just be "Hello" and not "Hello (CDS)" for CD-Single for instance? Is there a 'CDS' 'EP' 'Album' tag that most softwares recognize for that?

For albums with a bonus disc, is there a field I should be using for the name of the bonus disc? A field where I can add 'Live in ...' for the bonus disc for instance..

Any other tags I should take in consideration apart from GENRE? That one's too subjective.

I have thousands of albums to do, I just want to make sure I get things right before I start. Thanks!

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post Jun 5 2012, 09:49
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Xiph.org proposes TRACKTOTAL and DISCTOTAL, not TOTALTRACKS and TOTALDISCS. No leading 0 required (or even desired).
VERSION can also be of use, when you can get your player to display it.


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post Jun 5 2012, 10:20
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QUOTE (skamp @ Jun 5 2012, 09:49) *
Xiph.org proposes TRACKTOTAL and DISCTOTAL, not TOTALTRACKS and TOTALDISCS.
Yes, and foobar2000 since v1.1.8 beta has adopted the recommended field names, though with an option in advanced preferences to use the previous ones.
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post Jun 6 2012, 04:43
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QUOTE (db1989 @ Jun 5 2012, 04:20) *
QUOTE (skamp @ Jun 5 2012, 09:49) *
Xiph.org proposes TRACKTOTAL and DISCTOTAL, not TOTALTRACKS and TOTALDISCS.
Yes, and foobar2000 since v1.1.8 beta has adopted the recommended field names, though with an option in advanced preferences to use the previous ones.


This worries me. I have a lot of FLAC files that were tagged using foobar2000 0.9.x and I use both these fields in my files.

Is there a way to automatically 'update' the field names to the newer, official, Xiph proposed ones without having to manually sift through my files and re-tag them?
Will the latest FB2K help me do this?

If so, please tell me how to go about doing this.

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post Jun 6 2012, 05:30
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Now that I think of it, please tell me whether this is the right way to update the field names:
  • Load all FLAC files into Foobar2000 1.1.12a - including those tagged with 0.9.x
  • Select all of them.
  • Right-click, select 'Properties'.
  • Click 'Apply'.


Will this automatically remove fields 'TOTALTRACKS', 'TOTALDISCS' from files that contain them and replace them with 'TRACKTOTAL' and 'DISCTOTAL'?

Please let me know.
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post Jun 6 2012, 06:35
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QUOTE (rohangc @ Jun 5 2012, 23:30) *
Will this automatically remove fields 'TOTALTRACKS', 'TOTALDISCS' from files that contain them and replace them with 'TRACKTOTAL' and 'DISCTOTAL'?


For tasks like these, I use the Masstagger component.
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- BelleAndZEK   Retagging collection, need some advice..   Jun 4 2012, 21:12
- - Ouroboros   I suspect that there are no definitive answers to ...   Jun 4 2012, 22:13
- - db1989   Like Ouroboros, I can only report my personal pref...   Jun 4 2012, 22:33
|- - Ouroboros   QUOTE (db1989 @ Jun 4 2012, 22:33) Indivi...   Jun 4 2012, 23:24
|- - db1989   But I use different types of case within the diffe...   Jun 5 2012, 00:44
- - Ron Jones   QUOTE Any other tags I should take in consideratio...   Jun 5 2012, 01:14
- - JJZolx   QUOTE (BelleAndZEK @ Jun 4 2012, 14:12) N...   Jun 5 2012, 03:14
|- - rohangc   QUOTE (JJZolx @ Jun 4 2012, 21:14) COMPIL...   Jun 5 2012, 03:54
- - BelleAndZEK   Yeah forgot to mention COMPILATION. I never used t...   Jun 5 2012, 04:00
|- - JJZolx   QUOTE (BelleAndZEK @ Jun 4 2012, 21:00) e...   Jun 5 2012, 05:38
- - Porcus   A few personal two-centers on both tagging and nam...   Jun 5 2012, 09:30
- - Porcus   And, if you have classical music: You cannot count...   Jun 5 2012, 09:32
- - skamp   Xiph.org proposes TRACKTOTAL and DISCTOTAL, not TO...   Jun 5 2012, 09:49
|- - db1989   QUOTE (skamp @ Jun 5 2012, 09:49) Xiph.or...   Jun 5 2012, 10:20
|- - Porcus   QUOTE (db1989 @ Jun 5 2012, 11:20) QUOTE ...   Jun 5 2012, 12:35
|- - rohangc   QUOTE (db1989 @ Jun 5 2012, 04:20) QUOTE ...   Jun 6 2012, 04:43
||- - rohangc   Now that I think of it, please tell me whether thi...   Jun 6 2012, 05:30
|||- - EagleScout1998   QUOTE (rohangc @ Jun 5 2012, 23:30) Will ...   Jun 6 2012, 06:35
|||- - rohangc   QUOTE (EagleScout1998 @ Jun 6 2012, 00:35...   Jun 10 2012, 11:32
||- - JJZolx   QUOTE (rohangc @ Jun 5 2012, 21:43) QUOTE...   Jun 6 2012, 22:40
|- - godrick   I generally recommend you do not pad your tags, be...   Jun 6 2012, 23:26
- - skamp   foobar2000 (1.1.12a) uses whichever comes first, c...   Jun 5 2012, 13:51
- - db1989   QUOTE (rohangc @ Jun 6 2012, 05:30) Now t...   Jun 7 2012, 16:24


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