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Exist a Field with the "TOTAL of TRACKS"?, field indicating the total number of tracks
post Dec 7 2012, 17:37
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Thanks for reading.

When I convert files, I see that Foobar added to the "TRACK" field:
1st.- A backslash
2nd.- The total value of the album tracks in question

For example:
TRACK field: "03"
TRACK field after modified by Foobar: "03/23"

And I can not find a field (either type "Extended Fields" or Type "Information Fields") which shows the total for the album tracks, for in this way I can modify it, and so Foobar do not change my field "TRACK", that I would have previously prepared.

Thank you again.

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post Dec 8 2012, 12:11
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Completely agree.

The key, those say by you:

QUOTE (smz)
"....The tracks within the "single file per album with embedded cuesheet" maintained the original attribute of 17, which is absolutely correct. You can't change that. As a matter of fact I don't think there is a TOTALTRACKS attribute STORED for cuesheet files (embedded or not). The value is derived from a count of the tracks present in the cuesheet."

And precisely because it is a value "calculation" (the result of an internal calculation Foobar itself), causes me some discomfort. Solvable, yes, but the discomfort after all. (The original idea is I can change 3, 5, 7, .... albums at once, with a simple rule en Mp3Tag.... once converted files by Foobar2000)

For example, in the case of working with files. CUE, I have found the solution by forcing the field "TITLE" in that file .CUE, displayed data fields that need to modify for each file. Then, when extract it, with a simple rule in Mp3Tag, to modify incorrect remaining fields.
And in the case of separate files, the solution by you propose.

Thank you again.

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post Dec 8 2012, 13:36
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I still don't understand why in the world one would like to alter the (non existent) TOTALTRACKS properties of a cuesheet based file.
What are you trying to do? Merging two tracks into one? Splitting a track into two? Deleting a track?

Just altering the NUMBER of tracks in a cuesheet doesn't makes any sense.

Merging and/or splitting tracks in a cuesheet CAN be done, by altering the cuesheet itself, if you understand how cuesheets works. You can do that with any text editor if it is an external cuesheet or by altering the CUESHEET tag with mp3tag if it is an embedded cuesheet. This last I'm not sure will work for EVERY kind of compressed file with embedded cuesheet as (if I'm not mistaken) there are CODECS that maintain their internal structures describing the "splitting" of the whole file into different tracks. I'm pretty sure I did it in the past with files compressed by WavPack (the lossless codec I use) but I'm not sure it can be done with others. Anyway there are better solutions to that (see here below, under "Deleting").

Deleting a track is not feasible by simply altering tags and/or cuesheet. The data for that track will always be there, in the single file. In this case, just select the tracks you want to keep and losslessy re-encode them in a new file (you would need to configure "Converter Setup" to "Generate multi-track files").

I hope this will solve your problems, of which I still don't' understand the exact nature as you have failed to state: a) what codec are you using, b) if it is an embedded cuesheet or not, and c) what kind of operation you are trying to perform. If you have difficulties explaining this points in English, send me a PM: beside English I can understand Italian (my mother tongue), French, Spanish and a little bit of German (although I'm not able to answer with that last one...).

Have a nice day.


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