Questions / Re: Smart way to replace mp3-files by FLAC-files« on: February 12, 2023, 02:03:35 PM »
Hi I have done it. Months of boring work but now all my flac-files are included.
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Maybe this one will do what you need:Maybe. I will need some time to read and understand. Actually, I am not an expert of the technology and methods behind the tags.
Musicbee stores the rating in the POPM id3 frame for MP3 and in the Vorbis RATING tag for FLAC. If you're copying them outside of MB, then you'll need to account for the different formats. If you copy the ratings inside of MB, MB does this accounting for you.Great, I did not know that MB can copy tags and it works even better than with an external software like mp3tag. However, the ratings are not copied. If I understood you correctly this should be the case. Do you have an idea why it is not done?
This is of course only an option if you don't care much about more dynamic and personal library metadata information such as play history, scrobbles, etc. (like me)I care about those (meta)data - otherwise I would just add the flac-files to the library and delete the mp3-files (similar as you said). But I want to replace them.
Are the filenames identical between the mp3 and flac versions?Yes, besides few files with long names the most files have the same name.
Tools > Managing duplicates?How can that help me? Could you please explain.
I went through the process over the past year or two, using the Additional Tagging Tools plugin to copy the tags that were important to me (Date Added / Last Played / Play Count, etc) and manually replacing the files in playlists, artist by artist, album by album. It is not fun. I do not think there is an easier way.I use mp3tag to copy tags to the flac files. And I agree manually replacing the files of large music collection is not fun and takes years. That's why I am looking for a smarter way to do it.
Does it happen specifically if you don't have continously monitor turned on? It's entirely possible it goes by so quickly I just haven't noticed, too.I haven't tried it but I will.