Author Topic: Tag separation of FLAC and MP3?  (Read 1618 times)

patriksveti

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Is there a standard way to do this? Encoding quality tag is sometimes missing in tracks, and Encoder tag has different values depending on version.

Thanks!

UK82

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The [kind] tag holds values like
MPEG audio file
FLAC audio file
WAV audio file
etc

When re-organizing folders you can do something like:
$If(<Kind>="MPEG audio file",,\Flac)\<Genre>\$Sort(<Artist>)\<Year> _ <Album>$If(<Kind>="MPEG audio file",," ("$Left(<Kind>,4)")")\<Track#> - <Artist> - <Title>

So here you'd get anything that isn't mp3 going into a separate folder called 'Flac' and the first 4 chars (ie 'Flac') of a non-MP3 file getting appended to the name of the folder the album is in.

You can use the [kind] tags in filters to easily just play all your Flac files. Not sure if this is what you mean by 'tag separation' but it may help put you on the path to what you are looking for...

hiccup

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Not sure if this is what you mean by 'tag separation' but it may help put you on the path to what you are looking for...

That's a good and well explained possible answer, to a rather indistinct question.
But it could also be that patriksveti is looking to achieve something that might need custom tags, virtual tags, or simply a library filter.

@patriksveti: what do you want to achieve exactly?

patriksveti

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It's just what I was looking for.

Thank you very much UK82

Cheers