Author Topic: Add a specific value to a specific tag using a button?  (Read 1349 times)

garbanzo

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This is the short version of my question:
Can I assign a specific value to a specific tag using a button?

This is the long version with more context:
I have a lot of old radio shows that I wan to add to MB. I originally planned to add them as podcasts so I can keep track of which chapters/episodes I have listened to, but the thought of parsing out the episode dates from the file names and getting them all tagged properly doesn't sound like fun.

So now I'm thinking of just adding them to my main library, and just using filters to keep them seperate, or maybe some custom tag magic in the Column Browser. Anyway, I have tested out a system that uses the Highlight feature to add a check-mark icon to episodes I've listened to, and I've added a check-mark button to write the necessary tag that triggers the display of the checkmark.

Technically it works, but it's sloppy. The only way I've found to do this is to abuse the Rating tag (which I don't use). So the button tags files with a rating of 1.5, and the Highlighting rule displays the checkmark for all tracks rated 1.5

But surely there is a better way to do this, right? I can create a custom tag called <checked>, and change the Highlighting rule to work from that instead, but I don't know how to assign a value to a tag using a button (if that's even possible).


redwing

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Use Additional Tagging Tools plugin. Find "TOY: Set Tag" preset from Advanced Search & Replace command. Make a copy of it to customize it. Select target tag and type a number to custom text box.
If you look at the plugin window carefully, you will see it has a tickbox for hotkey support up to 10 presets. Upon restarting MB, the preset will be listed in hotkey list, which means you can also set up a toolbar command button for the command. The difference is that if you're using a hotkey or toolbar button, it immediately executes for selected tracks with configured settings without showing the dialog. That means you can set up multiple hotkeys/buttons if you want to add different values to different tags.

garbanzo

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Awesome! Thank you very much for the detailed instructions, it's working great :)