Author Topic: Saving Changes Done in MusicBee & Mood Field Changes (Chinese Characters)  (Read 3487 times)

daniela

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Hi, I have Windows 10 and am using Dell Inspiron laptop.

I have been experimenting and troubleshooting all day with MusicBee.  When I imported the Windows Media library, some/many genres did not populate and many of the Mood fields are in Chinese characters.  I manually edited the Genre and the Mood fields right inside the MB library.  When I exited MB and opened it, the Genre fields seem to have been saved successfully in MB but NOT the Mood fields, they are back to Chinese or blank. 

Also, now that I have MB I would like to use it all the time, and make changes using MB, not Windows Media anymore.  If I make edits, rename titles/spelling errors, update fields like Genre and Mood, will they all be saved to the Music Bee database and also to the song file itself?  How do I make sure my stuff all gets saved?


Thank you for your help   :)

boroda

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all tags are saved to both database and music files (unless its not standard id3 tag and file is not marked as read-only).

Erik Paelman

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Also a determination on the Chinese characters. I am a freak on order and cleanliness in my tags and these are all correctly filled in.
But at a certain moment the Chinese characters also just replaced the correct tags in QUALITY and MOOD. I do not know any cause for the time being, and would like to find a solution for this annoying matter. Thanks in advance.

Steven

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Also, now that I have MB I would like to use it all the time, and make changes using MB, not Windows Media anymore.  If I make edits, rename titles/spelling errors, update fields like Genre and Mood, will they all be saved to the Music Bee database and also to the song file itself?  How do I make sure my stuff all gets saved?
WMP can auto-update files just by opening WMP. I am not aware of any reason these fields dont update when saving tags in MB. You can easily check using the Tag Inspector which can be opened from the tag editor

Also a determination on the Chinese characters. I am a freak on order and cleanliness in my tags and these are all correctly filled in.
But at a certain moment the Chinese characters also just replaced the correct tags in QUALITY and MOOD. I do not know any cause for the time being, and would like to find a solution for this annoying matter. Thanks in advance.
not sure what you are expecting by making a vague comment. If you think that MB is doing it you would need to provide a reproducable set of steps and description of what is the tag is being with

daniela

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all tags are saved to both database and music files (unless its not standard id3 tag and file is not marked as read-only).

Thanks Boroda.  
How does one check if it's a standard ID3 tag and that the file is not marked as read-only?

Thank you Steven.
Now that I look at the Tag Inspector, it shows for .mp3 song format ID3v2 (which I think got automatically done, I don't think I selected this myself) and then below it shows 2 different MOOD fields:  the first one has a Tag Code of PRIV while the subsequent/second MOOD field has a Tag Code of TXXX/MOOD and the latter is successfully populated with my correction.   The MOOD with Tag Code PRIV is still showing Chinese characters.

(FYI, now that I have manually corrected a couple of Mood fields in MB, the Windows Media player is showing those mood fields as blank, but this doesn't bother me since I'm no longer using WMP.)

In MB, if I correct only the Mood field right in the music library interface, which is shown as one of the Column Headers (the one with the tag code TXXX/MOOD), it does not save my changes after exiting MB.  I need to go right into each song's Tag Inspector and fix the MOOD field with Tag Code PRIV but this field is not the one that's available as the Mood in the column header on the music library view/interface.

Any suggestions would be very much appreciated, but for those neat freaks like Erik Paelman and I, we have a manual but slow solution!
Last Edit: January 13, 2019, 04:20:54 PM by daniela

Erik Paelman

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Steven you are right that you nothing can begin with a vague description, but how can I give more info if I do not know where the Chinese characters suddenly come from? You are the expert in the matter, and if you find it worthwhile to help us, yes please.

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Any suggestions would be very much appreciated, but for those neat freaks like Erik Paelman and I, we have a manual but slow solution!
there is the Tools/ Tagging Tools/ Remove Tags command.
However i am not sure it will detect and let you select PRIV tags. Try it on one file and see. If it works then you can select multiple files and do the same

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Also I might look to change the behavior when saving tags, so that MB removes the PRIV tag - but i will see whats involved first.
Could you PM me a link to a zip of file which has these PRIV tags in it?
Last Edit: January 13, 2019, 05:27:29 PM by Steven

Erik Paelman

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Thank you for your answer. As soon as I get the Chinese signs back, I will send the necessary information. Now I can not because everything is removed manually. I can tell you that the characters suddenly appear, even without any tag adjustment. And that as well in already correct tags as in tags that still have to be edited.

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Thank you for your answer. As soon as I get the Chinese signs back, I will send the necessary information. Now I can not because everything is removed manually. I can tell you that the characters suddenly appear, even without any tag adjustment. And that as well in already correct tags as in tags that still have to be edited.
i wasnt replying to you - please dont hijack some else's thread

daniela

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Steven, what's the easiest way i can send you a few example .mp3 files.  Via email directly?  Or do you mean via Google Drive link?  

- Newbie  :-\

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upload .mp3 to some file hosting site (mediafire.com, etc. or just your google drive, one drive, etc.) and pm the link (through mb site, not by email) to the file to Steven.

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How does one check if it's a standard ID3 tag and that the file is not marked as read-only?
all tags in mb except for custom tags are standard. custom tag may or may not be standard depending on how you have defined it (usually custom tags are stored in mb database only).

as for read-only flag open locate music file in windows explorer, right-click on it and select 'properties'. all flags will be near the bottom of prop page.

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MB is reading the PRIV WM/Mood tag incorrectly and thats fixed now:
https://getmusicbee.com/patches/MusicBee33_Patched.zip
unzip and replace the existing musicbee application files


You can right click on the files/ Send To/ Rescan File to correct the displayed tags.
Also if you amend and save the mood, MB will remove the WM/Mood tag as it is non-standard

daniela

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Wow that was fast Steven!

I unzipped the attachment.  After Avast security message I allowed it through and then ran the application but it gives me an error message

The system cannot find the path specified.

And also a second error about "threw in an exception."


Is it better if I uninstall MB and then re-install it?