Author Topic: Are custom tags temporary?  (Read 1225 times)

stardot

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Hi,

I've made custom tags for some songs, and when I moved those songs to different library I noticed that the custom tags were gone. Is it something I did wrong or is it supposed to be like that?

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That depends. Do you have them assigned to an actual tag field, or set as "save to MusicBee database only"?

If the latter, I suggest using a second custom tag to copy them into the files (just to be sure there's no data lost in the process).

You can check what's actually stored in the files using the Tag Inspector.
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If the latter, I suggest using a second custom tag to copy them into the files (just to be sure there's no data lost in the process).
You can also save them to any currently unused tag (assuming you will never need it for its original purpose.) I use "WWW Copyright", WWW Commercial Info", etc.
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stardot

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That depends. Do you have them assigned to an actual tag field, or set as "save to MusicBee database only"?

If the latter, I suggest using a second custom tag to copy them into the files (just to be sure there's no data lost in the process).

You can check what's actually stored in the files using the Tag Inspector.

Thanks for reply. So a "save to MusicBee database only" tag works only for the current library? I checked using "Tag Inspector" and I did not find the custom tags I made nor their values.
The custom tags values are still in the previous library, but not the new one.

stardot

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If the latter, I suggest using a second custom tag to copy them into the files (just to be sure there's no data lost in the process).
You can also save them to any currently unused tag (assuming you will never need it for its original purpose.) I use "WWW Copyright", WWW Commercial Info", etc.


Thanks I will consider this.

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Just to clarify, any of the fields shown in the list of targets for custom tags will save the values to the files, except of course "save to MusicBee database only". You CAN also create your own tag field in Define New Tags, but as phred points out, you don't have to.

There's more info on the wiki about custom tags.
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