Author Topic: [Solved] Read Tags again an Update MusicBee from changed tags  (Read 1446 times)

Tagoria

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I read some files in MusicBee and saw that some tags are not correct.
Than i used the external tool "mp3tag" to update the files.

In MusicBee it is not possible to read the tags again from files, only the oppside way.
When i try to read again the files MusicBee is asking to update the files when they
are not agree with that in MusicBee database. But this is stubid.

Currently only possible: MusicBee -> Read Tags gain -> Update Tags in Files with OLD information from MusicBee

Wish: MusicBee -> Read Tags again -> UPDATE MusicBee from Tags in Files (!!!)
Last Edit: February 10, 2023, 01:27:42 PM by Tagoria

phred

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This is already possible.
Select the files that were changed > right-click > sent to > file rescan.
There's also a hotkey for this action. Mine is ALT-F, but I can't remember if that's the default.
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sveakul

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When you edit tags with 3rd-party applications instead of with MusicBee, you need to tell MB to re-read them so it can update them in the library database.  To scan and update the whole library, menu Tools->Advanced->Rescan all Files.  To rescan single files, hilite them, right-click, and choose SendTo->File Rescan.

Zak

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When you edit tags with 3rd-party applications instead of with MusicBee, you need to tell MB to re-read them so it can update them in the library database.
This isn't strictly true, if you have MusicBee set to monitor your music folder.
I often send files from MusicBee to Mp3tag, make changes there, and MusicBee just updates with the new values automatically.
Bee excellent to each other...

sveakul

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Yes, and mine is set to update on startup unless I have chosen to do so manually immediately after making a change.  Of the three ways to update from 3rd-party edits, the response I gave was based on what I felt best handled the OP's predicament at the time.

Tagoria

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Now i found it. I never expect such a function in a "Send to..." menu, therefore i didn't search there. It's odd to put it there.

MotleyG

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I completely resonate with your experience, and it's a bit frustrating when managing tags in MusicBee. I've also faced similar challenges with discrepancies between the MusicBee database and the actual file tags.
This was resolved over a year ago. See replies #2 and #3 for ways that best apply in your situation. Both will have MB uodate the current library details with any new tags that may have been updated in any files.