As for your first issue, there's an option to "infer and update tags from filename"...I have made use of that infer tool before, and I can use that going forward if I have too, it'd just be nice to have it doing that automatically again.
It's possible for MusicBee to automatically rename and move new files based on their tag values.
I don't think it's ever been possible to automatically set tags apart from artwork and lyrics.
(And god knows how many complaint threads there would be from people using it incorrectly if it were).
Maybe you were using a plugin for this before?
The comments I was filling out on the old installation regularly exceeded 256 characters, and they're all .m4a. At least they were showing that way in MB...
Uggh. I'm poking through some stuff in Windows now, and I'm not seeing any that exceed 255...
When I tested it before it looked like MusicBee was saving longer comments, but then when I edited some other tags they sometimes got cut off.
I couldn't work out if there is any consistent and predictable rule being applied.
Is it possible that MB was using it's own database information for comment data, but not actually writing the full field to file, and just displaying the MB database info?
It's possible to set custom tags to be stored in the database only, but I'm not aware of any way to do that with a standard field like a Comment
, or if it would help.
Hmm. I've got tracks with comments that are 300+ characters showing in MB, but if I check their properties in Windows, they are truncated. Uggh. Okaaay. That's fine. Any idea on how I could get MB to continue to save the full comment to it's own database again, and display that instead of the "real" field?
If Steven reads this he might be able to shed more light on what's actually happening.
I think it is technically possible to store longer comments in an .m4a container as long as you don't mind potentially breaking compatibility with other programs, so it might be a viable wishlist forum request to add support for it.
Bee excellent to each other...