Author Topic: I want to get more information at once in "Send To" function  (Read 297 times)

yvev

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How can I get the title and time of each song in an album all at once in the sendto function, similar to using the <URLs> tag?
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hiccup

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I'm not sure that I understand what you are asking/aiming for, but you should check out the Additional Tagging & Reporting Tool plugin.
I'm guessing it will make it possible to do what you are asking for.
Last Edit: February 09, 2024, 03:52:15 PM by hiccup

Zak

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You haven't said what you're ultimately trying to achieve, but if you want to pass those values to an external command you can just add <title> and <time> as parameters the same as <URLs>.
But it would require the external program to know what to do with those values, which is almost certainly not going to be the case.

If you need those values for some reason, you're probably better off selecting the tracks and using the Send To > Clipboard command.
Then they can be pasted into Excel or some other program for further processing.
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yvev

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I didn't explain it clearly, and I apologize.
I want to send the titles and durations of multiple tracks from an album to my batch script. In Win, if I do this, multiple tracks will result in multiple cmd windows popping up. I know there's a "wait" checkbox in "send to" that can control the speed of these pop-ups. When I tried to add the plural "s" to the tag I wanted, I found that <URLs> is a magical tag. I select an album, and this tag can get all the <URL> at once, while other tags don't have this functionality.
Thanks for Zak's suggestion, maybe putting what I want into the clipboard is a better way.

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Thanks for Zak's suggestion, maybe putting what I want into the clipboard is a better way.
I agree. And to add to Zak's suggestion, you can configure what tags get sent to the clipboard by setting them up in Preferences > Tags (2) > tag handling > 'send to clipboard' tags:
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Zak

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I know there's a "wait" checkbox in "send to" that can control the speed of these pop-ups. When I tried to add the plural "s" to the tag I wanted, I found that <URLs> is a magical tag. I select an album, and this tag can get all the <URL> at once, while other tags don't have this functionality.

Probably true re <URLs> tag doing its own magic.

Also see this older post where I bang on at length about the different options available for the External Application parameters:

https://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=36521.msg200225#msg200225
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