Author Topic: Built-in ID3 Tag Editing (Copy/Move)  (Read 11828 times)

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« on: May 08, 2009, 21:23:35 »
I know this one may not make it to the top of the priority list, but here is the pattern I have noticed on a number of my duplicate resolutions:

SongA is a true duplicate of SongB  but =

SongA
Artist:ABC
Title:XYZ
Album:PQR
Rate:64kbit

SongB
Artist:<blank>
Title:<blank>
Album:<blank>
Rate:320kbit

So now I have to open each one a few times in Winamp to Copy-Paste the tag info from the poor quality SongA to  the one I want to keep SongB (because of its superior BitRate).   Then I erase SongA.
Very time consuming.

Is there any way  a  Copy/Move ID3 Tag  info  Left<-->Right  action can be added to Similarity  [and best to let the user pick the tags to Move].
Thnx.

Seb

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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2009, 00:07:15 »
Thanks for comment.
i think this wish would implementent in future, but not in nearest versions.
Because there some troubles with different mechanism of storing tags (ID3,Vorbis,ASF).

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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2009, 16:04:32 »
I noticed one more thing with MP3 tags.

One of the rippers I use, populates  ID3v2   very  nicely    but   ID2v1   it  sticks  garbage strings into (for some stupid reason) ....
and it looks like Similarity is only reading   ID2v1,  and i get the garbage tag info in Similarity GUI.
Any way around that ?

ex.
ID3v1.Title = þÿ
ID3v2.Title = Good Time (Radio Edit)

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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2009, 18:16:03 »
I see what's wrong

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« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2009, 11:10:47 »
i tested, everything seems to be ok.
i edited tags in winamp, id3v1 different from id3v2, Similarity showed correct id3v2 tags, in win2k,winxp.
can you send me this file where this bug appears ?

similarity don't analyse file for id3v2 tags, it uses Windows Media SDK for taking all information, maybe your grabber write invalid tags ?

Or you maybe didn't install Windows Media Player 9.0 or later, in this case Similarity uses ACM decoder and himself searches ID3v1 tags. In this mode it's not support ID3v2.x tags.

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« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2009, 18:25:33 »
MP3 file was sent over email.

Have look at what Similarity shows for  Artist for example.

Thank you very much.

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« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2009, 18:40:23 »
Let me know if the mail(s) did not make it, if not I  will get it to you in a different way.

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« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2009, 21:41:58 »
Yes i received them, and analyze them, something interesting, Windows Media Player can't play them, and Similarity used ACM decoder, this decoder can only show ID3v1 tags.
I continue research.

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« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2009, 22:45:56 »
i think this files can't be played in WMP (and decoded by WMF decoder in Similarity) because they contain a UNICODE tags. Windows Media Player Programmers very "kind" and very professional, and of course they don't read standarts (www.id3.org) :)
I think I add support of ID3v2 tags to ACM decoder.

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« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2009, 23:38:31 »
fixed, will be available in new version.
Problem was not in simple unicode, but it was Little-endian, that is why WMP can't open them.