There is an option in foobar 2000 preferences: Thanks for reporting. Latest version of the component has a filesystem wrapper for my custom protocols and this operation will no longer fail and timestamp preservation works when using "Tagging" -> "Edit file tags" command. Also next version of foobar2000 has a generic fix so timestamp manipulation failing will no longer abort the entire operation.
- Preferences window
- -> Advanced tree section
- -> Tagging
- -> General
- -> Preserve file creation/access/modification time when retagging
This option, being set, along with foo_external_tags preferences set to "Use only SQLite (fastest)" and "Always write external tags in preferred format" (I listed only relevant, as I see it, foo_external_tags options), leads to tag update error, when "OK"/"Apply" button is pressed in Tagging -> Edit external tags window (after changing any tag value): One file could not be updated: Invalid path with following information in status log:
Could not update info on:
Reason: Invalid path
Which is understandable, though it would be nice to somehow fix either foobar2000, or foo_external_tags to not produce this error.