What is the format of those files? Can you edit their tags using the properties window in foobar2000?
This is really baffling to me.
It may help to remove existing track and disc number tags. Issues like that (and the user interface) make me want to rewrite this component from scratch.
It won't. If you just want to set up a test installation, you can install foobar2000 into a different folder and configure it to store the configuration in the installation folder instead of in your Windows user profile (Preferences/General or just delete the user_profiles_enabled file from the installation folder).
You will need to get or create a cue sheet first, so you can reference and tag individual songs in the MP3 file at all. When you have that, you can use the Live Show Tagger to extract tags from an text file describing the show - provided you have one and it is in a format that the component understands.
i am having the most difficult time with one particular show. Traders friend is not picking up any information from the text file.Here is the beginning of the file:WeenJuly 19, 2008Roy Wilkins Auditorium St. Paul, MNSource: AKG C 414b xls (AB hypers 5'ROC FOB, stand 12.5'^) > Hi Ho Silver xlr's > UA5 (BM2p+ mod.) > JB3 (opti) @ 44.1 kHz.Transfer: JB3 > usb1 > Macbook > xNJB3 1.4.6 > Audacity 1.2.5 (track & fades)> xACT 1.59 (SBE, FLAC, verify, .ffp & .md5).Recorded & transferred by Dean Lambrecht ( DLambrecht@earthlink.net )Seeded by: emptyDisc one:01. Intro (0:21)02. Pork Roll Egg & Cheese (3:04)03. Spinal Meningitis (3:37)etc etc etcThe only thing traders friend if picking up is the date of the show, and i think it is getting that from the filenames, rather then the text as it is in a different format.Any ideas?Thanks!
I've saved the excerpt you posted into a text file and loaded it into the live show tagger. It didn't have any problems with it. Are you sure that it picks up the text file at all?
Thanks for checking my file out. i'm not sure whatyou mean about whether it picks u the text file at all.
At first it was checking an ffp.txt file. And with that file it would use the first lines to fill in artist and venue (as i said earlier, i believe it is using the filename to get the date). So, what i did was highlight all the tracks in the left pane, right click, click Assign text file and browse to the correct file. And then nothing. Am i not doing it right? i've tried everything i could think of, removed all the old tags, autonumbered the tracks, and i don't know what else. Spent much more time with these files then it would have taken to type the tags in manually...but only becuase i want to know what's wrong so i can fix it next time.
On a side note, on other filesets that i have gotten to work, traders friend, pulls the venue from the text file, and foobar shows this information under Album on my playlist, but checking the file properties, this information is not actually in the Album Title field. Any way i could get the venue information to be the album tag?
I'd like to take a look at the complete text file in combination with the tracks. Please save the tracks of the show into an FPL playlist (you can use "Utils/Save as Playlist" in the context menu). Save it in the same folder as the audio files so that the playlist will contain relative paths, then put it in a Zip archive with the text file. You can upload the Zip file in the "Uploads - (f2bk)" forum in a new thread.
Foosion, here is the text file and the playlist as you requested.
Sorry for taking so long. The text file is encoded as UTF-16 which the plugin does not read.
I'm afraid you won't be able to do that with foo_tradersfriend. The process by which information is extracted is fully automatic and there are no options for it. The easiest solution in this case is to assign the titles using the regular properties dialog in foobar2000. Copy the lines from the text file to the clipboard (using any text editor you like). Select "Tools > Automatically fill values..." and set the source to clipboard and the pattern to "%%. %title%" (without the quotes).