I used converter to convert one of my library's lossless releases to lossy in a temp folder (c:\temp) that is not in my library path
By the way, some lossless files have audio checksums, wouldi t be possible to use those as well?
Background: I do not use file tags. [...] It sounds like the new version of this component will not work with my collection at all though.
I rewrote a couple of tags with mp3tags so they'd work properly with my iPod. Seems that wiped them from the Playback Statistics, as they lost statistics and got new %added% tags. After looking, ~350 files had their tags rewritten, ~150 of those lost their statistics. The component should consider file paths as well, in case it doesn't.
Quote from: Yirkha on 24 July, 2010, 01:58:18 PM - <your-foobar2000-profile>\index-data\6370B286-BE93-4A7C-AA3B-281FEC61B182
but I need to make sure that my file tags are respected: PLAY_COUNTER, FIRST_PLAYED, LAST_PLAYED. Is that the case?
%first_played% - date/time at which the song was played for the first time. %last_played% - date/time at which the song was played last time. %play_count% - how many times the song has been played. %played_per_day% - estimate how many times per day the song has been played, based on time first played, time last played and times played. %added% - date/time at which the song was added to the Media Library. %rating% - song's rating, on a 1..5 scale. %rating_stars% - song's rating, formatted as up to five stars, e.g. ★★★ %rating_stars_fixed% - song's rating, formatted as five stars, e.g. ★★★☆☆
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Quote from: Sandrine on 06 August, 2010, 06:54:48 PMbut I need to make sure that my file tags are respected: PLAY_COUNTER, FIRST_PLAYED, LAST_PLAYED. Is that the case?No. Your tags are not the official ones.
%first_played% - date/time at which the song was played for the first time.%last_played% - date/time at which the song was played last time.
%first_played% and %last_played% will return dates/times when used in Foobar, but the component writes them to tags as UTC (?).
c) Reading of database values takes precedence over tags-reading. It must be the other way round (at least as soon as "Automatically synchronize file tags with statistics" is enabled, but possibly always). Otherwise the plugin breaks compatibility with the field "rating" since that is being completely ignored if it is written as a tag, but not added to the database (it also block the "Quick Tagger" plugin).
to display stuff in file tags, use $meta. eg$meta(rating)$meta(first_played)