foobar2000 /m-TAGS <folder>
foobar2000 /quiet /m-TAGS <folder>
your audio files will play normally, but they never be touched by foobar2000. They will be treated as "read-only"
Wow! I was just thinking of this today. What a coincidence.This might be what I need. So this mod does not add any tags to the audio file at all? I needed a way to tag audio files but still continue seeding them to others.
Interesting idea and great file format choicefoobar2000.org CSS rip? FunnyI tried it, and it crashed foobar without crash dump (latest foobar on XP up to date)First crash was when I hit Cancel on opened dialog to browse for mtag location, and second time when I tried to access command from context menu. No third time, I removed it.What I noticed in this small interval, is that it asks user to browse for location to save this mtag file, while I expected that this file should be placed in same folder as audio file(s) itself.For me this is annoying in the same way as foobar' own cover embedding, when user has to browse for location and items source folder isn't considered - that's why I never use it.
Quote from: hyakukv on 24 September, 2012, 12:01:05 AMWow! I was just thinking of this today. What a coincidence.This might be what I need. So this mod does not add any tags to the audio file at all? I needed a way to tag audio files but still continue seeding them to others.I do not understand what you mean when you say "seeding them to others", so I do not know if you can accomplish that.
It's a reference to online file sharing via BitTorrent, where you offer, or "seed", files to other users via a peer to peer network. This tool will save file sharers from having to create copies of their (likely ill-begotten) gains for tagging.
Quote from: Kohlrabi on 24 September, 2012, 08:52:10 AMIt's a reference to online file sharing via BitTorrent, where you offer, or "seed", files to other users via a peer to peer network. This tool will save file sharers from having to create copies of their (likely ill-begotten) gains for tagging.BitTorrent can be and is used to distribute music legally (e.g. etree.org) just as Foobar2000 is used to play and organize music regardless of the source. Both are tools that can be used as the user sees fit.
Some things I've noticed:- The sorting in EsPlaylist is very strange (using: %album% %date%. Sort incoming files: %path%).- The !.tags-file only list the first track with ALBUM. I guess it only shows if a track differs from a tag, (to keep it smaller and more efficient, maybe?)Found that Waveform Seekbar didn't displayed the waveform (with analyze tracks not in media library disabled). Adding !.tags in Restrict to under File types in Media Library solved it.
This is a great concept, and one that I'd love to implement for my own collection.One problem comes to mind immediately: no portable MP3 player currently supports this kind of tagging, so to really be useful to anyone with one of these devices, there'd have to be some kind of on-the-fly writing of ID3/whatever tags to files transferred to the player, the same way that lossless files are often transcoded to MP3 on the fly when transferring to a portable device that can't handle lossless codecs.
Other things I noticed:Using right-click Tagging > Create m-TAGS file in Album List Panel has varying degrees of success. Selecting various parent nodes usually resulted in 1) creation of a file containing all tracks of which either only the first album/folder or random tracks from various albums/folders loaded in foobar 2) creation of a file which either did not contain all tracks or did not contain all albums/folders 3) failure to create a file.
The network folders are accessible but not with your component via m-TAGS File menu entries. What I meant by "limited" account was someone using a Standard user account on their computer instead of an Administrator account. The dialog that opens when using m-TAGS File menu entries doesn't allow for choosing a source folder beyond the user account which renders them useless to a Standard user whose media is stored on the network. (Conversely, the dialog that opens when using m-TAGS right-click menu does allow one to select a destination folder on the network when using a Standard account).
FYI I run m-tags in local encoding (reason: it does not crash here), but looking forward to working utf-8 versionWanted to show off with this idea of storing foobar library data in portable format as json is, which can be handled by any decent environment or trivially converted to XML and what notCheck it out: http://nbviewer.ipython.org/url/dl.dropbox...nb/m-tags.ipynb