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Topic: how to copy all metadata/tags from source to destination? (Read 352 times) previous topic - next topic
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how to copy all metadata/tags from source to destination?

as a test, I ran the command below

wavpack --allow-huge-tags --import-id3 -h "my-dsf-file-here.dsf"

And most of the tags were copied across except for custom ones (example: COMPOSERSORT, various MusicBrainz tags and etc)

How can I make sure all metadata are copied across? I looked at the available options (from https://www.wavpack.com/wavpack_doc.html) and didn't find anything else required.

Thanks!

Re: how to copy all metadata/tags from source to destination?

Reply #1
The issue here is that there isn't, as far as I know, a universal tag mapping between ID3v2 and APEv2 tag fields. In my code I put in all the ones I found at one point, and you can look at the list  here in my code.

Obviously I'm missing TSOC (ComposerSort) and I could easily add that, but that doesn't mean that it's a recognized APEv2 tag or that any software will actually use it, but at least it will be in there. I'm happy to put in any others you find/need, but obviously the same caveats apply.

You could also use a program like Mp3tag which, being a dedicated tagging program, has better support for the more obscure tags. It's free and can easily copy tags from DSF to WavPack files.

Re: how to copy all metadata/tags from source to destination?

Reply #2
A lot of MusicBrainz tags will be TXXX of which there can be multiple. What fun...



Oh. and they are named differently in id3/m4a vs vorbis/ape.

https://picard-docs.musicbrainz.org/en/appendices/tag_mapping.html#id23

Note the spaces vs _ differences. It makes no sense at all.  :D

edit: I just realised I posted a very contradictory and maybe confusing screenshot. I'm using a tagger that completely ignores their standards. While that is an mp3 file, I'm following the naming standard for vorbis comments. :P

Re: how to copy all metadata/tags from source to destination?

Reply #3
I added the TSOC (ComposerSort) to the list of tags I import. Like I said, I'm happy to add anything else that's missing to the list.

As for the TXXX tags, I do import them but I just use the supplied custom field name verbatim. I did not know about those crazy translations with the spaces and underscores. What a nightmare; this is why maintaining a tag utility is a full time job!

 

Re: how to copy all metadata/tags from source to destination?

Reply #4
fb2k has never done any of that mapping either so I really wouldn't bother. Obviously lossless to lossy via conversion is the most common route but copying tags is also supported...

https://wiki.hydrogenaud.io/index.php?title=Foobar2000:How_to_transfer_tags_between_two_sets_of_tracks

Your suggestion of using mp3tag might do the job but I'm too lazy to test it.  :))