foobar2000 mobile / Editing metadata for genres and composersLast post by TomH1138 -
I have a small handful of songs currently on my phone while I'm testing out Foobar2000, and I want to edit the genres on a lot of them. Some read "Christian" while others read "Christian & Gospel"; obviously this should be all one category. The Star Wars music that reads as "Film" is understandable, but I would rather change it to the more descriptive "Soundtrack." Then I have a handful of classic rock songs that Foobar2000 can't identify and so labels them as (Unknown Genre).
There doesn't seem to be a way to edit it in the mobile version itself; the program seems to only report the information that's already there. The wrench icon points to a place where I can choose the playback order, change the location of the folder that it looks in, etc., but there doesn't seem to be a place to edit this information.
I found a way to edit the genre by right-clicking the files, choosing "Properties," and then changing the genre under the "Details" tab .... but that's all under the hard drive. When I use File Explorer on the songs directly on the phone, "Details" doesn't allow me that level of editing.
I also can't find where to edit composers vs. conductors and other artists. Again using my Star Wars music as an example, I have an "Empire Strikes Back" album officially done by Williams himself, and I also have another version of the album by conductor Charles Gerhardt. The metadata keeps defaulting to Williams as the performer, and treats both albums as though they're the exact same recording.
Plugging in my phone automatically pops up Windows Media Player, so I tried syncing the data that way, but WMP freaks out looking at the content on my phone, providing even fewer details about album name, artist, etc., and quadruplicating tracks that are actually only on my phone once.
Is there something I'm missing? Do I need to have the desktop version of Foobar2000 to edit and to act in sync with the mobile version?
I'm really enjoying the app so far; just a few more growing pains I'm trying to get through in terms of learning to use this. Thanks (again) in advance!