m-TAGS component (foo_tags) Reply #75 – 2013-08-13 22:57:11 Quote from: EpicForever on 2013-08-13 20:20:07I needed some technical detail, but as m-tags.org website is down I have to ask the question here rather than get it there. Can I use this component as a temporary container for preserving metadata? My scenario: I got FLAC file, well tagged (using custom fields). I noticed it has a glitch somewhere so I opened wave editor, removed the glitch and saved it. In most cases wave editor discards most of metadata, and preserves only few standard fields. In worst case tagging is not supported in wave editor at all. Other situation: I got old mp3 file - well tagged, with custom fields - that's obvious. Finally it gets released digitally, so I buy the new mp3 at Beatport. I put the same name for new file as for old one and overwrite old one with new one. In both cases I need a way to preserve tags in an external container to restore them back in edited FLAC or newer mp3 file. It is possible with foobar with Media Library disabled or at least with disabled real time monitoring of ML folders. But since I started using ML i don't want to disable it. Does m-TAGS have option/command to first save metadata to .tags file, and then to write them into mp3/flac files from .tags file?The site is up now.At any rate, it is quite easy. Load both the FLAC and the m-TAGS file into foobar, then open the properties of the m-TAGS file; then select and copy (Ctrl-C) all tags. Then open the properties of the FLAC file, select the same tags and paste (Ctrl-V).Please note that if you have custom fields, then you will have to either first add the same fields to the FLAC file (in the same order as in the m-TAGS file!!!), or (easier, if your custom fields are always the same) set those fields as YOUR standard fields in "Preferences/Advanced/Tagging/Properties dialog/Standard fields". In the latter case, the fields will always show in the properties dialog, and always in the proper order.