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urlwolf

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I want to copy the value of %artist% to %album artist% if empty. is this Possible?

Quentin Sculo

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Re: copy value of %artist% to %album artist% if empty. Possible?
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2011, 02:24:26 »
not currently, although there is actually 2 $album_artist fields currently, one that is the content of the album_artist tag, the other fallback to the artist value when the album_artist tag is empty.
Some parts of gmb only show one of the 2 fields, SongList/SongTree let you add both, though they currently have the same name, which is a bit confusing.
Why do you want to do that exactly ?

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Re: copy value of %artist% to %album artist% if empty. Possible?
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2011, 05:55:25 »
I have a similar question and do not mean to hijack... :o

All of my tracks have incorrect albums based on an old style of Genre based structure I used to have..

I want to do a mass change of the Album and make it the Artist, is this possible with the tag editor, if not, would you know of a tool or script?

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Re: copy value of %artist% to %album artist% if empty. Possible?
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2011, 17:52:47 »
Tag editor Ex Falso allows editing not only tag value, but also the name, so you could select all your tracks and change tag "album" into "artist".

Quentin Sculo

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Re: copy value of %artist% to %album artist% if empty. Possible?
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2011, 03:01:13 »
It's not possible currently, but I'll add this at some point it's rather easy to do. The harder part is finding a place in the gui to activate this, maybe an option in the mass-tagging dialog, though adding a way to preview the changes would be nice.
Also currently it would be limited to swapping a value by another, which is something you rarely want to do I think. But it will be more interesting once I add the "advanced syntax" where you can modify values based on some simple instructions (like I did in the SongTree, but limiting that to the SongTree was a mistake).

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Re: copy value of %artist% to %album artist% if empty. Possible?
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2011, 10:56:54 »
I appreciate the reply and the upcoming changes...

I ended up using puddletag which has the ability to swap a value for another, and have now replaced easyTag with this app due to it's speed!

Is it noted here how to keep GMB current with a git or an svn process?

Thanks!


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Re: copy value of %artist% to %album artist% if empty. Possible?
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2011, 04:26:07 »
about following developement of gmb in git : http://gmusicbrowser.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=guide:git