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dano
post Dec 12 2009, 16:39
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*** Mp3tagCompleteTags ***
*** Export or backup all tag fields ***



Here is a tool that lets you export all tag fields of the currently selected files


By default it only works if your Mp3tag settings are in %appdata%\Mp3tag
i.e. c:\Users\{user}\AppData\Roaming\Mp3tag\
It can be changed in the settings.ini file.



I) Installation:
  1. Copy Mp3tagCompleteTags.exe to a folder of your choice.
  2. Run it once and follow the instructions!
  3. In Mp3tag go to "Tools > Options > Tools" and add Mp3tagCompleteTags.exe as a tool.
    As parameter add "%_workingpath%" (with quotes)
    "[ ] for all selected files" must be unchecked!
  4. (Optional but recommended) Go to "Tools > Options > Messages"
    and disable "[ ] after change"

II) Then the usual procedure to export is:

for Mp3tag v2.47 and newer
  1. Select all the files you want to export in Mp3tag
  2. Right click on a file and select "Tools > Mp3tagCompleteTags"


for Mp3tag v2.46 and older
  1. Select all the files you want to export in Mp3tag
  2. Execute the action "Export#Generate"
  3. Right click on a file and select "Tools > Mp3tagCompleteTags"


Now the export dialog should be opened (if not open it with [Ctrl+E]) and you can use these export configurations:

002 csv tag dump
export all tag fields to a csv file
002 csv tag dump utf-16
export all tag fields to a csv file tab delimited

002 html tag dump
creates a html table of all tags

002 html tag dump (frames)
creates a html table of all tags with ID3v2 frame names in the header columns

003 txt tag backup
export all tags to a text file which you can reimport with "Convert > text file - tag"
The matching import string will be saved to the file 00 ImportString.txt

003 txt tag backup (per Folder) (check [X] One file per folder)
export all tags for each folder to a text file which you can reimport with "Convert > text file - tag"
The import string will be saved in the last line of each file.

Some additional files are also created in the data directory:
AutoColumns.ini
AutoColumns.Frames.ini
Two columns ini files that contains all tag fields. You can load them at "View > Customize Columns... > Utils"
Save your current columns settings first if you want to be able to restore them.

Auto-usrfields.ini
A tag panel ini file that contains all tag fields. Replace the original usrfields.ini with it to get all tag fields in the tag panel


Download:
v2.3
Attached File  Mp3tagCompleteTags_v2.3.rar ( 322.9K ) Number of downloads: 1349



* Thanks to DetlevD for his export scripts that I used as template

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dano
post Dec 19 2011, 14:01
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It does not seem that you followed the instructions.
I don't know why you are messing with a New export file.txt file?
It's not related to my tool.
My program creates ready to use export configs that don't need any further editing.

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post Dec 20 2011, 00:04
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QUOTE (dano @ Dec 20 2011, 02:01) *
It does not seem that you followed the instructions.
I don't know why you are messing with a New export file.txt file?
It's not related to my tool.
My program creates ready to use export configs that don't need any further editing.


OK - I really don't understand what's going on :-(

What I want is to create a .csv or .txt file containing each tag and its value from the music files selected in mp3tag. Is this not the right tool to use to do that job?

Any suggestions for how I might create the file I want? Maybe I should start a new thread?

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post Dec 20 2011, 00:33
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QUOTE (Viragored @ Dec 20 2011, 00:04) *
OK - I really don't understand what's going on :-( What I want is to create a .csv or .txt file containing each tag and its value from the music files selected in mp3tag. ... Any suggestions for how I might create the file I want?

Follow the instructions in post #1 of this thread and you have a chance to reach your goal.

DD.20111220.0035.CET

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post Dec 20 2011, 06:01
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QUOTE (DetlevD @ Dec 20 2011, 12:33) *
Follow the instructions in post #1 of this thread and you have a chance to reach your goal.

DD.20111220.0035.CET


Like I said, I really don't understand what's going on and could do with some basic guidance to help me learn. I think I've done the first steps as instructed. In the screenshot (capture1.jpg) is the Export dialogue, sitting on top of an artist folder with two album sub-folders.

The instructions in post #1 say, "you can use these export configurations". I typed in "002 csv tag dump" as a new export configuration, ran it and got a text file named "New Export File.txt" - I've attached that.

My aim is to be able to export from an artist folder all the tags and their values that are present in any album folders, not just the album name and track titles.

I've looked in the design of "002 csv tag dump" and really don't understand what I am seeing.

There is a line that says, "Use the loop(...) command do loop over specific fields of your files" - and I guess I need to learn what that is talking about. What is a loop(...) command? Where do I go to learn all this stuff? Help, please!
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post Dec 20 2011, 06:49
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QUOTE (Viragored @ Dec 20 2011, 06:01) *
Like I said, I really don't understand what's going on and could do with some basic guidance to help me learn. I think I've done the first steps as instructed. ... The instructions in post #1 say, "you can use these export configurations". I typed in "002 csv tag dump" as a new export configuration, ran it and got a text file named "New Export File.txt" ... My aim is to be able to export from an artist folder all the tags and their values that are present in any album folders ...

The tool "Export or backup all tag fields" is made for people, who must not understand any line of code in the automatically created export scripts.
Applying the readymade created export scripts is only a matter of executing them, not looking into the export scripts or edit them.
Important are the result output files of type csv, html and text, which have been created by the readymade export scripts.
Note: You have not to create a new export script for yourself.
Note: You have not to type in any name for a new export script.

Before you try another attempt to install and apply the backup tool, it seems to be necessary, that you remove your erroneously manually created report scripts from the list of export scripts.
Open the Mp3tag export dialog and remove all export scripts with names starting with "002 ...".

Please go back to post #1 in this thread.
Install the "Mp3tagCompleteTags.exe" as described in the "Installation" instructions.
Make sure to apply the three steps in the order 1, 2, 3.

Then follow the instruction steps in the paragraph "Then the usual export procedure is".
Make sure to apply the steps in the given order.

Then the Mp3tag export dialog should be opened automatically (if not, then open it with [Ctrl+E]) and you execute the readymade export scripts to create the output files, which you want to work with in your further workflow.

Hmm ... your workflow ... please explain ... for what purpose do you need all the values from the tag-fields to be stored in external files outside of Mp3tag?

DD.20111220.0709.CET

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QUOTE (DetlevD @ Dec 20 2011, 18:49) *
Before you try another attempt to install and apply the backup tool, it seems to be necessary, that you remove your erroneously manually created report scripts from the list of export scripts.
Open the Mp3tag export dialog and remove all export scripts with names starting with "002 ...".

Please go back to post #1 in this thread.
Install the "Mp3tagCompleteTags.exe" as described in the "Installation" instructions.
Make sure to apply the three steps in the order 1, 2, 3.

Then follow the instruction steps in the paragraph "Then the usual export procedure is".
Make sure to apply the steps in the given order.

Then the Mp3tag export dialog should be opened automatically (if not, then open it with [Ctrl+E]) and you execute the readymade export scripts to create the output files, which you want to work with in your further workflow.

Hmm ... your workflow ... please explain ... for what purpose do you need all the values from the tag-fields to be stored in external files outside of Mp3tag?

DD.20111220.0709.CET


Thanks very much for the helpful reply.
Purpose - I want to export the tags to see if I can find out why my Squeezebox Server software is sorting some artists into incorrect locations, even though the tags seem correct. There must be something I'm not seeing on the screen.

I've done the following:
0. Removed from the export dialogue the 002... I had created
1. put Mp3tagCompleteTags in a folder
2. run Mp3tagCompleteTags (note: it had previously been run - does running it a second time stop it working?)
3. set the working path parameter, including quotes (note: already present from the first running of Mp3tagCompleteTags)
4. selected the files to examine
5. right-clicked the selection, chose tools/Mp3tagCompleteTags, and got the result shown in the attached screen shot capture1
6. opened the export dialogue which does not have 002... etc See screen shot capture2

Are you able to suggest how I might get this to work?
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- dano   Export or backup all tag fields   Dec 12 2009, 16:39
- - dano   Changes: v1.8 - Id3v2 frame names on column heade...   Dec 12 2009, 16:40
- - newuser   Thank you for this. I tried using the instruction...   Dec 18 2009, 15:27
- - dano   I've updated the exe file, I hope it's wor...   Dec 18 2009, 19:02
|- - DetlevD   QUOTE (dano @ Dec 18 2009, 19:02) I'v...   Dec 18 2009, 19:32
|- - Brandi   QUOTE (DetlevD @ Dec 18 2009, 12:32) Usin...   Dec 14 2011, 22:13
- - newuser   Thanks for the updated exe. I now see the 001 Gen...   Dec 18 2009, 21:13
- - newuser   I just tried it again, and now I do see 002, and i...   Dec 18 2009, 21:23
- - dano   Another update. newuser: Do not tick "One fi...   Dec 18 2009, 21:35
- - newuser   Thanks again. It's much better now. I see a ...   Dec 18 2009, 22:06
- - dano   Can you write in more detail what you do?   Dec 18 2009, 22:39
- - newuser   I started over. I downloaded Mp3tagCompleteTags.e...   Dec 19 2009, 05:22
- - dano   Did you also select all files before you ran 001 G...   Dec 19 2009, 10:13
- - newuser   Deleted 001 generate, all 002 and 00import text Ra...   Dec 19 2009, 14:37
- - dano   Please stick exactly to the instructions in my fir...   Dec 19 2009, 14:47
- - newuser   1-Downloaded and Ran Mp3tagCompleteTags.exe (00 I...   Dec 20 2009, 14:58
|- - DetlevD   QUOTE (newuser @ Dec 20 2009, 14:58) ... ...   Dec 20 2009, 17:16
- - newuser   I tried again,and followed what you said, but the ...   Dec 22 2009, 02:29
- - newuser   I uninstalled Mp3tag and started everything from t...   Dec 30 2009, 01:15
- - dano   I've added more automation for Mp3tag v2.47 us...   Dec 5 2010, 11:44
|- - cliver   Hi Danno, I'm trying to give this util a go as...   Jan 14 2011, 17:50
- - dano   I've added a mirror link, try that.   Jan 14 2011, 19:29
- - Beluna   Dano, I used your script to export my tag... look...   Jun 24 2011, 16:16
|- - DetlevD   QUOTE (Beluna @ Jun 24 2011, 17:16) ... w...   Jun 24 2011, 16:55
- - Beluna   QUOTE (dano @ Dec 12 2009, 16:39) *** Exp...   Jul 15 2011, 16:38
|- - DetlevD   QUOTE (dano @ Mar 14 2011, 19:55)... you ...   Jul 15 2011, 19:10
|- - Beluna   QUOTE (DetlevD @ Jul 15 2011, 19:10) ...   Jul 15 2011, 19:53
|- - DetlevD   QUOTE (Beluna @ Jul 15 2011, 20:53) I con...   Jul 16 2011, 06:50
|- - Beluna   QUOTE (DetlevD @ Jul 16 2011, 06:50) That...   Jul 16 2011, 22:23
- - dano   You don't need my tool for this, just make a n...   Jul 15 2011, 19:01
- - Mizery_Made   Don't know how I missed this! Unfortunatel...   Oct 11 2011, 14:05
- - dano   What do you get? It's working fine for me.   Oct 11 2011, 14:22
- - Mizery_Made   I kept getting timeout errors and such. Working no...   Oct 11 2011, 14:42
- - dano   It works in OpenOffice. If somebody knows how to m...   Dec 14 2011, 23:27
|- - DetlevD   QUOTE (dano @ Dec 14 2011, 23:27) It work...   Dec 15 2011, 08:19
|- - Brandi   It didn't work for me. I just wrote my own. Th...   Dec 15 2011, 19:27
|- - DetlevD   QUOTE (Brandi @ Dec 15 2011, 19:27) It di...   Dec 15 2011, 20:04
|- - Viragored   Can you guys help me a bit? I want to export all ...   Dec 19 2011, 03:44
- - dano   It does not seem that you followed the instruction...   Dec 19 2011, 14:01
|- - Viragored   QUOTE (dano @ Dec 20 2011, 02:01) It does...   Dec 20 2011, 00:04
|- - DetlevD   QUOTE (Viragored @ Dec 20 2011, 00:04) OK...   Dec 20 2011, 00:33
|- - Viragored   QUOTE (DetlevD @ Dec 20 2011, 12:33) Foll...   Dec 20 2011, 06:01
|- - DetlevD   QUOTE (Viragored @ Dec 20 2011, 06:01) Li...   Dec 20 2011, 06:49
|- - Viragored   QUOTE (DetlevD @ Dec 20 2011, 18:49) Befo...   Dec 22 2011, 19:52
- - dano   In the Capture1 file, did you click on OK in the l...   Dec 22 2011, 20:50
|- - Viragored   QUOTE (dano @ Dec 23 2011, 08:50) In the ...   Dec 23 2011, 05:51
- - dano   Can you run this export code and give me the resul...   Dec 23 2011, 09:56
|- - Viragored   QUOTE (dano @ Dec 23 2011, 21:56) Can you...   Dec 23 2011, 10:12
- - dano   It seems you did it right. The result looks good s...   Dec 23 2011, 11:21
|- - Viragored   QUOTE (dano @ Dec 23 2011, 23:21) It seem...   Dec 23 2011, 23:02
- - dano   unrelated to the previous discussion: In the new ...   Dec 23 2011, 11:45
|- - DetlevD   QUOTE (dano @ Dec 23 2011, 11:45) ... new...   Dec 23 2011, 13:22
- - dano   Your screen shot is missing.   Dec 23 2011, 23:43
|- - Viragored   QUOTE (dano @ Dec 24 2011, 11:43) Your sc...   Dec 23 2011, 23:57
- - dano   Thanks. Can you run the 001 Generate export manual...   Dec 24 2011, 00:48
|- - Viragored   QUOTE (dano @ Dec 24 2011, 12:48) Thanks....   Dec 24 2011, 01:43
- - dano   Thanks, now I can see the problem. There is someth...   Dec 24 2011, 07:44
|- - Viragored   QUOTE (dano @ Dec 24 2011, 19:44) Thanks,...   Dec 25 2011, 00:29
- - dano   The path looks good now. Can you check the C:...   Dec 25 2011, 01:27
|- - Viragored   QUOTE (dano @ Dec 25 2011, 13:27) The pat...   Dec 25 2011, 06:15
|- - dano   QUOTE (Viragored @ Dec 25 2011, 06:15) Al...   Dec 25 2011, 17:00
- - Opawesome   Hello Dano, Firts of all I wish to sincerly thank...   Dec 30 2011, 10:34
- - dano   Well, it is a good idea to also have a backup that...   Dec 30 2011, 11:24
- - dano   I've uploaded v1.9 which adds a 003 txt tag ba...   Dec 30 2011, 14:03
|- - DetlevD   Dano, is it possible to get a ready message after ...   Dec 30 2011, 16:07
|- - Opawesome   QUOTE (dano @ Dec 30 2011, 14:03) I'v...   Dec 30 2011, 22:57
- - dano   Ok, I've added a little installation dialog in...   Dec 30 2011, 19:42
|- - DetlevD   QUOTE (dano @ Dec 30 2011, 19:42) Ok, I...   Dec 30 2011, 20:18
- - dano   I'll add a hint that points to the readme file...   Dec 30 2011, 20:50
- - Opawesome   I deleted some export configuration files and now ...   Jan 2 2012, 15:18
- - dano   It seems you did not execute the tool in its folde...   Jan 2 2012, 15:55
|- - Opawesome   QUOTE (dano @ Jan 2 2012, 15:55) It seems...   Jan 6 2012, 00:18
- - unmaker   Looks very promising, I used to do all of this by ...   Jan 15 2012, 16:37
- - dano   Always problems with the download I've added...   Jan 15 2012, 20:43
|- - DetlevD   QUOTE (dano @ Jan 15 2012, 20:43) Always ...   Jan 15 2012, 21:10
- - HansBKK   This is an excellent tool, thanks very very much. ...   Aug 22 2012, 06:36
- - dano   Executing the tool from the context menu should re...   Aug 22 2012, 17:52
|- - HansBKK   QUOTE (dano @ Aug 22 2012, 23:52) Executi...   Aug 23 2012, 16:12
- - djFLWB   Dano!!! You have made me very happy an...   Sep 16 2012, 14:18
- - Branaan   Hello, I discovered yesterday Mp3tag. My main go...   Nov 9 2012, 07:47
|- - DetlevD   QUOTE (Branaan @ Nov 9 2012, 07:47) Hello...   Nov 9 2012, 08:45
|- - Branaan   Thanks DetlevD, copy and paste is a perfect soluti...   Nov 10 2012, 17:28
|- - DetlevD   QUOTE (Branaan @ Nov 10 2012, 17:28) Than...   Nov 10 2012, 18:23
- - chrisjj   Thanks for this. It looks excellent so far - inval...   May 23 2013, 16:31
|- - chrisjj   Plus: 5) The setup says QUOTE Starting Installat...   May 29 2013, 19:55
|- - chrisjj   Plus: 6) Instructions at http://forums.mp3tag.de/...   Nov 22 2013, 12:37
- - frazld   Just downloaded Mp3tagCompleteTags.exe. Webroot im...   Nov 22 2013, 11:36
|- - DetlevD   QUOTE (frazld @ Nov 22 2013, 11:36) Just ...   Nov 22 2013, 12:00
|- - chrisjj   QUOTE (frazld @ Nov 22 2013, 10:36) Just ...   Nov 22 2013, 12:43
- - chrisjj   Thanks for this Dano. Can you tell me the correct...   Jul 12 2014, 13:01
- - dano   Copy the path from the explorer at the top. It wil...   Jul 13 2014, 10:47
|- - chrisjj   QUOTE (dano @ Jul 13 2014, 10:47) Copy th...   Jul 13 2014, 22:02
- - dano   Yes correction, it's the path of the Mp3tag di...   Jul 13 2014, 23:40
- - chrisjj   QUOTE (dano @ Jul 13 2014, 23:40) Yes cor...   Jul 13 2014, 23:54


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