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Guess Tags
17-06-2017, 07:00
Post: #1
Guess Tags
I use untagged files in Artist/Album/Track format. Logitech Media Server has a feature to guess tags, if they are missing, based on the directory structure and file name. Any chance of adding this feature?

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Mike
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18-06-2017, 05:06
Post: #2
RE: Guess Tags
I don't have any plans to add this to MinimServer.

It might be possible to add these tags to your library in a batch operation using a tagging program such as Mp3tag.
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18-06-2017, 16:21
Post: #3
RE: Guess Tags
(18-06-2017 05:06)simoncn Wrote:  I don't have any plans to add this to MinimServer.

It might be possible to add these tags to your library in a batch operation using a tagging program such as Mp3tag.

I have considered batch converting, but I prefer to just rename a folder or file instead of messing with the actual file. Is there any way to send a default value like a space for a missing tag?

One other question, off topic, is there a way to call different external programs to upsample, etc. than ffmpeg, ie. sox, which has more features, or brutefir, etc.?

Thanks again Simon, great program
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19-06-2017, 06:49
Post: #4
RE: Guess Tags
(18-06-2017 16:21)ps3guy Wrote:  I have considered batch converting, but I prefer to just rename a folder or file instead of messing with the actual file. Is there any way to send a default value like a space for a missing tag?

This isn't possible and I don't see how having a tag value of space would be helpful.

Quote:One other question, off topic, is there a way to call different external programs to upsample, etc. than ffmpeg, ie. sox, which has more features, or brutefir, etc.?

Thanks again Simon, great program

You can make MinimStreamer call ffmpeg with libsoxr for upsampling by using the convOut option of the stream.options property. See the Streaming options section of the MinimStreamer user guide for more information. (The forum won't let me post a direct link to this section.)
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19-06-2017, 08:16
Post: #5
RE: Guess Tags
(17-06-2017 07:00)ps3guy Wrote:  I use untagged files in Artist/Album/Track format. Logitech Media Server has a feature to guess tags, if they are missing, based on the directory structure and file name. Any chance of adding this feature?

Thanks,
Mike
Creating tags based purely on dirname/filename is not great. Even if your files are all organized nicely artist/album/file there is still the difficulty of decoding the filename itself, and the additional complexity of how multidisc releases are dealt with. Even if you deal with that you still have to deal with the limitations of the filenames themselves (which differ for different operating systems and drive formats). Such as not be able to store accents like é and just storing e, using underscore for space, case lost , limitations on file length ectera.And filenames will only be able to retrieve a very basic set of metadata (typically artist, album, trackno,track title).

Automated tagging based on online sources is far more accurate and effective.
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19-06-2017, 15:42
Post: #6
RE: Guess Tags
(19-06-2017 06:49)simoncn Wrote:  
(18-06-2017 16:21)ps3guy Wrote:  I have considered batch converting, but I prefer to just rename a folder or file instead of messing with the actual file. Is there any way to send a default value like a space for a missing tag?

This isn't possible and I don't see how having a tag value of space would be helpful.

Quote:One other question, off topic, is there a way to call different external programs to upsample, etc. than ffmpeg, ie. sox, which has more features, or brutefir, etc.?

Thanks again Simon, great program

You can make MinimStreamer call ffmpeg with libsoxr for upsampling by using the convOut option of the stream.options property. See the Streaming options section of the MinimStreamer user guide for more information. (The forum won't let me post a direct link to this section.)

The reason for the space was so that renderers would show a space instead of the word unkown.

I only use artist, album, tracknumber, trackname but paultaylor's comment about portability of filename issues has me considering batch tagging everything

I am currently using the sox options within ffmpeg, but would like to be able to use the full sox binary and other programs like brutefir, etc.
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