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Copy MP3 tag 'artist' to MP3 tag 'album artist' recursively.


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 PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:02 am   

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Hi,

I have over 14000 mp3 files and for all those files I want to copy the content of the MP3 tag 'Artist' to the MP3 tag 'Album artist' in that same file.
All the files are put in directories (maximum of 4 levels deep).
I suppose it's a mix of different versions of ID3 tags.
I already set the 'Artist' field of all my MP3 files to the correct value.

Now I do know the command mp3info (http://ibiblio.org/mp3info/) and I can use that command on the commandline.
I need help to make a script that goes through all my MP3 files, reads the 'Artist' field and writes its contents to 'Album artist' in that same MP3.
Also preferably it does a check whether those to fields do have the same contents and if not, report to a logfile where the filename is mentioned.

This is my entire MP3 collection and I really don't want to have it messed up as you can understand.
Therefore the script needs to be working 100%.
I hope someone has a working script for me.

Thanks in advance
ZakHooi


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 PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:16 am   

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Anyone please ...


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 PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:27 pm   

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I have the same issue. All my beautifully edited ID3 tags aren't showing up under the correct "Artist" in Google Play because it is using an "Album Artist" field which I can't seem to find.

I will gladly write a script to do this, if anyone can provide a command line tool that can edit the "Album Artist" field. All I see are tools that can edit "Artist" and that is not the same thing, which is the whole problem.


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 PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:38 pm   

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This sucks, cause it's not a bash script... and requires you use iTunes.

But this iTunes script will copy the artist to the album artist field.

http://dougscripts.com/itunes/scripts/ss.php?sp=artisttoalbumartist


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 PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:12 am   
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Hi,

The likely reason nobody has replied is you have not attempted the script and asked us for advice when encountering problems. You just seem to expect someone to do it for you :)

Have a go at doing the script yourself and then you'll likely get help.

DW

Edited spelling mistake.


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