MP3 Tags

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ImSlutty
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MP3 Tags

Postby ImSlutty » Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:25 pm

Hi,
I find everything very handy, but for me it would be even handier if i could search into tags of mp3 files.
Like artist, album, year, comments.

On many songs i put some of my own in comments so i can sort it easily.
But sorting in windows explorer takes sooo long for only 2000 songs in the map.

I don't know if this feature would slow down Everything, but it could always be added as optional option.

void
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Re: MP3 Tags

Postby void » Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:03 am

I am working on custom file lists, which would allow indexing of id3 tags.

Indexing id3 tags will be slow and you will need to maintain these indexes.

MojoSpoonful
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Re: MP3 Tags (audio/video file metadata, etc)

Postby MojoSpoonful » Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:48 pm

Being able to index and search file metadata, especially audio/video id3 (etc) tags, would be a Godsend to me. And speed wouldn't matter as much as just having the ability to do this.

So following up on the previous messages, I am just wondering if there has been any development progress with Everything for searching/indexing metadata, especially id3 (etc) audio/video file tags. Custom files lists was mentioned... but I am not yet sure of what that is or how it would work. Or, if this is possible now, could someone please point me to the right place for some instructions or provide me with more info.

Thanks in advance!

reelismism
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Re: MP3 Tags

Postby reelismism » Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:29 pm

Yeah what he said :)

Stamimail
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Re: MP3 Tags

Postby Stamimail » Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:59 pm

What will you do if you want to search the music by:
1. Private/Custom tags
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content ... ent-125555
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content ... ent-128375
2. Song's words (Lyrics)

Stamimail
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Re: MP3 Tags

Postby Stamimail » Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:53 pm

See here:
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=5947#p17198

I hope what I've asked will get its solution some day
Stamimail wrote:What will you do if you want to search the music by:
1. Private/Custom tags
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content ... ent-125555
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content ... ent-128375
2. Song's words (Lyrics)


Another thing need to consider is to add mp3tag: function for searching wherever in the ID3 tag. There are some cases of incorrect tagging.

void
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Re: MP3 Tags

Postby void » Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:54 pm

Everything does not fully support all frames in the ID3v2.3 or later tag yet, only track, year, title, artist, album, comment and genre.
I'll look at support all frames in Everything 1.5. Selecting id3 columns for the results will also be added..

I've added to my TODO list: add an id3: search function to search all ID3 frames for text.

For now you could use something like:
artist:"some text" | album:"some text" | title:"some text" | comment:"some text"

You could also make an id3 filter function, that automatically expands id3:"some text" to:
artist:"some text" | album:"some text" | title:"some text" | comment:"some text"

imcal007
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Re: MP3 Tags

Postby imcal007 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:58 am

Hopefully this will include flac files, i would love the ability to add duration of each track in the results.

Fraka
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Re: MP3 Tags

Postby Fraka » Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:34 pm

honestly... please don't bloat Everything.
I can understand some people want full text search on .txt and .doc etc, but also searching through all your music tags will end up in thousands of results, no matter what you search for.
I'll definitely deactivate it.

Just use foobar2000 for an extremely fast search in your tags/audio database. It works well for years now and handles all the formats well.
You can go to the corresponding path in explorer with a simple right click on the file.
And as a bonus you can search much more precisely by artist, album, number of discs, length of song etc, even for custom tagfields.

therube
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Re: MP3 Tags

Postby therube » Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:00 pm

please don't bloat Everything

+1

In any case, Everything wouldn't do this on its own.
The user would expressly choose to search tags...

imcal007
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Re: MP3 Tags

Postby imcal007 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:21 am

I don`t want the program to be bloated but if the options are there you could activate it etc , a way to search certain tags would be very useful, if you don't want it to search the tags you don't activate it.

void
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Re: MP3 Tags

Postby void » Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:07 am

I'm avoiding adding bloat to Everything.

Searching FLAC tags can be useful, it does not add clutter to the UI, it does not effect performance..
I've added support for searching flac tags in Everything 852b or later.

The following search functions can be used to search FLAC tags:
  • track: (FLAC tracknumber)
  • year: (FLAC date)
  • title:
  • artist:
  • album:
  • comment:
  • genre:

content: will not search this information.

ogg support is on my TODO list.
length: / bitrate: / channels: / etc.. search functions are also on my TODO list.

Stamimail
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Re: MP3 Tags

Postby Stamimail » Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:07 pm

content: will not search this information.

Why not?
Searching the information/text part in mp3 file, is it much different from searching a plain text?

void
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Re: MP3 Tags

Postby void » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:24 pm

It's upto the iFilter implementation to read id3 tags. There are probably third party iFilters out there to do this.

utf8content: would read most id3 tags anyway, although it would be slow as it would read the entire mp3 file.


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