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Topic: Différents questions about tags.
Inviato Thu 22 Aug 19 @ 2:27 am
Also settagsauto DOES update the tags, as long as you modify some info. It does not save all the database info on the tags the moment you enable it.
A quick way to save all database info on the tags (with settagsauto enabled) would be to batch modify a minor field that you don't really use (e.g. Composer)
This way ALL the info present on the db will get written on the tags when you save / close tag editor.
Another way is to rescan your files for BPM etc but it's slower and it's only recommended if all the tag editor fields hold important information for you.
For video files it depends on the file format. MP4 does have a proper tagging system and VirtualDJ uses it. Other formats have less well formed tag systems and VirtualDJ uses accordingly the fields it can save. For the rest fields it just keeps the info on it's database.
Finally: Filter folders don't rely directly on tags. They rely on database info which may be the same or different from the one on the tags.
A filter query works against the database fields and the info stored inside them. YES it's highly recommended that database info and your tags are "synced" (hold the same info) but it's not necessary.
PS: Your database is one of the most valuable and important files for VirtualDJ. You should keep frequent backups of it, especially before doing batch transformations like the ones you did. This way if anything goes wrong you can go back and try again.
Remember: VirtualDJ does not reload tags automatically.
The way it works is quite simple:
1. For new files it reads the tags the first time it sees them to fill it's database fields.
2. From that moment onward VirtualDJ uses it's database info and it does NOT re-read/reload the tags unless you tell it to do so.
3. When you modify information on the database, the modifications are done ONLY in the database, unless settagsauto is enabled in settings, in which case VirtualDJ will also update the tags after it's done updating the database.
I hope things make sense now!
Inviato Thu 22 Aug 19 @ 7:52 am
Inviato Thu 22 Aug 19 @ 9:09 pm
That's why the first thing I said is to check if the files are read only (and if VirtualDJ has read/write permissions on these files)
Inviato Thu 22 Aug 19 @ 9:18 pm
Inviato Fri 23 Aug 19 @ 2:10 am
That's why the first thing I said is to check if the files are read only (and if VirtualDJ has read/write permissions on these files)[/quote"
That's an ideal dream when settagsauto is disabled
In real life - at least with mp4 - tags are written almost everytime "write tags" is clicked for Artist and Title Remix but randomly for any other tag
i.e. : Modify Title and/or Artist, write tags, will work; immediately modify/create Year or Genre, write tags, often it won't work ; after editing another track or next VDJ session it may work .... or not
Maybe it's just an issue with write tags button, or assync write action are not already terminated
Another one not working most of the time is "remove from tag" to change cover
linking audio & video files create a specific ".vdjedit" file not modifiing the original audio & video files
this file is internally using ABSOLUTE path to original source files and size to identify them
Even using VDJ to move/rename audio or video file do not update the .vdjedit file, because there is no way for VDJ to know about the use of the these files in any .vdjedit as there may be more than one in different locations ... linked more than once, video edit, track cleaner ...
for the same reason copiing/moving the .vdjedit linked file won't copy/modify original tracks or modify .vdjedit internal sources locations
As far as you edit tag & write it, file size will differ and then VDJ will not identify the file as the right source one
In fact the solution is to modify tags in original source files BEFORE to create the link and then modify virtual tags of edited file
this way audio and video files have their own tags and link have its own ones even they differ
Inviato Fri 23 Aug 19 @ 3:35 am
Inviato Sat 24 Aug 19 @ 9:14 pm
dj20x wrote :
Last question. My filter is example: genre =80 and grouping=party. I would like it to ad something example if note is clean, ad it. If I put this filter and add AND note=clean, I would have just the 3 together. I would like the 2 first ones and add the third one result just if it’s there like an add. Like plus I don’t know if it’s clear. Thank you
Inviato Sat 24 Aug 19 @ 9:52 pm
Inviato Sun 08 Sep 19 @ 3:46 pm