MM5 Script Play Song to Populate Tag Info

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mikeyp
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MM5 Script Play Song to Populate Tag Info

Post by mikeyp »

Has anyone seen a MM5 script that can play a song in order to populate tag info, e..g. art work, lyrics, etc... Then go on to the next song.... Just run this to update all MP3's in a library.

The idea would be to play a song for 10-15 seconds which usually allows things like lyric data to get looked up.

Basically trying to update tag data for MP3's that don't have it, and prevent lyric lookups when playing a song for the first time.

Thanks and any alternate suggestions on populate tag info would be greatly appreciated.
IanRTaylorUK
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Joined: Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:41 pm

Re: MM5 Script Play Song to Populate Tag Info

Post by IanRTaylorUK »

Hi Mikeyp,

Yes it would be useful.

As a work around, I do a number of things.
1). On adding new music, I play each new track for a few seconds until I "see" lyrics in the Playing box of my right panel or All-Tracks List View of the centre panel.
2). Have Collections called "No Lyrics Not Played" and "No Lyrics Played" so I can leave MMW5 to play these track if I pop out or even overnight.
3). Run MMW4's Lyricator on a complete copy of my library and then copy the changed files back / rescan....
4). Add and use the Genre "Instrumental" to exclude files from 2). above (i.e. multi-Genre like Intrumental; Pop; Rock)

I have thought about using MMA2 to help on my devices but the Lyrics lookup is not perfected yet.

P.S. see also Drakinite's Split Value Fields add-on.
Ian Taylor
MM5W 5.0.4.2690 (Normal ) on Windows 11 Home 22H2 (Build 10.0.22621.819)
Music library of ~45,000 files with ~25% FLAC and 75% MP3
MMA 2.0.0.1061 / Android 12 Sony Xperia 10IV ~23,000 Tracks / 1300 Playlists / WiFi Sync MMW5
MMA 2.0.0.1061 / Android 11 Samsung Tab S5e ~10,000 Tracks / 900 Playlists / WiFi Sync MMW5
MMA 2.0.0.1061 / Android 9 Samsung Active 2 ~10,000 Tracks / 900 Playlists / WiFi Sync MMW5
Lowlander
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Re: MM5 Script Play Song to Populate Tag Info

Post by Lowlander »

Note that Preview can be set to Selected and you can arrow through files to do lookups as well.
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