Can I just use plugins?

Hello. Is it possible to only use the plugin part of Beets? I don’t want to import or manipulate the files in any way, other than what the plugins do.

The plugins only seem to work on import. Running them on their own doesn’t write the tags.

The plugins I am trying to use are: fetchart embedart lastgenre


Yo! Most plugins (with some exceptions, notably info) only work on music that is tracked by your database. So what I’d recommend that you use something like import -AWC to just build up a database of the files as they already exist.

Then, as long as write: yes is enabled in your import: section, then lots of plugins should actually write tags when you run them explicitly.

Thanks for the reply. I think I will have a go at making my own custom solution.