Cleaning tags


#1

I was importing some music today but saw some tags remained behind even if I had scrub plugin enabled.
This is the info before importing -

Format                                   : MPEG Audio
File size                                : 3.84 MiB
Duration                                 : 4 min 5 s
Overall bit rate mode                    : Constant
Overall bit rate                         : 128 kb/s
Album                                    : Doll Domination 3.0
Album/Performer                          : The Pussycat Dolls
Part/Position                            : 1
Part/Total                               : 1
Track name                               : When I Grow Up
Track name/Position                      : 1
Track name/Total                         : 20
Performer                                : The Pussycat Dolls
Performer/Sorted by                      : Pussycat Dolls, The
Performer/Url                            : WWW.iM1MUSIC.NET
Original/Performer                       : WWW.iM1MUSIC.NET
Composer                                 : WWW.iM1MUSIC.NET
Lyricist                                 : WWW.iM1MUSIC.NET
Original/Lyricist                        : WWW.iM1MUSIC.NET
Conductor                                : WWW.iM1MUSIC.NET
Encoded by                               : WWW.iM1MUSIC.NET
Remixed by                               : WWW.iM1MUSIC.NET
Thanks to                                : arranger
Publisher                                : WWW.iM1MUSIC.NET
Genre                                    : Dance-Pop
Original/Released date                   : UTC 2008-01- 1
Recorded date                            : UTC 2009-08- 0
Writing library                          : LAME3.92
BPM                                      : 0
ISRC                                     : WWW.iM1MUSIC.NET
Copyright                                : WWW.iM1MUSIC.NET
Service name                             : WWW.iM1MUSIC.NET
Service/Url                              : WWW.iM1MUSIC.NET
Cover                                    : Yes
Cover type                               : Cover (front)
Cover MIME                               : image/jpeg
Lyrics                                   : WWW.iM1MUSIC.NET
Media Type                               : CD
Script                                   : Latn
ASIN                                     : B002HM2GCO
Commercial information                   : WWW.iM1MUSIC.NET
Official audio file webpage              : WWW.iM1MUSIC.NET
Official audio source webpage            : WWW.iM1MUSIC.NET
URL                                      : WWW.iM1MUSIC.NET
Artist Credit                            : Pussycat Dolls
MusicBrainz Album Type                   : album
REPLAYGAIN_TRACK_GAIN                    : -6.11 dB
REPLAYGAIN_TRACK_PEAK                    : 1.000000
MusicBrainz Album Status                 : Official
Album Artist Credit                      : Pussycat Dolls
ALBUMARTISTSORT                          : Pussycat Dolls, The
MusicBrainz Album Release Country        : GB
MusicBrainz Album Id                     : 932370ad-1a1f-4f17-b41c-7f2a08d71393
MusicBrainz Artist Id                    : 1fda852b-92e9-4562-82fa-c52820a77b23
MusicBrainz Album Artist Id              : 1fda852b-92e9-4562-82fa-c52820a77b23
MusicBrainz Release Group Id             : 930202e7-58d9-3476-b1fa-7c7faf07ec9b

This is when I used scrub -

Format                                   : MPEG Audio
File size                                : 3.84 MiB
Duration                                 : 4 min 5 s
Overall bit rate mode                    : Constant
Overall bit rate                         : 128 kb/s
Album                                    : Doll Domination 3.0
Album/Performer                          : The Pussycat Dolls
Part/Position                            : 1
Part/Total                               : 1
Track name                               : When I Grow Up
Track name/Position                      : 1
Track name/Total                         : 20
Performer                                : The Pussycat Dolls
Performer/Sorted by                      : Pussycat Dolls, The
Composer                                 : WWW.iM1MUSIC.NET
Lyricist                                 : WWW.iM1MUSIC.NET
Encoded by                               : WWW.iM1MUSIC.NET
Thanks to                                : arranger
Publisher                                : WWW.iM1MUSIC.NET
Genre                                    : Dance-Pop
Original/Released date                   : UTC 2008-01- 1
Recorded date                            : UTC 2009-08- 0
Writing library                          : LAME3.92
BPM                                      : 0
Cover                                    : Yes
Cover type                               : Cover (front)
Cover MIME                               : image/jpeg
Lyrics                                   : WWW.iM1MUSIC.NET
Media Type                               : CD
Script                                   : Latn
ASIN                                     : B002HM2GCO
Artist Credit                            : Pussycat Dolls
MusicBrainz Album Type                   : album
REPLAYGAIN_TRACK_GAIN                    : -6.11 dB
REPLAYGAIN_TRACK_PEAK                    : 1.000000
MusicBrainz Album Status                 : Official
Album Artist Credit                      : Pussycat Dolls
ALBUMARTISTSORT                          : Pussycat Dolls, The
MusicBrainz Album Release Country        : GB
MusicBrainz Album Id                     : 932370ad-1a1f-4f17-b41c-7f2a08d71393
MusicBrainz Artist Id                    : 1fda852b-92e9-4562-82fa-c52820a77b23
MusicBrainz Album Artist Id              : 1fda852b-92e9-4562-82fa-c52820a77b23
MusicBrainz Release Group Id             : 930202e7-58d9-3476-b1fa-7c7faf07ec9b

And this is when I used Picard to clear all existing tags and write new ones -

Format                                   : MPEG Audio
File size                                : 4.83 MiB
Duration                                 : 4 min 5 s
Overall bit rate mode                    : Constant
Overall bit rate                         : 128 kb/s
Album                                    : Doll Domination 3.0
Album/Performer                          : Pussycat Dolls
Album/Performer/Sort                     : Pussycat Dolls, The
Part/Position                            : 1
Part/Total                               : 1
Track name                               : When I Grow Up
Track name/Position                      : 1
Track name/Total                         : 20
Performer                                : Pussycat Dolls
Performer/Sorted by                      : Pussycat Dolls, The
Original/Released date                   : 2008
Recorded date                            : 2009-10-08
Writing library                          : LAME3.92
ISRC                                     : USUM70813999
Cover                                    : Yes
Cover type                               : Cover (front)
Cover MIME                               : image/jpeg
Media Type                               : CD
SCRIPT                                   : Latn
originalyear                             : 2008
MusicBrainz Album Type                   : album
MusicBrainz Album Artist Id              : 1fda852b-92e9-4562-82fa-c52820a77b23
MusicBrainz Artist Id                    : 1fda852b-92e9-4562-82fa-c52820a77b23
BARCODE                                  : 602527154916
MusicBrainz Album Id                     : 932370ad-1a1f-4f17-b41c-7f2a08d71393
Artists                                  : Pussycat Dolls
MusicBrainz Release Track Id             : 265ba03b-0bfb-3013-9341-cdcb59780406
MusicBrainz Release Group Id             : 930202e7-58d9-3476-b1fa-7c7faf07ec9b
ASIN                                     : B002HM2GCO
MusicBrainz Album Status                 : official
MusicBrainz Album Release Country        : GB

How can I cleanup tags like Picard when importing? As you can see all www link fields were cleaned up in the last example. I think zero plugin cleans up fields that are mentioned in config. But I just want everything cleaned when importing.


#2

We don’t have a way to remove all the tags that don’t come from MusicBrainz. You can consider using the keep_fields option in the zero plugin: it lets you list all the fields you actually want and remove any others.