Do you think Beets can provide this feature?Help request


#1

Hi Guys,
I have already tried different mp3 tagger softwares but everyone couldn’t help me in providing me what I’m looking for. Maybe you/beets can help me

Here is my example environment:
FOLDER A:
Queen - We will rock you
Michael Jackson - Beat it

Both mp3 are correctly tagged with Artist and Title idv3 tags. No other tags are stored inside all my mp3 files (I have cleaned all of them).

What I would like to do is (in priority order):
1 automatically tag year tag with originalrelease year;
2 automatically tag album with first album release;
3 automatically save album art inside mp3 with first album art release.

For example:
ALBUM: Thriller YEAR: 1982

I would like this to be a bulk operation like I select the folder, fire the command and beets will do that automatically. Do you think that beets can do this?
Any help/suggestion would be very appreciated.
Thank you very much guys!!!

Andrea


#2

Hmm… for information like the original year, you’ll want to fetch data from MusicBrainz—which means you’ll want to use the beet import command. Have you tried that?


#3

Hi Adrian. Well, I haven’t tried beets yet, but I would like to be sure that this thing can be done, at least for year release, before banging my head :slight_smile:
Actually, what import command can do in details?
Thanks


#4

I think it would be best to get familiar with beets first. You can go through our Getting Started and Autotagger guides to get a feel for what it can do. With that in hand, we might be able to have a more specific discussion about how it might match your needs.


#5

I would grab a dozen or so files to test things out on. Easy to copy over them if you screw up or want to try another way.