Well, I’ve been trying to figure this out but I can’t find anything in the docs nor here.
I’ve just started using beets. I imported my library of, uh, 93K files via the
copy: no write: no technique. I wanted beets to know where it’s at now before I think about using it to move files or manage tags. Now I’ve traditionally done all of my tagging with the foobar Discogs tagger. (I’m aware beets won’t let me default the Discogs tagger over musicbrainz but I disabled MB via hosts file so we’ll try that.) I’ve always used a custom ID3 tag within foobar that puts the Discogs release ID into a tag called
DISCOGS_RELEASE_ID. I’d like beets to add this info to its library and then to write that in the future when I use its Discogs tagger.
As I understand it, I would need to add
DISCOGS_RELEASE_ID to the
fields via the
modify command for beets to know of this field and write to it: is this correct?
What I am ultimately unclear on is if there is a 1:1 relationship between
fields and appropriate ID3 tags. If I create a new field, will beets write that to an ID3 tag of the same name? I like having all the metadata in the files and not just in the directory.
Thanks very much!