i’ve just finished up a rough working version of a plugin that allows you to selectively choose which tags to over-write (based on your existing ID3 tag metadata) on import. it’s a little rough around the edges but so far it’s working well for me. the github repo is here:
currently there are no command-line options, so you have to set it up using the config file. there are example configs for all options in the
config_examples folder. here are a couple usage examples:
# example: only allow empty tags to be overwritten selectivetagging: only_empty_tags: yes # example: only allow whitelisted tags to be overwritten selectivetagging: whitelist_tags: artist album year label title # example: do not allow blacklisted tags to be overwritten selectivetagging: blacklist_tags: genre year
note that you can also combine
only_empty_tags with either
blacklist_tags to get the exact combination you want.
i had some trouble getting the code to work with singletons, so this plugin won’t work on singletons currently. would appreciate getting some advice on that if someone can help. i have read all the docs and tried several coding variations to no avail.
also i don’t understand how to enable the config options on the command-line during the import process. would appreciate advice on that also. i have read all the docs on this too.
i hope people get some good use out of this. and let me know if you have any suggestions for improvement or additions to the config options.