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Re: Tagging question
« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2022, 05:33:34 AM »
I need to apologize before I post my question ...

Sorry if this has already been mention, as I may have missed it in the previous comments.

That being said, what program is the best to use for tagging?
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Re: Tagging question
« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2022, 07:25:57 AM »
I need to apologize before I post my question ...

Sorry if this has already been mention, as I may have missed it in the previous comments.

That being said, what program is the best to use for tagging?

foobar2000 with Live Show Tagger plugin for Windows
xACT for Mac
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Re: Tagging question
« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2022, 08:27:12 AM »
I need to apologize before I post my question ...

Sorry if this has already been mention, as I may have missed it in the previous comments.

That being said, what program is the best to use for tagging?

foobar2000 with Live Show Tagger plugin for Windows
xACT for Mac

I like Tag for Mac as well (though I also use xACT sometimes):

https://sbooth.org/Tag/

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Re: Tagging question
« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2022, 04:47:00 PM »
I'm curious why no one has mentioned XLD; which I use on a Mac.
I had forgotten about TAG, and I thought xACT had been discontinued (maybe I was mistaken about that?)

I guess my own process adds an extra step, since I do all my audio processing on a PC (which is not allowed to be connected to the internet), and then I tag the files on a Mac.
Honestly, the only reason I do it that way is because the typing is a lot smoother on my Mac. I actually use the same model keyboard for the Mac and the PC, but I've always had a devil of a time trying to type on any PC compared to any MAC.

As for naming conventions, I'm pretty sure that's always going be somewhat subjective, based on whatever works best for each person's own collection.

Personally, for ease of finding things on my hard drives, I end up re-naming (but not re-tagging) a lot of whatever comes from other sources, because all my dates follow this format: 20220425 (no dashes or dots), and Artist Names are sorted by Last Name, rather than First Name. I try not to worry too much about the other info if a show came from someone else, because the name and date will generally do the trick when sorting or searching.

For what it's worth, my own convention goes like this:

Artist Name yyyymmdd Locale (City State Province Country etc) Venue

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Re: Tagging question
« Reply #19 on: April 25, 2022, 05:51:42 PM »
I thought xACT had been discontinued (maybe I was mistaken about that?)

Last update was June 2020, but Scott Brown is around still, active in the community. I don't think it is discontinued.

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Re: Tagging question
« Reply #20 on: April 26, 2022, 12:09:29 AM »

Artist Name yyyymmdd Locale (City State Province Country etc) Venue

Any reason to include the artist name in the album name?

I have a digital media player which by default clumps any album with the same name together - so it intermixes openers and the main act, but I always considered that a quirk of that particular player. Is it to avoid that from happening?

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Re: Tagging question
« Reply #21 on: April 26, 2022, 12:40:51 AM »
Oh, I may not have illustrated this well, possibly...

The example I listed was mainly a generic overview of what a folder might be named; also, the various column headers that can be sorted:

Artist Name

yyyymmdd

Locale (City State Province Country etc)

Venue



Honestly, I'm not sure how various players might respond to various naming conventions, but I'm thinking that if sorting can be determined by Artist Name and Date, everything else would more or less fall into place.

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Any reason to include the artist name in the album name?
I have a digital media player which by default clumps any album with the same name together - so it intermixes openers and the main act, but I always considered that a quirk of that particular player. Is it to avoid that from happening?



Artist Name yyyymmdd Locale (City State Province Country etc) Venue
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Re: Tagging question
« Reply #22 on: April 26, 2022, 08:41:41 AM »
That makes more sense. Thanks. I've run into a few shows where folks include the artist name in the album title and I've found the practice a little confusing, but harmless - after all, there's already a field for the artist name.

 

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