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New iTunes tags

PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:07 am
by MDE
Putting this post in this forum as it is really about iTunes rather than Muso.
Apple have (finally!) introduced tags to handle classical music works and movements. These are:
Movement Name
Movement Number
Movement Count
Show Work Movement
How many years has it taken Apple to catch up with Muso (albeit clumsily)? Anyway, if anyone here is using my classical music tagging scheme (for Muso, LMS and iTunes) and is using iTunes, I have done an update to the Mp3tag "action" to take advantage of the new tags.
These tags only work with the .m4a file type. To make use of this you need to:
(a) Use the latest Mp3tag "Classical" action - this has two changes from the previous version - to create a tag MOVEMENT NAME which is the same as the MOVEMENT tag it creates and to create a tag SHOW WORK MOVEMENT =1 if there is a non-blank WORK tag. Note that it does not create Movement Number or Movement Count - iTunes does not need these to show the work and movement properly, but if it has them it will add them to its display (double display of movement number will occur if it is also in movement name).
(b) Use dBpoweramp Music Converter to convert files to m4a (you may need to download an extra converter for this). Use the same tag processing as for the mp3 converter.

Of course, you are using Muso on your desktop, so the upgrade is somewhat irrelevant there, but it does at least mean that you get a better display of your "portable" music on the iPhone etc. (provided you have the latest iOS).

Re: New iTunes tags

PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:41 am
by musoware
Where are all these new attributes? Just upgraded to latest version ( and I'm not seeing them:

Though via right click on the grid header I can see and add Movement Name and Movement Number, but just these two.
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Re: New iTunes tags

PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:45 am
by musoware
But still no Orchestra and Conductor?

Re: New iTunes tags

PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:52 pm
by MDE
To do it in iTunes, you select all the tracks in the work (or album) and choose "Use work/movement" (see below)
iTunes - use work.jpg

Or you use mp3tag to do this automatically - create a tag "Show Work Movement" = 1
NB the tag name is NOT "SHOWMOVEMENT" as is frequently documented on the www. That does not work.
Also the movement needs to be "Movement Name" not "MOVEMENTNAME"