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Author Topic: Metadata Required for WACUP to function as intended  (Read 381 times)

Aminifu

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Metadata Required for WACUP to function as intended
« on: July 25, 2021, 10:19:16 PM »
I started this thread as a place for Winamp/WACUP users to share what they have learned related to the title subject. Due to the age of Winamp, and since WACUP is based on Winamp and still uses pieces of Winamp code, some metadata is needed for certain features to perform as intended.

Some music formats can store metadata within the file and some do not, so some metadata can be provided by the various input plug-ins. Some metadata is provided by Winamp/WACUP itself (i.e. %filename%, %folder%, %playcount%, etc.). Some music formats can support a greater variety of metadata than others. With the introduction of the media library, it became possible for metadata to be associated with music files that do not (or did not) store metadata within the file.

Winamp/WACUP is able to compensate for some missing metadata (e.g. using %artist% as %albumartist%, even when they are not the same thing) and/or by guessing from the information provided in a file's filename. I'm looking to learn more about the minimum default metadata needed and not what is needed for individual needs such as that required to support custom media library views and/or custom ATF strings.

The information provided by ATF Help (html page) is a great resource. Even with that, it took me awhile to learn that providing the correct %artist% and %albumartist% and the %album% for each file is a good idea (even if it meant making up an album name for files that were released individually).

So, please share what you know.  :)
« Last Edit: July 25, 2021, 10:20:13 PM by Aminifu »
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Re: Metadata Required for WACUP to function as intended
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2021, 07:18:17 PM »
Please post a link to "ATF Help (html page)"

I am generally more interested in the analytics of the file, bandwidth, sampling rate, bit-depth, encoder, etc., but I suspect that is not what you want feedback on.

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Re: Metadata Required for WACUP to function as intended
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2021, 10:14:43 PM »
The link is in the WACUP Preferences next to any option that accepts ATF string values.
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