I would like to add some tango cds to MB and need help to get started. Adding them manually is no option for me, because it is too time consuming, so I thought that I could use Picard to send my metadata programmatically to MB.
I must confess that Picard scares the wits out of me because I always fear that it will overwrite my carefully inserted tags. But anyway.
Some djs and tango lovers are building their dj sets according to the original release year. The year of recording is needed, because we group tangos together into tandas and all pieces in a tanda should be of similar characteristics. All players I know of only evaluate the YEAR tag so that I inserted the original year into the YEAR tag in my files. This conflicts with the release year of the cd. So MB could overwrite the year tag, which would destroy the work of months. (Good to have backups)
My requirements are:
that I can protect the year tag in my files from being overwritten by Picard (I saw an option in the docs hinting at this)
that I can bulk copy the value of YEAR to ORIGINAL_YEAR so that the right metadata gets into MB
that there is a way to convert a string in the comments field to the originaldate field. (I insert the day of recording into the comments tag as this is displayed in dj software.
Can I somehow achieve this in Picard?