MusicBrainz Picard Scripts


#1

Hello
Where are the scripts used in the program and how to change or delete them?


#2

The file naming script is in options under file naming. You can specify additional scripts to be executed on the metadata loaded from MusicBrainz under Advanced > Scripting, but by default this is empty. Search these forums to see some examples on what can be done with those scripts.


#3

I have to admit that I too am a bit confused by the Scripting option in Picard. The scripting language is easy enough, but the handling of the script(s) is where I’m not clear.

When I check the box to enable script(s), I can enter a title and a script. If I click the button to enter a new script, the title changes and the script box clears. What happened to the script that was there before? Is it saved? If so, how do I edit or disable it? How do I enter multiple scripts? What if I have 4 different scripts and I want to disable one temporarily?

Writing the scripts is the easy part. Managing them in Picard, now that’s a challenge. :confused:


#4

That’s a user interface bug, the list of script can be hidden. See


#5

Finally, I found, are saved in Picard.ini file but a bit complicated to edit.


#6

Of course you can edit them in the ini file, but why? Edit them in Picard options, see the linked topic.


#7

Thank-you! Somehow I missed that post in my searches. Once you can see the other panel, everything makes sense again. The scripting is definitely a useful feature, and this makes it so much more useful by managing the scripts and selecting which ones will execute during a processing run.

Again, Thank-you!


#8

The issue in question even has a ticket in Jira: https://tickets.metabrainz.org/browse/PICARD-1026. Hopefully it can be fixed in the upcoming 1.4.2 release?


#9

Ok already understandable I did not notice the link. After installation, this option was hidden.
Great thank you :slight_smile: