Padding disc numbers in tags

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One thing I would like to be able to do is to tell Picard to pad disc numbers with leading zeroes so that the disc number tag in all files of a release have the same number of digits. So if there are 110 discs, disc number tags will be 001 … 054 … 110.

I haven’t found a setting to do this. I presume it can be done with scripting, but I am not adept at scripting. If this isn’t currently possible, please take it as a feature request for 2.7.

Have a look at this script snippet and see if it does what you want.

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Okay, when I said I wasn’t adept at scripting, I meant I know nothing about scripting. :slight_smile:

Be aware that for MP4 tags disc and track numbers are stored as integer values. Hence the padding won’t have any effect there.

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For this reason and others, this might be a better feature for a music manager than a tagger. MusicBee, for instance, has a feature that will standardize the way track and disc numbers are displayed. Also, in either Picard or MusicBee, you can use a script to apply padding in file or folder naming.