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randym
03-29-2007, 09:51 AM
You are best using Visual Basic and access dbpoweramps tags through the scripting interface, then you can do anything you like in VB.

That quote is from a http://forum.dbpoweramp.com/showthread.php?t=12424.

I would like to back up my tags to a database and canít find a suitable applications that does that. Sounds like it might be something I could do myself, by using visual basic to access the tags and import them into MS access.

Two Questions:

1. The context of the above quote was one where a user wanted to be able to flexibly change tag formatting etc., so I assume it is not difficult to both access the tags and also to rewrite them. Is that right? (The point of a backing up tags to a database is so the tags would be written back to the music files later if necessary.)

2. While I have no scripting experience, I am very much interested in learning. To get me started, could you point me to an example VB script that reads one or more flac tags? It would be much appreciated. (It would be great if the program also rewrote a tag.)


Thanks,
Randy

LtData
03-29-2007, 11:01 AM
Scripting examples are found on this page: http://www.dbpoweramp.com/developer-scripting-dmc.htm

Also, thread moved to Developer section of this forum