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  • Spoon
    • Apr 2002
    • 44083

    Adding Custom ID Tags to Asset

    These are instructions for the Windows version. For Linux/Mac/QNAP, see below.

    Asset has the ability to display custom ID Tags (non-standard), with a little configuring.

    For example your FLAC library contains a unique tag of 'MOOD', you can add this to asset by:

    Start >> Run >> Regedit:

    Browse to:


    Can copy the value in 'DefaultUserPath' to Start >> Run (to open that path in Windows File Explorer).

    Note on Windows Home server the path is:

    C:\Windows\SysWOW64\config\systemprofile\AppData\R oaming\dBpoweramp\uMediaLibrary

    Open MediaDatabaseFieldsv7.txt and at the end add:


    Next in Asset Configuration >> Advances Settings add 'Mood' to the browse tree (you will have to manually type the tag when adding a new container as it will not appear in the drop list).

    Asset Should be restarted, then rebuild the database (refresh all).
    Last edited by Spoon; July 23, 2021, 11:28 AM.
  • PeterP
    Super Moderator
    • Jul 2011
    • 1376

    Linux/QNAP/Synology/Mac version instructions

    Instructions below are valid for Asset UPnP release 2023 (and some of R7.x series).

    Enter Asset's configuration, "Advanced tab", click "Edit database fields (advanced users only)".
    Edit the configuration text.
    For an example, in order to show a 'MOOD' tag, a line should be added at the end:


    Some built-in fields have a defined type (TEXT, INTEGER). This is not needed for custom fields. See below for detailed explanation.

    Once the database fields have been changed, edit the browse tree - "Edit Browse Tree as plain text" link in configuration.
    Add lines for your newly defined fields, following the syntax, for an example:
    ... will add "Mood" view which lists your albums.

    Applying these changes should cause Asset to rescan database & restart itself when needed. It might take a few minutes for your music to show, depending on your library size
    Last edited by PeterP; July 26, 2023, 06:31 PM.


    • PeterP
      Super Moderator
      • Jul 2011
      • 1376

      Re: Adding Custom ID Tags to Asset

      Data types in Asset database

      There are 3 data types, varying in behavior & performance:

      A number. For an example, rating or year.
      Note that track number is by design TEXT not INTEGER, as some users have non-numeric text in track number fields, with vinyl rips for an example.

      A text field - one that varies per-track, such as title.

      Subtable field, used when type is not specified.
      Similar to TEXT, but optimized for fields where many tracks share the same value - such as artist or album.
      Data is stored in a separate table, repeating values are stored only once.