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Thread: Adding Custom ID Tags to Asset

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    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:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Illustrate\dBpoweramp

    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 MediaDatabaseFieldsv5.txt and at the end add:

    mood,0,NVARCHAR(150)

    If expecting multiple tags, such as multiple artists stored in a single tag then for mood you would enter:

    t_mood,3,INTEGER

    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; 01-18-2019 at 06:14 AM.

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    Linux/QNAP/Synology version instructions

    First, make sure that you are running Asset R6.3 or newer. Editing of database fields thru configuration pages was introduced in R6.3.

    Enter Asset's configuration, scroll to the bottom, 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:
    mood,0,NVARCHAR(150)
    Where the ',0,' tells asset not to expect multi items in the field, for example artist has ,3, to allow 3 additional values (4 artists total).

    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:
    Mood{_a_to_z}{_no_track_list_}
    Mood\Album
    ... 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; 11-24-2019 at 07:17 AM.

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    Mac version instructions

    Navigate to the folder where your Asset UPnP configuration data resides:
    In Finder, press cmd+shift+g, enter ~/Library/dBpoweramp/uMediaLibrary-v4
    For different (older) Asset versions, the folder name might be different ("uMediaLibrary-v3", etc), but the rest works all the same.


    Locate and edit MediaDatabaseFieldsv5.txt
    For different (older) Asset versions, the folder and file name might be different ("MediaDatabaseFieldsv4.txt" etc), but the rest works all the same.
    For an example, in order to show a 'MOOD' tag, a line should be added at the end:
    mood,0,NVARCHAR(150)
    Where the ',0,' tells asset not to expect multi items in the field, for example artist has ,3, to allow 3 additional values (4 artists total).

    Next, edit AssetUPnPDefinedBrowseTreev6.txt in the same folder.
    For different (older) Asset versions, the file name might be different ("AssetUPnPDefinedBrowseTreev4.txt" etc), but the rest works all the same.
    Add lines for your newly defined fields, following the syntax, for an example:
    Mood{_a_to_z}{_no_track_list_}
    Mood\Album
    ... will add "Mood" view which lists your albums.

    When done, Asset Should be restarted, then rebuild the database (refresh all).
    Last edited by PeterP; 11-24-2019 at 07:17 AM.

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