What I want to do, is replacing some lossy files, with new lossless - but I don't want to lose the history of the songs.
Added date isn't touched here at all - that said, statistics will be some kind of wrong after using this function.
* Starting with an empty database.
* 2016-08-15: Adding 15 MP3 files
--> The filetype statistics shows that I've added these tracks on 2016-08-15.
* 2016-08-18: Replacing these 15 MP3 files by 15 FLAC files
--> The filetype statistics now shows that I've added 15 FLAC files on 2016-08-15 and no MP3 files at all.
Correct would be, if statistics shows 15 added MP3 files on 2016-08-15 and 15 deleted MP3 and 15 added FLAC files on 2016-08-18...
But to get this working, you would need another table in the database to track these values.
@Sven: Correctly observed, this is not possible at the moment since deletions/replacements are not tracked (and it might be a very hard task to do, since it affects more than just this function)
Any further information of how you think this should work?
Separated tool, scripts etc?
This is not yet available, but the best way is possibly to do it via a script and automate the conversion of tags.
Should not be neccesary to set a new filetype manually, the function should do that by its new destination file.
The following attributes are now updated:
Can't you just replace the files (with same filename) and then apply the tags form the database to the new files again? And afterwards make the extension to .flac and re-scan the folders
Great! I don't know how many times I had to replace files, loosing history but I had to do it.
A first test version is implemented in:
Two new scripts are included, one that let you select a source file and a destination file and one that takes the selection of files and iterates the folders to find a matching FLAC file to update the database with.
See the scripts for more details (UpdateFileType.cs, UpdateFileTypeMultiple.cs)
Three new funcctions in the API are implemented, see the following page for more details:
I have updated the script for multiple files so that it is no longer locked to a specific filetype.
Please update your files with the attached files.