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cuetipper

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When adjusting settings for tags I see where i can update if empty. never . always...etc.

How can I erase that i just do not want to fill such as composer.

paultaylor

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Empty fields by selectiong them in the main table, bring up the context menu and select 'Delete'

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cuetipper

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that is what I have been doing. but there are so many songs, so many fields, i was hopping there was a way to choose what fields to delete across the entire library.
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Oh I see, fair enough although most people want to add in more information not completely remove it from their library

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cuetipper

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Well I was thinking that as there r 30+ fields and a lot of them I will never use, why store info on them that takes away space from my mp3 player's storage capacity. So I thought it would be nice to uncheck and erase all those I do not want....
wynlyndd

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Does this actually work? I thought often times, deleting a field doesn't actually remove the space for that tag just the content. This way, a program doesn't have to rewrite the file (per my understanding of id3 tags) and leaves a buffer.

I rarely care about comments, and composer, etc and wouldn't mind clearing them out of info if it really will clear space.


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cuetipper

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I am not really sure. just makes sense to me that storing a blank filed would keep less information than lets say the name of a composer....likely 2 bytes as apposed to Wolfgang Amadeus Beethoven?
paultaylor

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Yes it does work, for ID3v1 it doesn't the space is fixed , but all other formats the field is removed and then generally the space is reclaimed.

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cuetipper

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so then is this a feature you might add?

the ability to tick box select what fields to erase?
paultaylor

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Might do, of course if you REALLY want it you can pay for a customisation, see http://www.jthink.net/jaikozforum/posts/list/101.page

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cuetipper

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understanding that your effort does deserve not only acknowledgment but compensation to it is something i would seriously consider. Can you tel me what the cost would be?
paultaylor

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How about $100 USD to get it into the Jaikoz 2.5.0 release ?

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nickeaston

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@cuetipper

I use JRiver MediaCenter to manipulate any and all tags, even delete V1...

You might want to check it out--you could delete all data in any one tag in all your tunes with 1 keystroke.

There is a free version called Media Jukebox.
 
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