Recently, I started thinking how to improve tagging quality. To do this, I need to stop using “audio-image” system and start to split flacs. Instead, we will get a possibility to attach advanced tags like <ARRANGER>, <LYRICS>, <COMPOSER>, <REMIXED BY>, <EVENT>, <ORIGINALTITLE>, <LABELID>, <VOCAL>, <CHOIR> and maybe something else (<MASTERING>, <SUPPORT>, <GUITAR> etc).
<ARRANGER> <PERFORMER>= 編曲
<LYRICIST> = 作詞
<COMPOSER> = 作曲
<ORIGINALTITLE> = 原曲, especially useful for toho arranges
<ORIGIN> = 原作, game or anime, when the info is available
<CATALOGID> — obvious enough, will save a space in a <COMMENT> tag. The <COMMENT> will be used for something like “X’s second album”.
Maybe will add <SUPPORT> tag, it could be a supporter for making tracks.
No radical changes in old tags.
<ARTIST> will mean a band or a singer (<VOCAL>). Otherwise, <COMPOSER> or <ARRANGER>.
<ALBUMARTIST> will mean a circle, label. For commercial releases, album artist/group/band name. No changes here so far.
Event information will be excluded from the <DATE> tag.
I will not add <GENRE>. Ever.
Will use <DISCNUMBER> with <TOTALDISCS>, too. I’ve already started to do this for vorbis.
Audio filenames: %track%. %artist% — %title% , no changes here. “—” is a good separator when you have “-” in the track or artist name.
Cue as a playlist for each album. Not sure if I need to add m3u(8) playlists.
Perfect compatibility for Foobar2000. I can’t guarantee anything else.
That’s all. All specifications are a subject to change. Comment if you have a suggestion.