Using -import option in id3edcmd


Posted Oct 13, 2015, 10:37 pm
I want to use id3edcmd in a script to automate the publishing of a podcast. I would like to set most of the tag data as well as the image to a fixed set of values. Can i use the -import command for this?

Also I tried using the -import command but nothing seemed to happen. What does this do, in detail? How/when would I use it?

Thank you.

Posted Oct 16, 2015, 11:13 am
The import argument is for importing tag data from an existing track or from a tdf file (i.e. tag data saved from the GUI). If you are setting the same data, this would be an option but it will only set shared fields such as the album not the title.

As the CLI is being run from a script, the simplest option is to define everything in the script and use one command to change everything, just remember to use the full path for the image.
If you are in need of help with creating the script, please contact support and they will be more than happy to help you.