Affects Version/s: 2.2.1
Fix Version/s: None
Component/s: Tags & Metadata
Thankfully, Picard already offers the internal "tags" _releasecomment and _releasegroupcomment which can easily be used in scripting to separate albums for file/path naming purposes.
For instance, let’s take the Peter Gabriel albums all named "Peter Gabriel" but nicely separatable using the _releasegroupcomment "Car", "Scratch", "Melt" and "Security".
I’m a strong believer in the approach that all info needed should be regeneratable from the file’s tags, so I used to store these as tags releasecomment and releasegroupcomment, but recently found out that beets uses a similar approach by inventing an inofficial "Picard-like" tag MusicBrainz Album Comment.
Before all this drifts apart too much, I suggest officially introducing two new tags that could be picked up and used by other software like beets, Mp3tag and foobar2000, to name only a few, and be officially supported by Picard. Picard already has _releasecomment and _releasegroupcomment internally, so this shouldn’t be too much change.
I should like to suggest these, because the former is already used in beets:
Picard users could then use something like
in their file naming and have the tag stored, so the same could be used in other software like beets, Mp3tag, foobar2000.
What do you think?