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Assign multiple genres to one song in iTunes
Authored by: garbanzito on Apr 23, '03 02:22:57AM

most tunes fit in multiple categories in ways not supported by
iTunes or ID3 tags.. to handle this, i use a tagging system, sort
of a bastardized XML, to encode information in the comments
field, structured so it can become methodically extracted when i
have time to create the tool

to take the genre example, i use one or more "kind" tags to add
to the main genre.. for example, a track of Electronic music
might also have a "<kind beep & squawk>" tag in the
comment.. i have a defined set of tag types and everything in
any comment field is within a tag (regular comments are in a
"<note blah blah blah>" tag)

eventually the comment field will just have an id value which
will be a key into a database with this same information.. in the
mean time, everything is still searchable by normal text
searches



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