M4A Tag to MMD converter

Don’t know whether this has been mentioned before, but is there an easy way to get the data from M4A file tags into MMD tags?

We’ve got a fair bit of music in m4a format and no Artist/Track information to look at!


The excellent MP3Tag http://www.mp3tag.de/en/index.html will read M4A tags and is able to export data (one per file, in your case) in XML format. I’ve only used it to create M3U and CSV files - but you can customise the output XML so no reason why it wouldn’t be compatible with an MMD file format.

Here’s one of the XML output templates, at the very least - you can write the Artist/Title data to it.

[code]$filename(MP3List.xml)<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>

%_app% %_total_files% %_total_size% %_total_time% %_date% %_datetime% $loop(%artist%) %_total_files% %_total_size% %_total_time% $loop(%year%) $loop(%album%) %_total_files% %_total_size% %_total_time% %year% $loop(%_filename_ext%) %track% %_length% %_file_size% %_codec% %_bitrate% %_vbr% %_mode% %_samplerate% %_tag% %_tag_size% %year% %_file_mod_datetime% %_md5% $loopend() $loopend() $loopend() $loopend()


If someone points me to the documentation for M4A tags, I might also implement that into mAirList.

It appears that there is no specific ‘standard’ for tagging m4a files, but I found this, seems to have some information about iTunes metadata (the tags that I would be reading).