cueprint/cuetag: no "DATE" and "GENRE" tags are read/written from/to audiofiles

Bug #896978 reported by Alexander on 2011-11-27
This bug affects 2 people
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cuetools (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

In .cue files DATE and GENRE tags are stored as "comments" (strings begin with "REM ... " ).
REM GENRE "Heavy Metal"

And there are two problems with this:
1) cueprint doesn't treat these fields as tags (because of cue-standard?).
2) cuetag doesn't properly tag audiofiles (because of no output of these tags from cueprint)
I've made a hack in cuetag to read these two tags directly from .cue file.
Now DATE and GENRE tags are supported (only in ogg/flac files).
Maybe this breaks something. I don't know. I've only tested this on .flac files.

P.S.: looks like problem exists in Ubuntu 11.11 too.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: cuetools 1.3.1-9 [modified: usr/bin/cuetag]
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-12.20-generic 3.0.4
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-12-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sun Nov 27 22:36:00 2011
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: cuetools
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2011-05-04 (207 days ago)

Alexander (lxandr) wrote :
Alexander (lxandr) on 2011-11-27
description: updated
summary: - cuetag: no "DATE" and "GENRE" tags are written to audiofiles
+ cueprint/cuetag: no "DATE" and "GENRE" tags are read/written from/to
+ audiofiles
Alexander (lxandr) on 2011-11-27
description: updated

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tags: added: patch
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in cuetools (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Ville Pilvio (vpilvio) wrote :

2.5 years, and the problem is still ongoing. No year, no genre

shao.lo (shao-lo) wrote :

The patch is slightly out of date now (new version attached), but concept absolutely works! Why not push this out?

vlad (jozmi) wrote :

This patch mostly works.
However, for some reason using the mentioned hack with sed it adds empty space line after the text which ends up with GENRE field having space or empty line after text. Can this empty space be removed.

shao.lo (shao-lo) wrote :

I'm no expert with sed, but if it is a problem with white space you could try updating the sed command to also call the tr command as follows to remove space from either end of DATE and GENRE.

DATE=`sed -n 's!^REM DATE "\?\([^"]*\)"\?!\1!p' "$cue_file" | tr -d '[:space:]'`
GENRE=`sed -n 's!^REM GENRE "\?\([^"]*\)"\?!\1!p' "$cue_file" | tr -d '[:space:]'`

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