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6.1. Manual editing

The File info dialog (accessible from the Music Store and the Playlist) acts as a graphical shell for the metadata editing capabilities. Its usage is fairly self-explanatory. For read-only tags, the dialog has no editing controls, so the only available operation is viewing the fields, copy-pasting them to another location, or (if the dialog was opened from the Music Store) importing the field to the Music Store database. Embedded images can also be saved to file.

For writable files, the metadata is editable. Each metadata tag present in the file will be displayed in a separate notebook tab. On each tab the information present in a tag is usually organized as a list of frames, displayed in a `key:value' fashion. The values of each frame are editable, mostly by means of a simple text entry, but in some cases other widgets (such as a drop-down menu) may also be present. The frame itself can be removed by clicking on the frame's rightmost icon displaying a trash can. Some frames cannot be removed, because their existence is mandated by the corresponding metadata standard for the tag. In this case the trash can is greyed out.

Adding new frames is possible via the drop-down box at the bottom of the tab. This box contains all possible frames that you can add to the present tag. Some frames can only occur once in a tag; in this case after adding it once (or if a frame of this type is already present in the tag) it is no more present in the drop-down box.

Adding and removing whole tags is also supported. Just press the trash can icon at the bottom right corner of the tab, and the whole tag will be removed. Adding a new tag is possible via the drop-down box at the bottom of the window. This box contains all possible tags you can add to this file. This depends on the audio file format and what tags are already present in the file (naturally, only one instance of a particular tag may exist in a file).

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