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Your metadata in DISCO

When you upload tracks to DISCO, DISCO reads every metadata field on the track (provided the audio format you're uploading can embed metadata in a way that's readable). 

DISCO displays the following fields and their metadata in the app: 

In the Writer tab, there is also a PRO number field; this field is internal only and doesn't write to the files. 

Viewing and accessing metadata

You can view metadata for any track simply by hovering over the info icon on the track: 

You can view and edit the full metadata for any track by clicking the View full track info link in the info hover window, or by clicking the hamburger menu for any track and selecting Edit track information:

Or by clicking View full track info in the track detail panel: 

This will open a pop up where you can view and update all your metadata, including lyrics, as well as DISCO notes and writer splits

You can also view metadata in the track info panel:

Visit Settings -> App Settings to customize which fields will be displayed here.

Editing multiple tracks

You can edit multiple tracks by holding Cmmd (Mac) or Ctrl (Windows) or Shift while you click to select multiple tracks, then select the pencil icon that appears in the black box at the low center of your screen.

Searching metadata

You can search any metadata in the key fields listed above. Any metadata you add or update will be instantly searchable. You can also refine your search by field by clicking the dropdown in the top search field, which opens Advanced search. In the first Filter by dropdown, choose the metadata field you want to search in, and then enter your search term in the next field:

You can add multiple filters to your search by clicking the '+ add another filter' link next to your filters. For numerical metadata fields like year and BPM, you can choose a number of values, including 'is before', 'is after' and 'is between' for year, and 'is between', 'is less than' and 'is more than' for BPM. 

Metadata on downloaded files 

For file formats that support metadata writing, DISCO outputs all the metadata you can see on your files in DISCO, with the exception of PRO number, which doesn't have a matching id3 field, and Notes. 

The following metadata fields DISCO will read, store and write to the files, even though it doesn't display them: 

+    'EncodedBy',

+    'AlbumArtist',

+    'PartOfSet',

+    'EncoderSettings',

+    'Publisher',

+    'Subtitle',

+    'Copyright',

+    'Length',

+    'OriginalArtist',

+    'FileOwner',

+    'FileURL',

+    'OriginalAlbum',

+    'AlbumSortOrder',

+    'EncodedBy',

+    'Length',

+    'Compilation',

+    'FileURL',

+    'SourceURL',

+    'OriginalReleaseTime',

+    'OriginalReleaseYear',

+    'UserDefinedText',