hendrik on 20 May, 2017 07:13 AM
I've been recording all my vinyl using Adobe Audition and saving to AIFF which support saving metadata.
I have no idea how Adobe Audition saves metadata into AIFF and cannot comment on that. While AIFF is a great format for lossless audio, metadata support is a little shaky and not necessarily implemented in every player/software.
hendrik on 24 May, 2017 09:26 AM
thanks for that sample file. It looks like Adobe Audition stores the metadata in XMP tags.
To be honest, I haven't come across those before—seems to be an Adobe thing.
Anyhow. The format isn't terribly complicated. I wrote a quick & dirty beaTlet that can import the main fields (name, artist, album, genre, tracknumber). To install it, shut down beaTunes and place the file XMPImportAction.groovy (the file must be named XMPImportAction.groovy!) into the plugins folder. This article describes how that's done. Then start beaTunes and select some of those AIF files. Under the menu File, choose Import XMP and the beaTlet should import the main fields into beaTunes. If you are using an iTunes-based library, chances are, that the values are also popping up in iTunes.