A thread from last summer http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=1746
Suggests that UpdateMedia is writting the id3 tags in mp3, ogg, aac files (the code is svn: src/UpdateMedia/PlutoMediaFile.cpp) using libid3 - hardcoded to these three extensions.
Some desired to embed meta data in the files themselves, instead using the .id3 files in the directories and the database for flexibility. And so modified LinuxMCE (rip script) to embed Artist/Album/Track/Genre/Date information into the music files when ripping a CD to see the information on the Squeezebox when playing back ripped files from the core.
Perhaps a better solution for this goal would be to enable lmce to present the metadata to the squeezebox from either the .id3 files or the native tags of the format.
Is there a way to create .id3 tags for video (and audio that does not use id3) outside of lmce?
I use Jaikoz to lookup songs by acoustic id from MusicBrainz & MusicIP (and file/folder/metadata). It's a java app - http://www.jthink.net/jaikoz/
Also dBpoweramp does format conversion and conditional paths/names as well as ripping & AMG meta retrieval.http://forum.dbpoweramp.com/showthread.php?t=13928
let's you export tags to html, rtf, csv, xml, etc. So that may be a way to get meta data into .id3 files. dBpa also allows exports with programming - http://www.dbpoweramp.com/developer-scripting-dmc.htm
Finally, I'm curious if anyone has had luck orgainizing video files with tools like idealsorter - http://www.idealsorter.com/
Bottom line is I have a large collection of av (some carefully tagged, some not yet) but I'd like to have lmce display the meta on the ones I have organized. lmce does not seem to pick up the meta directly, so I'm thinking that adding .id3 files may help.