I want to tag in which works (like movies and games) my collected tracks were featured.

For example, Ben Howard’s Oats in the Water was featured in an episode of The Walking Dead. So I want to tag it like

<tag-name-here>: The Walking Dead

I’d do the same with the actual soundtracks to The Walking Dead, and all other musical works that get featured in this series. This then allows me to filter my collection to only list these tracks. While using playlists for this purpose might work, too, I prefer having this data saved in the music files, as this makes migration, backups, and moving/renaming files easier.

It’s not a genre, and I don’t want to change the title or album for that, of course. Currently I’m using comment, but this gets confusing if I want to add an actual comment, and it doesn’t allow for easy searching/filtering.

Is there an applicable tag defined somewhere? Or do I have to come up with my own tag for this?

  • This should probably be in meta, right? Jun 15, 2015 at 9:26
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    @DJAftershock: Why? This is not about tagging questions but music ;)
    – unor
    Jun 15, 2015 at 9:35
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    I changed the tags because tagging doesn't seem too useful where classification seems more appropriate and so does digital-audio for questions about digital music and file formats. We may eventually want each format as a separate tag, but for now I think just digital-audio is fine.
    – Dom
    Jun 15, 2015 at 20:10
  • Another thing @unor, some tracks may appear in tons of movies, so in this case, you'll need a special tag that allows multiple answers.
    – Bebs
    Jan 9, 2017 at 8:31

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According to The Library of Congress in 2013 (but it is likely still available):

There is no single official metadata standard or container yet to which all audio software and hardware makers adhere, though the closest thing is a popular informal container called ID3, which is most often associated with MP3s. An online search for “ID3 tag tool” will turn up a lot of free and useful tools that’ll enable you to see and edit the headers of MP3 files.

I didn't see a tag like the one you are looking for in the ID3 standard or supported tags by iTunes and VLC, so maybe you could create one with a tool you will find online or reuse an unused tag. You may want to create a Soundtrack tag (to be not confused with soundtrack genre), where you can specify which track featured in which movie when needed.

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