I am new to Yate, and I'm happy to have found a software to quickly tag my audiofiles and to yuse them in different applications (iTunes, Virtual DJ, Serato, etc.). Yet, I do not understand the way Yate imports playlists from iTunes.
What I do is I simply drag & drop the audio files from my playlists in iTunes. My playlists are organized either by artist, or by genre. This is the only way that make sense for my purpose.
Regarding my playlists organized by artist, I should mention that I use the following structure: orchestra (always the same in individual playlists) plus singer (can be different depending on the song in individual paylists). Basically, the tag looks like this in iTunes: "Orchestra X - Singer Y". Thus, I can quickly sort and search.
Here are my issues when importing to Yate:
1. When I select all tunes in a playlist in order to drop them into Yate (in playlist mode), everything is in great disorder, meaning not in the way I have sorted in iTunes. This makes tagging very time consuming because I cannot apply group tagging (e.g. same singer, same album, etc.).
I guess Yate sorts in a way depending on some criteria, but I do not get it, since the only field completed in Yate would be the file path, everything else is blank. Album mode does not make sense because Yate would import tunes from other orchestras (e.g. compilations) not belonging to the particular playlist.
So, how do I import may playlists 1:1 (same order as in iTunes)?
2. Oftentimes, I cannot import all tunes simultaneously: I do select all in iTunes and when I drag and drop into Yate only one tune is imported, in the best case only a proportion of the entire playlist. It doesn't work even if I select only two or three tunes. You can imagine that it is pretty tedious when you have approx. 200 tunes or more in a playlist. Importing them one by one is surely not what Yate was made for.
Please let me know if there is anything I need to chance in the settings.
3. In Virtual DJ ratings are not automatically imported from tagged files. I have to do this mannualy by importing for every song individually. I guess, this is because of the different rating systems?
Can you please let me know if there is a way to adjust this?
Any help will be appreciated. Thank you for your support!