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Poster: scruss Date: Jun 12, 2018 2:15pm
Forum: etree Subject: etree upload via ia command-line tool

I can't use flash, and the Classic Uploader is too much clicking to upload all the files in a set. Has anyone successfully used the ia tool - - to upload to etree? If so, what's the minimum useful metadata that I need to supply with the files to start a properly-derived item, please?

(I've uploaded over 500 software items via ia. It's got a bit of a learning curve, but once you know the right fields to set it works very well.)

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Poster: vanark Date: Jun 12, 2018 3:38pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: etree upload via ia command-line tool

I have never used the tool, but I think you need to complete the following fields at a minimum

mediatype (=etree)
published date (=show date)

I think anything else could be added later.

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Poster: scruss Date: Jun 13, 2018 12:44pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: etree upload via ia command-line tool

Thank you! It did a not-too-bad job with only specifying your four fields, plus Coverage (== city) and Creator (== artist). While it did pick up track names from the info text file, it hadn't applied them (and there weren't any tags in the source files, either). Some minor editing of the item fixed it up.

Here's the slightly-more fixed up item:

the basis of which was created with the command line:

ia upload robynhitchcock2005-04-05.flac16 *txt *flac --metadata='mediatype:etree' --metadata='collection:RobynHitchcock' --metadata='creator:Robyn Hitchcock' --metadata="venue:Lion's Lair" --metadata='coverage:Denver, CO' --metadata='date:2005-04-05'

This is a huge time saver for me. Much appreciated.