Persist your changes

Texel provides two storage facilities: Either alter the files as defined in the table or just save the current state to a file to reload it later on. The filestorage allows to adapt data in a longer session without accessing the original files to store the current state. It also allows to postphone the slow operations on the original files until everything was altered and can be done in one rush where you do some other work.

Store changes in audio files

Texel offers two possibilities to alter the audiofiles on disk. You either update the file or you remove additionally the changed files from the table. By doing this you can start altering the data step by step and get ready tracks automatically removed. You find both commands in the Files, entries Save and Save and Remove respectively. When an update of a file fails (e.g. because it is write proteced a message is added to the activity log. Additionaly the tag row is marked with an icon to indicate the problem.

Edited tracks are marked with a red mark in the vertical header. These will be updated in the “save” operations. When the update was successful the red mark will be removed.

Options, which influence the update

The configuration dialog from Texel contains the entry File Operations which are mainly honoured in the file update process. You can configure if you want orphaned directories to be removed. When the file names are reamed and moved to new directories the old directories might be abandoned. The orphans can be removed automatically by the application. You switch on this behaviour by setting the checkbox for Remove empty directory in the Behaviour section. Additionally you can add a security check and ask befor deleting a directory if it should be really removed (can be very annoying!). To enforce this set the checkbox in Acknowledge deletion of empty directory in the Policies section.

You can also define how a name clash on disc is solved. You either chose to remove the old file and let the new file win (set the checkbox for Overwrite on rename). Otherwise the clash is not resolved and the update ends with an error. The old file will survive.

Store current tag state to file

You may also store an intermediate edit state as a single file on disc. You may chose the name freely. The file can be loaded on the next start again and continue the work which was already done. It preserves also the changed items (as well as the original state). Texel features an incremental update in many situation which makes and update to the stored file on disk very quick. Thus you can save frequently. Please note that when not an update is appended but a new file is written the old file is deleted after the new file was created. Thus old states can be vanish due to problems while saving.