I know that you can tag mp3 files with various attributes. id3v2 allows an infinite number of tags, including custom tags. This is particularly useful when you are listening to western classical music or music from different parts of the world, as I do. Then the standard tags that are provided in id3v1 and even id3v2 are insufficient. But I can create custom tags.
But the question is, how do you use this information? For example, let’s say that I am listening to Indian classical music. Any piece may have as metadata that I embed in the mp3 files as tags, using a software such as kid3:
Raga (a melody-based structure)
Tala (rhythmic cycle)
SubGenre (Dhrupad, Khyal, Krithi, etc.)
StartingWords (of the composition being played)
MainInstrument (Voice, Sitar, Sarod, Violin, etc.)
Now, I can take my Indian classical mp3s and tag them all with these fields. Now I have a big collection on my Android player. I want a music player in which I can create a playlist that contains all songs in the raga Kalyani. So it should search my music collection for the tag called Raga and see how many songs have the Raga tag match with the string “Kalyani.”
Is there any such music player which can read id3v2 tags and then sort and search based on them?
All the music players I have been able to see only have the standard song/artist/album/genre categories.
Thanks for any help.