Properties are metadata with keys that are uniform across all genres.

Wax uniquely allows you to define metadata keys that differ by genre (flexible metadata). However, you can also define metadata keys that are uniform across all genres. Such metadata fields are called "properties".

Use properties to describe charactistics of recordings that are relevant for all genres. For example, you can define a property for the original source of the recording (e.g., "CD"), the codec, or the name of the box set (if there was one). Wax automatically maintains properties for creation date and times played, among others.


Search on properties to get a list of recordings sharing properties. For example, get a list of your HD recordings by searching for "96.0" in the "Sample rate" property and "24" in the "Resolution" property.