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Old 03-23-2007, 09:29 PM   #1
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For the audiophiles among us:

I've managed to amass quite a collection of music (over 100GB!), but it's HORRIBLY disorganized. Many of the files are tagged improperly, and that leads to an organizational nightmare.

I've been looking around the net for ID3 tag fixing software, and I've found a lot of shareware that claims to batch process files. However, I haven't found anything that really works. Does anyone know of any good automated tag fixing software?

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Old 03-23-2007, 09:45 PM   #2
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For the audiophiles among us:

I've managed to amass quite a collection of music (over 100GB!), but it's HORRIBLY disorganized. Many of the files are tagged improperly, and that leads to an organizational nightmare.

I've been looking around the net for ID3 tag fixing software, and I've found a lot of shareware that claims to batch process files. However, I haven't found anything that really works. Does anyone know of any good automated tag fixing software?
i use a program called xACT. it's available for mac or pc. It's way overkill for what you want (I do a lot of pro audio mastering work) but one of the features is batch rename. works like a charm. download it over at version tracker.com
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Maybe I should've been more specific...I want something that will analyze the files and tag them based on file properties, not just a batch renaming program. I know these programs exist (including some that are pretty sophisticated in their analysis), but the ones I've downloaded seem like trash (MusicBrainz and two versions of mp3Tag).

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oh, in that case try:

http://www.softpointer.com/tr.htm

I assume you need a pc program right?

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oh, in that case try:

http://www.softpointer.com/tr.htm

I assume you need a pc program right?
Yup, running Windows XP (dammit...perhaps I'll switch to Linux one of these days...). Anyway, I just tried that one. It seems that Tag&Rename will only support FreeDB lookups for complete CDs (or folders that have all of the tracks from a complete CD in order). I really appreciate the help krispy...this is frustrating!
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I got tons of this stuff. don't worry well get it. I'm leaving work and heading home so I won't respond for a couple of hours probably but I'm confident.

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how bout winamp. I think this does a batch tag (it might just be a rename though I'm not sure). The problem here is that run a mac so I'm checking programs that I have for pc clones and only a few are available. If winamp can't do it try Mp3tag available at http://www.mp3tag.de/en/

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I'll see about winamp - I've used it before in lieu of Windows Media Player and liked it for playback/playlists/etc. mp3Tag was one of the ones I was really disappointed in. It looks like it was coded by a 3 year old, and the lookup doesn't seem to function very well at all.

Thanks again for helping in my search!

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One word... Tagscanner. It will batch generate tags based on filename, folder location, etc. You can also use it to edit tags manually, rename files and more. I have a similarly sized collection and it has been a life saver.

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One word... Tagscanner. It will batch generate tags based on filename, folder location, etc. You can also use it to edit tags manually, rename files and more. I have a similarly sized collection and it has been a life saver.
Could this be the answer to a thus far fruitless day of searching???!!!
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