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Q: Getting CDDB info for existing MP3's ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Getting CDDB info for existing MP3's
Category: Computers > Software
Asked by: shiva777-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 15 May 2003 18:46 PDT
Expires: 14 Jun 2003 18:46 PDT
Question ID: 204399
I know how to retrieve CDDB song info when ripping a CD. However I
have a bunch of MP3's where I know the album name, but have the songs
listed as track 1, track 2 etc. Is there a freeware/shareware program
(preferably freeware), that I can submit a folder which contains MP3's
of one album to a CDDB service and it will rename the files with the
correct song names? Thanks.
Subject: Re: Getting CDDB info for existing MP3's
Answered By: deadlychiapet-ga on 15 May 2003 20:11 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi there,

I believe I have just the program you're looking for. It's a freeware
program called CDDB MP3 tool and can be downloaded from the developers
website at, or directly at If you don't have the
Visual Basic 6 runtimes (required for this program) you can also
download them from the site above.

I found the program very easy to use since there was no messing around
with lots of options and menus to search through to do what you want
to do. Here's a step-by-step guide to what you need to do:

-Start the program through it's shortcut on the Start menu and then
navigate to the directory where your mp3 files are in the directory
-When the program sees what looks like an album in a directory it will
automatically launch a CDDB search and prompt you to pick an entry
from the list when it finishes
-Pick one (usually the top one will do) and click Select
-Under Standard Options at the top left change Action to Rename + ID3
Tag files
-At this point you can change options including the name format so
it's in the usual Artist - Song Title format rather than the default
it comes set at, and make sure other items are correct such as the
Year for the ID3 tag and comments you'd like to add (if any).
-Press the Execute button and say Yes to the prompt.
-Tada! You're done!

I wanted to test it to make sure it worked, so I set up a sample
directory to work with and it went flawlessly. I believe that this
program should work just fine for you, but if it doesn't please let me
know and I'll be happy to help you with any problems, or find another
program for you.


Google search terms used:
mp3 cddb folder

Request for Answer Clarification by shiva777-ga on 17 May 2003 12:38 PDT
Hi. I've been trying to download this file for 3 days now with no
luck. Do you know anywhere else I can get it to try it out?


Clarification of Answer by deadlychiapet-ga on 17 May 2003 15:52 PDT
Hmm...strange, it seems to work at this end, but I have a couple more
mirror sites for you to try anyways. Here's one provided by at
As well, just in case that site doesn't work for you either I've
mirrored it on my webspace at It'll be up there for a a
couple weeks at least, unless it gets too much traffic from GA.

shiva777-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $2.00
Awesome ! Just what I was looking for.

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