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Subject: Looking for ID3 Tag fixing software
Category: Computers > Software
Asked by: agonizingfury-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 16 Sep 2003 15:34 PDT
Expires: 16 Oct 2003 15:34 PDT
Question ID: 257428
I am looking for a few good programs that will let me to quickly and
easily fix the ID3 Tags on my MP3 library. I need it to have the
following features.

Open all music files contained in a folder (including a recursive
search of all sub-directories)
List all Music files including Name and current ID3 Tag information
Have an easy way to query an internet server (Like CDDB) for posible
matches using current ID3 information or file name
Be able to take the correct information I select and automatically put
it into the ID3 Tag (I don't want to be typing them all by hand)
Rename the file to <Artist> - <Song Name>.mp3

Basically I have been going through my library one song at a time
using winamp and doing web searches on CDDBs web site. with over 4000
songs in my library, this is taking a rediculously long amount of
time. Any software that can help me speed up this process will be an
acceptable answer. Finding Software withh all of the features above
will result in a tip. Pay programs and services are Ok, as long as the
cost will not be prohibitive for 4000 songs (over $100)

Thank You
Agonizing Fury
Subject: Re: Looking for ID3 Tag fixing software
Answered By: aditya2k-ga on 16 Sep 2003 16:33 PDT
Dear agonizingfury,

Good day and thanks for your question.

I use a program called Tag&Rename, and it satisfies all of your
conditions. The only issue is that it can retireve tags from an online
service only for music CDs and not MP3s. I have gone through other
programs in the last hour or so, and none of them seem to be as easy
as this. Nevertheless, I have listed them too.

Tag&Rename is a powerful, easy-to-use program for organizing and
archiving your library of music files. Its solid design handles both
the .mp3 and .vqf music formats. With Tag&Rename, you can quickly and
easily rename your music while also editing the embedded tag data used
by popular music players - both ID3 and ID3 v2 formats. Tag&Rename
makes it easy to edit existing tag information, update for new tagging
standards, or write tags for music files which had no previously
embedded tags (e.g. bootlegs). Tag&Rename simplifies the boring and
time-consuming task of updating tag information for your music by
allowing you to quickly get information from the CDDB1 database or site. It can also write or edit tag information based
on your music libraries file structure (artist\album\title.mp3 for
example). Often many files can be processed with a few clicks using
Tag&Rename's built-in automated features.

eMusic Tag Editor
• eMusic displays the tag information from all of the files in current
folder or scanned folders, in a convenient table for blazingly fast
editing. Edit ID3v1 and v2 tag fields (such as Artist, Album, Year)
for several files at the same time or whole albums. If you want more,
fill the additional fields - artist web page, composer, album cover
art and etc.
• Rename your entire audio collection using the embedded tag
information within music files.
• Easily get the tags from filenames (supporting folder structure).
• Apply your local CDs information retrieved from CDDB.
• eMusic lets you automate tasks and process tags with one click.
• Export/import tag information to HTML, TXT, or Excel files.

WMAinfo displays the tag information from all of the files in a
folder, in a convenient, editable table, for blazingly fast editing.
WMAinfo quickly gets the tags from filenames and renames your entire
music collection using the embedded tag information within MP3 and WMA

CDDB-MP3-Tagger is quick, user-friendly MP3 tagger and releaser
It supports:
- ID3 v1.1, v2.4.0, Lyrics3 2.00
- You can process more directories recursive at a time
- Auto style will change the tags or filename look
- Auto track will fill the track fields in the tags
- Auto replace will change the characters which should not appear for
eg. in a filename.
- Auto comment will fill the comment tag based on a pattern
- Auto CRC can be used only in the Save form. It will fill the
Lyrics3's CRC field
- Auto directory will rename the directory based on a pattern
- Auto playlist will create the playlist. It uses extended m3u if you
choosed it in the options form
- Auto sfv will create an .sfv file with the checksum of the selected
- Auto directory will rename the directory that contains the selected
- Exporting file list to HTML/TXT
- Filling ID3's based on filenames using patterns
- Getting information's from freedb
- Multi language and skin capable

If you have any clarificaitons, please don't hesitate to ask.

Thank you for using this service and have a nice day.


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Subject: Re: Looking for ID3 Tag fixing software
From: obekt-ga on 16 Sep 2004 01:09 PDT
I recommend

I use it and I think this is the only program that can identify a song
based on it's sound features. It is fully automatic - you point a
folder and the program identifies the songs even if they do not have a
name and fixes tags + filenames.

MusicBrainz is a user maintained community music metadatabase. Music
metadata is information such as the name of an artist, the name of an
album and list of tracks that appear on an album. MusicBrainz collects
this information about music and makes it available to the public so
that music players can retrieve information about the music that is
playing. For instance, an audio CD does not contain the name of the
artist, album or a listing of the tracks. A music player can use the
physical characteristics of an audio CD to lookup the correct metadata
for the CD and show it to the user during playback.

MusicBrainz also takes this concept one step further in applying it to
digital audio files like MP3 files and Ogg Vorbis files. The metadata
contained in these files is often incorrect or missing altogether. If
this data is not present or correct, it makes it difficult for users
to find the music they wish to play. Many MP3 lovers have a huge
collection of MP3 files but often have a hard time finding the music
to which they want to listen. The MusicBrainz solution for this is the
MusicBrainz Tagger, a Windows application that uses acoustic
fingerprints (TRMs) to semiautomatically identify tracks in your music
collection and then write clean and accurate metadata to your music

Subject: Re: Looking for ID3 Tag fixing software
From: silicondeath-ga on 28 Jan 2005 01:15 PST
Hey, after reading this question I had a look at MusicBrainz. AWESOME.
You won't need anything else as long as you have an internet
connection to download the tag info. Because it's community-based it
is aware of tracks and artists that simply aren't in open and
commercial cddb online databases. I have yearned for this creation to
the point of attempting my own fleeting app, but my work has been
undone, go there and download and you will be happy.

PS. This is donor-sponsored work (which I'm in no way affiliated
with), and within 5 minutes of using it I was HAPPY to donate to the
developers. They got this one right.
Subject: Re: Looking for ID3 Tag fixing software
From: cerium-ga on 24 Feb 2005 22:26 PST
Wow. MusicBrainz is undoubtibly the best auto tager in existance. I
used it for a few minutes and it completed hat would have been hours
of work. Gg Get It.

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