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28th November 2003, 14:25
I've got a pretty big collection now and have always organised them in this way:
No ID3 tags cos they annoyed me when they first came out.
All filenames kept in this format: Artist - Album - Track No. - Trackname.mp3
But, now with the new Media Library things and Smart Playlists in Winamp 5, I need a way of writing ID3 tags to the Mp3 files by reading them automatically from the filename.
Are there any simple ways of doing this, as I'd rather not have to manually to go through my whole collection.
28th November 2003, 14:30
This does multi-tagging..... and everything else. Ideal for large collections, it handles 20,000 of my MP3's effortlessly. One day I'll buy the developers a pint.
*retreats to a safe distance*
28th November 2003, 14:48
Cheers dude thats perfect for what I was looking for :D
28th November 2003, 14:51
28th November 2003, 15:05
You might try this:
(The Godfather - Freeware)
(You might need to use something other than IE to go to this page)
It is one of the most powerful taggers I have found. You can recurse subdirctories, so all you have to do is go to the top level, tell it which file tokens to use for each field, and update. I have tagged about 1500 files in less than 15 minutes.
It does take a bit of getting used to. Just remember to re-scan the directory before each change if you aren't seeing what you expect. And there is a bit of a learning curve, but I found it well worth the effort.
28th November 2003, 15:46
Tag Scanner is a free one that i've been using lately. It's pretty simple and works great. :)
29th November 2003, 02:59
Or you could just use the waste-your-entire-3-week-Christmas-break-manually-tagging-MP3s method that I used. :p
29th November 2003, 03:47
I just name each mp3 with: Artist-Album-TrackNo.-TrackName.mp3
That pretty much covers everything, I spose you could put Release date before the Artist name if you want to list it chronologicaly, but alphbetically is easier i find.
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