Old 8th March 2007, 07:46   #1
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MP3 name editor

I'm new to this forum and I love using winamp, so I figured this would be the place for me to ask this question.
I've got a lot of mp3 files on my comp that I've downloaded from various places. Problem is, the files are named differently. How can I go through and change the names, artists, album, genre, etc. + album art so that each file is uniformly labeled. I believe this is called id3 editing but I'm not sure. If I have to go through each file one by one to change this I will, but it will take forever. Thanks for your help. -Nick
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Old 9th March 2007, 11:22   #2
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Yes, it's called id3 editing

Try MP3Tag, it is the best program around for such purposes,
and it's freeware:

www.mp3tag.de/en

Cheers!
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Old 10th March 2007, 01:42   #3
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You're looking for a mass tagger.

Open the library (Alt + L) add all your files to the library. Then select the files in the library, which should get the same Album, Artist etc. Right click and select "Edit selected items..."
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Old 10th March 2007, 03:13   #4
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You're looking for a mass tagger.

Open the library (Alt + L) add all your files to the library. Then select the files in the library, which should get the same Album, Artist etc. Right click and select "Edit selected items..."
Will this just change the file names in Winamp library, or will it go back and change the files in MyMusic folder too? Can winamp library edit feature include album art?
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Old 10th March 2007, 03:16   #5
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It will directly update the tags in your files, as long as you've checked "Update file tag(s) if supported" in the "edit selected items..." dialog.

Just to be clear, we're talking about editing tags and not about renaming files.

Winamp isn't able to handle album art yet, but it won't delete any album art from your files.
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Old 10th March 2007, 22:14   #6
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Is there a good way to edit file names too?
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Old 11th March 2007, 08:55   #7
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Not in Winamp, it's part of the wishlist. You need a tool like MP3tag for doing this.
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