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Old 07-10-2013, 09:55 PM   #1
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I've been re-ripping my CD collection and collecting and organizing the other various MP3's that have ended up on my computer. I'm not enthralled with how EAC handles Album/Artist naming and tagging, nor retrieving album art. I played with WMP a bit tonight but it's not really doing the trick.

Any suggestions?* I've heard good things about MediaMonkey but never used it. Don't need another media player (I typically use WMP or VLC player), just something to accurately organize and tag a fairly eclectic music collection.**



*Anyone who says iTunes will be summarily ignored.

** Interestingly, it's not the obscure prog rock that seems to trip up the tagging software; it's all the classical music. I suppose that makes sense -- artists and track names in different languages, with inconsistent formatting.
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For Ripping and organizing on windows I really like The Godfather. Steep learning curve, but incredibly powerful.
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I manually organize my **** by folders..

Have a folder for genre with folders inside by artist name and then with folders inside that by albums. Works very lovely. For playing **** i use winamp with J for searching. Works slicker than a douche bag with 2lb of hair gel.

Perhaps i'm misunderstanding what you're trying to do? Perhaps you want to find the names of each song and have it automatically rename the files?
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I still use itunes.
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Perhaps i'm misunderstanding what you're trying to do? Perhaps you want to find the names of each song and have it automatically rename the files?
Here's the problem. I used EAC to rip all my CD's. As I was ripping, I kept a close eye on the auto-tagger thingie, and when I didn't like the way it was tagging stuff, I would manually change the Artist Name or Track Name or whatever. I thought I was good to go.

Sadly, this only changed the way it named the folders and files, but did NOT change the ID3 tags, which means that when I copy the library over to an MP3 player like the Sansa Clip+ I use for running, it presents the library based on the ID3 tags, not on the file structure. Which means that, even though I have say, 5 albums all in the same folder labeled:

Béla Fleck and the Flecktones

On the MP3 player, because it's reading the ID3 tags, I get 4 or 5 different artists listed as:

Béla Fleck and the Flecktones
Bela Fleck and the Flecktones
Bela Fleck & the Flecktones
Béla Fleck & the flecktones
etc.

Basically, I want some way of fixing all of this without having to manually go file by file through a couple hundred albums.
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I've used dbpoweramp in the past to fix **** before importing into itunes. Got pretty good results, but that was a couple of years ago.
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Sadly, this only changed the way it named the folders and files, but did NOT change the ID3 tags, which means that when I copy the library over to an MP3 player like the Sansa Clip+ I use for running, it presents the library based on the ID3 tags, not on the file structure
My Fuze allows me to view my library via file names, not id tags. Best discovery i've ever made in that mp3 player.
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I just do everything manually and play through Foobar2000. Kernel streaming @ 320 kbps awww yaaa
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I have no good advice, just like to add that i've been manually organizing my music for the past 13 or so years by hand. 40gb strong.

I started before a tool was around, or i didn't know about it. Been doing it by hand ever since.
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