I Like "TagScanner"
by Mgradyc - 12/24/04 11:00 PM
In Reply to: Organizing MP3's by sean1730
I like TagScanner. It is free for personal use.
It can generate ID3 Tags from file names, or rename file names based on ID3 tags. You can also edit one tag at a time. Because I am careful about making sure the ID3 Tag info is correct in my ripper (Easy CD-DA Extractor) before I rip, I don't need it much for that. But after I record my old LP's or cassettes to WAV's, split them into individual files for each song, edit them (Audacity) and convert to mp3 (Easy CD-DA), I use this program to write tags.
My folder/file names look like this. Artist-Album/01-track_name.mp3. In the "Tag Processor" module I set the "delimiter" to "-", the track # to "%1", the title to "%2". Then I fill in the Artist, Year, etc... fields and generate a preview of what each tag will look like. On compilation discs my file names look like "Album/01-track_name-artist.mp3". By adding "%3" to the Artist field, each tag correctly lists the artist for that track. If the previews look OK, I generate the Tags.
I then use the "Tag Editor" module to manually check each tag and make any changes if needed. By checking the "ID3v1 + ID3v2" box, when I hit "Save", an ID3v1 tag is saved as well, even if there were no changes made to the ID3v2 Tag I previously generated, and the box advances to the next track on the list. So I can very quickly manually check/edit tags this way.
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