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Quick way to organize music files?

Spectral SwallowSpectral Swallow Registered User regular
edited June 2009 in Help / Advice Forum
Right now I have a bunch of MP3s I've ripped and I'm trying to find a quick way to put the artist, genre, etc on there without going through the properties of every single one. Anybody have any good suggestions as far as what to use?
I google'd and found 'media monkey' but it has like 6 other things it installs too, which makes me kinda leery.

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  • exisexis Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Right now I have a bunch of MP3s I've ripped and I'm trying to find a quick way to put the artist, genre, etc on there without going through the properties of every single one. Anybody have any good suggestions as far as what to use?
    I google'd and found 'media monkey' but it has like 6 other things it installs too, which makes me kinda leery.

    Do you just want to change the filename? You could try using Winamp's Disk Writer. In Winamp, go Options > Preferences > Plugins > Output

    Select "Nullsoft Disk Writer", click Configure
    Uncheck "convert to format"
    Select where you want to output to, filename format etc

    Once you've got everything set, just put all the stuff you want to convert into a playlist and hit play.

    edit: After looking at the OP again I'm not sure if this is what you need. Are you looking for a way to set all the fields of the ID3 tags?

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  • Spectral SwallowSpectral Swallow Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    exis wrote: »
    Right now I have a bunch of MP3s I've ripped and I'm trying to find a quick way to put the artist, genre, etc on there without going through the properties of every single one. Anybody have any good suggestions as far as what to use?
    I google'd and found 'media monkey' but it has like 6 other things it installs too, which makes me kinda leery.

    Do you just want to change the filename? You could try using Winamp's Disk Writer. In Winamp, go Options > Preferences > Plugins > Output

    Select "Nullsoft Disk Writer", click Configure
    Uncheck "convert to format"
    Select where you want to output to, filename format etc

    Once you've got everything set, just put all the stuff you want to convert into a playlist and hit play.

    edit: After looking at the OP again I'm not sure if this is what you need. Are you looking for a way to set all the fields of the ID3 tags?

    Yeah I was wanting to set all the fields simultaneously. Like, if I have a classical CD it's obviously going to be classical, with all the same composer and all the same genre. I'm not too worried about track number or any of that other stuff, since it's just going on a portable MP3 player, but doing all of them manually would be quite a chore.

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  • CokebotleCokebotle 穴掘りの 電車内Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    MediaMonkey can do it. I've used it before and like it. I don't know what 6 other things it's trying to install, though. What site did you get it off of? www.mediamonkey.com ?

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  • ASimPersonASimPerson Cold... and hard.Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    The easiest way would've been to use something that can read gracenote or cddb when you ripped the CDs (like iTunes or CDex). Not sure what's out there for PC's that can do it on already-ripped music.

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  • EchoEcho ski-bap ba-dapModerator mod
    edited June 2009
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  • jeepinryanjeepinryan Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    iTunes and I believe WMP can edit song info for multiple songs too. In iTunes it is easy...just use Ctrl or Shift when clicking to select multiple songs, right click and select Get Info and edit away. When you save the info, it'll update it for all selected items.

    I'm not sure on the process with WMP, since I can't stand using it :)

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  • MisterGrokMisterGrok Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Zune can do it. But it's down for maintenance today. =(

    You can right click on the particular album and go to Album Info, search for the artist and album and it'll help you rename the tracks, download album art, and add artist info. Pretty painless.

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  • Spectral SwallowSpectral Swallow Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I tried musicbrainz, but to do more than 5 at a time you had to pay. Weak.
    So I tried MediaMonkey and it seems to be working pretty awesome, a google search didn't say anything about adding extra software, so we'll see.

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  • ZephyrTRZephyrTR Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    2nd the Mediamonkey. It's def worth it.

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  • EchoEcho ski-bap ba-dapModerator mod
    edited June 2009
    I tried musicbrainz, but to do more than 5 at a time you had to pay.

    ...what? Are you using some third-party client? Musicbrainz is free.

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  • EskimoDaveEskimoDave Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    I remember downloading a program called 'Godfather' for this purpose a long time ago. I never did use it, but it was highly recommended. It was free, i think.

    I tried Media Monkey as a Winamp alternative. I really did not like it.

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  • TechBoyTechBoy Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Echo wrote: »
    I tried musicbrainz, but to do more than 5 at a time you had to pay.

    ...what? Are you using some third-party client? Musicbrainz is free.

    Everytime I see one of these threads, I come rushing in hoping the OP hasn't already gone with some horribly inefficient suggestion. Good thing Echo's got my back 8-)

    Honestly, use the damn MusicBrainz Picard tagger. It'll scan all your shit, match the acoustic finger prints to its database, and tag/rename everything in the way you like it. You just have to click like 2 buttons.

    It's fucking sex for tagging audio files.

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  • EchoEcho ski-bap ba-dapModerator mod
    edited June 2009
    Musicbrainz is totally awesome indeed.

    The Picard tagger takes a little bit to get used to, but once you get the hang of it you'll have one album scanned, tagged and renamed every 10 seconds.

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