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Faber J. Fedor [faber at linuxnj.com]
Wed, 6 Sep 2006 11:11:07 -0400
Ben's response to this question was published as http://linuxgazette.net/131/lg_tips.html#2-cent-tips.05 --KatDoes anyone know of an app/script that will automagically set ID3 tags in my MP3s files using freedb?
I got one of those pod thingies that are so popular with the kids these days and discovered that quite a few of my MP3s don't have ID3 tags on them. I have no idea how that happened since I've ripped every CD with grip (which means my MP3s directory hierarchy follow the standard format of artist/album/song.mp3).
Googling "mass edit mp3s" brings up mostly Windows apps. I gather most of those will let me makes changes to ID3 tags across a group of MP3s (say changing "Bush, Kate" to "Kate Bush" en masse) as opposed to what I want (look up the info on freedb and apply that info to the MP3s).
I did come across something on IBM Developer Works that uses a couple of Perl modules (we now have Ben's attention!) and freedb but I couldn't get it to work properly, meaning a) I couldn't understand the docs and b) I couldn't redirect the output to a file to see wtf it was doing.
Since I don't want to rip and encode all of those CDs again, I'll happily roll my own, but I thought I'd check with you guys to see if I've missed an existing solution.
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Raj Shekhar [rajlist2 at rajshekhar.net]
Wed, 06 Sep 2006 21:02:02 +0530
in infinite wisdom Faber J. Fedor spoke thus On 09/06/2006 08:41 PM:
> Does anyone know of an app/script that will automagically set ID3 tags > in my MP3s files using freedb?
easytag will do that. It also has a feature called "Auto tagging" - it parses filename and directory to complete automatically the fields (using masks).
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Faber Fedor [faber at linuxnj.com]
Wed, 6 Sep 2006 15:11:54 -0400
On 9/6/06, Raj Shekhar <rajlist2 at rajshekhar.net> wrote:
> > in infinite wisdom Faber J. Fedor spoke thus On 09/06/2006 08:41 PM: > > Does anyone know of an app/script that will automagically set ID3 tags > > in my MP3s files using freedb? > > easytag will do that. It also has a feature called "Auto tagging" - it > parses filename and directory to complete automatically the fields > (using masks). >
You're right, it does. It only took me an hour to figure out how to make it work. The freedb stuff isn't working but at least I'm getting some tags done.
I'd love to RTFM but as far as I can tell, there is no FM.
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