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Ipod to Computer file names, renaming files question

I transferred files from an old ipod to a new computer, but lost all of my file names. Names appear in hundreds of folders like AAAA , and within each folder 100's of songs title AAAA. Now the catch is the mp3 tags still have some of the proper filenames, but what program can I use, or what method to strip MP3/ID3 tags to rename all of the files? (I don't want to do this manually, were talking 10,000+ files)
posted by MechEng on Dec 19, 2013 - 5 answers

Best practices for ID3 tags? Difficulty level: poetry/spoken word.

What are the best practices for entering ID3 tags when it comes to poetry/spoken word? [more inside]
posted by malocchio on Apr 6, 2012 - 4 answers

Looking for software that saves copies of mp3s with new ID tags.

Please point me to software (hopefully free, but not necessarily), that will allow me to turn out an mp3-"mixtape." In other words, something that churns out copies of mp3s that are all tagged with the same "Album" name, but keep their unique artist and song tags. [more inside]
posted by kensington314 on Aug 24, 2011 - 13 answers

Yellow, black, and recTAGular.

OS X-based ID3 tagging programs that have comprehensive expression string options? [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Sep 8, 2010 - 6 answers

OSX tool for ID3 fingerprinting?

Is there a tool for OS X that can find ID3 information for MP3 files based on... I don't know... some kind of file fingerprint? MD5, etc? Have a ton of MP3s that I don't want to go through manually. Thanks!
posted by xmutex on Feb 27, 2010 - 10 answers

Cleaning up messy music folders

Help me clean up my messy music files [more inside]
posted by 1024x768 on Oct 11, 2009 - 11 answers

Expertly Organizing an MP3 Library

Organizing a music library for the (very) OCD? Help me put every ID3 in its place! [more inside]
posted by dantekgeek on Sep 29, 2009 - 16 answers

tuneup

Is there a way to sort by blank or null id3 fields in iTunes?
posted by plexi on Jun 29, 2009 - 2 answers

Itunes is turning single albums into multiple ones..help, please?

Trying to organize my iTunes library, but I'm going crazy. Itunes is displaying one album as multiple albums. [more inside]
posted by ComeUndone on Mar 30, 2009 - 9 answers

How can I batch import JPEG album art into MP3s?

How can I batch import album art into MP3s from JPEGs on my hard disk? [more inside]
posted by ilumos on Dec 15, 2008 - 6 answers

Help me clean up a musical mess.

A server on our home network has over 100GB of mp3s in various states of disrepair. How can we organize them, get rid of duplicates, losslessly normalize volume, name and tag them, and prepare them for streaming? [more inside]
posted by Nixie Pixel on Nov 21, 2008 - 21 answers

Where do I find a new MP3 player with all the features of my old iriver H320?

Where do I find a new MP3 player with all the features of my old iriver H320? [more inside]
posted by AZNsupermarket on Oct 25, 2008 - 13 answers

Help an iTunes hater out...

Help an iTunes hater. I have 400 similarly tagged items I want to delete as I listen to them. Why won't iTunes let me have a column that is just "filename"? Every other media player can do that. And don't even get me started on the "keep my music organized" check box. The only way I could get my 400 items into iTunes with unique names was to turn that off, import the 400 items, and use a 3rd party id3 tagger to read the filename into the tag. I thought the Mac experience was supposed to be easy. I must be missing something really stupid. Is there an easier way?
posted by Area Control on Sep 8, 2008 - 15 answers

Hey, iTunes? Knock it off.

iTunes has recently developed a new habit that makes me want to toss it out the window. When I play a song or go to "Get Info," iTunes adds to the "Album Artist," "Composer," and "Comment" fields, and changes my track numbers from "x of x" to just "x". I can't find any way to disable this. Do you folks know how? [more inside]
posted by phaded on Aug 30, 2008 - 8 answers

Lightweight MP3 app for OSX?

Looking for a lightweight MP3 app for OS X, any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by rathikd on Jul 2, 2008 - 14 answers

No more sweet music.

Say I wanted to fill the genre tags of my whole mp3 library automatically. Say I trusted the last.fm community enough to use the three most used tags for a certain song/album listed there (for example: New Order's Ceremony would get "80s" "new wave" and "post-punk"). Say I wanted to do this automatically. Say I had a Mac. How would I go about this? [more inside]
posted by Skyanth on Jan 24, 2008 - 12 answers

Tagging individual musicians

Can I use iTunes to tag the specific musicians playing on a track? [more inside]
posted by Silky Slim on Aug 19, 2007 - 12 answers

Editing MP3 tags with Explorer

For a friend: How do I get the option to edit the mp3 tag in Windows Explorer with right clicking and going to Properties? [more inside]
posted by danb on May 27, 2007 - 9 answers

iTunes file dupes and bad tag reads.

iTunes is creating duplicate copies of everything - and isn't faring too well with the id3 tags, either. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Mar 18, 2006 - 4 answers

Best program to automate adding ID3s/album art to untagged MP3s?

Can anyone share recommendations for software or "least-effort-techniques" for adding ID3 tags and album art to large sets of unsorted, untagged MP3s? [more inside]
posted by stuckie on Jan 24, 2006 - 17 answers

What's the best method/software for storing/viewing ratings in ID3 tags for mp3s?

What's the best method/software for storing/viewing ratings in ID3 tags for mp3s? [more inside]
posted by shinji_ikari on Jan 2, 2006 - 9 answers

ID3 tag utility

ITunes Filter: Is there a utility that will take track numbers or information in a file name and put it into the ID3 tag? [more inside]
posted by Infernarl on Dec 19, 2005 - 13 answers

How do I change ID3 tags in many files, across many directories?

How do I change tags in many MP3 files across many directories? [more inside]
posted by tomble on Sep 9, 2005 - 5 answers

A program that will let me copy an ID3 tag?

Does anyone know of a (preferably free) program that will let me copy an ID3 tag from one MP3 file to another. [more inside]
posted by ascullion on Sep 6, 2005 - 12 answers

Organizing music on a computer

How do you organize your music on your computer? [more inside]
posted by Who_Am_I on Sep 5, 2005 - 31 answers

How do I rename folders based on ID3 tags?

How can I rename my music folders on my Mac based on ID3 tags? [more inside]
posted by themadjuggler on Aug 20, 2005 - 12 answers

How can I include ID3 tag information on a burned CD?

How do I make ID3 tags persistent? [+] [more inside]
posted by OmieWise on Jan 2, 2005 - 10 answers

How can I make changes to ID3 track tag metadata with iTunes 4.7 on WinXP and have those changes stick?

How can I make changes to ID3 track tag metadata with iTunes 4.7 on WinXP and have those changes stick? [mi] [more inside]
posted by grimmelm on Dec 30, 2004 - 13 answers

Help retag my mp3s

Concerning a large batch of mp3s and their id3 tags: I have about 5 GB of music that I downloaded from Emusic about a year ago. Due to an exceedingly stupid maneuver on my part, I accidentally stripped all the id3 tags from the files, which ended up physically renamed to something like "Untitled Album - Untitled Track 1," etc. -- so I now have about 500 songs like this.

They're organized in folders by artist and album name, so that much information I have -- I'm now in search of a utility that will allow me to get the appropriate information from CDDB or something, and then batch rename the files so I don't have to manually, and painstakingly, do so 500 times. I have both Windows and OS X, so platform's not much of an issue. If anyone has any suggestions, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.
posted by ticopelp on Dec 20, 2004 - 18 answers

MP3 renaming software

Is there a tiny (and free) Windows program I can put in my "Open With" menu for mp3s that will simply rename the file to [Artist] - [Title] based on the file's ID3 tags?
posted by skryche on Aug 27, 2004 - 5 answers

iTunes ID3 MP3 weirdness

What is iTunes putting in my MP3 tags? [mi] [more inside]
posted by punishinglemur on Apr 6, 2004 - 6 answers

What's a good, free, ID3 tag editor?

What's a good, free, ID3 tag editor? I have 6GB of mp3s, and at the moment, most are stored like this: Artist/Album/## - Title.mp3, and have good tags, except for 500 or so which are dumped in a folder called Misc, and are tagged and named at random. What I want to do is change all of the first group to Artist/Album/Artist - ## - Title.mp3, and all of the second group to Misc/Artist - Title.mp3. Any suggestions?
posted by Orange Goblin on Jan 9, 2004 - 9 answers

How can I sort a few GB of imp3s into folders by artist?

I have a few Gb of mp3 which I want to sort into folders by artist (they are currently all lumped together in one single folder). My ID3 tags are in order. Is there any software that will allow me to do this in XP?
posted by signal on Dec 27, 2003 - 15 answers

Quirky mp3 file format issue preventing a Linksys media adapter from seeing the files.

Quirky mp3 file format issue more inside [more inside]
posted by jonson on Dec 9, 2003 - 8 answers

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