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Old 02-17-04, 04:34 PM   #1
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Which [free] id3 tag editor to get?

I've never used an id3 tag editor before, and was looking for opinions on a good, free program. I have many files to edit, and would like to make this process as trouble free as possible.

I couldn't do a search as "id3" "tag" and "mp3" are all three letter words. I did go through 10 pages looking for a thread with this topic, with nothing found.

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Old 02-17-04, 04:53 PM   #2
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I just downloaded mp3tag for use with my iPod and I'm happy with it so far.

The interface is pretty simple and I like the fact that you can batch rename a bunch of things at once. I'm sure other applications do this as well.

I just searched tucows for the highest rated tag editor.
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Old 02-17-04, 08:08 PM   #3
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ID3-TagIt

I've used that one for quite some time, and I think it's the best free one out there. There's a slight learning curve to be able to work fast with it, but it's very powerful.
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Old 02-18-04, 08:54 AM   #4
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my question is: what are people encoding mp3's with that don't do id3 tags to begin with?

i back up my cd's with audiograbber with the lame encoder and it seems to the id3 tags for me. just wondering.....
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Old 02-18-04, 11:42 AM   #5
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You might want to check out the following thread:

I have an MP3 question. (ID3 tags)
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Old 02-18-04, 01:06 PM   #6
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iTunes works really well.
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Old 02-18-04, 03:15 PM   #7
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I like mp3ext (freeware)
http://www.mutschler.de/mp3ext/

you can edit id3 tags, automatically generate tags from filenames, even configure mp3's icons:

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Old 02-18-04, 04:52 PM   #8
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ID3-TagIt

I've used that one for quite some time, and I think it's the best free one out there. There's a slight learning curve to be able to work fast with it, but it's very powerful.
This is the one I use. Its excellent.
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Old 02-18-04, 04:53 PM   #9
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my question is: what are people encoding mp3's with that don't do id3 tags to begin with?
Well, when "acquiring" certain tracks, quite often the person you're receiving from might not have tagged the file correctly, if at all.

I use Tag&Rename for such occurrences, but it's not free.

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Old 07-02-05, 11:13 AM   #10
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Is $29.99 the going price for the latest version of Tag&Rename?

And which is the latest version???





Or is there a new favorite?

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Old 07-02-05, 11:25 AM   #11
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I use Eags On. It works.

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Old 07-02-05, 02:19 PM   #12
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mp3tagtools is the best i've used.
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Old 07-02-05, 05:39 PM   #13
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For quick-n-dirty tags, I use TagScan.
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Old 07-02-05, 06:29 PM   #14
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my question is: what are people encoding mp3's with that don't do id3 tags to begin with?

i back up my cd's with audiograbber with the lame encoder and it seems to the id3 tags for me. just wondering.....
I make sure the tags and file names are right when I encode, it's the downloaded stuff that sometimes need editing
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Old 07-02-05, 08:48 PM   #15
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Is $29.99 the going price for the latest version of Tag&Rename?

And which is the latest version???





Or is there a new favorite?
The latest version is 3.17 ($29.95), and there is also a 3.2 Beta available if you're daring. I think this is by far the best tagger out there.
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Old 07-02-05, 11:20 PM   #16
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..there is also a 3.2 Beta available if you're daring.
Oh... Yeah. My 30 day is up on that one, and I have some maintenance to do. I loved it, though. I'm figuring an uninstall/install wouldn't be the right idea.
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Old 07-03-05, 12:20 AM   #17
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I wrote one a while back - free, and even open-source. You're welcome to it.

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Old 07-03-05, 03:39 AM   #18
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I just used musicbrainz.org. It worked pretty well, but I would guess that the ones listed above will work better. I think it only pulled 3/4 of the songs, and it would have been nice if it would have pulled the year and track info.

But, it got me enough of what I needed to quickly get the rest through searches.
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Old 07-03-05, 03:36 PM   #19
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Oh... Yeah. My 30 day is up on that one, and I have some maintenance to do. I loved it, though. I'm figuring an uninstall/install wouldn't be the right idea.
Yeah, I seriously doubt the reinstall would work, but at this point you might as well give it a shot.
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I wrote one a while back - free, and even open-source. You're welcome to it.

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thanks. I don't have time now but I'll play with it in a few days
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Re: Which [free] id3 tag editor to get?

I've found MediaMonkey to be pretty effective.
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