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Old 08-12-01, 12:59 PM
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Renaming a MP3 track after download?

Is it possible? I download a track and it didn't have a sufficent name, so I went into Window Media Player and and rename the track. However, after closing the program and restarting it, I'm still getting the same name when I first download it. It's not showing up the new name that I want. Any clues?

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Old 08-12-01, 01:10 PM
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the actual file name.. or the id of the file?
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Old 08-12-01, 01:18 PM
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What I basically want is to remane the song title and it's not letting me. What I want is for the title I want to show up on the media player when I open it. It would let me rename it but, after closing out and restart again, I'm back to square one.
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Old 08-12-01, 03:53 PM
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As long as it's not write-protected you should have no problems.
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Old 08-12-01, 04:09 PM
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I just re-name them after I download them using windows explorer.. Right click and change name... Shows my selected name in media player..
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Old 08-12-01, 04:17 PM
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Im still having problems understanding..

you mean when you open up the file.. in your player it still has the old name?

if thats the case.. then just get an id tag editor.. or open it with winamp.. and go to the file properties within winamp.. and rename it that way..


if you mean that you rightclick on the file and hit rename.. then rename the actual file.. then the file reverts back to its original name.. Im not sure what would cause that.. because if it was write protected or anything, it would give you an error as soon as you try renaming it.
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twikoff has it.

I'm assuming you're using winamp under windows, since that's what 90% of the general public uses.

If that's the case, just press "alt+3" when the song is playing. It will bring up the ID3 tag, and you can edit it there.
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Thanks Twikoff and eintier
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