Any program to find & replace text within MP3 ID3 tags?

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  1. violator

    violator New Member

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    Any program to batch find & replace text within MP3 ID3 tags?

    For example, if songs have "Feat." in the artist field, I would like to have them all changed to "f/".

    I download MP3rage and there doesn't seem to be such a feature
     
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  2. agent0068

    agent0068 OT Supporter

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    iTunes? (unless I'm misunderstanding you)

    search for desired text, select all the results it returns, get info, edit field, profit
     
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    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    :bowdown:

    damn. i never thought of doing this with my whole library, though i do it all the time to change the album titles and such when CDDB gives me whacky info on CD's i import.

    as soon as i get this damn flash project i'm working on done, i'm going to start re-importing all my CD's in Apple Lossless format or AAC format. Probably AAC, as i just re-imported a disc today after getting annoyed with some weirdness in the original imported files and it looks like the songs are all around 25 MB each. Not bad for lossless, i suppose. i guess i could pick up a 120 GB firewire drive and import 300+ discs at that rate and dedicate my current external driv to video and photos. hmmm...

    Apple Lossless or AAC? Anyone seen any good thorough evaluations of the two?

    Since my reply kinda went off topic :) I'll answer my own question...

    http://www.macmusic.org/news/view.php/lang/EN/id/1748/

    and...

    http://www.macmusic.org/agora/forums/?act=ST&f=12&t=13188&lang=EN&
     
  4. violator

    violator New Member

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    agent, that's what i'm talking about... but i want to "batch" do it

    i have several hundreds of mp3s that have "feat." in it. renaming them all myself would take forever
     
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    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    so, select "Library" in iTunes, then type "feat." in the Search field at the top right corner of the iTunes window.

    Once all the songs with "feat." in their titles come up, just select all of the songs (Apple Key + A), then in the Get Info box that comes up, just...

    ...hmm. Nevermind. You want to edit only a part of the song title on a bunch of songs.

    Hmmm....

    This should do what you want:

    http://www.publicspace.net/ABetterFinderRename/index.html
     
  6. violator

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    that's what i want, except with ID3 tags. it doesn't look like ABFR lets you do that, just file names. thanks for the help though
     
  7. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    Hmmm...

    Looks like we might have a winner here:

    http://www.three-2-one.de/321apps/main/global/index1.htm

    ID3X is an editor for easy manipulation of ID3 tags in mp3
    music files. ID3 tags are used to store title, artist and other
    information in mp3 files which can then be displayed in your
    favorite mp3 player application.

    Features:

    - easy, hassle-free editing
    - reads ID3 versions 1.0, 1.1, 2.2 and 2.3
    - writes ID3 versions 1.1 and 2.3
    - add cover art to mp3 files and apply them as file and folder icons
    - automatically lookup lyrics from the internet
    - batch rename (supporting long filenames under OS X)
    - batch tag by folder structure
    - batch add and remove tags
    - batch add and remove images (tag images, file and folder icons)
    - batch fix track numbers
    - batch sort to folder structure
    - batch script
    - displays information about music files
    - supports Mpeg Layer II and Mpeg Layer III (mp3) music files
    - update global information of many files at once
    - includes the possibility to play your music files
     
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    thanks man, i'll try it out

    where'd you find it? google? versiontracker?
     
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