Anyone else picky with your MP3 tags?

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  1. JointBeaker

    JointBeaker packaging engineer #2 OT Supporter

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    When I'm bored, I'll sit down and start organizing my mp3 tags. Anyone else do this?

    Song / Artist / Album / Cover Art / Year / Genre

    and if I'm really bored...I'll do basically the same thing to the actual file. Sure passes the time fast.

    As an example, this is how about 95% of my playlist looks like now:
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  2. Dalius

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    yup...my library is perfectly organized...im a neat freak like that.

    iTunes is great for music organization
     
  3. MiseryIndex

    MiseryIndex i never know why. i only know who. Moderator

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    i have a hard drive dedicated to mp3's.
    the folders in it are artists, subfolders are albums, then the format for the songs is artist name - album name -xx- song name.mp3
     
  4. JointBeaker

    JointBeaker packaging engineer #2 OT Supporter

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    Same here. Bought my music slave drive a long freakin time ago...

    AKA. It's an 80 GB/5400 drive, and we got "deals" for $220 or so on Newegg.

    Its still kickin...No crashes. :noes:

    IBJINX :hsd: :hsd: :hsd:
     
  5. inter

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    Man, its so frustrating to download a song and have the tags all messed up. :hs:
     
  6. jorban

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    i get it so bad that all of my full albums are in their own folders with the cd cover in the folder. i have them set to thumbnail view so i can see the artwork. all 500ish of my albums are done with the esact same tagging, too. it took me forever
     
  7. Surgie

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    same here, except the songs are "xx - song name.mp3"

    all my singles (from bands I don't have an album for) are a clusterfuck in the root directory, but they're still all "artist name - song name.mp3" :o

    the thing that sucks is I stripped all the id3 tags from them so whenever I'm using itunes now I have to manually enter the artist & album for the mp3s, I need to find a good retagger that will take care of it for me. the reason I never bothered to get them all the same before now is the setup worked perfectly for albumlist in winamp, but stupid itunes won't figure it out :squint:
     
  8. Mugwump

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    You aint got shit on my obsessive compulsive MP3 library! :hs:

    - every tag is v2.3
    - every filename on the iPod drive is named Artist.Title.mp3 for easy searching
    - every album has 2 four star songs and 1 five star song
    - every band is carefully given a correct genre that'll mix with similar music
    - all those smart playlists on the side are the different genres, each with only the four and five star songs that I chose listed and playable
    - absolutely no year tags are missing because release dates are important to me for nostalgic reasons

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    Right now I'm trying to figure out how to get iTunes to rescan all my iPod MP3s for volume levels because some songs are way off. Any ideas? I know that, if I alter the iPod DB in Winamp, iTunes will go nuts and rescan my iPod, but that means I'll lose my smart playlists.
     
  9. Mugwump

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    I use...

    - Musicbrainz for a very fast, automated tag creator that uses an online databse
    - WMP for the final tag, since MB's database is missing the year tags :mad:
    - Tagscanner for quick, bulk MP3 and filename editing
     
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    iTunes. I just use Brainz to tag the title/artist/album/track#. Haven't even begun to dwelve into years or genres. Big on covers though. And a lot of my music is obscure, not easy to track down tags :hs:
     
  11. mondaynightmike

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    Yeah i like to have a nice organised collection.
    all my files are stored

    Artist > Album > Track

    Then when i tag the song i like to have Artist - Album - Track Number - Song title
     
  12. JointBeaker

    JointBeaker packaging engineer #2 OT Supporter

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    What do you guys do with album covers for, say...a bootleg album that has no "real" cover?

    :wiggle:
     
  13. Mugwump

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    I don't use album art. :(
     
  14. inter

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  15. planb

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    extremely. I have to make sure they are perfect before they go on my Ipod.
    I use Gearvolt MP3 to sort the tags / rename the files
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  16. disblohs

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    hmmm...doesn't seem at all perfect to me. you don't have genres listed for some of the albums on there and the capilization is all off..that is, unless that's how it is on the original cd, which i doubt
     
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    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    where do you guys go for album art?
     
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    genre's arent important to me in the tag, although genres are the easiest for me to tag. I have separate folders for each genre, so I can add the whole folder in my tag editor and mass change all the mp3 tags at once. If the capitalization is in the tags when I download the mp3s, I keep it and rename the files using the tag name. if they arent capitalized I leave them. I just mainly make sure the capitalization is the same for the artist name, all id3v2 ONLY, file name is track number leading zero - track name.mp3, etc. I have 11,000 mp3s, I get between 1000-1500 mp3s in a good month, im not going to go through and capitalize each track name. the 2888 you see at the bottom of iTunes is the amount I have sorted. Still have a long way to go.
     
  19. disblohs

    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    they aren't so perfect then are they? :coolugh: ;)
     
  20. jorban

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    If it's a bootlet with no cover art, I don't put any in there then. I don't know if you have ever heard of the program The Godfather, but it is amazing for tagging. You can log onto Allmusic.com and sort your music according to that. You can also get album art from there.
     
  21. Dalius

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    link to program? :naughty:
     
  22. Jamien

    Jamien Sabotage. Overthrow. Disobey and Demolish.

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