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    MP3 text Changing.

    Does,anyone know of a software,wich enables you to change the text,inside an MP3.
    I,know,you can just right-click an MP3 and change the visible text.
    But.some MP3`s have the text encoded inside the MP3 and you can`t change that.
    It,wouldn`t be a problem had these guys(or girls)the same knowledge about music,as they have about making MP3`s.
    Right song,wrong artist or vice versa.
    So,I`m looking for some software that breaks the MP3 open and allows you to change the text from the inside.

    Greetz.

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    Re: MP3 text Changing.

    I assume you are talking about the ID3 tag, which includes some of the following, and more:
    <UL><LI>Artist<LI>Song Title<LI>Album<LI>Year<LI>Genre[/list]If that's the case, here's a Google search all loaded up and ready to go for you. You can also edit the ID3 tag from nearly all media players on the market - each one is different, of course - and believe it or not, Windows Media Player (the XP version) excels at this. Also excellent is MusicMatch Jukebox. I won't even go the Real route because I don't care for ads and spyware, and Real has a history of both.
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    MusicMatch JukeBox.

    Slight <img src=/S/jollyroger.gif border=0 alt=jollyroger width=29 height=18> on the thread re MusicMatch. I have only started burning MP3's lately (got a DVD player that reads MP3 last winter solstice, burner two months ago, maybe a car player for next winter solstice?), and I'm using MMJB. Problem is, MMJB doesn't seem to burn the tracks in the same order I list them. Anybody know if I'm missing a setting or something? <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>

    Sounds weird when the tracks jump from Divinyls "All the Boys in Town" to Taj Mahals' "Cakewalk into Town", if you know what I mean. <img src=/S/woops.gif border=0 alt=woops width=58 height=36>
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    Re: MP3 text Changing.

    Yes that`s exactly what I,mean.
    I,think I`ll,try "Tag & Rename 2.0.5",it`s only 1290k.
    Small program that hopefully does what the name says.
    Thanks again Mark.

    Greetz.

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    Re: MP3 text Changing.

    I am intrigued about this text imbedded inside the MP3. Where do you see this text? I have about 2000 files and have never run across this. Is this new?? <IMG SRC=http://www.krymow.com/images/cdsmiley.gif>

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    Re: MP3 text Changing.

    Check out this thread for a roll your own approach using Excel.

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    Re: MP3 text Changing.

    Thanks,for that reminder.
    I,just took a quick look at it and it "sounds"interesting.
    Needs some concentrated reading though,but that never hurt anybody.

    Greetz.

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    Re: MP3 text Changing.

    You can see it in the play-list of your media-player.(Library).
    Often,you can just change the song or artist,by right-clicking on the MP3.
    But sometimes the song`s info is inside the MP3 and you can`t change that by right-clicking.
    And then there are some that have just plain garbage in them,like a website(beam to http.www.etc.).
    I,just want that out,but because it`s inside the file,you must have a program that breaks open the MP3
    and allows you to change all that crap.
    Hope that clears it up for you.

    Greetz.

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    Re: MP3 text Changing.

    You,say you can change the MP3`s,Artist,Song,Album etc.
    By using your mediaplayer.
    My player has "Read Only Access"to the files.
    So,if I,change that to "Full Access"I,can change whatever is listed in the Media-Library permanantly?
    In other words can I,change,what`s inside the file,using this way or just the way it is listed in the library?

    Greetz.

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    Re: MP3 text Changing.

    The mothod for changing that data depends on your media player, but I would be surprised if you couldn't edit it. What are you using?
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    Re: MP3 text Changing.

    No Bruce, it's been there in MP3 formatted files since day one. It's part of the file specification for that format.

    In Winamp, for example, the song titles in the playlist are populated by default using ID3 information. A few years ago ID3 v2 was announced, which basically allows you to write in additional information.

    Visit http://www.id3.org/history.html for a background on tagging and it's purposes.
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    Re: MP3 text Changing.

    I`m using Windows Media Player version 7.
    And this is some of the garbage I`m talking about.
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    Re: MP3 text Changing.

    Or this,I`m sure it`s on that album,but it`s a collection album.
    The original album for"Echoes" ofcourse is "Meddle".
    And the origonal album for "The Great Gig In The Sky" is ofcourse "The Dark Side Of The Moon".
    Besides that it ain`t Classic Rock but Psychedelic Rock or Symphonic Rock wich ever you prever.
    Now this is the stuff that I,want to correct.

    Greetz.
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    Re: MP3 text Changing.

    I,just changed the settings in my Media Player from "Read Only"to,
    "Full Access".
    Then I,edited some MP3`s,changed back to "Read Only Access"and,
    removed all files from the Media Library.
    Then I,searched My Documents(where all my music is)in my Media Player,to load,
    them back into the library.
    But the edited M`P3`s where changed back to their old misinformation.
    So,that`s not the way to do it.
    So,is there a way to change them with Windows Media Player 7 and have them stay that way.

    Greetz.

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    Re: MP3 text Changing.

    I went to the site and now am intrigued with this little tidbit. First, if it is to be used to textually correctly identify a file, how is it placed there in the first place? How could the ones on Liberator's examples (some choice tunes BTW) be encoded with the incorrect info such as the "Meddle" album misinfo?

    I went rooting through my extensive collection of MP3s and am I just lucky that they are all correct or not embedded w/ the nonessential garbage? <IMG SRC=http://www.krymow.com/images/cdsmiley.gif>

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