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    MP3 attributes

    I have just been backing up some of my CD's to MP3, personal compilations and some old CD albums. Sometimes when I go into my chosen software it downloads the information about the current album and/or songs on the disc but once in a while I note that some of the information cannot be found for whatever reason.

    When doing these back ups the tracks are called track1.mp3, track2.mp3....trackx.mp3. On one compilation I have had to go through each trrack, rename it and then go into the properties of the file and in the Summary tab cahnge the properties to read the song title.

    Is there any software out there that can save me this double key entry also allowing me to put in the album name as it reads "New Disc" in MSMP10?
    Jerry

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    Re: MP3 attributes

    Hi,

    My cd backer-upper <img src=/S/angel.gif border=0 alt=angel width=15 height=21> of choice is CDex . It's reasonably user friendly and copes with most normal CDs (struggles with "odd" formats <img src=/S/brickwall.gif border=0 alt=brickwall width=25 height=15>, as used by record compaines to prevent backing up...

    If you fill in the track, album name etc details by hand I'm pretty sure it'll write that stuff to the MP3 attributes. I'd check myself, but my CDs are waayyy over there and I'd have to stand up... <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> .

    Hope this helps
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    Re: MP3 attributes

    Thanks John

    I think I have heard of CDex and open source too <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>. I have been using Quintessential for a little while so may have a go

    I was just putting together todays penalties and conversions in the for the <img src=/S/flags/England.gif border=0 alt=England width=30 height=18> v <img src=/S/flags/Scotland.gif border=0 alt=Scotland width=30 height=18> game together and realised the answer is 42 <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: MP3 attributes

    Have a look at http://www.ashampoo.com/frontend/homepage/...ession_langid=2 there are a couple of programs that may suit your total objective.

    MP3 Audio Centre and MusicStudio I have both.

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    Re: MP3 attributes

    Thanks Edward

    Seems to be a nice piece of software....I shall have a go, it seems to have a 30 day free trial <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>
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    Re: MP3 attributes

    Jerry,

    If you find a piece of softwre that overrides that Track1, Track 2, Track 3 nonsense, please give a yell. I'm still looking for a solution to that problem.
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    Re: MP3 attributes

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by Jezza on 04-Feb-07 22:25. To add PS)</P>Hi Doc

    I have had a eureka moment, John's <post#=629,784>post 629,784</post#> above with a link to CDex is the one for me <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    I have just been doing some test back ups on a favourite CD of mine and you are able to search the interweb thingy and it finds the artist, the album and track names and chucks them in for you, you burn them and it places a number in front to keep the order (which can be removed in options)

    I have played one of the tracks.....great recall

    This is now my weapon of choice for backing up from this day forward <img src=/S/yep.gif border=0 alt=yep width=15 height=15>

    PS ...and there is no install, just a unzip to a folder of your choice and all the backed up files go into to folder eponymous to the album title
    Jerry

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    Glad to be of service <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: MP3 attributes

    Jerry,

    It seems that I am already using CDex. <img src=/S/blush.gif border=0 alt=blush width=15 height=15> Your no installation comment made me realize it. I have version 1.XX copyright 1998 on my system and have been using it since about that time (although not recently) to rip tracks from my CDs. But most of my MP3 collection was acquired back in the early days of Napster and I didn't do much ripping, except for the tracks that were really hard to find. I'll have to update it and refamilarize myself with the program. <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15>
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    Re: MP3 attributes

    Seems you've found your tool, but I prefer a combination of utilities:
    <UL><LI>Exact Audio Copy for ripping, encoding, and tagging from CD
    <LI>MP3Tag for tagging and updating existing MP3s
    <LI>Flash Renamer handles oddities en masse that the other two won't.[/list]I'm still looking for something that will manage a library of 8,000 + songs easily, and I don't think one exists.
    -Mark

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