I am trying to find an MP3 tagger that will automatically fix ID3 tags.
I am well aware of the options for manually fixing them such as:
- MusicBrainz Picard
- Media Monkey
I've read over this article: Six Best MP3 Tagging Tools
However, all of these tools seem to be fairly manual still. I can break down the steps I've gone through with each, maybe I'm doing something wrong, but none of them seem to work quite as well as I would hope.
Ideally, I could point said application at a folder or folders and it would scan and fix most ID3 tags and file names. I understand that 100% accuracy is not likely.
I don't mind paying for an app like this, but free is always better of course.
Does something like this exist? I've tried several different applications and I know enough to know that music metadata databases exist and can likely do this – but which one, or how? I use Windows, FWIW.
By "fix" I mean to add missing tags and update wrong one's. Preferably with a combination of existing tags, file & folder names and acoustic fingerprinting.
After looking around a bit I've found a couple of promising one's, but I don't know what is best yet:
I've been using MediaMonkey free for a while now and it seems to be pretty good: allowing for tagging by web, file name, etc. However, the changes did not seem to take affect. I was looking over other apps on this post and messing with it again and found that you have to "sync" the changes you've made in MediaMonkey to your ID3 tags! It is less than intuitive, but works. You have to go to tools -> advanced tag management -> synchronize tags. Hope this edit helps someone else (or me in the future).