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How to organize music?

Some of my files do not have complete ID3 tags and some have typos or small differences in writing – so finally, my portable player sees “Mr. President” as different artist from “Mr President” and so on.

I would need some tool which could search similar tags and then allow me to correct the typos or for example override artist in all selected files by manually entered text.

The same with empty tag items – sometimes, the track name, album etc. is OK, but the artist is missing etc.

I'd like to do this without touching the audio quality, of course (but this should be no problem, I think).

I already tried tools like:

  • Winamp
  • Songbird
  • other players
  • Tagscanner – the most advanced free tool I tried. However, it is not able to to solve the problem with similar tags.

Do you know such tool? Preferably free and for Windows, if possible. However, if you know some commercial app able to do this, please let me know.

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marked as duplicate by slhck, Journeyman Geek, Mokubai, Joe Taylor, 8088 Jul 20 '12 at 11:42

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MusicBrainz Picard Tagger allows to fetch tags & allows you to override them.

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OrlSoft Music Manager - can encode, transcode, decode most misic formats, manage tags (effectively, verified).

Tools from Tag menu ("Advanced tag update" mostly) can do job for you. Even Full Edition is low-cost shareware

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I've had good luck in the past using The Godfather and I do believe it to support all of the things you are looking for.

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I've always used Mp3tag in windows, and I just use id3v2 in linux.

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