I'm using MP3Tag for tagging my MP3s since a long time and it creates very good results.
With iTunes (of course not with other MP3 programs e.g. Winamp) I always have problems after first import of my MP3 files with unicode. After the first import they look like this:
After the first play they are actually displayed correctly (see the image below the line). I have found no feature in iTunes to mass "identify" the correct ID3 tags instead of the crappy first job after import - I have to play the song or hit "Get Info" for each song to clear everything up.
My MP3 Files are encoded with ID3 v 2.4 with UTF-8 - apparently iTunes doesn't have a problem with it because after playing the song, everything is fine - it is only the import making a problem.
Second problem is that for almost all songs the song title is at first - and only after the first play it becomes .
- How to correctly format ID3 Tags, so iTunes will recognize them directly upon import?
- Which tool is out there to "loop through all songs in the iTunes DB and clean them up?
On the second one I use "iTunes Folder Watch" which is perfect for synchronizing a local folder to your iTunes library.