ID3 is a metadata container most often used in conjunction with the MP3 audio file format.

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Mass ID3 renaming

I have a whole bunch of unnamed mp3s. I need to name them all, preferably with the same name as their file name. so for soundeffect001.mp3, it should name id3 title the mp3 as soundeffect001. ...
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Tag a lot of MP3s, but only the Genre

I have a relatively large music database that is absolutely perfectly organized -- except for the genres. I need a program that updates the tags for all those MP3s, but only the correct genre. Any ...
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Auto-organise media folder structure using unusual metadata such as “Publisher” or “Copyright” ID tags?

Is there a way to auto-organise my media folder using unusual metadata such as "Publisher" or "Copyright" ID tags? I've been searching high and low, using many apps including MediaMonkey and can only ...
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How do I embed album art in an MP3 in iTunes?

In each folder I have the cover art, for example: /Adele /Adele/21 /Adele/21/cover.jpg cover.jpg is the album art. How do I embed that into my MP3s in iTunes?
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Side-effects of wiping my library of ID3v1 tags

Unfortunately, Google Music does weird things with how it interprets my music. I'm really kind of crazy with how I tag and manage my music collection; I spent a long time last year going through every ...
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Album arts are not updated in windows media library

I keep my audio files tagged in windows media library. I have media information using a ID3 tag editor. Album Arts(thumbnails) are not updated in the media library. But correct album arts are ...
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Lock sing on mp3 files when edited from Songbird

Everytime I edit (Metadata id3 tags) of mp3 files in Songbird, the icon of mp3 files changes, an LOCK sign gets added on top of cover art of the fileicon when viewed in Windows Explorer. What does the ...
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Audio organizing via CLI

I'm looking for some software for my OpenSUSE, which with I would be able to organize my audio files. I've found one, which may be good, but it's unable to run without X server (in CLI). ...
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iTunes on OS X fails to read some ID3 tags

Total niches o I doubt anyone can help... These are from CDs ripped years ago with EAC and LAME. They work fine in iTunes on Windows + VLC on the Mac but iTunes is failing to read the ID3 data from a ...
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Managing genres in mp3 files

I have over 20k MP3s which have been run through MusicBrainz Picard a while ago to consistentify the artists/track details. However, I have inconsistent genres and would like a way to scan all files ...
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Needing advanced ID3 tag handling for specific situation

My situation is probably quite rare and complex, so I'll explain it in detail. Many years ago, I put together a hand-selected collection of MP3s, which ended up taking a month or so and is now at ...
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MusicBrainz Picard: How to fill only certain tags, sort into least albums, and “disallow” multi-artist albums

Here is what I want: Fill only: Genre, Date (As the original release), and Album Sort into the least amount of albums Don't use albums with multiple/various artists The artist and title tags are ...
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How to add album art (picture/jpeg) to MP3s with ID3 Mass Tagger?

I need to mass-tag MP3 files, so, I found this tool from this Super User question: ID3 mass tagger 0.78 I couldn't find how to add images (album art/cover) thought that CLI (command line interface) ...
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Which type of cover is album cover?

I am using this software called mp3tag and I don't know if it's the right forum but it's clearly not their forum cause it's more about ID3 tags. Say I have a song. I have a band cover, an album cover, ...
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How to create a playlist after trimming down another based on rating?

I want to create a mp3 playlist after trimming down another playlist (m3u). New playlist should contain only those mp3 whose "RATING WMP" ID3 tag value is 4 or 5 (this ID3 tag is used by WMP & ...
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How can I edit many music files in the same unique way? [duplicate]

I have a lot of audio files that I want to change in different ways depending on which ones they are. Is there a way on Windows 7 or a program that can do the following? Turn all lower cased files ...
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Advanced ID3 tag inter-field processing

I have a bunch of MP3s with the same generic album "_misc". In the comment field, the files also have the real album name stored using the pattern album[REAL_ALBUM_NAME]. There may or may not be other ...
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Unable to see some Russian id3 tags in ncmpc

I'm running urxvt with the current env: $ env | grep LC LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8 The problem is either with ncurses or ncmpc and I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on what the problem might ...
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How to add tags to mp3 files to make them searchable by tag and combinations of tags?

I have a collection of mp3s where each one is described with a series of 1-6 words that describe the characteristics of the song. Currently, I have merely added these words to the end of the file's ...
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iTunes ID3 Metadata Vs. Library-only Metadata

What metadata does iTunes store in the song ID3 tags and what will it only store in the library file? Are the any reference documents that explain this?
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ID3 tags are read incorrectly

Recently, I re-ripped quite a few of my CDs at a higher bitrate using CDex. However, I wasn't aware that the default setting of ID3v2.4 would cause problems with Windows Media Player (Win7x64) as well ...
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Removing duplicate fields in ID3 tags

I have a couple of MP3s that have duplicate fields in their ID3 tags. Let me show you what I mean: This is causing problems with some media players. Is there a tool that can automatically fix these ...
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Changing ID3 tags of music in iTunes with read-only attributes

When I add an mp3 file with read-only attributes to iTunes, iTunes does not allow me to change the file's ID3 tags or delete the file later. Removing the read-only attributes after adding the file ...
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How do I batch-copy ID3v1 info to ID3v2 and back? in MP3 music files

I want to batch copy the info in one ID3v1 field, to it's counterpart on the ID3v2 side including both lyrics fields so that all media players pick up the same data, including the ones that don't have ...