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Auto-tagging MP3s

I have a ton of MP3s, but their ID tags are not filled in. Going in manually to populate them is simply too much work. I was wondering if there is a way to populate them automatically. Perhaps by ...
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What's a good solution for file-tagging in linux?

I've been looking for a way to tag my files and search/filter them based on those tags. Here are my (updated) requirements : any file readable by the user can be tagged freely a user can search ...
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2answers
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Backup Picasa 'people' tags data

OK, so I've spent a fair amount of time putting names to faces in Picasa 3.5 but in a few days (hopefully) my copy of Windows 7 should arrive and I'll need to reinstall Windows. So, does anyone ...
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Windows: What software do you recommend for editing MP3 ID3 tags? [closed]

What software do you recommend for editing MP3 ID3 tags? (The OS is Windows XP.)
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How to organize music?

You might also have the problem that the music on your computer is a mess. Programs like WMP or iTunes are not capable to identify the music and sort it into categories. Is there a solution (a ...
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Collaborative photo sharing and tagging

Our family has about 300 GB of JPEG photos in total, spread across various hard drives in various countries. We'd like to have a solution to share and tag photos with the following features: Photos ...
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Repair encoding of ID3 tags

I have inherited about 2000 MP3 files. For the majority of them, their ID3 tags display garbled in Amarok. I need a software that upgrades the ID3 tags to v2.4 type $03 (i.e. UTF-8 encoding), removes ...
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7answers
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What is a good .mp3/.m4v tag editor for OS X [closed]

What is a good .mp3/.m4v tag editor for OS X that's not iTunes? I'd prefer free but I'm open to anything. I've looked at ID3 Editor but that only does .mp3 (from what I could see). I want to set ...
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Outlook Tag Plugin

Does anyone from here knows a possibility/method or pluging which will allow me to add tags/keywords to emails that I receive in Outlook 2007?
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5answers
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Whats a tag based file organizer? [closed]

I'm finishing professional school and over the years have acquired a pile of notes and articles that I'd like to hang onto. I'd like to add to them and create sort of an archive of article and files ...
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2answers
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How do I catalog/access eBook files in their original location?

I am looking for a way to assign tags to existing .pdf's (or other ebook files formats) without having to modify/move/copy any of them, on Windows. This is due to me already having them in an ...
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4answers
1k views

Another way to manage my files? [closed]

For some which are interesting in research, or managing their files better, I found that organizing files in tree structure isn't the best choice. does anyone know about a windows application which ...
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3answers
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Efficient way to index text files

I have a series of text files I'm downloading from a Yahoo Group and I'd like to tag them and index them. What program will help me do this?
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4answers
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Operating System with tag-based filesystem

Is there an OS that, instead of a hierarchical filesystem based on directories, uses tags? A problem with directory hierarchies is that a file often belongs into more than one category. Some systems ...
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Program to put tags (not ID3) on MP3s

My problem: I have a lot of MP3s and finding the right music to listen to is difficult. What I'd like: I'd like to be able to tag the individual files, similar to how you would tag photos on Flickr, ...
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1answer
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Tag files and archives for easy easy access and search in Windows 7

Is there a tool that lets you tag things, so that you can find or organize stuff easily? I have a bunch of folders containing zip and rar files. Most of the zip and rar files contain photos. Is there ...
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2answers
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Software to detect mp3 almost-duplicates?

Because of some unfortunate circumstances I noticed I irrevertibly mixed up my sorted and retagged mp3s with an old backup. That means now I have files that are basically duplicates except for the id3 ...
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3answers
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How does Mavericks's Finder store tags?

I haven't used Mavericks yet. Does finder store tags in the file itself (ex: xmp), or is it powered by some kind of Database? or what?
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1answer
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What's the deal with NTFS tags in windows 7

So back in the days of 'longhorn' there was this WinFS idea which was both cool looking and scary looking. Then it seemed to disappear, but we were told that many of the concepts would be rolled into ...
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3answers
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Database and tools for validated BPMs of songs?

I'm a bit picky about ensuring that all of my music has the proper tags in iTunes. I rip all of my music from CDs or purchase it by the album from Amazon, this provides good coverage. I then use Get ...
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1answer
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People tagging in photos in Linux

I have recently started (once again) to fiddle around with Linux, currently running Kubuntu 12.04. I have a rather big library of Photos, a lot of which have people tags set up in Windows Live ...
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4answers
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Adding keywords/ tags to received e-mails in Outlook 2010

Is it possible to add my own keywords/ tags to a received e-mail from within Outlook 2010? It would be nice if the changes were sync'd to the Exchange Server, so if/ when my PC dies, the modifications ...
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3answers
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Is there media player with support of multiple genre tags

A lot of songs have multiple genre, for example a song can be jazz, electronic and vocal. I'd like to be able to find the song when I look at either of the genres. I use foobar and it doesn't have ...
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Any tagging for video files?

We can use ID3 tagging to add metadata to music files. Are there any similar tagging formats (metadata containers) for video files (e.g. flv, mpg, avi, wmv, etc)?
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3answers
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Is there a way to tag MP3 the way you can do with Photos in Live Photo Gallery or Picazza?

I really do love the way you can tag pictures in Windows Live Photo Gallery. I find it incredibly useful to be able to tag the same picture with the tag "Cancun" and have it been automatically ...
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2answers
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MP3 file recognition, tagging, renaming [closed]

I have a bunch of MP3s with nonsensical/incorrect file names and only a few tags. Is there software out there that will read each file, find out the right tags, replace them and use the tags to make ...
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1answer
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How is the length of media files determined? Do they use tags?

Do all of these media files: .mov, .mpg, .mp4, .ts, and .vob, have a tag that indicates play length? If not all, which ones? And can they be read by any machine?
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3answers
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How to do case sensitive tags search in Emacs?

How can I do a case-sensitive tags-search in Emacs?
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9answers
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Can't edit MP3 tags like artist or title

I try to edit the tags of MP3 files and I found that some of the file cannot be edited. Here's the procedure when I edit the information of the MP3 file: Right click the MP3 file in Windows ...
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1answer
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Placing tags around selected text in notepad++

Is there a plugin, macro, or some sort of option for placing tags around selected text after I highlight and begin typing?
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4answers
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Editing tags in bunch of MP3 files?

I have a bunch of files whose filename looks like "<Track> - <Title> - <Artist>.mp3". I'd like to rewrite their MP3 Title tag to be "<Track> - <Title>.mp3" so that each ...
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2answers
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How to automatically fix MP3 Genre and Year tags?

All the Artist/Album tags on my MP3 collection are fine, but the Genres and Year tags are all horrendous. For Genre, songs just seem to be all over the place. It classifies Iron Maiden is ...
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2answers
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How does windows tag a file?

When a jpeg is tagged using something like MS photo gallery, does the file get updated or does windows store tagging information somewhere separate. The reason I ask is I am backing up photos and ...
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0answers
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Text tagging/analysis tool for Mac

I'm a doctoral student doing research in the humanities. As part of my research I have gathered together a lot of interview text. To analyse this data I want to be able to easily tag sections of text ...
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1answer
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How to add tags to files in Windows 7 so that they appear in search results

In Windows 7, I want to add tags to my files (PDF, Word, Images etc) so that they appear directly in the search results, regardless of their content, title etc. This link shows how to search by tag, ...
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1answer
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Is there any way to find all untagged files in a folder in OS X?

I have a folder that contains several thousand images which I'd like to add metadata to using Deep. Unfortunately, Deep doesn't look like I can filter my folder by which photos DO NOT have tags, so ...
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1answer
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Windows Media Player 11 shows most songs as “Unknown Artist”

I recently installed Windows 7 Ultimate on my PC, and imported my music collection into WMP11 only to find that around 1/3 of my 3500-odd collection is identified as "Unknown Artist" "Unknown Album". ...
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Firefox: getting access to the list of tabs/windows to restore on startup

Sometimes Firefox fails to restore the previously open tabs/windows. This might be happening when some of the URLs to be opened are no longer reachable (e.g. behind a VPN) or after the underlying OS ...
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3answers
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I need a program that can auto-tag my MP3s and sort them into folders

I'm looking for a program that can go through the 5GB of MP3s in my Unsorted folder, automatically fill in ID3 tags and album art, rename the files and sort them into new folders like so: ...
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3answers
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Rename folder according to mp3/flac tag information

I would like all folders in my music collection to be renamed with a date, which is tagged in the music files inside them. Basically, change Dire Straits - Money For Nothing in Dire Straits - 1988 ...
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2answers
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Is there any way to search for tags in Mozilla Thunderbird?

I'm currently running the Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.23 desktop email client. In Thunderbird, if I type "linksys router" in the search box, it will find every message in the current folder containing ...
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1answer
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How do I change priority of firefox address bar suggestions to tags?

I have a heavily tagged bookmark collection, and searching it by tags is much more relevant than by url, title or history. Is there a way to make tags a priority, so when I type in address bar, I ...
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1answer
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automatically tag mp3 collection using shazam-like acoustic fingerprint

is there any software freely available to clean up the tags in your music collection , based on some sort of audio fingerprint type technology (like how 'shazam' app works on the iphone) combined with ...
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3answers
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Media meta file system for windows

I have a large assortment of media that is currently arranged using folders. As the library has grown I've started to notice that folders aren't the best at conveying meaning. Also as the number of ...
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1answer
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Removing HTML tags in Notepad++

I'm trying to remove some tags using the Find and Replace feature of Notepad++. What I'm trying to remove for example is <num> and </num>. Right now I'd input <num> and replace it, ...
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2answers
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Backing up mp3 tags

I have an extensive music collection and want to back up only tags from it (so later, if I lose it, I can find it again). It consists of .m4a and .mp3 files. How can I do this?
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1answer
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Is it possible to edit tags with cmus?

Is it at all possible to edit tags for .ogg files with cmus?
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4answers
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Music tagging software more consistent than Tag&Rename?

A few years ago I spent an insane amount of time using the excellent Tag&Rename program. However, I find that for random, inexplicable reasons, some music tools simply disregard my tags, drop or ...
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2answers
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How to bulk rename audio files so that the file name matches the title metadata (preferably using Foobar2000)?

I have some audio files for which I used Foobar2000 to get the proper tags (Title, Artist, Album, etc), so now they have their proper titles when loaded in Foobar and other players, but they still do ...
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1answer
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How To Get Vim to follow DokuWiki Links

I enjoy using CTags to quickly jump to a file and back using CTRL-] and CTRL-T. I would like to have something similar when editing DokuWiki files. In other words I have something like this in file ...