I have a few downloaded podcast MP3s, and I'd like to set up some basic metadata for them (artist name, album for date) in Windows Media Player. Is there a way to do this without downloading a program (create a metadata file or the like)? Otherwise, can you recommend a decent program to do this.
you can do it either via media player itself, or by going to the download folder, right-clicking the files, hitting properties, and the details tab. There you can input anything from track name, contributing artist/ album artist, album, genre, and date.
I find the folder route to be simpler for podcasts in particular as you can batch edit specific tracks rather than nitpick from a list.