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mxd
16th January 2009, 10:35 AM
Hi Guys,

What tools do you use for you MP3 Management ?

I've used a couple (can't remember there names and cant find em) for the following

A) Volume leveling across all MP3's
B) Renaming/moving the files and directories.

Are there any other things you do to you MP3's


thanks
Matt

dmworking247
16th January 2009, 10:37 AM
Updating the ID3 tags is a must... as most software, MP3 players, jukeboxes etc use the tag, not the filename, to get artist/song title/etc.

I'd love something wtih some sort of fuzzy searching to help me identify the file locations of duplicates... Grr I have so many.

AdamC
16th January 2009, 10:45 AM
MP3TAG (http://www.mp3tag.de/en/) - for mass tagging / editing info in mp3's

MP3GAIN (http://mp3gain.sourceforge.net/download.php) - for levelling volume in mp3s.

Brad
16th January 2009, 10:57 AM
MP3TAG (http://www.mp3tag.de/en/) - for mass tagging / editing info in mp3's

MP3GAIN (http://mp3gain.sourceforge.net/download.php) - for levelling volume in mp3s.

what he said although I use Tag & Rename for tagging etc.

Brad

Crafty
16th January 2009, 02:13 PM
Helium Music Manager is a good program to tidy up things..database the files search for cover art etc etc.

A DJ put me on to it.

dmworking247
16th January 2009, 02:31 PM
Helium Music Manager is a good program to tidy up things..database the files search for cover art etc etc.

A DJ put me on to it.

Crafty does it help with identifying and comparing duplicates?

For example, my collection started with misc MP3s all mixed together. I then started a best of 80s collection, and a best of 90s.

I then collected top 100 billboard of every year.

To make matters worse I then have the Singstar/Ultrastar songs that have their song in MP3 but I dont want to move it out of the parent folder, as it'll stuff up Ultrastar.

As you can imagine I now have 3 of most songs! Not sure how to best organise them.

AdamC
16th January 2009, 02:40 PM
Crafty does it help with identifying and comparing duplicates?

For example, my collection started with misc MP3s all mixed together. I then started a best of 80s collection, and a best of 90s.

I then collected top 100 billboard of every year.

To make matters worse I then have the Singstar/Ultrastar songs that have their song in MP3 but I dont want to move it out of the parent folder, as it'll stuff up Ultrastar.

As you can imagine I now have 3 of most songs! Not sure how to best organise them.

Whichever program you use would have to be told which directories your mp3s are located ? just dont tell it about the ultrastar directories. :)

acejas
16th January 2009, 04:20 PM
DM I have many "valid" duplicates which seems you do also. Esp with Billboard you might have 3 repeats in 3 years plus the songs in the albums so i wouldnt delete. Unless you have super unorganised collection :D

Mediamonkey i think can organise

Brad
16th January 2009, 04:28 PM
Yes Jas is correct. I collect albums but I also have the Billboard stuff and some Various artists so I want to keep the dupes. So be very careful.

Brad

David_AVD
16th January 2009, 04:31 PM
I have duplicates in my collection too. Often the same song is on an artist's album and also on a compilation CD. That's why I included the "Remove Duplicates" in Aussie Juke. It doesn't remove any actual tracks, just the duplicates in the singles listing.

Davefjedi
16th January 2009, 05:39 PM
http://www.magic-tagger.com/eng/index.php
Have to pay for it but it is so simple to use

rod71
17th January 2009, 11:46 AM
MP3GAIN (http://mp3gain.sourceforge.net/download.php) - for levelling volume in mp3s.

Awesome!. Thanks for that. Was just about to start searching for something like that. Works a treat!

MameDownUnder
19th January 2009, 04:58 PM
i am very anal when it comes to my mp3 collection

1. All my collection is in artist/album
2. All mp3's are labeled %track - %artist - %title
3. All mp3's are normalized to 92
4. All albums have album cover
5. All mp3's are tagged with the correct year, title, album, artist and genre (genre is in the eye of the beholder)
6. All covers are named Folder.jpg

Tools i use are...

Covers
Album Art Downloader (http://sourceforge.net/projects/album-art/)
Jukebox Cover Manager (http://home.online.no/~llindga)

Mp3 Tagging
Tag And Rename (www.softpointer.com/tr.htm)

Normalization
Mp3Gain (http://mp3gain.sourceforge.net/)

Mp3 Management
Helium Music Manager 2009 (www.helium-music-manager.com/)

Jukebox Program
Freebox Version 4 (http://www.freeboxjukebox.com)

How i use this...

Juekbox cover manager goes through the directories and downloads walmart, buy, amazon and album exchange covers. I pick the one i want rename it to Folder.jpg and delete the rest

For the ones Jukebox Cover Manager does not find, i use Album Art Downloader, which i search manually across about 20 different sites

Once i have all the covers, i use tag and rename to correct tagging, i make sure all mp3's have the correct year, title, album, artist and genre (genre is in the eye of the beholder)...oh also i save the album cover inside the mp3. Once the tags are complete i rename all files to %track - %artist - %title

I then mp3 gain all mp3's to 92

Now they go into the collection for Freebox. I do use Helium Music Manager 2009 for doing searches, just incase i forgot to remove certain names ie (Bonus Track). I run this process every month or so...not all the time...

Brad
20th January 2009, 10:42 AM
Busted! ;)

http://www.freeboxjukebox.com/Forum/index.php?topic=1248.msg11364#msg11364

I leeched Helium lastnight. Pretty impressed so far

Brad

Davefjedi
20th January 2009, 11:58 AM
Busted! ;)

http://www.freeboxjukebox.com/Forum/index.php?topic=1248.msg11364#msg11364

I leeched Helium lastnight. Pretty impressed so far

Brad

HEE hEE heee

David_AVD
20th January 2009, 12:13 PM
Busted! ;)

http://www.freeboxjukebox.com/Forum/index.php?topic=1248.msg11364#msg11364

Brad

Busted? :unsure

Brad
20th January 2009, 12:28 PM
Busted? :unsure

Just me seeing a different nick and realising they were the same person.....I'm easily amused david ;)

Brad

acejas
20th January 2009, 05:54 PM
Mamedownunder...curious how many songs/albums you have?

MameDownUnder
20th January 2009, 08:57 PM
ive sorted through about 3500 albums, i have about 1000 to sort through

i do about 150-200 albums a week on average


Busted??? What did i do....i posted here...and thought..what the hell....ill post there too

Supremicus
24th January 2009, 02:21 PM
Is there a way to get helium to save the album covers in each directory, i can't seem to get it to do it :/

MameDownUnder
28th January 2009, 11:32 PM
never really tried,dont use that software for that

mxd
9th February 2009, 08:51 AM
Hi Guys,

I just found another tool called tagrunner, http://tagrunner.com/en/id3_tags_covers_lyrics/index.html, will attempt connect to internet update tags for files without tags, downloading lyics, and covers for Albums.

Matt

mxd
10th February 2009, 08:49 AM
yet another find

http://musicbrainz.org/

has a few programs, there have there own DB with tags etc..

Giving it a try now.