[mythtv-users] MythMusic Request

Bob Sully rcs at malibyte.net
Fri Nov 20 22:08:28 UTC 2009

Robin Smith wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 11:21 AM, Bob Sully <rcs at malibyte.net> wrote:
>> James Oltman wrote:
>>> On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 2:10 AM, Richard Morton
>>> <richard.e.morton at gmail.com>wrote:
>>>> Have a look at musicbrainz to ease the meta editing.
>>>> I have quitwe a few more than 3000 to work through but it needs doing.
>>>> R
>>> I have to agree with Richard....
>> Jim and Richard:
>> I will have to check this out.  Until now, I thought that MusicBrainz
>> was
>> just an online database.  Thanks very much!
>> Bob
> Pickard is pretty awesome app for fixing up MP3s.
> If it doesn't find a match, it can actually scan the MP3 and create a
> unique identifier (Acoustic Fingerprint:
> http://musicbrainz.org/doc/Acoustic_Fingerprint) for it and then based
> on the that it will try to match it against the MusicBrainz DB. Slow,
> but helpful if your tags are a mess...
> The other app (Windows only) I use is MP3TAG
> http://www.mp3tag.de/en/index.html
> If you music is sorted nicely by folders you can do bulk edits to fix
> the Tags based on the folders/file names, etc. Based on what you need
> to do (set the Genre to Match the directory name), it is probably an
> even quicker choice than MBP.
> Simply open all MP3s from one folder into MP3TAG. Then set the Genre
> and save the change. It will leave all the other tags alone, but
> overwrite Genre to the string you set.
> Good luck!
> Robin

I have a couple of machines which dual-boot Windows with Linux for
occasional needs such as this.  If it will do a mass field change in the
tags - exactly what I need - I will give it a look.  Thanks!!

Bob Sully - Simi Valley, California, USA

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