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SteveC
2005-05-25, 06:13
Hi - I get a bit confused which of my bits of software changes mp3 tags, where squeezebox gets its info, etc. I wondered if someone could recommend a simplish tagging software for a Slimserver/iTunes Windows XP environment, preferably that supports drag and drop into genres.

I run SB1 and SB2, served by slimserver on a windowsXP PC. Files are stored attached to this machine on a separate drive with the directory/naming convention Artist/Album/01 name.mp3. I rip to this drive either 1) on this machine with iTunes or 2) on this machine with WMP9 or 3) on a laptop direct across a wireless network to this drive with the same naming convention woth WMP9. I have told slimserver to use iTunes. Thanks for any help.

par
2005-05-29, 22:55
.. but I don't know about drag and drop. It's freeware and works like a charm. Download it via

http://users.otenet.gr/~jtcliper/tgf/

Cheers,

Paul

Patrick Dixon
2005-05-30, 00:09
I'd recommend Tag&Rename. It's not completely free, and not drag & drop, but you can trial it.

SteveC
2005-06-02, 01:17
Thanks for the replies. I'll try these out, but they still seem rather complex for what I want to do: the main problem with my collection is the multiplication of genres. I'd like to have a window-pane with a list of genres, and pane with a list of tracks, and simply drag tracks to a genre and have them re-tagged. I saw this some time back in player software but I can't remember which.

DJMUK
2005-06-02, 06:40
Thanks for the replies. I'll try these out, but they still seem rather complex for what I want to do: the main problem with my collection is the multiplication of genres. I'd like to have a window-pane with a list of genres, and pane with a list of tracks, and simply drag tracks to a genre and have them re-tagged. I saw this some time back in player software but I can't remember which.

I use the following all singing all dancing software to manage my music files. It will do what you want with genres quite easily. It may have been the payer software that you saw.

www.jrmediacenter.com

Worth a look anyway as there is a 30 day trial.

David

cdfreak
2005-06-02, 08:54
I've been using Mp3Tag. It's been pretty decent for me:
http://www.mp3tag.de

KCsoftwares had an mp3tagger as well, but it was very slow on my system (could be because it's not tagging on the C: drive but on an external USB 2.0 drive... no idea)

The important thing to me on finding a new tagger was that it supported freedb lookups. Even then, you're getting luck of the draw as there might be several instances of an album, but the one that shows up first has it like ARTIST - SONG or Artist - songname (all lowercase) or no year... so I just preview the freedb entry, and if it's got too much to change, I go to the freedb site, find it myself and enter the 786ad8f76 entry and away I go.

ob_kook
2005-10-03, 00:41
I use MP3 Tag Studio (http://www.magnusbrading.com/mp3ts/) which is free and very powerful, but not as simple UI as some others. Mainly I'll resort to this for mass batch operations (26,000 song library).

Lately I've been playing with The Godfather and the more I use it, the more I like it. Supports TONS of file extensions and is getting more powerful in the recent beta versions. Intuitive, easy-on-the-eyes graphics, and free.

MeSue
2005-10-03, 08:28
I'd like to have a window-pane with a list of genres, and pane with a list of tracks, and simply drag tracks to a genre and have them re-tagged.

Music Library from http://wensoftware.com can do this, but it hasn't been updated in many years and I suspect it's been abandoned.

Lately I have been looking at J River Media Center as a replacement and I see someone has recommended it in this thread. I didn't realize it could do drag & drop tagging, so I will have to look into that further while I'm still in my trial period.