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lorirobn
2008-02-14, 17:07
Hi -

I have ripped most of my cd collection, using Exact Audio Copy.
Now, over 100 cds later, I am realizing I did not pay attention to the "genre" field. I think it is missing from most of my cds.

Is there any way I can go in and add genre to my .flac files now, so I can browse music by genre?

Many thanks...
Lori

haunyack
2008-02-14, 17:16
Hi -

I have ripped most of my cd collection, using Exact Audio Copy.
Now, over 100 cds later, I am realizing I did not pay attention to the "genre" field. I think it is missing from most of my cds.

Is there any way I can go in and add genre to my .flac files now, so I can browse music by genre?

Many thanks...
Lori

Tried Mp3tag?
Windows app.

http://www.mp3tag.de/en/download.html

Very useful (free,donations accepted) tool.

btw - welcome!

.

slimkid
2008-02-14, 20:35
Tried Mp3tag?
Windows app.

http://www.mp3tag.de/en/download.html

Very useful (free,donations accepted) tool.

btw - welcome!

.


and before it crosses your mind after 50th CD, you can have multiple genres on one track, just type them delimited by ';' (or something similar) and make change in SS configuration in the field 'Tag Delimiter'.

K

Nostromo
2008-02-14, 21:07
I use Tag&Rename. Its great!

bobkoure
2008-02-14, 21:28
At least for MP3Tag, rather than mark 100 albums separately, as, say "Jazz", drag all those albums to a temp directory, open that directory with MP3Tag, set genre to "Jazz", save tags, wait a while (lots of tags to write), and either move 'em back, or maybe to a "genres-done" directory.
You won't clobber any of the other tags so long as you leave those fields alone.

slimkid
2008-02-14, 21:38
At least for MP3Tag, rather than mark 100 albums separately, as, say "Jazz", drag all those albums to a temp directory, open that directory with MP3Tag, set genre to "Jazz", save tags, wait a while (lots of tags to write), and either move 'em back, or maybe to a "genres-done" directory.
You won't clobber any of the other tags so long as you leave those fields alone.

Actually, no need for the temp directory. Use File-> add directory menu item and keep adding them. You can also select and drag multiple directories over into mp3tag.

K

ceejay
2008-02-15, 01:13
Its even easier than that. Just point mp3tag at the top of your music library folder - it will take a moment while it loads up your entire music library, but you will then see your entire library. You can sort it (eg by genre, see all the blank ones instantly). You can also filter it by all sorts of different criteria.

Then you can select whole blocks of files and tag them all at once. Right click - Tags will open up a dialog box which is more flexible than using the fixed-format pane on the left for editing tags.

HTH

Khuli
2008-02-15, 02:10
You may want to try ID3TagIT (http://www.id3-tagit.de/) too - I certainly find it much more intuitive than mp3tag.

slimpy
2008-02-15, 02:22
You may want to try ID3TagIT (http://www.id3-tagit.de/) too - I certainly find it much more intuitive than mp3tag.
This seems to be mp3 only. The OP wants to tag his flac files though.

-s.

Mighty Boosh
2008-02-15, 08:40
Media Monkey also tags FLAC files

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tyler_durden
2008-02-15, 09:06
If you structure your library by genre (and other things) you can get flac to automatically tag them for you as it stores the files in the correct directories.

There's a description of the procedure and setting the options in flac on this web site:
http://mark.rehorst.com/Audio_System/index.htm

TD

olc
2008-02-15, 11:48
Hi -

I have ripped most of my cd collection, using Exact Audio Copy.
Now, over 100 cds later, I am realizing I did not pay attention to the "genre" field. I think it is missing from most of my cds.

Is there any way I can go in and add genre to my .flac files now, so I can browse music by genre?

Many thanks...
Lori

I prefer Entagged http://entagged.sourceforge.net/
to MP3Tag. It seems a bit simpler. Either will do a good job.

lorirobn
2008-02-16, 10:33
Wow, this is great. Thanks for all the responses. I used mp3tag, and it worked great. Will check out the others, too, as I re-structure and organize my library, eventually...
Lori