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Simon Oosthoek
2004-09-28, 01:53
Hi all

is there a guide somewhere for setting up your music in a way that makes it
easy to use with the squeezebox?

I was also wondering whether there are tools to set the id3 tags in mp3
files from the directory/filename information (under Linux)

TIA

/Simon

=?ISO-8859-1?Q?Olav_Mork_Bj=F8rn=E5s?=
2004-09-28, 01:58
Simon Oosthoek wrote:

>I was also wondering whether there are tools to set the id3 tags in mp3
>files from the directory/filename information (under Linux)
>
>
Take a look at the id3ren utility: http://cbothamy.free.fr/projects/id3ren/

-Olav

Simon Oosthoek
2004-09-29, 00:30
On Tue, Sep 28, 2004 at 10:58:20AM +0200, Olav Mork Bj?rn?s wrote:
> Simon Oosthoek wrote:
>
> >I was also wondering whether there are tools to set the id3 tags in mp3
> >files from the directory/filename information (under Linux)
> >
> >
> Take a look at the id3ren utility: http://cbothamy.free.fr/projects/id3ren/

Thanks for the link, but I can't get it to work like I want; it renames the
file instead of setting the ID3 tag from the filename...

I think I may have found some other tools, but I haven't tried them yet.
I'll post them when I find out more...

Cheers

Simon

=?ISO-8859-1?Q?Olav_Mork_Bj=F8rn=E5s?=
2004-09-29, 01:14
Simon Oosthoek wrote:

>On Tue, Sep 28, 2004 at 10:58:20AM +0200, Olav Mork Bj?rn?s wrote:
>
>
>>Simon Oosthoek wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>>>I was also wondering whether there are tools to set the id3 tags in mp3
>>>files from the directory/filename information (under Linux)
>>>
>>>
>>Take a look at the id3ren utility: http://cbothamy.free.fr/projects/id3ren/
>>
>>
>
>Thanks for the link, but I can't get it to work like I want; it renames the
>file instead of setting the ID3 tag from the filename...
>
>
If you take a closer look at the docs you will notice that there are
options for setting the tags from the path/filename. This is the way I
am using it on my debian box:

id3ren -tagonly -tagffn -tagtemplate='%a/%t/%n-%s.mp3' -noyear
-nocomment -genre=13 */*/*.mp3

This will tag my whole collection of MP3's. They are stored in a
directory structure like this:
artist/album_title/track_no-song_title.mp3

Notice that I skip the year and comment tags, and set genre to "other"...

-Olav

>I think I may have found some other tools, but I haven't tried them yet.
>I'll post them when I find out more...
>
>Cheers
>
>Simon
>

Simon Oosthoek
2004-09-29, 04:30
On Wed, Sep 29, 2004 at 10:14:17AM +0200, Olav Mork Bj?rn?s wrote:
> Simon Oosthoek wrote:
>
> >On Tue, Sep 28, 2004 at 10:58:20AM +0200, Olav Mork Bj?rn?s wrote:
> >
> >
> >>Simon Oosthoek wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>>I was also wondering whether there are tools to set the id3 tags in mp3
> >>>files from the directory/filename information (under Linux)
> >>>
> >>>
> >>Take a look at the id3ren utility:
> >>http://cbothamy.free.fr/projects/id3ren/
> >>
> >>
> >
> >Thanks for the link, but I can't get it to work like I want; it renames the
> >file instead of setting the ID3 tag from the filename...
> >
> >
> If you take a closer look at the docs you will notice that there are
> options for setting the tags from the path/filename. This is the way I
> am using it on my debian box:
>
> id3ren -tagonly -tagffn -tagtemplate='%a/%t/%n-%s.mp3' -noyear
> -nocomment -genre=13 */*/*.mp3
>
> This will tag my whole collection of MP3's. They are stored in a
> directory structure like this:
> artist/album_title/track_no-song_title.mp3
>
> Notice that I skip the year and comment tags, and set genre to "other"...

Ok, I think I had the syntax wrong of the arguments to id3ren, I'll try it
again...

Other stuff I've found is:
easytag: http://easytag.sourceforge.net/ (bit confusing interface, but works
surprisingly well)
id3: http://home.wanadoo.nl/squell/id3.html

Cheers

Simon