batch tagging


#1

Hello,

is there a way to batch process tagging?

Especially I would like to tag coverart, label, country, mood, lyrics etc.

The "normal" tags = title, artist, are already in the tags.

I have a big amount of mp3s and I don't want to tag them manually.

Thank you for your help.


#2

As the fields you mention are hardly the normal fields (e.g. instrumental music usually does not have any lyrics) you end up to treat at least every album separately.

Have a look around in the web-sources and see if you find a web-source script that addresses a data source for your kind of music and your kind of data requirements.


#3

Hello,
i am interested, i believe, in batch tagging my collection at the file level. In other words, i have a large collection and am interested in adding a tag to each file (song). It is only one tag and would be identical for each file, it's similar to a copyright notice giving the compiler credit for their efforts. Currently i am adding the notice to each albums song via a field i created in my tag panel, pretty slow going.

Thanks in advance for any assistance you can provide, Tom


#4

Select all the files that should get the same data.
Enter the data.
Press Ctrl-S to save (if you use the tag panel)
Click OK if you use the extended tags dialogue.


#5

Understood. Thank you. That is what i have been doing, on an album by album basis as when i try and load the entire collection (several hundred thousand songs) it takes a long time (not sure how long as i have never waited for it to complete!). I guess my best option is to load artists folders one at a time do as you suggest. Should be faster that doing it record by record as i have been.

Thanks again, tom


#6

If you have the special data for each track stored somewhere e.g. in the path or filename, you could import it from there and for more files than just those of a single artist or album.


#7

Excellent, very helpful!