Hello fellow mp3tag users !! As a brand new mp3tag “wanna-be,” I have enjoyed learning about this tag editor, which seems to be really neat ! But, I am 76 years old, no nothing about coding etc, and I have some questions that I hope some of you can answer and provide suggestions.
First, let me identify my goal: I have just ordered a new Jeep Grand Cherokee, and it has the Uconnect Nav 4 radio etc. This will have flash drive inputs, and I need to learn more about how to set up music files/ folders, etc on a usb drive so that the Jeep will recognize the album names, artists, track #, album art, etc. Before posting my questions here, I spent several hours reading the faqs etc from this site. I must admit that when I first read the “How to use mp3tag” as part of this website, I was totally lost !! It was all very strange to me. But, I took a two day break from it, and today, I went back and studied it again. Now, I am very pleased to say that I actually understand about 70 % of it, which is a HUGE accomplishment for me !! I was also able to import a music album, and learned how to do some basic tag edits !!
SO, here are my various questions:
I want to create folders for several genres like jazz, piano solo, gospel, popular, etc. Within these several genres, I then want to create individual sub-folders for my albums….. I would like just a basic, simple folder/directory system. Again, starting with genres / and underneath, all of my individual albums. I would like for the jeep radio to “see” album art, and other tag data.
Am I correct in thinking that mp3tag is my best vehicle for doing what I am trying to set up ? If not, can you suggest other free software for this ?
After I import an album into mp3tag, and do some tag editing, how can I then use this software to create a folder with this edited info ? In other words, I want to “export” it to a new folder on my desktop, both so that I can preserve it for future use, but also so that I can create new albums on usb drives. This export process is part of the 30% that I did not understand after studying the instructions carefully. For example, I click File, Export, and then I see the new window “Export Configuration,” and here is where I am stuck. Knowing that I want to create a folder on my desktop which will contain various audio files, how do I use the “Export Configuration” process to do this ?
What is the meaning of “Save Configuration?” If I am going to export the music files and data to a new, separate folder on my computer, is there a reason to also save the configuration from the mp3tag program ?
Some of my music a pretty old, so many tracks don’t have album cover images. Is there a way to use mp3tag to update this tag data from online sources ? If mp3tag will not do this, is there a separate program that I can use for this (maybe something in Windows 10 ?)
Is there a file size limit for my flash drives in the car ? I doubt that I would need more than 32 gigs of music.
I do know to use Fat32, and it is my understanding that all new usb drives bought today use this formatting. Is that correct ? Is there any other formatting that I should consider ?
Well, I think that is about enough for one posting, and I want to thank you all in advance for any info and suggestions that you may give me !!