I'm new here, and if this has already been covered I'd appreciate a link (didn't see it via search). I'm very computer literate (professional system builder for 15 years), but not very software literate, so plain English or step by step is preferred (in other words I'm a bit thick).
I have 30,000+ songs, both in MP3 320 bitrate and in FLAC formats. With MP3s, mp3tag works fantastic. All MP3s show the correct information.
FLAC is another story. For my FLAC collection, I've ripped all of these with EAC (my own music CDs). On my computer I'm using KMPlayer to listen to them (nothing else comes close to the sound clarity and I've tried them all). KMPlayer uses an old Winamp library plugin to view FLAC tags , and I have added the FLAC support to KMPlayer as directed. Some (roughly half) of the FLAC files displayed correctly right after conversion with EAC in KMPlayer, but others didn't and have various displays. Some show only the file path, some show the track number and title, and some show only the title. So I'm hoping MP3tag will correct these issues.
I picked 2 albums, (Grateful Dead: American Beauty, and Queen: Sheer Heart Attack). I edited both with MP3tag in the same manner (highlighted all songs in the album, manually typing in the artist, album, genre, and year, and then saved the tags, then manually added the track numbers to each track and again saved the tags). Then I reloaded these 2 albums into KMPlayer's library. Grateful Dead now displays correctly, but Queen still does not. For the Queen album, the artist is listed as FLAC, the track # and title, the album is listed as Queen - Sheer Heart Attack (was typed into MP3tag on as "Sheer Heart Attack".
So I'm a little better off than I was before, but obviously still not where I need to be to find songs in a library with 60,000+ songs.
Is there something simple that I'm missing here? I don't understand how FLAC files that were ripped with the same program in the same way can create tags, some of which display properly and some that don't. I also don't understand why 1 album was sorted correctly with MP3tag and the other was not. Any and all help is greatly appreciated as this has been a 10 year project that I'd like to put behind me.