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Software to automatically update Genre tags
craigbald
post Jun 6 2006, 22:06
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I need software to ONLY touch the Genre part of my mp3 ID3V2 tags. I don't want it to alter any other part of the file. I have 2000 tracks that are not organized by album. All of the title and artist tags are correct. If something like this exists that actually works please reply. thanks
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unart
post Jun 6 2006, 22:26
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In my opinion you can forget software, which may (or may not) exist for your request. Genre tags are frequently wrong, subjective etc.

Suggestion: Sort your song according to your own genre assessment. Then use masstagger to tag all your songs, which belongs to one genre in one step.
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molnart
post Jun 6 2006, 22:34
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perhaps a program could grab the most frequently used tags from last.fm Just a thought unsure.gif

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greynol
post Jun 6 2006, 22:41
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Try TagScanner.


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post Jun 6 2006, 22:50
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This is a very complicated method but it could work for you: Get foobar 0.8.3 special version (not the most recent version because it sadly doesn't support it) and try to grab the freedb data via the context menu. I don't know how to exactly achieve that but it is possible. Though i don't recommend it - do what unart says I would do the same.


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craigbald
post Jun 6 2006, 23:25
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Tagscanner is a good program but only seems to work if you have full albums.
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harryzonker
post Jun 8 2006, 22:17
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I like Tag&Rename (T&R) but it will not automatically select an appropriate genre given a particular song. Therefore, the following will require some input on your part. If your genre requirements are somewhat broad it shouldn't be too bad. I only use about a dozen broad genres: Rock, Blues, R&B, Folk, Country, Bluegrass, Jazz, Classical, Vocal, Easy Listening, Gospel, Soundtrack. Allmusic.com uses only about 20 (which are further divided into styles): http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=73:p

First, organize all of your mp3s into an appropriate genre folder.

Then, using T&R, select all the files in one of the genre folders;
set T&R for that genre;
make sure only the T&R genre field is activated;
click T&R's "Save tags" button;
repeat for the next genre folder.

Other tag editors are also available that can probably do the same thing.

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craigbald
post Dec 12 2007, 06:02
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thanks guys
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Cretka
post Dec 26 2007, 11:19
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Hi

I use ID3-TagIT and it works great for me. You can select folders and sub-folders if desired, select multiple or single files and change tag info for multiple or selected files only.
You can sort the files then select in groups and change the genre for each group.

It also has quite a nice feature where you can generate tags from file names or visa versa for files that do not conform to your own preferred naming coventions. I often use it in conjunction with Winamp whereby I use winamp to get the tag info from Gracenote then use ID3-TagIT to generate me a nice filename using the Gracenote info.

P.S. Remember to save your changes before exiting - I made this mistake.

Hope this helps.
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