I have all my MP3s setup with perfect ID3 tags EXCEPT for genre. Theres all sorts of messed up weird data in that field
I would like a program that will go through my MP3 files and automatically retrieve info on what genre they are and then tag them appropriately
Similar to how the album art downloaders work
Anyone know of anything?
Thanks in advance
Tag & Rename will not do what Im asking
do you have mainly complete albums or misc songs?
for the complete albums, you could select all the songs, right click, choose properties, and change the genre in the Summary tab.
tried musicbrainz ?
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ok, sorry, back on topic now....
I have found that "The Godfather" has the ease of Tag and Rename but really just takes it to a new level with its python scripted backend. Also check out the formus there for script samples, someone might have done this for you already.Originally Posted by aoLhaTer
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you'll most likely end up with the same messed up data in that field. IMO genre is just a bag of crap. There are way too many genre's for music that many would consider the same thing, and it seem each app that writes tag data has a differnt description for the same thing. I have hiphop albums tagged as country western and all kinds of other weird stuff. The only way IMO to get it right is to do it yourself by hand.Originally Posted by aoLhaTer
Definitely try MusicBrainz. It will scan through all your MP3 files, and with some pretty clever intelligence, it will try to match each file against an ID3 database... it relies on the file's acoustic/aurial characteristics, and in my experience is about 90% reliable. Saves me a TON of time tagging MP3s, especially those that have no tag whatsoever.
I think you will be able to have it apply ONLY the Genre, and preserve your current ID3 fields...
I tested the program out and its sweet. I wish it was available 5 years ago when I really needed it (now all my files are tagged properly...except genre)Originally Posted by justintime
I couldnt however find an option to only do genre though
Any idea about that?