Editing MP3 Metadata From Files ?

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  1. br4
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Version 22H2 Build 19045.4046
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    Editing MP3 Metadata From Files ?


    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit, v 22H2

    I've tried MP3tag, Media Tagger, and TagScanner without much luck, so I'm wondering if there is a better program to use to update metadata (artist, album, etc.) from a file. Surprisingly to me, these programs didn't do a match on the file name to update the various other fields. Is there a free program that works well to update metadata?

    Thanks for any suggestions.
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  2. Posts : 1,250
    Windows 10
       #2

    if none of the db can find the data then you need to enter it manually.
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  3. Posts : 17,013
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
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    br4 said:
    these programs didn't do a match on the file name to update the various other fields.
    I don't understand what you are trying to say.

    I use File explore to edit my metadata.


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  4. Posts : 1,250
    Windows 10
       #4

    Because the OP is talking about updating metadata automatically using the various music databases out there that store it online. If any of the apps and databases don't have the information then they need to enter it manually

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    If you know the album artists etc then just search for that data across the various databases and then you can plug that into any application. Where it should update your tracks, i have not done this for a while but its easy to work out.

    I think just using a track name like it sounds like you are doing would be to generic with differing results.
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  5. Posts : 756
    Windows 10/11
       #5

    If I understand correctly, you want to update the MP3 tags based on the MP3 file name or file path. I've done that for thousands of MP3s using the tool Tag&Rename. It's not free, but it's a lifetime license for only $30. You can trial test it for free.

    Mp3 tag editor Tag&Rename - edit tag in mp3, wma, mp4 files, automatic discogs and freedb import
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  6. Posts : 43,205
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
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    these programs didn't do a match on the file name
    Well, it depends what the filename is - you don't give an example.
    If you choose to name Money, Money Money by Abba
    Mymusic123
    - there's no chance it will match.

    It could also help to know which file type or types you're referring to.
    What's feasible can vary from file type to file type.

    As indicated your question needs significant clarification.

    A screenshot or 2 would help. Thanks.
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  7. Posts : 1,250
    Windows 10
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    Not sure why you would pay for software like this there is plenty of free well known ones. OP has named three of them.
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  8. br4
    Posts : 48
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Version 22H2 Build 19045.4046
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Thank you for all your replies.

    My MP3 files are named as artist-album name, for example The Who-Who's Next.mp3 .

    I can easily create columns, using Excel, for the artist and the album name, so I had asked about being able to use, in this example, a three variable file (filename, artist, album name) to update the last two items, matching on the first.

    I'll check out the Tag&Rename program, but am hoping something free will do what I want.
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  9. Posts : 4,824
    Windows 11 Pro 64 Bit 22H2
       #9

    As stated, if online sources don't find you metadata, then you will have to manually type in the various song titles and other information by right clicking the file and choosing the Details Tab.
    If the Artist, Album and Date for several files are all the same from the same album, you can Select a group of files and under the Details tab, type in Artist, Album, Date. Then you just have to type the song title, track # for each individual track.
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  10. br4
    Posts : 48
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Version 22H2 Build 19045.4046
    Thread Starter
       #10

    As I previously noted, the file name contains both the artist and the album name. I've figured out how to get these two items into the appropriate fields using TagScanner, so problem solved. Many thanks for the responses
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