View Full Version : Good software to add metadata to songs?
Jun 17, 2011, 02:57 AM
I'm currently looking for a good program to automatically add metadata to my music library. However, I don't like when songs are tagged in "best of" albums. Mostly because the release date isn't the true release date for the song. For example if a song was released in the 60s and then the band released a "best of" album in the 80s, if that song gets tagged under the "best of" album it will have a release date in the 80s. I use a lot of smart playlists to sort by release date and don't want songs getting put in incorrect time ranges. I've already manually edited a lot of songs to their original release album. Will this program "correct" the metadata back to the "best of" album? Mostly I just want it to fill in the missing data. At this point, pretty much all of my music is in the correct album, but not all of them have the release dates, track #s, etc... What program would you recommend (freeware if possible...) for me?
Jun 17, 2011, 02:58 AM
Jun 18, 2011, 06:23 PM
Best ever is tuneup! Google it, you won't go back. Art and meta all batched!
Jun 18, 2011, 06:49 PM
In case anyone was wondering. I settled on tagalicious. It's a bit pricey (currently $9.99 in mac app store; normally $19.99) but it's been amazing so far. It was better than I was hoping for. Very accurate, user-friendly UI, fast, and gives the user complete control over what is fixed/changed. It puts your current metadata and the suggested metadata side by side. You just select which ones you want to keep and hit a button to save the changes. For example if you know you have the album name right but they have the track numbers right, you can keep each of them (it's not all or none). And not only does it fix the album name/art and track numbers, but also disc numbers and album artist (for those of us that are particularly picky). It integrates really well with iTunes so you can fix songs from your own playlists or from the whole library. You can also select songs individually. I can't recommend it highly enough. If you're looking for a quality program and are willing to spend some money, I'd definitely try it out. You can also get a free trial version from their website.