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Old Aug 21, 2008, 04:30 AM   #1
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An app to convert an MP3 file name to ID3 tag

Hi All,

Pulled an old hard disk from a windows box, and all the file names for my tunes are in order, but these are not the ID3 tags, so as soon as imported into iTunes, its just showing 'Track 1, track 2 etc'

Is there an app i can run these files through, to convert the file name to ID3 tags before importing?

Thanks
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Old Aug 21, 2008, 08:57 AM   #2
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I wrote a tool that does a task very similar to what you are trying to do, except that it pulls the tags from HTML pages. I could repurpose the tool for your needs, if you want.
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Old Aug 21, 2008, 10:03 AM   #3
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wow, thanks for the offer, would wanna trouble you as i though there must be an app already about that does this?!
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Old Aug 21, 2008, 10:12 AM   #4
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Take a look at Media Rage.
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Old Mar 6, 2009, 05:03 PM   #5
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Take a look at Media Rage.
Wow thats a bit pricey. I was also looking for an app to convert a large selection of MP3 to v1 tags. Since some car MP3 CD players ( older ones ) can't play anything past that version.
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Old Mar 6, 2009, 05:20 PM   #6
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Check out FixTunes.
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Old Mar 6, 2009, 06:00 PM   #7
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TriTag

You can use TriTag, it's free

http://macupdate.com/info.php/id/15407/tritag
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Old Mar 6, 2009, 06:01 PM   #8
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Check out FixTunes.
Thanks but its still almost 25 bucks...
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Old Mar 6, 2009, 06:02 PM   #9
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You can use TriTag, it's free

http://macupdate.com/info.php/id/15407/tritag
Tried it. Doesn't work with 10.5.6. App runs, but when you try to convert files it doesn't do anything.
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Old Mar 7, 2009, 02:07 AM   #10
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File names to song names.

It's an applescript, and free.
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File names to song names.

It's an applescript, and free.
So this will change the id3 tags to v1.0?
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Old Mar 18, 2009, 03:08 AM   #12
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Tried it. Doesn't work with 10.5.6. App runs, but when you try to convert files it doesn't do anything.
It works fine for me. 10.5.6 I mainly use Table > ID3 Tag & Filename.
Did you build a pattern?

Also check you home/Music folder. I think that by default, it moves the modified files there.
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So this will change the id3 tags to v1.0?
Not sure. You could e-mail the developer and ask.
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Old Mar 18, 2009, 06:46 PM   #14
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So this will change the id3 tags to v1.0?
Jaikoz supports v1 id3 tags for mp3 according to the website.

http://www.jthink.net/jaikoz/
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Old Jul 5, 2012, 02:05 AM   #15
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ID3 Editor worked like a charm for me on this. I wish they had a few more details in their instructions or YouTube videos on how it all works. Otherwise, great software and works like a charm. If you have any questions their support responds fast.

On little safety tip is that if you have a hyphen in the name then it will consider what's before the hyphen as a the track number and tag the file with whatever you have after the hyphen as the name. To get around this go to Preferences > Advanced > "Use the format below" > Enter: %T and all is good.

When batching click "Set title and track number from file name" at the bottom right of the Standard window.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 11:13 PM   #16
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You can use TriTag, it's free

http://macupdate.com/info.php/id/15407/tritag
Bingo! I looked at every option mentioned, and this one is full-featured, easy to use, and free... Thanks!
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