Any way to ADD or REMOVE "EXPLICIT" tags in iTunes?

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  1. BG-Mac macrumors 6502

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    I buy all of my music through iTunes and some songs are just flat out mislabeled. Whether they be explicit without the tag or labeled explicit when they shouldn't be. Is there any way to add or delete the explicit tags in iTunes? I know you can turn ratings off, but that's not what I'm trying to do. Thanks in advance for any help.
     
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  4. Enigmafan420 macrumors 6502a

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    I am being dense and can't figure this one out...

    I see where the tag for None, Clean, or Explicit is, but when I change them all to none and save them, nothing happens.

    I got one to drop off, but it was an accident and I haven't been able to repeat.

    What am I doing wrong?

    Thanks!
     
  5. Enigmafan420 macrumors 6502a

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    UGG!

    Not only has it not removed the tags-the songs I tried to correct will now not play :(

    Any advice would me MOST appreciated!
     
  6. BG-Mac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    This is going to sound weird, but when I changed the tag and saved it nothing happened. So I highlighted the song and pull up the info (Command+I) and then then closed the info screen and it seemed to make the saved changes register which made the explicit label show up or go away depending on the change you made. Try that and see what happens.
     
  7. Enigmafan420 macrumors 6502a

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    I removed the songs from my library but didn't delete the files. When I added the again, the "clean" tag was gone but itunes still won't play them :(

    Any ideas?
     
  8. Skullhouseapps macrumors newbie

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    iDevice Problem

    It works excellent, but just in iTunes, because when you sync with an iDevice, the explicit tag won't show, and when you turn explicit content off from restrictions, the song is still there, any ideas of how to fix this?
     
  9. AeroBar macrumors 6502a

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    Hello,

    I've tried this and Subler will not open music files for me!!!

    Is there another way?

    Cheers
     
  10. tyler510 macrumors newbie

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    check out my comment in this thread here
     
  11. EclecticFrittle macrumors newbie

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    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=14358546#post14358546

    I've posted a method (Unfortunately for Mac users, it is Windows only) that works without changing any other details about the tracks.


    1. Download the file from: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?bcbi1rauoa666jj (~980kb), if it doesn't work, try this link:http://www.4shared.com/zip/NiTGDZRM/atomicparsley_itunes_tagging_s.html

    2. Extract to a folder anywhere on your PC (you should be able to right click and extract if you're using Windows)

    3. Navigate to the folder where you extracted the files and open it. Then OPEN the 'READ THIS.pdf' file and READ IT! It has all the remaining instructions (they are the same as those posted by user "benh911f" from MacRumors and user "ZL" from NeoSeeker).

    The stuff you need (scripts etc) are in the folder called "The Actual Contents"​

    4. Follow the instructions on the included .pdf file, and hey-presto! Tagging Complete :p

    5. [OPTIONAL] If your tags do not show up in iTunes after you've tagged your songs as explicit/clean, RESTART YOUR PC. This will allow iTunes to "refresh/re-check/re-awesome-ize" its entire library's contents and show the tags.

    *** UPDATE ***

    6. You will need to convert your MP3's to AAC's before you can edit their tags. iTunes has this feature built in (Right click on song(s))

    Hope this helps :)

    - EclecticFrittle
     
  12. everygeek macrumors newbie

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    I made 4 automator scripts that you can attach to hotkeys which means you can just hit a keyboard shortcut to mark them.

    Mac only
    and the tracks need to be AAC

    Automator files are here:

    http://www.everygeekblog.com/mark-itunes-tracks-clean-and-explicit-with-keyboard-shortcuts/

    Basically, download atomicparsley, extract it and put it somewhere you aren't going to move it. Put the automator scripts in the services folder (~/Library/Services) and edit them.

    To edit them, open all four and delete 'get specified finder items'. Than drag the atomic parsley (black icon with exec icon) to the top of the workflow. Save, set keyboard shortcuts in system preferences and you're good to go!
     
  13. tyler510 macrumors newbie

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    Thanks so much!!! Gret way to do it!! Ill probly work on an automated go do multiple songs at once, late i april when i will have time!:apple::apple:
     
  14. everygeek macrumors newbie

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    I don't think it would take too much to do that. If you do a 'duplicate to' of my automator apps (the 'selection' ones) to an application you can drag an itunes selection.

    I may have time to update it tomorrow or the day after. Right now I'm trying to remux mkv's lol.
     
  15. everygeek macrumors newbie

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    Sooo... I did manage to get a batch mark clean/explicit working.

    It's a service so you can just select multiple tracks in iTunes, hit the shortcut and it will fix every single one of them. I'm a bit tired right now, but I'll get a video up and the files tomorrow.
     
  16. everygeek macrumors newbie

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  17. gigapocket1 macrumors 6502a

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    Does anyone have the scripts that every geek made?? Can't find them anywhere on the internet...
     

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