Batch renaming iTunes songs

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by gold03, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. gold03 macrumors newbie

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    I have a large file of music that is all messed up in the track names. Each track is formatted as artists name-song title. Any way to fix this with out going through each individual song?

    gold03
     
  2. ftaok macrumors 601

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    Yes,

    In iTunes, select all of the affected songs. Then, do a "Get Info". You'll see all of the editiable fields. If you make a change here, it'll change it for all of the selected songs.

    EDIT - I don't think the actual file name will get changed. Just the meta tags.

    ft
     
  3. bsheridan macrumors 6502

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    IF YOU DO THIS IN THE TRACK NAME ALL TRACKS WILL HAVE THE SAME NAME! be careful or the problem will be far worse then
     
  4. motulist macrumors 68040

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  5. zainjetha macrumors 6502a

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    i wouldnt trust these apps too well. they just compare a few seconds of the song to what they have on their database/server. u may get wrong names. be careful.
     
  6. c-Row macrumors 65816

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    If you let iTunes manage your library, file and folder names will be changed accordingly.
     
  7. mrwizardno2 macrumors 6502a

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    Absolutely correct. I used this when I ripped songs back off a dead iPod's hard drive. They were numbered and had no useful names. When I imported them, I had it set to automatically manage the library and file names, and it set them up perfect!

    This assumes that the ID3 tags have the correct information inside them - if not - don't count on it fixing anything for you
     
  8. motulist macrumors 68040

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    No, that's not what many of these programs do. What this program does is rearrange the info that's already in the track name, as the OP said his songs are. For instance, if the song is titled "Beatles - Revolver - Eleanor Rigby" then you can tell the program that everything before the first dash is the artist, between the two dashes is the album, and after the 2nd dash is the song name.
     
  9. gold03 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    motulist

    That is exactly what i am looking for. The tracks are named just as you say in your last post. and if there are 300 songs....:mad:
     
  10. motulist macrumors 68040

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    That's what I thought you meant. So good! MediaRage or similar programs will do exactly what you want!
     
  11. gold03 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Found media rage difficult to work with. then I found this program and thought others might benefit from it.

    http://renamer4mac.com/

    took me about five minutes and I had it figured out.

    I'm closer to fifty than I would like to think
     
  12. jhadur macrumors newbie

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    I am running itunes on a pc and want to know if there are any programs I can use to rename large numbers of files. I listen to audio books and thanks to the way my ipod puts all my files in alphanumerical order I have to rename them all with the book name and disk number when I rip them to make sure they play in proper order. Some of my books have 20+ discs each with up to 99 tracks so doing this manually is really not an option.

    So I am looking for a program that will run on a pc and rename all my itunes files to Book Name - Disk # - Track # format from just being Track #. Any help is greatly appreciated.
     

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