HELP:how to fix mp3 tags and remove dupes on iTunes???

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by tooshaggy, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. tooshaggy macrumors regular

    tooshaggy

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    #1
    I have a huge music library, and a lot of the song tags include the song name, artist, and album all in the title of the song. Is there a program to fix this??
    I also have a ton of duplicates that I need removed.
    Mac only please!!

    Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. chkdg8 macrumors 6502

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    My question is how does one prevent itunes from making dupes all together though? What I do is once I import my mp3s to my imac, I open up itunes, add to library and then delete my original mp3s. Is this the proper way of handling my music? Even though I've been on a mac for 2 years now, I had a creative Zen Vision M on my Windows machine so I never used itunes as I do now especially with podcasts and my iphone. So I've been managing my music solely with itunes for the past month.
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    iTunes -> Preferences -> Advanced

    Uncheck the option shown below.

    Only you can decide what's proper for you.
     

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  4. chkdg8 macrumors 6502

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    Thank you miles but I just don't understand after reading conflicting info on different forums. Here's the deal. I have my entire itunes library consolidated and on an external HDD so if I were to leave that option unchecked then how would itunes recognize my mp3s if I delete them off my mac?
     
  5. nutsnbolts macrumors 6502

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    Try using Media Monkey. Let me know if you have questions from there.
     
  6. munshi macrumors newbie

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    it seems that media monkey is a windows only software, but it seems a great piece of software if there is something like that for mac
     
  7. nutsnbolts macrumors 6502

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    My apologies, I use it for the PC, totally forgot you need it for Mac. Let me get back to you on that.
     
  8. chkdg8 macrumors 6502

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    No problem. Thanks for your input!
     
  9. Feek macrumors member

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    For sorting out music identifying and tagging, TuneUp is excellent. I was really keen to get all my genres sorted within iTunes and it's done it nicely for me - It makes it so much easier to make good [smart] playlists with well tagged music.
     
  10. paikinho macrumors newbie

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    Tune Up doesn't work with PPC

    Tune up would be great but the original poster has a g5 mac. Tune up won't work with ppc.
     

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