Old 17th September 2011, 23:29   #1
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auto tag?

occasionally i have an album that has no filenames just track 1 ,track 2 etc
ok i know how to auto tag and to auto tag a complete album by highlighting the entire list and send to/auto tag.
winamp i think is the best media player for getting results, that said once i have the tracklist and its showing fine ,when i open the root folder of the album the tracks still show track1 ,track 2 etc.
the question is...is there a way to get winamp apply the tracklist tag to the filename in the root folder , at the moment i have to open mp3tag and copy and paste the track title over to the file name to get it to show in explorer. if this feature was made an option it would make winamp irreplaceable IMO
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Old 18th September 2011, 14:12   #2
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Winamp is not going to rename the files for you. And remember, if you manually rename the files, you then need to delete the "old" album from Winamp and then add the newly renamed one in instead.


You have already spotted the way I would do it - MP3TAG.
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Old 18th September 2011, 19:39   #3
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thanks, i kinda hoped it would be a feature in the future,
i dont need to worry about refreshing the albums in the winamp library as i dont use it ,i select my music from windows explorer and it opens with winamp. my preferred choice.
but thanks for your advice.
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Old 18th September 2011, 19:50   #4
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It is on the wishlist... buried... so don't hold your breath.


I note in your original post you mention having to cut and paste filenames across in MP3TAG. I think if you dig into that program deeper, you will find an option that does this automatically for you.
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Old 18th September 2011, 19:54   #5
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thanks i will have a closer look , the best i can do at the moment is once winamp adds the tracks in auto tag they then show in mp3tag and i then copy from the title and paste that into the filename column for that track, winamp gets me almost there but i shall look into it further ,thanks again.
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Old 18th September 2011, 20:11   #6
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MP3TAG - use the convert menu to copy the MP3 tags to the filenames. Check the options to setup the pattern you prefer.

(Using current v2.49 of MP3TAG)
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Old 18th September 2011, 20:13   #7
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excellent, i will get on that now, thanks for your help.
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Old 18th September 2011, 20:17   #8
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This is old style forum. No rep here. Just helpful people.
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Old 18th September 2011, 20:56   #9
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i have to say i'm not too impressed with winamps autotag feature. its passable, but only just imo. having said that, not many are much better either, or have odd things that go with them, (eg. musicbrainz)

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Old 18th September 2011, 21:42   #10
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i used a few meta scrapers before and winamp i think is best it always finds the tracklists,its not always great at finding album art but hey thats what google is for , windows media player was useless and too manual .
just an update after a bit of trial and error i learned to alter the strings for the "tag to filename" convert and finally ended up with, 01-title-artist.
then in winamp playlist i wanted the playlist to display title then artist so as i had just learned about strings i was able to alter the string value in advanced title formatting so it now displays perfectly.
thanks for the tip off now it is a doddle to set up the albums as i want .
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