Old 3rd September 2013, 00:18   #1
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Is It Possible To Rename An Album?

Love the program. Great tutorials. I spent the day ripping my CD's. I now have 6 albums with the name "Greatest Hits" Is it possible to rename an album so it reads "4 Seasons Greatest Hits?" Etc...
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Old 3rd September 2013, 05:59   #2
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edit the metadata.

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Old 3rd September 2013, 17:33   #3
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Using different format...

Old Blue Eyes, Sir, I'm using FLAC as my rip encoding format. Is FLAC metadata editable? Is there a tag editor for it?
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Is FLAC metadata editable? Is there a tag editor for it?
Welcome to the forum. I know you didn't ask me directly, but to save you some time. The answers to your questions are yes and yes.

Flac uses a different format (vorbis), but the Winamp built-in tag editors (Alt+3 and Ctrl+E) can read and write it. The 3rd party tagger "Mp3tag" (link below) can also handle this and many other formats.

Both the Alt+3 and Mp3tag editors have manual and automatic modes. The automatic modes are not 100% perfect, so carefully check each tag's results when using them.

http://www.mp3tag.de/en/


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If you use a 3rd party tagger, be sure to select the affected files in the Winamp media library and use the right click (context menu) command to force a re-read of the metadata, so that the library will have the changes. A normal media library rescan will only pickup changes if the files' modification dates were updated also. Some 3rd party taggers do not change this date (with their default options).

The Ctrl+E editor supports batch mode, if you want to make the same change in more than 1 file. Mp3tag provides much more powerful batch mode processing features.

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Old 3rd September 2013, 18:58   #5
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In the album window neither Alt+3 and Ctrl+E does anything, they only work in the song window. What I would like to do is change the album name as it appears in the "album" window. E.g. in the album window an album appears as "Gold." I want to change the album name as it appears in that window to "Frank Sinatra Gold." Hopefully that album name will follow to the song window.
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Old 3rd September 2013, 19:44   #6
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Hi steve, there's a knack to using <Ctrl+E>.

1) Select your album in the Album pane.
2) Select any track from the track pane (to gain focus)
3) Press <Ctrl+A> to select all tracks.
4) Then press <Ctrl+E> and edit the album field.

You can use <Alt+3> in both the the playlist and ML, but only one track at a time(or successively if you select all).

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Old 3rd September 2013, 20:06   #7
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Works like a charm! Thank you so much. This forum really enhances the utility and enjoyment of Winamp.
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Old 3rd September 2013, 20:53   #8
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This forum really enhances the utility and enjoyment of Winamp.
Glad you're enjoying Winamp.

As you see, the forum works best when you provide clear details on what it is you're trying to do. There are plenty of folks, willing to try and help, who've been down the road you're travelling.

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Old 3rd September 2013, 21:13   #9
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I understand completely and appreciate all the help and advice. It's all about not reinventing the wheel. What was most appreciate was the step-by-step instructions. Something as simple as renaming an album has made a big difference to my wife and I to start building our playlists. There are a couple more thing I want to do with Winamp that I am researching and thinking through and formulating my questions.
Again thanks to all for the help.
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u can also experiment with the "auto-tag" feature.

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