Old 8th January 2012, 14:26   #1
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Renaming of titles in Explorer and Winamp

Is there any way I can rename a song in Explorer, without having to rename it in Winamp again? I have 50 000 songs, renamed them in Explorer, but when playing them in Winamp, the names are not the same. This is very frustrating. Can anyone PLEASE give me some advice?
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Old 9th January 2012, 03:42   #2
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Is there any way I can rename a song in Explorer, without having to rename it in Winamp again?...
If you mean that you edited the metadata (ie tag values for album, artist, title etc.), without moving the files or changing the file names, then you must reread the metadata.

Go to the media library, select the edited files and right click to reveal the context menu. Click on "Read metadata on selected items". You should see the changes immediately in the details pane. (assuming Explorer tagged the files correctly)

But my best advise is: Stop using Windows Explorer to create or edit metadata. Microsoft is often criticized for mangling and/or ruining file tags. Instead, Mp3tag is an excellent alternative to use for tagging audio files.

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Old 12th January 2012, 05:59   #3
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Old 2nd March 2012, 00:52   #4
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I think, he meant, that he just changed the filename, keeping the tags as they are.

Yes, MP3Tag does a good job, FB2k, too.

I would do it the other way around:
Change the tags at first in WinAmp by pressing Alt-3 in playlist or Alt-3 (for single editing) or Control-e (for multiple editing) in Media Library, then use a program to rename the files based on the tags.

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