Audio & Video Software forum

Resolved Question

Filling in the 'Title' tag of an mp3 based on its filename

by TripTripTrip / October 6, 2012 8:05 PM PDT

I am in the process of transferring a large number of recorded lectures from CDs and tape to mp3s.

I have already divided each lecture into tracks and created an mp3 for each track.

Using Windows 7, it is fairly easy to select all the tracks for a given lecture and then enter the "Album Artist" (professor), "Album" (lecture topic) and "Year" (year) details in a single step.

Unfortunately, I still must type the "Title" of each track individually. Since there are many, many tracks, and the "Title" of each track is already embedded in its filename, I am hoping there is some way to speed up this process.

For example, a hypothetical lecture might contain four tracks:

Professor's_Lecture_01 Introduction.mp3
Professor's_Lecture_02 Historical background.mp3
Professor's_Lecture_03 Future directions.mp3
Professor's_Lecture_04 Conclusions.mp3

At the end of the conversion process I would like, at a minimum, the "Title" fields in the mp3s to read:

Professor's_Lecture_01 Introduction
Professor's_Lecture_02 Historical background
Professor's_Lecture_03 Future directions
Professor's_Lecture_04 Conclusions

Even better would be if I could end up with this:

Introduction to the topic
A look at a history of the topic
Some thoughts about the future

I am hoping that there's a program that either does batch tagging/massaging or allows me to edit/copy/move "columns" of tags. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks for your help,


TripTripTrip has chosen the best answer to their question. View answer
Answer This Ask For Clarification
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Filling in the 'Title' tag of an mp3 based on its filename
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Filling in the 'Title' tag of an mp3 based on its filename
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Best Answer chosen by TripTripTrip

Collapse -
Re: filename to title
by Kees_B Forum moderator / October 6, 2012 8:44 PM PDT
Collapse -
by TripTripTrip / October 7, 2012 12:41 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: filename to title

Absolutely perfect. Thank you so much!

Popular Forums
Computer Help 49,613 discussions
Computer Newbies 10,349 discussions
Laptops 19,436 discussions
Security 30,426 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 20,308 discussions
Windows 10 360 discussions
Phones 15,802 discussions
Windows 7 7,351 discussions
Networking & Wireless 14,641 discussions


Free trip to the Grand Prix

Don't miss your chance to win a trip to the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Monaco for you and a plus-one.