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Tagging question

by freddy_k / August 13, 2006 11:20 PM PDT


So to start with the beginning... I have a huge music collection on my pc: mp3's, wma's,wav, etc and for a long time I wanted to organize it, but never had time for that, or patience. So on my birthday my friends thought of a great gift for me: they bought me a little program, called Tagrunner, which tags automatically your music (finds cover pictures, lyrics, missing names, etc). Does anyone also use this program? 'Cause I started on organizing my music but there are some files for which it doesn't find id-3 tags. Am I doing something wrong, or is it simply because it can't find them on the internet?

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An example.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 14, 2006 12:20 AM PDT
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If I were to make a MP3 from an audio source there would be no ID-3 tag for tagrunner to work with.

Nothing wrong here.


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by freddy_k / August 20, 2006 11:08 PM PDT
In reply to: An example.

Huh...? Now you got me all dizzy. I'm not quite sure I understand what you mean...

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(NT) (NT) Analog recordings have no ID tag so how to identify.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 20, 2006 11:16 PM PDT
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by freddy_k / August 21, 2006 8:23 PM PDT

??? My songs are named artist-song.mp3, for instance and I thought that based on this info, Tagrunner will find and complete the ID3-tags, lyrics, cover picture. Isn't this how it should be?

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Should be is not how it is.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 21, 2006 10:46 PM PDT
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The CDDB lookup is not based on the filename. Since you seem to need more information, here's the link on how it works. writes:
"The identification process involves creating a 'discid', a sort of "fingerprint" of a CD created by performing calculations on the track duration information stored in the table-of-contents of the CD. This discid is used with the internet database, typically either to download track names for the whole CD or to submit track names for a newly-identified CD."

The article continues on with "Critics charge that the field listings for CDDB are inadequate for the inclusion of proper identification of classical music recordings. So far, this issue has not been adequately nor uniformly addressed."

Your recordings don't have the information needed for the lookup to succeed.


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