Metadata information for music files including MP3s.

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Convert WAV to MP3 with Lame + add ID3 tag from file name

I use an applescript in Automator to create a service and lame encoder to right click and convert to MP3 (will post code below). on run {input, parameters} if input is not {} then set posix_file ...
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How can I make soundtracks with one artist sort as soundtracks in iTunes (and iPhone)?

Most of the soundtracks in my iTunes library have the Album Artist tag "Various Artists" and so they all appear together in the V's in Albums view. A few soundtracks have only one artist (composer) or ...
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How can I get iTunes not to consider “Various Artists” an artist in the artist view?

When I type "monkees" into the "Search Library" box in iTunes, it offers me three things: (A) "The Monkees" as artists, and (B and C) the two songs I have by The Monkees. The search dropdown shows, ...
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How can I fix my ID3 tags without confusing iTunes?

I'm planning to use TagScanner to clean up the ID3 tags for my music (though I'd be happy to use an alternative if it addressed the problem below). Unfortunately, doing so will change the files out ...
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How do I copy mp3s and then edit the ID3 tags of the copies without altering the tags on the originals?

I made a playlist for my brother, using tracks (.mp3) that I have on my Macbook and usually listen to with iTunes. I want to put these tracks onto a USB stick to give to him. I don't have the USB ...
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How to edit the metadata information displayed by mdls from CLI?

How to edit the metadata information displayed by mdls from CLI? [-zsh] sarbbo@rushpress-lm:~ 吽 mdls ~/Music/BANGLA\ BAND/MOHINER\ GHORAGULI/MAYA/BHALOBASI.mp3 kMDItemAlbum = ...
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How to get iTunes Match to match correctly on boxed sets?

Here's a concrete example: The Beatles Mono and Stereo remastered box sets from 2009. How do I ensure each is: matched to a box set, not individual albums. matched to the correct mono or stereo ...
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How to classify “unknown artist”, “unknown album” in Itunes?

I have a cd with x mp3 files on it. After importing them to iTunes (Apple-O, Add to Library), songs appear on disk at I can't seem to be able reference these files form iTunes in any form. Search ...
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Looking for iOS music player which includes all id3 information

I have open-ended tags stored in the Grouping field of my (iTunes) mp3 collection. I also have information written in the Comments field. A lot of my music is also BPM'd. How can I search by/sort ...
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An iTunes Applescript that appends to tag only when it doesn't match part of the tag string?

I'm trying to find a way to add a keyword or group of words/tags/strings to a set of selected iTunes tracks if they haven't been added. A use-case would be to add extra metadata in a comment such as ...
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How do I get iTunes to play nicer with external tagging applications?

I have what I consider to be a large iTunes Library, ~38 days of music. Worse? I'm a stickler for tags to be correct. Worse still? I'm SUPER lazy, and like things to be done for me as automatically as ...
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copy song info from mp3 file to aac file from terminal

I am trying to create a script that performs various conversions between formats of audio files. In one particular step, I use afconvert in Terminal to convert an mp3 to aac(mpeg4/m4a), but in this ...
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How to rebuild iTunes Library with altered file locations without losing playcounts|ratings etc

My iTunes was set to make copies of all the music that it imported and keep it's own library within the iTunes folder. I wanted to delete my original files but deleted my iTunes copies instead. Now I ...
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iTunes incorrently splitting the songs in an album. Metadata problem?

I have these albums and songs in my iTunes Library. They should appear grouped, but for some reason, iTunes splits them up and shows them as separate albums with the same name and details: I check ...
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Why are some iTunes Store songs marked as CLEAN when no EXPLICIT version exists?

I have downloaded a number of items from the iTunes store which are marked as CLEAN. I understand this is common in tracks (I'm looking at you, rappers!) where an EXPLICIT song has has the swear ...
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Updating ITunes Match metadata/tags?

I recently turned Match on in iTunes, and it did its thing and matched/uploaded songs. I then turned it on in my iPhone and to my horror, the tags that I thought I had meticulously organized weren't ...
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iTunes/Mp3-Player and actual multi-tagging of MP3s

I search for a software to allow multi-tagging. Meaning, i want to add more than one genre to a song/album to be able to easily access specific songs i.e. ("female singer, jazz" or "duet, jazz") which ...
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Can the finder edit mp3 sound file tags like artist?

How can I change artist of multiple selected mp3 files in finder? Like in windows we can select multiple mp3 files and can change the artist of all selected file in properties.
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Metadata of Songs managed with iTunes

I am currently using Windows, and I have ordered all my library. But when I do a back-up and I copy all these files to another computer, running Windows too, there are always some files where the ...
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Is there any way to apply open-ended keyword tags to songs in iTunes?

Other iLife apps like iPhoto already support this functionality, like assigning "vacation" or "mountains" keywords to certain photos. Is it possible to add tags to songs in iTunes without resorting ...
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Make iTunes handle albums with different artists

I'm a big fan of ocremix.org and I have quite a few tracks from that community. However, when looking at my music in Album view, it seems to be fairly arbitrary as to how it combines artist and album ...
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How should I encode my music for preserving the sound quality and be able to play it on iTunes and iOS?

I have several CDs and other FLAC collections (classical music but not only). I want to add them to my iTunes library but I am looking for some recommendations regarding how I should encode them in ...
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define multiple release years for an album

Is there a way to define multiple release years in the mp3 tags using iTunes? The reason I am asking is that I have a lot of "remastered" albums in my iTunes database that were released in the last ...
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Is there a good command-line ID3 tool for OS X?

Anyone know of a command-line* ID3 tool, with support for ID3v2, that you can get working on Mac OS X with reasonable effort? It should support both reading and writing tags. (* I want to be able to ...
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How can I tag movies for use in iTunes/AppleTV?

I'm rolling over my AVI's to MP4 for my new AppleTV. Is there a good program out there for tagging the movies with their appropriate details? Also, I noticed iTunes will get "Album Artwork" for ...
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What tool do I best use to automatically cleanup / correct / complement the song info of all songs in my iTunes library? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any features like winamp auto tag exists for iTunes? Please suggest both mac and windows tools. Please also tell us about your experience with this tool.
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Real alternative to Tag&Rename

I was using Tag&Rename (an MP3 tag editor) on Windows and I'm looking for a real alternative for OSX.
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Are there any features like Winamp's auto tag exist for iTunes?

It took me 3 months to ID3 Tag all of the MP3s (artist, album, released year, etc) in my iTunes library. It was annoying. I saw that Winamp solves this problem with an "Auto Tag" feature. Is there ...