Question about mass import with bad tags

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  • #651
    nik8
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    If I import my 5000+ mp3 collection (i.e. point FF at it) but I’ve got a load of missing tags, will subsequently fixing the tags cause duplicate entries in the FF database? By missing tags it could be track, artist, album at least

    What I want to do is do a mass scan and then identify the bad ones with iTunes and then sort the tags out.

    or is it best to sort them all out first?

    thanks!

    #6696
    fizze
    Participant

    nah, that would work with iTunes.

    at a “full rescan” the song DB is wiped out and rebuilt from scratch. So no duplicate entries.

    #6697
    nik8
    Guest

    cool, that’s what I’ll do then

    thanks

    #6698
    fizze
    Participant

    ….while you’re at it, could you re-tag mine as well ? 😉

    #6699
    nik8
    Guest

    @fizze wrote:

    ….while you’re at it, could you re-tag mine as well ? 😉

    how much you paying ? 😀

    that’s an idea – outsourced tag fixing hehe

    #6700
    fizze
    Participant

    well I always wanted to fix mine… anyway…

    what’s your plan ?
    using mp3tag or something ?

    unfortunately musicbrainz service is too inacurrate.

    Proper taggin is something I’ve wanted for aaages….

    #6701
    nik8
    Guest

    @fizze wrote:

    ..
    what’s your plan ?
    using mp3tag or something ?

    unfortunately musicbrainz service is too inacurrate.

    Proper taggin is something I’ve wanted for aaages….

    I’ve got used to using Tag&Rename –

    My process is :

    1. Get all the tags right based on an FreeDB or Amazon search (auto from T&R)
    2. Once tags are right, do a mass rename (auto from T&R)

    The tag part unfortunately is per album or group of and is dependent on good rips (FreeDB search is done by length of track and number of I think) and Amazon search allows downloading and embedding of album art). I sometimes need to dive in and manually tag but generally T&R is really good at it.

    Any new rip I do or get now I do this process, it’s just all the old stuff I’ve got of which some is not well ripped, thats just takes a bit more time.

    It can be painful but very satisfying to see more and more of my music being properly tagged and named 🙂

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