Author Topic: Correctly Formatting audio-files for recognition  (Read 471 times)

swedishme

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If I got files with no meta-data, how should I rename the files to work?

I tried different combination but I only get the track number + artist name in "artist name":

Also is it possible to add the year of the album as well?

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01. Artist Name - Album Name - Title Name.ogg
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01 - Artist Name - Album Name - Title Name.ogg
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01_Artist Name - Album Name - Title Name.ogg

But the track does not appear in the tracks it only show up in artist when importing the file.
Last Edit: March 04, 2022, 10:14:16 AM by swedishme

The Incredible Boom Boom

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The developer is the only likely person who can answer this, because keeping up with such an obscure system seems like a lot of unnecessary work. Is there a particular reason you would not want to use tags to manage your files in a tag-based music manager?

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Or are you trying to get metadata from the file names? I'm not sure I understand the question.
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swedishme

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I have about 600-files or more left with no meta-data at all, I Could do this manually, but I have done about more than the double and I'm getting tired of importing and renaming. However I have importet and the track number then artist is in the track, I then used the tool to add number, then delete the track number from each song. (It's selfmade songs, demos and other stuff so nothing official released, otherwise I would have used the tagging-tool for album)

It does however split when importing and it has a "-", the first part before is Artist and part after is title. So I was wondering if its possible to just rename to get track number and similar to import as well.

hiccup

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I'm pretty sure all popular tagging tools such as MP3tag, Picard, Tag&Rename, etc. can generate tags from filenames.

swedishme

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I'm pretty sure all popular tagging tools such as MP3tag, Picard, Tag&Rename, etc. can generate tags from filenames.

It looks like MP3tag would work with ogg-files. But I do prefer if there were a way without having to using more programs. :) Thank you for the tip.

vincent kars

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Musicbee has the option to generated tags from filenames as well

You must build a template
File name
Chiaroscuro Quartet\Beethoven - String Quartets Op. 18, Vol. 1\01 - String Quartet No.1 in F major, Op. 18 No.1 - I. Allegro con brio.flac
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<Album Artist>\<Album>\<Track#> - <Title>

You might also try the auto tag feature: "Identify track", it will do an internet lookup

https://musicbee.fandom.com/wiki/Auto-Tagging

swedishme

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Musicbee has the option to generated tags from filenames as well

You must build a template
File name
Chiaroscuro Quartet\Beethoven - String Quartets Op. 18, Vol. 1\01 - String Quartet No.1 in F major, Op. 18 No.1 - I. Allegro con brio.flac
Template
<Album Artist>\<Album>\<Track#> - <Title>

You might also try the auto tag feature: "Identify track", it will do an internet lookup

https://musicbee.fandom.com/wiki/Auto-Tagging

So two folders, first artist, then album name... I will give that a try. And the auto tag feature is useless sadly cause I have never shared any off my songs or recordings so they are not documented.