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Old 07-04-2006, 03:37 AM   #1
ddales
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id3 tags after backup all screwed up


Hi all, I wanted to try out Ubuntu. I was running Opensuse 10.1 and made a DVD backup of my mp3 files with K3B, not a problem, I've done this before. I installed Ubuntu and copied all of my mp3 files from DVD back to hard drive.

Now, regardless of what player I use, if I click on a particular file it starts to play a song that is completely unrelated to the one that I chose.

Stupid me, I thought this was maybe due to Ubuntu. I moved back to Opensuse but get the same behavior.

I'm guessing this has something to do with the id3 tags but have no idea if I can fix them?

BTW, the files that are screwed up are only files that I bought from allofmp3. The mp3 files that I ripped myself are all Ok.

Thank you in advance.
 
Old 07-04-2006, 05:45 AM   #2
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You can restore the id3 tas with TagTool. It's really easy to use and you can tag multiple files at once.
 
Old 07-04-2006, 06:36 AM   #3
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amarok has a nice inbuilt tag editor (maybe not as good as others) but it's very functional and quick (for me) to use.
 
Old 07-05-2006, 02:37 AM   #4
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I don't want to have to individually edit each song. I have hundreds! When I was using Amarok before, the id3 tags worked correctly. Now they don't.

If there's no other way other than editing each tag individually, oh well, that's what I'm stuck doing then. There must be an easier way though or no?
 
Old 07-05-2006, 03:05 PM   #5
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You can use tagtool to tag multiple mp3 at once (as I said before)
 
Old 07-06-2006, 12:27 AM   #6
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id3 tags problem solved thanks to Hammet

Thanks Hammett! The link in your first post lands on an interesting site so I was a bit confused at first.

I'm an Opensuse > Ubuntu convert and have no idea how to manage Ubuntu.

I figured I would give it a shot and used "apt-get install tagtool" and it magically appeared in my Applications - Sound & Music menu.

This seems to be a kick ass little tool and once I figure out how to use it properly I think my problems are solved.

For some reason, after backing up all of my mp3 files to DVD, the id3 tags for the stuff that I bought from allofmp3.com were gone. They were still there for the albums that I ripped myself though!
 
Old 07-06-2006, 07:25 AM   #7
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It's quite strange what happened to you, fortunatelly, we can rely on TagTool to just restore the id3 tags easily ^_^
 
  


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