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Old 05-30-2011, 02:40 AM   #1
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Question ID3Tag MP3 info app.


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I have a number of mp3s that I ripped some time ago. Most of them have been ripped as 01-Unknown Artist.mp3 etc. Is there an application for slackware I can use that will somehow be able to get the correct tag info for me or would I have to re rip all my cds?
 
Old 05-30-2011, 04:27 AM   #2
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I use EasyTAG. Got it from Slackbuilds.org.
 
Old 05-30-2011, 04:30 AM   #3
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I've used eyeD3 in the past: http://slackbuilds.org/repository/13.37/audio/eyeD3/
 
Old 05-30-2011, 07:21 AM   #4
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I've used id3v2 in the past, but found that putting the cds I had bought back into the laptop, and ripping again, but this time correctly, was much easier
 
Old 05-30-2011, 08:24 AM   #5
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I've used id3v2 in the past, but found that putting the cds I had bought back into the laptop, and ripping again, but this time correctly, was much easier
Yeah I installed those apps but they cannot find the mp3 info on the net... Looks like I will have to re rip again

What suggestions as far as app to use as well as format do you guys suggest? I would prefer mp3 as it is playable by most hardware based players (car radios having a usb port etc.)
 
Old 05-30-2011, 08:28 AM   #6
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MP3 Diags: http://mp3diags.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 05-30-2011, 08:30 AM   #7
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Puddletag for the tagger.

If the files are named consistently, then Puddletag can use the filenames to look up tag information on musicbrainz, and tag the MP3s from there. Renaming the files and then loading them into Puddletag shouldn't be a problem.

As for recommendations on a ripper, I swear by RubyRipper. As for format, MP3s encoded using LAME at -V2 quality should sound good enough for anyone, and also play on anything.

Both PuddleTag and RubyRipper are currently available on SlackBuilds.org.

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Old 05-30-2011, 08:30 AM   #8
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I suggest ripping to an open lossless format, such as FLAC. You can then downgrade to MP3 or whatever other format you want for your devices in future. If you rip them to something lossy like MP3, you can never get the original quality back without reripping.
 
Old 05-30-2011, 08:51 AM   #9
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kaudiocdcreator does a reasonable job of ripping.

+1 vote for FLAC

and EasyTag is awsome =)
 
Old 05-30-2011, 11:54 AM   #10
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Puddletag for the tagger.

If the files are named consistently, then Puddletag can use the filenames to look up tag information on musicbrainz, and tag the MP3s from there. Renaming the files and then loading them into Puddletag shouldn't be a problem.

As for recommendations on a ripper, I swear by RubyRipper. As for format, MP3s encoded using LAME at -V2 quality should sound good enough for anyone, and also play on anything.

Both PuddleTag and RubyRipper are currently available on SlackBuilds.org.
Thanks for the suggestion on puddletag! Looks feature rich and I might just be able to replace the MP3 tagger I've been using for so long in Windows!
 
Old 05-31-2011, 01:03 AM   #11
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Yeah I installed those apps but they cannot find the mp3 info on the net... Looks like I will have to re rip again
You shouldnt have to re-rip, its not that hard to use a tag editor to change the tags, then use the tag info to write new filenames.

I've got a few CDs that I've never been able to get the info of the net. In those cases I input the info into my ripper.

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As for recommendations on a ripper, I swear by RubyRipper. As for format, MP3s encoded using LAME at -V2 quality should sound good enough for anyone, and also play on anything.
+1 on Rubyripper, but MP3? Only for my portable media player, and even then I use V0, not V2 (bah! to aprox 200k VBR files) I rip to HDD using .flac

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I suggest ripping to an open lossless format, such as FLAC. You can then downgrade to MP3 or whatever other format you want for your devices in future. If you rip them to something lossy like MP3, you can never get the original quality back without reripping.
Exactly. In these days of huge HDDs at very low cost, lossless makes more sense than lossy IMO.
 
  


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