Organizing Your MP3
Nothing is more annoying then going through your music archive and seeing “Track 01”, “Unknown Artist”, or “Unknown Album.” If you have a basic Internet connection this problem can usually be solve by utilizing your “Update Info” or similar media player’s information gathering method. This gathers information on songs from an extensive online database.
Yet, this doesn’t always solve the the issue, leaving some descargarmusica gratis without media information (i.e. burned CD’s, indie artist, etc). There are a few simple methods for updating these files ID3 tags manually. The updating method may vary depending on the media player you are using.
1) Open your preferred media player, and locate the files you want to update.
2) For updating files in iTunes: After locating the file right-click the file and select “Get Info” from the menu.
For updating in Windows Media Player: After locating the file right-click on the section you want to update and select “Rename” from the menu.
3) iTunes: After selecting “Get Info” a dialog box will open with multiple blanks. Fill-in the corresponding information with the blank titles. After filling in the first page switch between the tabs at the top to fill in optional information, such as website, artwork, etc.
Windows Media Player: After selecting “Rename” type in the corrected information in the text field.
4) iTunes: After filling in the blanks click on the “OK” button in the bottom corner to save changes.
Once you’ve filled in the information for a section click anywhere off that text field to close it. Do this for each section you want to edit.
To edit multiple mp3xd goear select all the files that need to be corrected and follow the same steps. These methods utilize the most common two media players for editing ID3 tags and organizing MP3s. The method for editing and organizing will be different depending on the media player, but most will utilize some variation of these methods. There are also many programs that will aide in updating and organizing. These programs will automatically update files that the “Update Info” engine built into the media player may not recognize.
One of these programs is TuneUp. The TuneUp program comes with multiple features that make updating the meta-data and cover art easier, and also attaches to the side of iTunes allowing for simple drag and drop from the iTunes library. The feature Clean listens to the MP3 and checks it with an existing database allowing even more accurate updating, and also allowing to decide if the updated information is the correct before applying it to the ID3 tag of the MP3. Another feature is Cover Art. This feature checks the ID3 tags of files and searches for the cover art of the file. Searching a database this feature provides multiple choices for cover art to allot for increased accuracy.
Programs like TuneUp aide greatly in the organization of MP3s, keeping from sifting through endless files and updating each manually, which can eat up hours of time depending on the amount of MP3 files that you keep on your hard drive.