How do you guys handle the correct tagging of your music files?
In the beginning I used to tag my files one by one with the tagger of the current music player. Later on I was looking for a tag editor which is capable of mass tagging and went with EasyTag and Ex Falso. And today, with nearly 35.000 files in my music directory, I’m using Musicbrainz Picard for automatically tagging my music.
But every now and then there appears a file whose tags aren’t recognized by a certain music player.
The output of DeaDBeeF, what Nautilus says and Quodlibet’s output:
It’s so time-consuming to find the mistakes every time that I wish there would be a universal solution for audio tagging.
I would be deeply grateful if someone could give me a hint for a constructive approach.
P.S.: Please excuse me for not having changed the scrots to English language, I forgot…
Actually it’s not a problem with the tagging or the specific tag editor I think. What I mean is that certain music players seem to scan the tags in a different way. Even if the file is properly edited.
Maybe I should use only one single music player for good… but there aren’t so many which work with “album-artist” tag e.g.
Yeah i really hate those ones without ALBUM ARTIST…
And again, apart from that specific tag issues, foobar2000 still produces most compatible main tags out there…
I believe generally it’s ID3v2 + ID3v1 scheme, but don’t quote me on that… (try to see maybe tools that you’re using also have in-depth tagging scheme settings or something)
Also it can tag .wav files and .dsf files…what not
+1 for kid3-qt. I have found that there are different tag ‘sets’ in different tracks, and kid3-qt enables things like ‘mirroring’ type 2 into type 3 tags, which should clean up your ‘see different info’ gripes. It is also batchable, along with some abilities to ‘generate’ tags from names, or musicbrainz or…
Don’t have it open right now - but you get the idea!
I use Easytag to do the text tagging and kid3-qt for embedding the covers which can easily be found via context menu – > Google images. Then just drag and drop from your browser to the appropriate field in kid3. Be sure you have selected all music files you want to embed the image.