Tag&Rename. Have not found anything that approaches its functionality. Very easy to make batch
edits, too. I don't know of any other program that can grab metadata from more sources. The guy
updates it constantly, too. I've used it since Version 1. If I recall correctly, I first used it to
easily add metadata to batches of Audible content files after I had edited them.
-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message -----
From: "Corey Bailey" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 8:12 PM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] Metadata Editors
> Hi All,
> Now that the Metadata "can-of-worms" has been opened up:
> I would love to read about everyone's favorite Metadata editor and why.
> The favorite editors need to be able to work with /ALL /types of audio files.
> Corey Bailey Audio Engineering
> On 12/15/2015 2:25 PM, Tom Fine wrote:
>> Hi Richard:
>> Metadata is the on-going struggle. For the past couple of years, I make very sure to get the
>> metadata right at the time of ripping, which involves not only correcting all the stupid errors
>> that come from group-sourced, poorly-edited stuff like Gracenote and freedb, but also fixing
>> things after ripping, using Tag&Rename. It's worth it to me to have things like a song's year of
>> original release right, so I put in the effort. Fixing the metadata at time of rip is equally
>> easy although not exactly the same in either Exact Audio Copy or dBPowerAmp CD Ripper (which I
>> prefer, for a number of reasons). AccurateRip, available with both, is evolving into a superb
>> quality control tool. Due to the built-in user feedback, it gets better on every rip of every
>> user, and I'm happy to share data with it in order to get the benefit of knowing that I've got
>> that CD into my hard drive without audible errors.
>> Unfortunately, most of the CDs I ripped prior to a couple of years ago, I didn't pay as close
>> attention to metadata, so I have a nice long on-going project of fixing all of this. I also have
>> to spend some time with Tag&Rename every time I download HDTracks files, because they are using
>> the same sloppy and inconsistent metadata that the record companies grab and then provide Amazon
>> and HDTracks and everyone else. I think I mentioned this before, but at least one very large
>> record company has a policy not to accept CD masters with CDText metadata, so they by policy
>> choice completely cede all metadata control to outsiders. I think the other very large company
>> doesn't encourage CDText, but also doesn't refuse a master with it.
>> -- Tom Fine
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Richard L. Hess" <[log in to unmask]>
>> To: <[log in to unmask]>
>> Sent: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 3:37 PM
>> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] separating tracks using Sound Forge 9 or 11.
>>> I agree with Tom! RIPPING the CD with something like Exact Audio Copy is actually safer as you
>>> know you've got errors (or not) whereas if you stream the audio, you don't know without
>>> Anyway, it was a LOT of work and not all the metadata is correct, but it's close enough and for
>>> me to have my 1200 favourite recordings at my fingertips, it was worth it to me.