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I like MP3 Tag. But lots of folks who know more than I do like Tag and
Rename.

On Tuesday, December 15, 2015, Corey Bailey <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> 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.
>
> Caveat:
> The favorite editors need to be able to work with /ALL /types of audio
> files.
>
> THX
>
> Corey
> 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.
>>
>> <SNIP>
>>
>>> 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 listening.
>>>
>>> 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.
>>>
>>> Cheers,
>>>
>>> Richard
>>>
>>> <SNIP>
>>>
>>