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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.

http://www.softpointer.com/tr.htm

-- 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.
>
> 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>
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