An introduction to computer audio
Tagging is storing the information about a song (title, artist, genre, etc.) into the audio file. This makes the file self-documenting.
A lot of media player software supports tagging.
Sometimes you might be in need of more powerful options than the standard one.
MP3Tag is a popular piece of freeware.
The scripting options allows you to transfer the content of one or more tags to another.
If the Band is populated, don't change it. If empty use the Artist tag
Saved me a lot of typing.
Jaikoz uses MusicBrainz, an online database of over eleven million songs and Discogs another database of over 3.5 million releases. Many of the songs also have an Acoustic Id provided by Acoustid, allowing a song to be identified by the actual music, so it can do a match even if you have no metadata! These feature means that Jaikoz gives you the flexibility to lookup your songs by both the acoustic id and the metadata making Jaikoz a very accurate tool. But no identification system is 100% accurate so we have made it as quick and easy as possible to edit your data manually as well using a convenient spreadsheet view, with many autoformatting features.
Price: Standard: £20 Pro: £30
MusicBrainz Picard is a cross-platform (Linux/Mac OS X/Windows) application written in Python and is the official MusicBrainz tagger.
Picard supports the majority of audio file formats, is capable of using audio fingerprints (PUIDs, AcoustIDs), performing CD lookups and disc ID submissions, and it has excellent Unicode support. Additionally, there are several plugins available that extend Picard's features.
When tagging files, Picard uses an album-oriented approach. This approach allows it to utilize the MusicBrainz data as effectively as possible and correctly tag your music. For more information, see the illustrated quick start guide to tagging.
Picard is named after Captain Jean-Luc Picard from the TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Another tagger using the Acoustid fingerprints.
Tried both Jaikoz and Picard on my classical collection.
No joy as classical is obvious not the stronghold of Musicbrainz.