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Windows 7: MP3 question

20 Nov 2012   #1
Gerry Heath

windows vista
MP3 question

When I rip a CD and then rename a track (adding a date for example), when playing back that track with Windows Media Player or my MP3 player the display reverts back to the original (unmodified) name.

Can anyone tell me why please and what can I do to get the modified lable to become visible ?


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20 Nov 2012   #2

Win7 Home Premium x64

The player is reading the "tags" not the file name. Tags are information added onto the file that are independent to the actual music or file name. A tag editor will allow you to change the tags to the information you desire, and you will see the change in your player. There are countless tag editors out there, many free. Google will find you many. Personally, I use DB Power Amp, a multi-purpose audio tool, but it's not free.
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21 Nov 2012   #3

Windows 7 x64 SP1

You don't need any software to do this. Just right-click the mp3 file, choose Properties, then Details, and then add the Values necessary so that these will be reflected in Windows Media Player.

PS Ignore above if it doesn't solve problem.
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21 Nov 2012   #4

Windows 10x64 Build 1709

Thats how I do it......... before running them through MP3 Gain to level them out. lol, spent a couple of hours a day the last few days getting caught up:)
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25 Nov 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gerry Heath View Post
When I rip a CD and then rename a track (adding a date for example), when playing back that track with Windows Media Player or my MP3 player the display reverts back to the original (unmodified) name.

Can anyone tell me why please and what can I do to get the modified lable to become visible ?

Hi Garry. You can also try this. ... Open Windows media Player. On the song , right click it. Click Find Album Info. It will come up with what ever it wants, and put details in the sections. Then click Edit. In all the boxes you now see, put what you want in them. You are actualy overiding what the player found. Then click Done, and then ckick Finish. See how it goes.
However, the best solution is as Zoloft suggests, download a tag editor. I did, and I prefer the free one called Windows Media Player Tag Editor Plus version 2.5. Since then, I have no problems at all. It works like the old Media Player 11 Advanced Tag Editor.Take care. Cheers. Ken.
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25 Nov 2012   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

Also, MP3tag ,is a tag editor that is really good, it can also rename files from the tag if you choose.

Mp3tag - the universal Tag Editor (ID3v2, MP4, OGG, FLAC, ...)

however, if you want to save time then also use winamp,
when you have a ripped cd with the file names track 1, track 2 etc
then opening it in winamp and highlight all the tracks in the now playing field right click them and click send to/auto tag.
This will download all the meta tags for the tracks.
then once done you can open the folder in mp3tag and click the tag to filename.
this then saves you typing all the tracks in the folder.
usually the tag to file will show tracknumber, album ,artist,year etc but you can change the order .i have mine set to track number ,trackname and artist.
it may sound a bit complicated at a glance but when you actually do it its easy after a few times
it has saved me hours of editing folder file names.
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