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How to edit music files in a folder in xp

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November 29, 2010 10:31:55 PM

I have a folder titled "music" on my desktop with all of my mp3 music files. Some of those mp3 files do not have all the information such as artist name or album when viewing in the details. I want to manually enter that info. How do I?
November 30, 2010 12:25:06 AM

Use a meta-data capable program like Winamp.
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November 30, 2010 12:42:46 AM

You cannot do it directly with Win XP. You need to install a program in order to do so.

You can download a free version of dbpoweramp (version 10) which should allow you to right click and manually update in "Edit ID-Tag" or click properties then the "ID-Tag" tab. It is primarily used to encode music, but having the ability to simply right click and edit is cool. I believe starting with version 13 it stopped being free. I have version 13.2 installed on my machine.

http://download.cnet.com/dBpowerAmp-Music-Converter/300...

If you have WinAmp (a free player) you can use that to edit as well. However, you cannot edit directly in Win XP. You need to load the file in WinAmp, then click File and then "View file info..." to edit the music file. It's actually better to load the files into the playlist window and edit in there by right clicking the file name.

http://www.winamp.com/media-player/en
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November 30, 2010 12:47:45 AM

Actually, WinXP may actually allow you to update. Since it have dbPowerAmp installed I have more options or tabs available to me.

If you right click the music file you may see a tab called "Summary" and I believe to can do it from there. I bit more tedious than doing it through the two programs I mentioned though.
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November 30, 2010 12:55:39 AM

jaguarskx said:
You cannot do it directly with Win XP. You need to install a program in order to do so.

You can download a free version of dbpoweramp (version 10) which should allow you to right click and manually update in "Edit ID-Tag" or click properties then the "ID-Tag" tab. It is primarily used to encode music, but having the ability to simply right click and edit is cool. I believe starting with version 13 it stopped being free. I have version 13.2 installed on my machine.

http://download.cnet.com/dBpowerAmp-Music-Converter/300...

If you have WinAmp (a free player) you can use that to edit as well. However, you cannot edit directly in Win XP. You need to load the file in WinAmp, then click File and then "View file info..." to edit the music file. It's actually better to load the files into the playlist window and edit in there by right clicking the file name.

http://www.winamp.com/media-player/en




Thanx! I'll give it a try. I really appreciate the advice. Music Man
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