Updating mp3 file info
I do recall having previously used a player that quickly identified the track being played and allowed you to rename and re-tag the file accordingly, but of course I can't recall which player that was and in any case it would take too long to play each file. I've also looked at an mp3 organizers, Media Monkey, but could not discover if it has that function.
The clean-up might be time-consuming if you need to update the ID3 tags or it might be simple like finding album art and adding it to your music files.
If you use Windows Media Player or the Music app (Windows 8 & 10), here’s how you can add album art to a music file and update its ID3 information without needing any extra apps.
Using Your Media Player Using an MP3 Tagger Community Q&A If you collect MP3s from disparate sources, your ID3 tags are probably in shambles.
Ideally, an ID3 tag includes information about the MP3: song, artist, album, year, genre, and track list tags are all ID3 tags that you use frequently.
Once the window comes up go to the Details tab and you will see places to insert various information about the song, artist, album, and more. NOTICE: Put the Artist's name under the Contributing Artists section. For sites like and the only two fields that really matter are the Contributing artists and the Title.
However if you are uploading to other places such as Bandcamp or Soundcloud, you may want to fill out the other sections. Now if you notice it says in grey text to the right of the file name, the track #, Title, Contributing artists, and album. If you have any troubles or questions feel free to leave a comment or message me.
I prefer freeware of course but will consider commercial software if it does the job and there is no freeware capable of doing it. It manages this thanks to "audio fingerprinting" which involves extracting a section of the track's audio and comparing it to an extensive on-line database of music.
Given a folder full of unknown MP3s it can add tag data, rename files, add album art and sort tracks into the original album order.
In the context menu, you will see the ‘Paste Album Art’ option. Adding ID3 tags is much easier in Windows 8 & 10 than it is in Windows 7 but it’s still do-able.