How do I batch tag from filename?
Hello, new user here, sorry... I have hundreds of files in one directory such as: K:\Music\mp3 Mixes\Christmas Treasures\Away In A Manger - Andy Williams.mp3 K:\Music\mp3 Mixes\Christmas Treasures\Baby, It's Cold Outside - Al Hirt.mp3 K:\Music\mp3 Mixes\Christmas Treasures\Christmastime - Aimee Mann.mp3 K:\Music\mp3 Mixes\Christmas Treasures\Donde Esta Santa Claus - Augie Rios.mp3 K:\Music\mp3 Mixes\Christmas Treasures\Winter Wonderland - Johnny Mathis.mp3 K:\Music\mp3 Mixes\Christmas Treasures\Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong.mp3 and 294 other songs following the same file naming format. None of the files have been tagged so when I play them, the Title and Artist fields are blank. Please tell me how to select all 300 songs and tag them using only Title and Artist using the existing file names with the existing hyphen separator. I do NOT require access to the internet to search for anything since all the data I need to create the tags already exists in the filename. I do not need to change any filenames since all the files are already properly named. This must be the most simplest type of tag editing since this was done by MusicMatch Jukebox back in 2002 with their SupperTagging feature but that program doesn't run on Mac. The instructions that came with Kid3 are far too complicated for me to understand, especially since my particular need doesn't seem to be discussed most likely due to the majority of folks needing to tag their files because their files aren't as organized as mine and have originated from downloads whereas none of mine were which is why I don't need year, album name, genre, album art, or any other tag data that's available - all that data is available to me by looking at the CD and none of that data is diplayed on my CD player's display which only displays the song title and artist anyway. So I only want to tag the files with their song titles and artists for my player's display, and both those fields already contain that data in the filenames. Thanks for takiing the time to read my long post. If you think you can answer my query in 20 words or less, please don't bother. Whomever is willing to help me will require typing probably at least 50 words and will take at least 5 full minutes since I'm 65 years old, half blind, old school, and slow to comprehend unless instructions are spelled out like they were in the old days. I'll really appreciate all the useful help I can get. Tony
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