Organizing your digital music collection is pretty time consuming. You probably have a large collection of mp3 files that you have accumulated over the years, either by ripping your own CDs or getting your files from other sources. You probably have a huge number of files that are mis-tagged, wrongly named, or you just do not know what they are. So over the next few weeks we are going to look at ways to get your digital music collection in order. We will cover metadata, figuring out what those unknown tracks are, and getting those files organized so you can find them later.
This series will last a couple of weeks and we will use a variety of tools to do it, below is a list of those tools. I would advise downloading them now rather than later, but that is up to you. Having them downloaded will make them easier to find and install when you need them later. Some of these are free, while others are not.
|Music Brainz Classic Tagger||We will be using this to figure out what those unknown tracks are.|
|Tag & Rename||This will be used for the actual tagging of the files. Tag & Rename cost money to register and you only have a limited trial offer. So if you do not plan on purchasing the full program, wait to install this until we use it. Though, I recommend this program highly and vouche that it is worth the price of registration|
|BPM Analyzer||This will allow us to calculate the beats per minute in our mp3 files.|
Those are some tools we will start with. We might go over a couple of more, but we are definitely going to be using those. So be back here next week for the next part of our Music Organization Tips series.