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Automatically Shazam MP3s and Rename

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i am looking for a software that can automatically do what Shazam does.
i have a folder of unnamed mp3s and i want it to automatically rename them instead of me having to play each and Shazam it.
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Take a look at Mp3Tag, and use the MusicBrainz interface.  It's not perfect, and still requires some manual involvement, but it can save you some work, especially if you have full albums.

https://www.mp3tag.de/en/


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Hi Bill
I use mp3Tag but it never renamed anything with proper names. always wrong names.
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Have you tried this one, it uses the same database but is a different application / utility.  I tried it years ago and was underwhelmed, but you may find it has improved over time.


And here is one other one I see that I have no experience with.



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Hi Bill

I tried all of these. I actually had googled the same criteria sometime back and tried them all.

They work ONLY for full albums, and you will need manual interference to get it right.

I am looking for something like Shazam, but automatic.  You will use Shazam or Sound Hound to listen, and get you 99% the accurate name. This process needs to be automated and sequentially reading the MP3 in a folder, searching for the song's name, renaming the file. That would be heaven to me!
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Hi feesu,

Does the renaming have to occur by listening to the song (like Shazam and SoundHound) or would you be ok with renaming the song based on MP3 tags? If you're ok with tags, which ones do you want in the file name? For example, some or all of the following tags could be in the file name (and others):

Title
Album
Track name
Track number
Performer

Here's an example file name:

Forever Young_Biograph (Disc 3)_Forever Young_18_Bob Dylan.mp3

Of course, you could use fewer tags in the file name, such as:

Forever Young_Bob Dylan.mp3

or even:

Forever Young.mp3

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Joe, he needs “fingerprint” recognition to identify the track, not just renaming from existing MP3 tags.

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Thanks Bill. I will try these and let you know my findings.

Thanks Joe. Bill explained what I am looking for above.
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> needs “fingerprint” recognition to identify the track, not just renaming from existing MP3 tags

Why? I just looked at a gazillion MP3s in my music library and every one of them has MP3 tags. Do you have MP3s without a Title or Track Name tag?
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> I use mp3Tag but it never renamed anything with proper names. always wrong names.

What "wrong names" did it create when doing the renames? If you know which tag it used as the "wrong name", then you may be able to direct it to using the "right" tag, such as Title or Track Name.

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Joe:

yes some albums it wasn't able to find at all. rest i should look into tens of albums to choose the correct one.

but anyways i was looking for tracks not albums hence the question.

btw Bill ans Joe:

did you notice that Windows Media Player stopped reading track names from CDDB? I am still on Windows 7 and this service has stopped.

any other software that reads CDs and rips into MP3s in a friendly way like WMP used to?
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> but anyways i was looking for tracks not albums hence the question

What "wrong names" does it get when looking at the MP3 tags on the tracks?

> any other software that reads CDs and rips into MP3s in a friendly way like WMP used to?

That's a whole different question. I suggest that we stick to the original question here and that you post a new question for the above.

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@Joe, I explained myself to you. Bill got my intended question. Thank you.

@Bill, I use few that rip and rename but WMP was very easy, it used to do all tracks at once. Now I have something called AVS, which I bought long back. It does the job, but after each track you will need to click OK. I am going try dBpoweramp.
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@Bill: I purchased the whole bundle. Not very expensive. Thank you.
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OK, I'll drop out of this one. Regards, Joe

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@Joe: I'm sorry I did not mean that you leave. I explained what I meant by wrong names above. And I was in a process of testing these software and needed to rip some music to make sure all work fine, and you did not get me, then implied that I cannot ask a new question here while it was not intended. It was just part of the testing process I was performing. Thank you for your time and trying to help!
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Fair enough.

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