Foobar2000 Tagging ~ Fixing Swapped Artist | Title Tag Info


Do you have albums where the artist’s names are in the track title field, and the title of the track is in the artist name field?

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Start by checking the file names. If the file names have both artist name and track title information, then the fix is easy, just retag the files using the Automatically fill values function.

First, select the files, then open the Properties dialog window.

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Right click and select Automatically Fill Values…

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Then with the source set to File names, fill in or select a Pattern which puts the information in the correct fields.

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After you select Ok, Foobar will retag the files properly.

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However, if the file names don’t contain both artist names and track title information, you’ll have to rename the files from the tags first. Select the files then right click and select File Operations>Rename

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and  after the files have been renamed, carry out the rest of the above procedure.

Ex Falso/Quod Libet ~ Cross Platform Music Editor / Library / Player


Quod Libet

Quod Libet is a GTK+-based audio player written in Python, using the Mutagen tagging library. It’s designed around the idea that you know how to organize your music better than we do. It lets you make playlists based on regular expressions (don’t worry, regular searches work too). It lets you display and edit any tags you want in the file, for all the file formats it supports.

Unlike some, Quod Libet will scale to libraries with tens of thousands of songs. It also supports most of the features you’d expect from a modern media player: Unicode support, advanced tag editing, ReplayGain, podcasts & Internet radio, album art support and all major audio formats – see the screenshots.

Ex Falso is a program that uses the same tag editing backend as Quod Libet, but isn’t connected to an audio player. If you’re perfectly happy with your favorite player and just want something that can handle tagging, Ex Falso is for you.

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Audio RightMark ~ Independent Audio Benchmarking


Need help deciding which PC audio hardware to purchase? Want to test some gear? Open source, freeware hardware analysis software and posted RMAA test results for common hardware.

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Mp3tag ~ Universal Tag Editor


Mp3tag is a powerful and easy-to-use tool used to edit the metadata of audio files. It supports batch tag-editing of ID3v1, ID3v2.3, ID3v2.4, iTunes MP4, WMA, Vorbis Comments and APE tags for multiple files at once, covering a variety of audio formats.

Furthermore, it supports online database lookups from Amazon, Discogs, MusicBrainz or freedb allowing you to automatically gather proper tags and download cover art for your music library.

You can rename files based on tag information, replace characters or words in tags and filenames, import / export tag information, create playlists and more.

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Mp3tag Interface

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freedb.org ~ Metadata Lookup Service


Sadly this service will be / was terminated as of March, 2020. Alternative Freedb server ~ http://freedb.dbpoweramp.com/

freedb is a free CD and music database service to look up textual metadata about music, audio or data CDs. This is done by a client which queries the freedb database. As a result, the client displays the artist, CD title, track list and some additional information. Clients are for example CD players, CD rippers and CD burning software.

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Foobar2000 ~ How to install a component


Add-on components greatly extend the appearance and functionality of Foobar2000.

  1. Open the Foobar Preferences dialog (File | Preferences or press CTRL+P)
  2. Go to the Components page  (click components at the top of the list)
  3. Click the “Install…” button and select the component archive, or drag the component file to the Installed components list box.
  4. Press “OK“, you will be prompted to restart foobar2000 in order to load the newly installed component.
  5. If the component has a visual element, you’ll need to add the component to the DUI (Default User Interface) now. Toggle View\Layout\Enable Layout Editing Mode and then add a new panel or tab. Right click the new panel or tab area and select “Add New UI Element …“, then select the new component from the list. You may need to adjust borders to fit. Exit layout mode.

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