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Jeremy Wohl Mar 25, 2001 10:21 PM
iTunes automatic id3 tags?
iTunes doesn't seem to automatically insert id3 tags in the mp3's it creates from CD. It has the wonderful "import and eject" on cd insert that I used with a full series of rips. Now how does one get iTunes to automatically stuff the id3 tags, as well?

thanks,
-jeremy
 
tonton Mar 25, 2001 11:21 PM
You have to choose "Get CD Track Names" from the "Advanced" menu first. Make sure you're connected to the internet first, and your Mac will contact CDDB and submit a disc identification number. CDDB will return the disc information and iTunes will display all the song titles for the CD, even before you import.

CD's do not have track names stored on them (except for very rare CD Text CD's, which no software on the Mac supports anyway). You have to download title information from CDDB for your Mac to know the titles, or enter them yourself by hand.

I was quite surprised with the extent of CDDB. It even knows most promotional and rare import CD's, and some mass-produced bootlegs. The only CD's it doesn't know, obviously, are pirated copies and home-burned CD's. Still, I expect some of the more popular pirated discs, such as those produced in China, are also in the database, as home users can submit info.
 
Jeremy Wohl Mar 25, 2001 11:51 PM
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Originally posted by tonton:
You have to choose "Get CD Track Names" from the "Advanced" menu first. Make sure you're connected to the internet first, and your Mac will contact CDDB [...]
Right, I should have been clearer. Everything gets named (via CDDB) now, artist/album/track directory and file names are assigned. But the MP3 ID3 tags don't get written. All the info it's properly stuffing into the master library and filenaming I want automatically put in the mp3 tags, without an extra step, so I can use the "import and eject" on cd insert feature.


Anyone know if this is possible?

thanks,
-jeremy
 
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