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FLACs w/no tags, only XML files—how to get info and change file names?, Was: Adding metadata (TOS #6)
Overworked33
post Feb 23 2012, 17:46
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Hi,
I am new to this and new to flac in particular, so I apologize if this question has been answered before.

My problem is flac files with no metadata. My goal is to insert the correct metadata and change the file names to something more informative.

I have several directories of flac files. I don't know what program was used to rip them. It may have been on a PC or a Mac. It looks like they were ripped in 2006.

Can anyone tell me if any currently available software can make sense of the files listed below?

Thanks.

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Each directory has the same files:

01.flac
02.flac
....
cover.bak
cover.jpg
info.xml
info.xml.backup
info.xml.bak
infonew.xml
infonew.xml.new
prescrub2.xml
rescrub3.xml
titles.tmp

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Overworked33
post Feb 23 2012, 22:40
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Thank you for your reply and for correcting the title.

I understand the concern about pirating. In this case it couldn't be further from the truth. I'm a computer consultant. I spend my days customizing corporate equipment. In this case, as a courtesy, I'm helping a client with a personal matter. In this case the music was ripped by the ex-husband prior to divorce, so I can't go back to him for answers. Also, the client is French and in her mid-fifties. Listening to her music brings tears to my eyes -- and not tears of joy.

Back to business. I tried mp3BookHelper. I got a parser error when I tried to import the xml files.
I tried mp3tag. Good program, but it doen't import xml files. The database lookups don't work well because of the odd music. (It will be a good backup if I can't find better.)

I am hoping to find the program that created all of those extra data files, since it would most likely be able to read them and use them.

-- Overworked
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