The detagging Issue

Exchange mix CDs with each other.
User avatar
The Fish
Beer Battered
Posts: 12225
Joined: 24 Oct 2003, 20:04
Location: Hove Actually

The detagging Issue

Postby The Fish » 27 Sep 2014, 21:21

Well I did say I would start a thread on this, as it seems to be proving difficult to send digitally without revealing details of the tracks. I was experiencing the same problems when playing the tracks after I had supposedly removed the tagging. Anyway I have found a method that seems to work, however please note

THIS SOLUTION USES WINDOWS AND WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER

Hopefully Mac users can add to the thread with their own findings suggestions. Also even with this method, it seems that some problems may reoccur at the receiving end which I assume is down to importing the mix to Itunes which attempts to retag each track. Again hopefully Itunes users may be able to comment.

MY SOLUTION

First off make up a CD as per the "old fashioned" mix club way, then with completed CD in drive select rip tab from Windows Media Player, which should give you a view kike this....

Image

You can start by changing the title top left which will be the title it rips under by right click and "edit". Then use right click and edit to change each track title to track01, track02 etc (I suggest using track01 rather than track1 as this will preserve the track order within the final folder)

Image

You can change any item in this way so then change artist and composer fields (once you have typed "unknown artist" once you can copy and paste

Image

I believe that even ostensibly removing the tagging after the fact left some identifiable metadata behind, whereas this seems to work by ripping the track without tagging at the outset.

Once you have ediyed all items press start rip and then the ripped folder will be your mix ready for zipping and uploading.

Feel free to add your thoughts.
We're way past rhubarb

User avatar
T. Willy Rye
Spinner of crazy fuck-ass shit
Posts: 3501
Joined: 30 Jan 2010, 21:41
Location: Fogertyland

Re: The detagging Issue

Postby T. Willy Rye » 29 Sep 2014, 04:09

Does it matter that my files get changed to wma files? Will my recipient be able to download them?

User avatar
The Fish
Beer Battered
Posts: 12225
Joined: 24 Oct 2003, 20:04
Location: Hove Actually

Re: The detagging Issue

Postby The Fish » 29 Sep 2014, 19:31

T. Willy Rye wrote:Does it matter that my files get changed to wma files? Will my recipient be able to download them?


Not sure what you mean here. Using the above process you will end up with MP3 files. It doesn't matter if they go from MP3 to wma when you burn the disc. Whenever you rip back from the disc you'll get MP3 again, or at least you will using Media Player as described.
We're way past rhubarb