Monday, August 27, 2007

Last time, I posted about how Wal-Mart has made it as easy to buy music that will play on my computer as it would be to steal the same music. Now that I've bought a few albums (Seventh Day Slumber, Rebecca St. James, and Britt Nicole), I do have one complaint. The ID3 tags in the MP3 files leave something to be desired. ID3 tags are part of the music file that contain information about the song like artist, title, album, track number, etc. In the Seventh Day Slumber album, they were non-existent, for the other two, there was a bunch of stuff missing. This causes a problem because the software that loads these songs on my iPod uses this information to make it possible for me to find the music when I want to listen to it.
So the solution was to select "Add/Remove..." in the Applications menu of Linux, and find a free program that can help me modify my recently purchased files. One of the ones that I found was EasyTag, and it is excellent! EasyTag parses the filenames, and automatically fills in the ID3 tags for all the songs that I purchased from Wal-Mart.
Now I have all my new music on my iPod, and I couldn't be happier.

BTW, I'm really impressed with the Britt Nicole album!

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