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Old 01 February 2009, 14:34   #1
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I don't get on with this program very well when it comes to editing info on MP3 TAGS. Anybody use any thing else with their ipod
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I agree it aint clever sometimes... DRM .. doncha love it ?

But this works .. Anapod explorer

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Just use your mobile phone and download proper MP3s - much easier.

Why do so many people buy Ipods when a phone will do the same job???

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Cos, I've got 200 albums 70 Audiobooks and an awful lot of comedy, and I go to see for months at a time. It would cost me a lot in phone memory.

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Why do so many people buy Ip**s when a phone will do the same job???
I have often thought the same, why? Expensive to buy, Expensive to buy tunes for and the rumored reliability issues. Most phones and mp3 players now have removable memory meaning expansion is possible at a relatively cheap price. Mind you if I was away for a few months I think one those netbooks would be my ideal companion.
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What I'm asking does anybody have any ideas for a software alternative to I tunes. What particularly vexes me is I can't change MP3 tags. So I've got a load of audiobooks which are classed as Blues and I don't know how to change them.


Any help is appreciated.
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Im not sure about audio books but iv got over 15,000 songs in itunes and regularly change the names just by highlighting the ones i need and right clicking get info then you can change all the properties in there.

Or are you saying the files wont let you change the name.

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What I'm asking does anybody have any ideas for a software alternative to I tunes. What particularly vexes me is I can't change MP3 tags. So I've got a load of audiobooks which are classed as Blues and I don't know how to change them.


Any help is appreciated.
Rogue, I'm no expert - and don't own an iPod (not for any of the reasons above). I think Amarok can do what you want. It can certainly edit the tags on files etc - but not tried it with anything purchased via itunes. I believe (but obviously haven't tested) that it can then manage transfer to/from your iPOD. I believe there is a windows version of Amarok - but I have only used it in Linux. Some Linux stuff ported to windows works well and installs easily others require an unhealthy knowledge of program compiling, and have a user interface (file dialogue layouts in particular) that is not intuitive to windows user etc - no idea which way this one is... http://amarok.kde.org/
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Im not sure about audio books but iv got over 15,000 songs in itunes and regularly change the names just by highlighting the ones i need and right clicking get info then you can change all the properties in there.

Or are you saying the files wont let you change the name.

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no doh That's that sorted then! I'll have a look at the others to see if I prefer the file transfer
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no doh That's that sorted then! I'll have a look at the others to see if I prefer the file transfer

So are you sorted or not ? Anapod Explorer allows you to chop and change the names, categories etc, because it doesnt work like itunes, its more like windows explorer, and more importantly resolves the Digital Rights Management issues, and allows you to move/copy tracks between devices and/or computers,.. I tunes wont let you do that !

From what you say, your audio books are getting classed as the Genre 'Blues', why that is I dont know but have a look here and see if your question is answered, to me it looks like it is , although I have never used audio books. But this page tells you what you can do with tag editing.

under this section :

Library Management
  • Full support for iPod tag-based organization.
  • View all tracks or by artist, album, or genre.
  • View albums under their artists or alphabetically.
  • Create playlists from artist, album, genre folders.
  • Edit tags information on-board the iPod.
  • Batch edit multiple tags at once.
  • Change artist, album or genre by drag and drop.
  • Rename whole artists, albums, and genres.
  • Customize track display format using templates.
  • Delete tracks by artist, album, or genre.
If it works with music and video, I dont see why it wont with audio books. It supports drag and drop functionality and is pretty easy to use, ok its not free, but being free of the DRM crap that itunes ties you too makes it worth it. Like any software it takes a bit to know your way around, but IMO once youve got used to it it really makes moving files on your ipod a sinch.
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