Rename files with numbers

Dave Benjamin ramen at lackingtalent.com
Tue Nov 1 05:58:57 CET 2005


On Mon, 31 Oct 2005, Micah Elliott wrote:

> On Oct 31, Micah Elliott wrote:
>> Now I need to go beautify my collection.  :-)
>
> While a fun exercise, there are probably already dozens (or
> thousands?) of utilities in existence that do this and much more.

Seconded. I initially considered writing a script to rename a huge pile of 
MP3 files, but halfway through, I thought, "there's *got* to be a better 
way". I found this app: http://www.softpointer.com/tr.htm

Bought it the next day. Holy crap, what a gigantic timesaver. It looks up 
albums based on track lengths, downloads titles from freedb and Amazon, 
does ID3 tagging, renaming, moves files into separate directories... I 
busted through about 20 gigs of MP3s in three days. I kid you not.

If this is just a fun toy Python project, don't let me discourage you, but 
if you have more than a handful of albums to rename, trust me. This 
problem has been solved.

Here's a list of apps, including Tag&Rename, that can query freedb:
http://www.freedb.org/freedb_aware_apps.php

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