Category Archives: Mp3 Tags

Importing Data from Mp3Tag

Many webradio operators have their playout systems and all the audio files for their station on a dedicated computer for their broadcast and Music 1 installed on a different computer. In this case, one can’t use the tag reader/importer that is built into M1 because the files are on a different machine. One way to get the needed data from the broadcast computer to the M1 computer is to use free software such as Mp3Tag.

Mp3Tag will export library data to a .csv text file, one that separates the fields with the semi-colon ( ; ). M1 can import data from this type of file, but it needs a script to tell it how to read the file, which data field is which. We have created one of our import definition files for this purpose and will send it to you on request. Below is a video showing how the .idf file is used.

Mp3 Tags – Explained

Many people don’t know the difference between the mp3 file name and mp3 “tags” (also known as: meta-data). If you’re running an internet radio station, it is important to not only know the differece, but to have the correct tag data entered into the Title and Artist fields. This video explains.

What’s the best way to name my audio files?

Short answer:  Artist-Title I’m in favor of simplicity and efficiency.  Artist-Title makes it easy to quickly sort all the files in the Windows folder/directory view and the look of each file is clean and uncluttered. Now some folks want to have the Album as part of the filename, too.  So the name then becomes:  Artist-Title-Album.mp3  Continue Reading

When I imported my library from a csv file that I exported from SAM, a bunch of songs that I know I’m playing didn’t come into M1?

….check your mp3 tags.  M1 won’t import song data from a record that has an empty Title field within the mp3 tags.  It is really, really important that you get all the tags in order, updated, corrected before you export the data to the .csv for M1 to import.  You can update the tags inContinue Reading

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