Download Tags from Amazon
mp3Tag can supply your music files with tags in different ways. It is possible to generate tags using parts of filenames and folder names, to get tags from FreeDB, to tag MP3, FLAC, AAC etc. files from a text file. Along with the rich renaming capabilities this provides you with the full control over your music collection.
Yet another feature is getting tags from Amazon. Here you need at least artist's or album's name (one or the other; if you have both of them, it's just perfect).
Select all files from one album. Click the "Generate tags" button on the right:
In the new window, open the "Tags from Amazon" tab.
Check "Artist" and "Album" fields. Normally they are taken from tags of the selected files, but if the tags are empty, the fields will be empty, too. You can fill out the required information manually.
A small tip regarding albums' names. If the name is too long, or if other unrelated information is added (like on the screen shot above), Amazon may fail to find the album. In order to make the search successful, just shorten the name. For example, it is sufficient to search for "Swing" in the above case, as together with "Robbie Williams" it will provide quite a unique combination.
From the dropdown list, select the service that you want to use. Localized Amazon's services, like amazon.de, amazon.fr etc. are supported.
Click "Get albums". After a few seconds, some information will show up both in the "Disc" dropdown list and in the preview area. Select the proper album's version from the "Disc" dropdown list. In the preview area you can see how the available versions differ from each other.
If songs of the album are in their original order, you can instantly save the information (however, we recommend to check it in the preview area anyway). Click "Save tracks info" in the lower part of the window.
The program writes new tags. From now on you can rename your files using the fetched information.
If order of songs is different from the original CD version, which usually happens when files are named by their titles (and so the system sorts them alphabetically), you may need to restore the original order. In the preview area, you can drag and drop files to their positions. Take a file with your mouse, drag it to the right, and then drag it up or down to its place. Watch the horizontal line that shows where the file will be inserted.
If you don't know how the files were laid out on the CD, just download the information from Amazon. Consider the example:
In the left column, our real filenames are shown. "Track#" and "Title" columns show the downloaded information. We can see that "Mack the Knife" should be second in the list, so let's drag the file there.
After restoring the original order, just reselect the album from the "Disc" dropdown list. This will place the information properly.