On my old PC, I have a large MP3 library in bad need of organization. I need
to correct tags and move files into appropriate folders on my new PC (both
are networked). I've used iTunes in the past, and would have no problem
having it as my main music library/player. MusicMatch looks intriguing as a
player, but it's the tag editing functions that intrigue me.
Please tell me if the following is correct:
- MusicMatch Plus has a great SuperTagger feature to semi-automatically
correct tags, but its "Add tracks to My Library" function won't move files.
It'll simply create a library pointer to the existing file. There is a
preferences setting to specify target folder (and artist/album subfolder
options), but it's only for the Recorder function used when ripping CDs. If
you're simply organizing existing MP3s, MM won't move the files.
- iTunes does have a setting which creates a copy of any MP3 inported into
the library, using a base folder/artist/album structure. But it doesn't have
an automated tag editor; all edits must be done by hand.
- Therefore, to both organize my files into neat folders and *easily* edit
their tags, I need to use both programs, right? What do you think about the
- Use MusicMatch to edit all my tags and filenames on the old PC.
- Use iTunes to import all files into its library, with both "Copy files
to iTunes music folder when adding to library" and, what the heck. "Keep
iTunes music folder organized" enabled. This will copy the files to their
permanent location on the new PC.
- Use iTunes from now on; to sample MusicMatch and see if I like it
better, I can simply delete its library and create a new library based on
the files in their new location.
- In the future, when I download some new files, I can use MusicMatch to
tag/rename them, iTunes to import them while moving them to their permanent
folder, then delete the new entries from MusicMatch and re-add them from the
It seems too easy... I have a nagging feeling I'm missing something here.