Made a horrible mistake! PLEASE HELP ME!

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by Vetius, Nov 26, 2002.

  1. Vetius

    Vetius Guest

    Here is what happened:

    I was in winamp, and selected all of my 700 music files, in the winamp file browser, as I usually do, to play the songs in winamp. Then, when the songs where still selected, I noticed one song having an incorrect title, so I hit rename. And it renamed EACH SONG to that new name....yes there was an error message when I did that...but the program froze! And I had to end task. So NOW, I have 700 songs with the same name.


    Please help me fix!! :(
     
  2. djwhite

    djwhite OSNN Senior Addict

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    Did you change the ID3 tags or just the names?
     
  3. Vetius

    Vetius Guest

    Just the names....it was a POD song that was renamed, so now I have, (as file names),

    POD - BOOM (1).mp3
    POD - BOOM (2).mp3

    and so on...
     
  4. djwhite

    djwhite OSNN Senior Addict

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    Good song, I can't think of a quick way to change them back, all I can think of is looking at the ID3 tags to figure out what song it is and then renaming it, but that will take an extremely long time for 700 songs.
    Pray that someone has a better solution:D
     
  5. cruiser78

    cruiser78 Me

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    get mp3 media studio... do a search for it, i'm not sure where it's at.... but you can use it to view the id3 tags... if that didn't mess them up.... and rename your files using the id3 tags... very easy to do.. i use to edit the tags all the time for my mp3 car deck.
    Good luck
     
  6. Vetius

    Vetius Guest

    Would system restore fix this?
     
  7. Prez

    Prez Guest

    no you will loose them all then..
     
  8. Vetius

    Vetius Guest

    HAHAHAHAHA....what hell a two second misake has caused me. Anyone who likes alternative/rock want to send me their music? I've got a healthy connection speed......
     
  9. djmgyx

    djmgyx Guest

    Damn I know the feeling i lost over 4500 mp3's a last summer when my drive died and everythign was renamed to .chk files
     
  10. Prez

    Prez Guest

    knowing what files you lost and doing a clean restore and losing everything is alot like losing a love done i think... makes me wanna cry!
     
  11. egghead

    egghead Double O Egghead

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    i think think thats a major bug

    winamp should have had bug testers to prevent this

    i'd be so pissed if my tunes were named

    1.mp3 -
    10,000.mp3

    your id3 tags should be intact but i would not fix every 700 of them

    burn them to disc and hit shuffle play


    sorry for the useless info

    i'll hit shuffle now
     
  12. sinnoc00

    sinnoc00 Mad as a Lorry

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    Hehehehehehehehe !!!! This is possibly the fooniest thing I've ever read ! :D *runs to get coat*
     
  13. egghead

    egghead Double O Egghead

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    where are you running too?

    im listening to diary of a madman and im lost souls


    cheers
    egghead
     
  14. yoyo

    yoyo _________________

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    Don't know much about mp3s, but found this application by accident. The description sounds as if it could be of help to you.
    Tag&Rename
     
  15. chastity

    chastity Moderator Political User

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    That is a great program but you will need to buy it to be able to fix all 700 mp3 files. But it is money well spent if you do nuy Tag and Rename
     
  16. XP Abuser

    XP Abuser Guest

    :D ha i looked at all the views on this thread over 250 people have viewed it they just wanna see how badly you ****ed summin up but spose its only human nature :D
     
  17. sinnoc00

    sinnoc00 Mad as a Lorry

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    Heh heh ! You got that right ! Classic ! 700 songs too :D *sorry*
     
  18. Eck

    Eck .user

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    Sadly enough, I did the same thing once, with about 500 MP3s. Luckily, I had just backed all of them up about 2 weeks earlier. Only had to re-download like 20 more to get my collection back where it was. =D
     
  19. Octopus

    Octopus Moderator

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    don't some programs rip music CDs and then those programs re-name them for you ( from tags)?
    if there is a program like what I said then burn the 700 :D and then rip them off :D
     
  20. Jahya

    Jahya Guest

    Let me tell ya, the best mp3 management program out there is Tag & Rename. It will allow you to open all of the files and IF the are properly tagged (either ID3v1 or ID3v2) the program will rename all of your files based on the tags and your selections.

    For example, you only want the file names to appear as "Artist - Title", you select the files to rename and which tag to base the changes on and for every file you select it will change the file name to "Artist - Title". Simple.

    Problem is, if the files are not properly tagged, its of little use. For complete albums it does have the CDDB option. O yeah, it also does WinAMP tags.

    http://www.softartstudio.com/mp3/tag_rename_v2.htm