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Thread: Mp3, ogg, wma, and tag problems. Where to start?

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    Mp3, ogg, wma, and tag problems. Where to start?

    My Music directory is a mess. My mp3 player (Sansa Fuze 8GB) is suffering because of it. My music is scattered across several formats, mp3, ogg, maybe even some wma, (although I think I weeded THOSE all out). My Fuze supports ogg. I would like to convert everything to ogg, and be done with it. I don't want to have to manually re-tag EVERYTHING, but some work still needs done. I have double artist (Children of Bodo / Children of Bodom) multi album (Heaven and hell / Heaven and Hell) etc. I'm looking for an easy solution. The tags look okay in Rhythmbox and Banshee, but on my Fuze, I get things like the above. Even using sync. It is using MSC mode instead of MTP as MTP seems to do nothing.

    Any help or advice on this is greatly appreciated and I would be more than happy to provide more details if needed.
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    Re: Mp3, ogg, wma, and tag problems. Where to start?

    easytag sorted a lot of issues for me.
    I would like to convert everything to ogg, and be done with it.
    Converting one lossy format (mp3) to another (ogg) is not good for sound quality.

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    Re: Mp3, ogg, wma, and tag problems. Where to start?

    Quote Originally Posted by Temüjin View Post
    Converting one lossy format (mp3) to another (ogg) is not good for sound quality.
    + a huge amount.

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    Re: Mp3, ogg, wma, and tag problems. Where to start?

    What if I converted them to *.wav first? That would retain sound quality but I'd lose the tags, wouldn't I?
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    Re: Mp3, ogg, wma, and tag problems. Where to start?

    Any lossy->lossy conversion will lose sound quality. You cant get the information that was discarded back.

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