Posted on : 24-05-2009 | By : Live Concert | In : Online Music
If you are a digital music fan, you might have problems organizing your music file collection. For me, I used to have 100′s of MP3 files lumped in one folder in my hard drive. can you imagine the pain I had to go through to find one specific tune to listen to?
Organizing your music files is an necessary skill to learn. Once your collection is wonderful ly sorted out, you’ll be able to find the songs you want expeditiously and easily. So performance aside some time and read through the following ideas I’ve come up with.
1. Start Subfolders – The single the majority necessary tip for organizing your music files is to create subfolders in your hard drive. Don’t ever leave your MP3 files in one huge folder called C:My Music. Start subfolders like C:My MusicClassical, C:My MusicPop and C:My MusicSoundtracks.
2. Ensure your ID3 Tags Are Correct – ID3 tags are used to retailer necessary information about MP3 files. Things like the song title, artist, album are kept and will be displayed by your MP3 player. Take the time to properly edit these tags – a lot of MP3 files you download have the ID3 tag information all wrong. A wonderful software program for editing ID3 tags is TagScanner.
3. Invest in Good Music Management Software – There are a few amazing pieces of software out there for managing music files. Two wonderful ones come to mind. The first is MediaMonkey and the second is MusicMatch Jukebox. Both programs provide amazing music management features like an integrated music player, CD burning features and ID3 tag renaming.
4. Get Your Music Files from Legal Sources – If you’ve been downloading music using P2P (peer-to-peer) file sharing programs like KaZaa, you’ll decidedly like ly get music files which have strange names like 56_HeyjAck.mp3. My advice: Get your files from legal sources like Web music services iTunes or Napster and you’ll avoid this problem.
5. Start Good Playlists – Virtually all software music player (e.g. Winamp) will allow you to create playlists. For example, say you are in the mood for rock songs, you can point to your folder called C:Music Rock and Roll and create a playlist from that folder. Save the playlist following it’s created. When you next feel like listening to those songs, all you need to do is load that playlist instead of trawling through your hard drive and folders.
6. Get A Huge Hard Drive – I understand that this sounds a little crazy – but running out of disk space can and will ruin your well-organized music collection. Ensure you’ve enough hard disk space to retailer your music files. Say you’ve 10,000 music files that you absolutely must retain and listen to. It is a decidedly bad idea to store, say, 8,000 files in Hard Drive A and 2,000 files in Hard Drive B. Very messy. It is better to retailer them all in one hard disk. So get your hands on the biggest hard drive you can find.
I hope this post helps you to organize your music collection a little better. I know it takes resolution, but once your music collection is properly catalogued, listening to your music collection will be a much more pleasant experience. So do not hesitate – get organized now!