Winamp has been one of the applications in the past that belonged to a set of software programs that I installed automatically after setting up a new operating system. This has changed in the last two years because I did switch from Winamp to XMPlay which is only using half of the resources that Winamp Lite is using when playing music. (4 MB vs. 10 MB vs. 17MB of memory and 4 MB vs 6 MB vs 10MB of virtual memory)
Stefan (German blog) however discovered a very nice feature of Winamp that I also did not know about. It's not the uber-feature that would drive me back to Winamp but it's very handy. I'm talking about the Winamp Auto Tagger which can automatically tag selected music tracks by looking them up in Gracenote music database.
Some notes about the process: Winamp Lite users seem to only be able to tag one music track at a time which could mean lots of work if you want to tag many tracks. Just right-click a track and select View File Info from the menu. That opens a new window that is displaying the tags of the selected mp3 track and the Auto-Tag button at the lower right corner.
Users of Winamp Full can use the Send To entry from the right-click context menu to tag multiple music tracks at once.Advertisement
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