This thread has been very helpful for me, personally.
I've since been using MP3Tag to tag all of my "loose" MP3's, and Exact Audio Copy to rip my old CD's to FLAC files.
Originally Posted by Puwaha
Don't forget that Media Center really likes the "album artist" tag. It uses this instead of the explicit artist when you are viewing or searching by artist..
This part right here kind of concerns me. I've been using the "freeDB" option inside Exact Audio Copy, where it has "Artist" listed. Having used WMC, I know it's using "Album Artist". I haven't imported my results yet into "MyMusic" (wanted to work/dabble/tinker outside before changing/breaking everything I already have set up)... the thought occured to me that this could be a problem. I hope it's not.
The other thing I've noticed is that although freeDB has an Album Art database, and I can assign that artwork to a song (and it shows up in the preview of the file in Explorer), when I play the song in WMP the album art doesn't show up. That hasn't been a problem when I've used MP3tag. I'm wondering/worrying that using *freeDB* inside ExactAudioCopy isn't going to give me results when I transfer into MyMusic/WMC.
This is minor, but the *dates* in the Amazon database, using MP3Tag, I think are the date Amazon might have added it, not the date the album actually released. The dates are all messed up, and that kind of annoys me.