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 When I got a bit fed up of having to launch Easytag or Puddletag separately after each rip, however, I soon felt the need for a command-line tag utility to get these '​track-y'​ bits of metadata correct, too: thus was born the Classical CD **Tagger**, or CCD**T**. When I got a bit fed up of having to launch Easytag or Puddletag separately after each rip, however, I soon felt the need for a command-line tag utility to get these '​track-y'​ bits of metadata correct, too: thus was born the Classical CD **Tagger**, or CCD**T**.
  
-From the outset, then: CCDR got most of the tag data correct; CCDT only had to fill in the bits that CCDR didn't bother setting. It therefore really only tagged track titles and not a lot else. I hadn't envisaged CDs being ripped by non-CCDR tools and //then// needing to have **all** their metadata fixed by a command-line tag tool. But guess what happens when, confronted with a pile of 50 CDs to rip, you ask your other half to help out... an other half who is firmly wedded to Windows-only tools! You do, then, indeed end up with a pile of hundreds of tracks, all of which need to be tagged properly **from scratch**. The old assumption that CCDR would have got most of the tags right beforehand proves, in those circumstances,​ completely wrong!+From the outset, then: CCDR got most of the tag data for an '​album' ​correct; CCDT only had to fill in the bits that CCDR didn't bother setting. It therefore really only tagged track titles and not a lot else. I hadn't envisaged CDs being ripped by non-CCDR tools and //then// needing to have **all** their metadata fixed by a command-line tag tool. But guess what happens when, confronted with a pile of 50 CDs to rip, you ask your other half to help out... an other half who is firmly wedded to Windows-only tools! You do, then, indeed end up with a pile of hundreds of tracks, all of which need to be tagged properly **from scratch**. The old assumption that CCDR would have got most of the tags right beforehand proves, in those circumstances,​ completely wrong!
  
 Thus, by virtue of having to use this stuff at length, at home, I decided that the Classical CD Tagger needed a Version 2 re-write, too: it needed to be able to supply **all** the tags for a digital music file, not just the ones you thought CCDR wouldn'​t have supplied already. It also needed to incorporate the Dizwell Tag Cleaner (DTC) functionality,​ since I found that invoking that third utility every time I'd finished tagging a CD (or a part of a CD) was rapidly getting tedious! Thus, by virtue of having to use this stuff at length, at home, I decided that the Classical CD Tagger needed a Version 2 re-write, too: it needed to be able to supply **all** the tags for a digital music file, not just the ones you thought CCDR wouldn'​t have supplied already. It also needed to incorporate the Dizwell Tag Cleaner (DTC) functionality,​ since I found that invoking that third utility every time I'd finished tagging a CD (or a part of a CD) was rapidly getting tedious!
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