Work Flow Recommendations

This section provides some recommended workflows for various tagging scenarios. These workflows are based on what are believed to be best practices.

The scenarios covered include:

  1. When the CD is available

  2. When the ripper log file is available

  3. When files are grouped by album

  4. When files are not grouped but have some metadata

  5. When files are not grouped and have little or no existing metadata


Regardless of whether or not it’s one of the the workflows listed, it is strongly recommended that you make a backup copy of the files being processed and initially process a copy of your music files. This will help to ensure that Picard is properly configured (e.g.: settings, scripts, and plugins) and produces the expected and desired results.