Mp3tag

Mp3tag 2.81

Easy-to-use tool to edit metadata of common audio formats

Most of us who own an MP3 player or play digital music on a computer will admit that it’s possible to get a little precious over your audio collection. There’s something very satisfying about having a hoard of music with the correct track and album names for each song. Not only does it look a lot cleaner in your player, but it makes it a darn sight easier to organize your collection and manage playlists. Ensuring that all the tags in your audio files are correct can be a thankless task, but there’s plenty of software around that will make a much quicker job of it. View full description

PROS

  • Very quick and lightweight application
  • Powerful FreeDB track look-up
  • Built-in cutting and joining tools

CONS

  • Album look-up is sometimes inaccurate
  • A few small bugs reported by users

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Most of us who own an MP3 player or play digital music on a computer will admit that it’s possible to get a little precious over your audio collection. There’s something very satisfying about having a hoard of music with the correct track and album names for each song. Not only does it look a lot cleaner in your player, but it makes it a darn sight easier to organize your collection and manage playlists. Ensuring that all the tags in your audio files are correct can be a thankless task, but there’s plenty of software around that will make a much quicker job of it.

Mp3tag is one of the better tag editors around, allowing you to edit the metadata (the information about a track’s name, size, album name, artwork, etc.) with a good degree of autonomy. The app lets you rename files based on this tag information, replace characters or words from tags and filenames, import/export tag information, and create playlists. It carries out its duties does the job very well too. For instance, the program has a much cleaner interface than many of its rivals and is smaller to boot, making it very quick and responsive.

If you find that you have a lot of different audio formats on your machine that you want to keep in check then Mp3tag is perfect. It supports virtually every major audio file type, so you can edit tags for Ogg, Musepack, and AAC/MP4, besides just MP3s.

Perhaps the biggest boon though is the inclusion of a link-up with the online FreeDB database to import tags from the appropriate album, spelling a swift end to those MP3 albums you get with track names like ‘track01’, ‘track02’, ‘track03’, etc.) While the data returned from the FreeDB is sometimes erroneous, it’s generally pretty good (though probably not quite as quick as the import tool in Tag&Rename).

It’s fair to say that Mp3tag is one of the clear leaders in its field, and considering it’s a freeware app, it’s well worth downloading if you want to clean- up your music collection. Tag editing is very quick and once you’ve given your audio the Mp3tag treatment, you should find it so much easier to organize your tracks.

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Mp3tag is a powerful and yet easy-to-use tool to edit metadata of common audio formats.

Mp3tag is a powerful and yet easy-to-use tool to edit metadata of common audio formats. It allows for batch tag-editing of ID3v1, ID3v2.3, ID3v2.4, iTunes MP4, WMA, Vorbis Comments and APE Tags for multiple files at once.

Mp3tag supports online database lookups from, e.g., Amazon, discogs, MusicBrainz or freedb, allowing you to automatically gather proper tags and download cover art for your music library.

Mp3tag provides reusable actions where you can pick from a variety of pre-defined actions such as renaming files based on the tag information, creating playlists, replacing characters or words in tags and filenames (with support for regular expressions), or importing and exporting tag information and embedded album art from files. Those actions can be composed in to reusable groups so that repetitive tasks can be automated and can be applied to your files with a single mouse click.

Besides these main features, Mp3tag offers a variety of other functions and features ranging from generating nice reports and lists of your collection based on user-defined templates, over support for iTunes-specific tags like media type or TV Show settings, to a user-interface and tagging infrastructure that is fully Unicode compliant.

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User reviews about Mp3tag

  • ZenBaxter

    by ZenBaxter

    "5 STAR EDITING MP3 TAGING TOOL"

    Well I've had a good look around being a songwriter & recording artist then I found this tool, I thought "t... More.

    reviewed on November 15, 2009

  • aziraphale

    by aziraphale

    "Really useful"

    It's really the swiss knife of tagging audio files and incredibly useful. One thing: in the review it says "... More.

    reviewed on May 12, 2009