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Mp3tag is a tool that helps edit common audio formats’ metadata. It makes organizing your music collection and managing your playlists quite easy, ensuring a lot cleaner looking player in the end. Making sure all audio files’ tags are correct could be extremely laborious. This software program makes that process a breeze.
Mp3tag is easy and free to download and use. The application is quite light and should work on almost every computer, since it doesn’t need much of storage or memory space. By the way, if you want, you can donate money to the makers too – the option for which is enabled.
Mp3tag has quite a few tricks under its sleeve. Some of the main features include batch tag editing, cover art support, import from online databases, ability to replace words or characters, option to make playlists automatically, rename tags, export to multiple file formats (RTF, HTML and CSV), and complete unicode support.
The editable tags include the song’s title, artist, the year it was released, album, the genre, and a particular song’s track number. When the cover of an album is affixed, you can modify the aspect ratio if it’s distorted or not the correct size.
Metadata basically refers to the information relating to a track’s size, name, artwork, album name, etc. The Mp3tag app lets you alter file names based on tag data, replace words or characters from filenames and tags, export/import tag data, and prepare playlists.
The user interface is clean, intuitive and easy to use. The clean interface looks especially tidier when it’s compared to some of the rival tools. Moreover, it’s smaller to boot, which makes Mp3tag quite a responsive and snappy experience.
Mp3tag supports a range of audio formats. This means you would be able to edit tags for Musepack, AAC/MP4, Ogg, and also just MP3s. This multi-file support should come in handy if your machine has a range of audio formats on-board.
Batch tag editing is essentially editing tags of multiple audio files simultaneously. Mp3tag edits batch tags of ID3 (v1, v2.3 and v2.4), WMA, iTunes MP4, APE tags and Vorbis comments. Moreover, it supports queries from web-based databases such as Discogs, Amazon, MusicBrainz and FreeDB. It could then auto-update tags in your audio library, including cover art.
The tool comes built in with a functionality that helps link up FreeDB online database for importing tags from the right album. This brings a much needed end to the MP3 albums that come with generic track names such as “track1”, “track2”, etc. Though the data FreeDB sends could be at times erroneous, things are fairly amicable overall.
The tool definitely makes editing metadata easy. But it isn’t the most accurate tool at that. Often, the edited data could have certain errors. In other words, the tags aren’t standardized. All of a sudden, the author becomes the show’s producer, for instance. The file titles could be at times incomprehensible as well.