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MacMePro
May 10, 2013, 12:18 PM
Hi guys,

i'm pretty new to the Mac environment & am enjoying-it. That being said, i've got a huge audio library & i have a few metadata to edit.....how hard can this be??

I don't want to use Itunes, because i have files that are'nt read by this software. When i try to use the software Media Rage, even though i save my new entry, it doen'nt keep the info permanently (the software appears to save the metadata, but when i relaunch the software, my entries vanish?!?).

Thanks for any help; other software to edit metadata??



VideoBeagle
May 10, 2013, 12:39 PM
The absolute best software hands down I've found for meta data for audio files is MP3Tag (http://www.mp3tag.de/en/) . Sadly, it's only for windows, but works well if you have Parallels or similar to run it in.

I've the past, i've tried making a wineskin wrapper for it with some success, but usually isn't good enough for me to use that as opposed to Parallels or just a windows machine.

MacMePro
May 10, 2013, 12:46 PM
Thank's beagle. I use to be a windows guy & i liked that that mp3tag software you're talking about...can't believe this is such work simply to edit tags on Mac (grr). Still looking

cheers man

The absolute best software hands down I've found for meta data for audio files is MP3Tag (http://www.mp3tag.de/en/) . Sadly, it's only for windows, but works well if you have Parallels or similar to run it in.

I've the past, i've tried making a wineskin wrapper for it with some success, but usually isn't good enough for me to use that as opposed to Parallels or just a windows machine.

VideoBeagle
May 10, 2013, 01:46 PM
Thank's beagle. I use to be a windows guy & i liked that that mp3tag software you're talking about...can't believe this is such work simply to edit tags on Mac (grr). Still looking

cheers man

There are some similar ones on the mac side, but again, not as good..can't recall the names as the "similar but not" wasn't enough for me to continue using. I'll look when i get home. Try looking around macupdate for some older stuff that might not have migrated to the app store, lacking slickness but gaining functionality.

MacMePro
May 10, 2013, 06:42 PM
I was breaking my back trying to edit metadata info on WAV files....grrrr! No can do. I transfered to FLAC & everything is cool.

Thank's again!!


There are some similar ones on the mac side, but again, not as good..can't recall the names as the "similar but not" wasn't enough for me to continue using. I'll look when i get home. Try looking around macupdate for some older stuff that might not have migrated to the app store, lacking slickness but gaining functionality.

Julien
May 11, 2013, 06:17 AM
I was breaking my back trying to edit metadata info on WAV files....grrrr! No can do. I transfered to FLAC & everything is cool.

Thank's again!!

You could transcode FLAC to ALAC (no loss) and use iTunes to do your tagging. Then anytime you wanted or needed FLAC you could just transcode back (no loss). I believe it will keep all the metadata sans song count/# of plays.

50548
May 11, 2013, 01:16 PM
I was breaking my back trying to edit metadata info on WAV files....grrrr! No can do. I transfered to FLAC & everything is cool.

Thank's again!!

Tag for Mac, Tag.app, MetaZ, ID3 Editor, Music Tag Editor...

afterhours
Sep 20, 2013, 08:35 AM
Tag for Mac, Tag.app, MetaZ, ID3 Editor, Music Tag Editor...

This link may have answers for you:

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4090510?start=0&tstart=0

otomo
Sep 25, 2013, 10:10 AM
Kid3 is a good id3 editor. It does AIFFs which seems to be a rare feature. And it uses Discogs database (among others). I also use Mp3tag in Windows over Parallels.

Once you've edited all you tags in an external editor, how do you get iTunes to refresh that tag info for all those songs? Sure, selecting "get info" will refresh the tags for one song at a time (selecting multiple songs with "get info" does not refresh the tags), but how do you refresh all the songs at once?