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Old Nov 6, 2012, 02:44 PM   #1
SlugBlanket
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A Good MP3 Tag editor

Can anyone please recommend a good MP3 Tag editor for use within OSX ?

I have tried MP3 Encoder and Tag from the App store but the first won't edit tags unless I'm encoding as well and Tag has practical limitations when editing multiple files.

Currently I'm using a Windows program on an old PC but while its a good program, the PC is on it's way out and bootcamp isn't an option.

The original music files are on my NAS but when I copy these albums to my local iTunes library there are so many inconsistencies and errors that I think its time to correct the errors before I bring the music into my library. This would have the added benefit of allowing other members of the family to add these NAS albums into their local libraries without us all duplicating the editing.

Ideally the program should be able to handle (save) multiple edits in one go much as iTunes can but it must also be able to edit wav, flac, and at a push wma files as well. Programs such as TuneUp are not what I need as those work best on the iTunes Library itself whereas I need to preserve any duplicates e.g. in historical charts as I will be working folder by folder on the NAS.

Any help is appreciated
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 03:41 PM   #2
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Mac OSX MP3 ID Tag Editor

I'm using ID3 Editor which you can find at http://www.pa-software.com/id3editor/. I've been using this editor to manage tags on a host of mp3 files like audiobooks, recorded audio & music files. You can edit the ID tags on a single mp3 file or you can select a group of files and edit the tags which the files share in common. For example on a series of music files you can edit the album title, artist, year, genre and more that's the same for all the files. When you click on "UPDATE" the edits are made in a flash. ID3 Editor costs $15 for a single license and when updates are released just contact Pa-Software for a free new license key. ID 3 Editor works great for me and maybe you'll like it as well.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 06:41 PM   #3
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I'm using ID3 Editor which you can find at http://www.pa-software.com/id3editor/. I've been using this editor to manage tags on a host of mp3 files like audiobooks, recorded audio & music files. You can edit the ID tags on a single mp3 file or you can select a group of files and edit the tags which the files share in common. For example on a series of music files you can edit the album title, artist, year, genre and more that's the same for all the files. When you click on "UPDATE" the edits are made in a flash. ID3 Editor costs $15 for a single license and when updates are released just contact Pa-Software for a free new license key. ID 3 Editor works great for me and maybe you'll like it as well.

Thanks for the info ... i'll try it out
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 01:17 AM   #4
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Tagr works nice and simple, although it only works for MP3 and MP4 - you seem to be needing something more complex.

http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/30610/tagr
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 02:08 AM   #5
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I find this the best and it's free http://bilalh.github.com/projects/tagger/
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Old Nov 14, 2013, 04:01 AM   #6
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spot on

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I find this the best and it's free http://bilalh.github.com/projects/tagger/
this is the s..
works flawlessly in maverick, and to my surprise super easy to tag and quickly add to iTunes while you are listening to something else.

I don't like iTunes, because it's a drag to find you songs, and even though you know what you looking for and searching for correct names etc, iTunes just suggest to look in the store.
It's sluggish and absolutely not worthy of an apple product.
However tagger makes the day for me.
Thanx a lot for the suggestion
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Old Nov 29, 2013, 11:19 AM   #7
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I find this the best and it's free http://bilalh.github.com/projects/tagger/
Tried it out, this app appears to do the job pretty well. Thanks for the tip!
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 02:17 AM   #8
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I understood that You want to edit the tags before You import them into iTunes. I used to do that too. But since some time, I use and recommend Tune Instructor (http://www.tune-instructor.com/com/).

It only works in conjunction with iTunes as You e.g. select songs in iTunes, open Tune Instructor and based on Your selection You can call multiple tools.

The set of tools included is huge. To just name a few: Capitalization, search and replace to generating ID3 tags from file names (and vice versa).

From my point of view, You should give it a try!
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 03:54 AM   #9
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Here are some scripts that work with iTunes which turn iTunes into an amazing tag editor. http://dougscripts.com/itunes/
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 06:41 PM   #10
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Can anyone please recommend a good MP3 Tag editor for use within OSX ?
Tagr is my favourite:
http://www.entwicklungsfreu.de/tagr.jsp
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Old May 12, 2013, 01:28 AM   #11
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Music Tag Editor for mac

you may want to try Music Tag Editor for mac, see their website http://www.edysoft.com/?page_id=31 , I found this app is useful for me to edit MP3 and flac Tags, Also the rename function is enabled at new version.
Good luck!

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Can anyone please recommend a good MP3 Tag editor for use within OSX ?

I have tried MP3 Encoder and Tag from the App store but the first won't edit tags unless I'm encoding as well and Tag has practical limitations when editing multiple files.

Currently I'm using a Windows program on an old PC but while its a good program, the PC is on it's way out and bootcamp isn't an option.

The original music files are on my NAS but when I copy these albums to my local iTunes library there are so many inconsistencies and errors that I think its time to correct the errors before I bring the music into my library. This would have the added benefit of allowing other members of the family to add these NAS albums into their local libraries without us all duplicating the editing.

Ideally the program should be able to handle (save) multiple edits in one go much as iTunes can but it must also be able to edit wav, flac, and at a push wma files as well. Programs such as TuneUp are not what I need as those work best on the iTunes Library itself whereas I need to preserve any duplicates e.g. in historical charts as I will be working folder by folder on the NAS.

Any help is appreciated
you may want to try Music Tag Editor for mac, see their website http://www.edysoft.com/?page_id=31 , I found this app is useful for me to edit MP3 and flac Tags, Also the rename function is enabled at new version.
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Old May 12, 2013, 08:38 PM   #12
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you may want to try Music Tag Editor for mac, see their website http://www.edysoft.com/?page_id=31 , I found this app is useful for me to edit MP3 and flac Tags, Also the rename function is enabled at new version.
Good luck!

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you may want to try Music Tag Editor for mac, see their website http://www.edysoft.com/?page_id=31 , I found this app is useful for me to edit MP3 and flac Tags, Also the rename function is enabled at new version.
For now various Doug's Scripts and Tagger are doing the job within OSX. I'd already seen this app (Music Tag Editor) in the App Store but the customer reviews were enough to convince me to look elsewhere. Thanks for the input though
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Old May 12, 2013, 08:46 PM   #13
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I use Tagr, it supports integration with Discogs.
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Old May 12, 2013, 08:52 PM   #14
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I used Tagr as well but have recently moved to Metadatics.

It's a bit more advanced than Tagr, but it's not free.

http://www.markvapps.com/metadatics/
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Old Sep 20, 2013, 08:08 AM   #15
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The link is dead, but MacUpdate had a recent version. Sadly, I'm not that amazed. Only the most basic tags (atoms) are available, and fewer than the Get Info within iTunes already affords. Batching looks like the feature to have, but for fine-grain meta tags in mp3, I'm still searching for a decent editor.
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