Best current MP3 meta taggers album art etc for automatic tagging

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  1. TwoBytes macrumors 68030

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    What's the best out there at the moment?

    I liked TuneUp which I bought but there hasn't been any updates. It use to automatically tag everything and then you review it.

    Metadatics is ok but is there anything better?

    Thanks!
     
  2. rhett7660, Aug 17, 2015
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    rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Just going to assume you are wanting a Mac solution correct, not a windows solution. Before anybody rips into me about asking this, I still use a windows solution because I haven't found anything on the Mac side that can do what I want it to do and do it really-really-really well! In fact this was the only reason, I purchased VMWare and a Windows license was so that I can use this one program.

    I am currently trying out "Tag Editor", which is available in the App store. I received this via one of the free code shares from this forum. I have not had a lot of time to play with it, but there is a free version to try out.
     
  3. mic j macrumors 68030

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    It's early for me, but I don't see where you ever mentioned the app you are talking about.
     
  4. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Whoops you are right, the name of the windows application is Tag & Rename by softpointer.

    It isn't free, but to me. once I tried it out and saw what it could do, the money was well worth it. I have a lot of CD's and have ripped them all (1400 and counting), not to mention a lot of stuff that was poorly tagged when I first started out. It handles a wide variety of file formats, which was nice, once I started to move away from mp3's and onto ALAC and FLAC.

    I have also included in my original post, a Mac App store Mp3 tagging software that I am trying out.
     
  5. mic j, Aug 17, 2015
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    I have used MusicBrainz Picard for things that need to me found vs modified. Takes some practice but once you get it, it is pretty easy. I also have used Jaikoz. It is an easier interface and used MusicBrainz Picard as it's data engine. If you are wanting to do a bunch and be done, I would download the free trial of Jaikoz, get your job done. It's on the expensive side $30 for a tagger. I did not purchase it but just took care of my whole library during the full function 30 day free trial.

    If you just need to edit, find album info, I use Tagr. I have to say that I just looked at Metadatics, and it looks pretty good for $10.

    Edit: Just to clarify, I am using an old version of Tagr and have not tried the App Store version, which appears to have been more fully developed than the old (free) version I currently use.
     
  6. Fuchal macrumors 68020

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    Kid3 is free and very good. Interface is not great but it does it's job. Great automatic metadata lookup features.
     
  7. TwoBytes thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks guys. Lots of useful recommendations in this thread! :)
     
  8. TwoBytes thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Forgot to add media rage which is very old but it actually renames the DIRECTORY with the name of the album and year (you can customise it) Brilliant. I have a copy but fear it will not work one day as it's so old
     
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    musio actually there are many tools that can rename your directory/filename from your metadata so that isnt really a reason to consider with media rage.
     
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