Free and effective MP3 tag editor?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by JayS90, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. JayS90 macrumors member

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    Hi there,

    I used ID3 Editor from PA-Software a while back when I first got my Mac to edit the ID3 tags of my MP3's. It was simple and effective, allowing me to edit the information quickly and easy.

    ID3 Editor is only a trial, so I was wondering if anyone could recommend a decent, free program that can perform similar functions?

    Thanks, Jay.
     
  2. Jolly Giant macrumors 6502a

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  3. JayS90 thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm afraid not. Subler cannot open MP3 files! I just tried it. >.<
     
  4. DanielGMac macrumors newbie

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    Audacity does a lot of things with mp3 files, one of which is editing the ID3 tags. It's free:
    http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
     
  5. JayS90 thread starter macrumors member

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    Indeed. I do like Audacity - but does it offer the ability to edit the album art and other 'advanced' features?
     
  6. DanielGMac macrumors newbie

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    Oh, no clue. I've never really looked but I know it's a hell of an mp3 editor :)
     
  7. keaide, Feb 24, 2011
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    keaide macrumors regular

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    I run mp3tag via WINE.

    mp3tag is Windows software, but it works just fine with the WINE emulator. Create an icon for it (there are mp3tag icons available on various icon sites) and that's it.

    Not sure if there's a native Mac editor that's as powerful as mp3tag. But I'm also open to recommendations...
     
  8. JayS90 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for that! I was going to use Wineskin as a last resort, as I used mp3tag on my PC before I got my Mac - looks like it'll have to do for now :)
     
  9. spacepower7 macrumors 68000

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    Do you just want to edit tags, or filenames too? Do you require tag look-up online?

    I like Tagr. There's plenty listed at www.macupdate.com
     
  10. JayS90 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks! That's just the recommendation I was looking for :) I'll give a few different programs a try!

    I just want to edit the title, artist etc. to my own preference and the album artwork too.
     
  11. keaide macrumors regular

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    Tagr looks really nice. Is there a way to add more attributes (such as composer etc.)? By default, tagr only comes with a few attributes.
     
  12. svkrzn macrumors regular

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    You shoulda pay for more options. I know you are searching a freeware, but give The Tagger a try
     

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