How to change a song name and album in mac without opening iTunes?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by gvkreddy, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. gvkreddy macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2015
    I have some mp3 files which are not downloaded from iTunes. I want to change the albumn and song names of that in individual folder. Can some one guide me how can i change the song details of individual mp3 files without opening iTunes?

  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    You can't edit the song attributes in Finder, but a third-party ID3 tag editor will do it. However, I haven't done that so I'm not how that affects the tags the next time you open iTunes if the songs are already cataloged in iTunes.

    You didn't say if they were in your iTunes catalog already or not or if you even wanted to add them afterwards.
  3. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    Exactly this but I've found iTunes won't love you for it unless it's been removed from iTunes then re added after it's been edited. Also some editors fields don't match iTunes and as a result cause anomalies
  4. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
  5. gvkreddy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2015
    Thank you all

    Thank you all. It doesn't looked that simple.

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