id3 Tag editor

Tech198

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Hi all

Using Max for id3 tag editing on Mac, but i really hate it having to convert to a new file just to re-save meta tag info..

Is there a better option to just keep the original, or at least just copy the file and edit the copy, don't covert anything ?

Or must i do converting ?
 

itsLouieV

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Oct 21, 2010
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Also interested, wondering if there is anything that would auto search indexes such as gracenote to auto fill information and artwork.
 

Pushpaw

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Kid3 is pretty useful, and will show you all the tags in your files. (Some editors, including iTunes, ignore tags that they don't recognize or that are non-standard. Kid3 will display them and allow you to edit or delete them as desired.) It also has some options for pulling straight from Discogs or other sources. The UI takes a little getting used to, but it is free so give it a try.

http://kid3.sourceforge.net/

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Hi all

but i really hate it having to convert to a new file just to re-save meta tag info..

I
You should never have to convert or transcode a file just to edit tags. That is awful...
 

Gjwilly

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May 1, 2011
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I still like MP3Tag the best.
There is no official OS X version but if you look you can find Wine versions that get updated pretty much regularly.
 

chaos2oo2

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Kid3 is awful...I switched from Windows and was used to Mp3tag. Until now I've found no alternative yet...
 

vladobizik

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Kid3 is awful...I switched from Windows and was used to Mp3tag. Until now I've found no alternative yet...
Definitely go for Metadatics.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/metadatics/id554883654?mt=12

Definitely the best tag editor for OS X in my opinion.
I was also an mp3tag user before switching from Windows five years ago, couldn't find a better alternative, kept using mp3tag in VirtualBox as one of the last pieces of Windows software I "depended on", until I came across Metadatics. It uses a very similar logic and workflow.
Pro Audio Converter from the same developer is also worth checking out BTW.
 

vladobizik

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great find, thank you! I will try that.

Is this tool capable of sorting my mp3s by their tag? Like I have a folder with some mp3s and I rename them to subfolder like <artist>\<album>\<tracknr> - <title>

Thats what I used to do in mp3tag
Yep, you can do it. You can sort the files by any criteria - file name, path or indeed any tag field. It was exactly what I was used to do in mp3tag and subsequently found I can do in Metadatics. So we're in luck :)
 

rhett7660

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Definitely go for Metadatics.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/metadatics/id554883654?mt=12

Definitely the best tag editor for OS X in my opinion.
I was also an mp3tag user before switching from Windows five years ago, couldn't find a better alternative, kept using mp3tag in VirtualBox as one of the last pieces of Windows software I "depended on", until I came across Metadatics. It uses a very similar logic and workflow.
Pro Audio Converter from the same developer is also worth checking out BTW.
Bringing back an old thread... So looking for a new Tagger on the Mac side as the one I have been using doesn't do what I would like it to do...

Does Metadatics allow you to do the following:

Disc Number - Track Number Track Title
01-12 Into the Darkness
02-01 Intro

I would like to find a Mac application that can do this... I have a lot of multi-disc sets and I don't want to put them in their own folders... I like having them all in the same folder.

Current:
Artist\Album Title\Disc 1\Tracks
Artist\Album Title\Disc 2\Tracks

Would like:
Artist\Album\Tracks
 

SandboxGeneral

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Sep 8, 2010
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Bringing back an old thread... So looking for a new Tagger on the Mac side as the one I have been using doesn't do what I would like it to do...

Does Metadatics allow you to do the following:

Disc Number - Track Number Track Title
01-12 Into the Darkness
02-01 Intro

I would like to find a Mac application that can do this... I have a lot of multi-disc sets and I don't want to put them in their own folders... I like having them all in the same folder.

Current:
Artist\Album Title\Disc 1\Tracks
Artist\Album Title\Disc 2\Tracks

Would like:
Artist\Album\Tracks
Just last week I found Kid3 Audio Tagger for Linux and I like it a lot. Their webpage says it also supports macOS.


It's also still under active development with the latest update on 23 Dec 2019.
 
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