id3 Tag editor

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by Tech198, Jun 20, 2014.

  1. Tech198 macrumors G4

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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 ?
     
  2. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    You can edit metadata with iTunes.
     
  3. Manic Harmonic macrumors 6502

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  4. attila macrumors 6502a

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    The ID3 tag editor in iTunes since 11 is terrible!
     
  5. itsLouieV macrumors regular

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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.
     
  6. TheGenerous macrumors 6502a

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  7. Pushpaw macrumors newbie

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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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    You should never have to convert or transcode a file just to edit tags. That is awful...
     
  8. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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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.
     
  9. chaos2oo2 macrumors newbie

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    Kid3 is awful...I switched from Windows and was used to Mp3tag. Until now I've found no alternative yet...
     
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  11. vladobizik macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  12. chaos2oo2 macrumors newbie

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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
     
  13. vladobizik macrumors 6502

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    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 :)
     

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