MP3TAG is a tag editor that you can use to quickly edit the metadata of your audio files. Metadata appears in iTunes, Winamp and other players and provides more information about your audio tracks. By using metadata, you can organize your music into libraries, find specific songs, and even filter after a specific artist or album. So, being able to edit the metadata can be quite important because many songs downloaded from the Internet don’t come with any at all ‘ or, even worse, come with the wrong metadata.
The program can work with a multitude of tag formats, including ID3v1, ID3v2.3, ID3v2.4, WMA, iTunes MP4, Vorbis Comments, and even APE Tags. In addition, the software supports a wide variety of audio formats including the popular MP3, AAC, FLAC, MP4, WMA, WAV and AIF. In other words, you should be able to edit the tags on almost any audio track. However, what to do if you need to edit the tags on an entire album you just downloaded from the Internet? No problem; this software can perform batch editing procedures.
You just select all the tracks and then batch edit their metadata. Simple, quick and effective! The program even enables you to search for the appropriate tags online : it can pull tags from services such as Amazon, freedb, discogs and MusicBrainz. Among the various options, one can find of the user interface of this tag editor there are options to batch rename files according to tag information, replace words in file names and tags, and even export and import tag information. Furthermore, you can create playlists using tag-filtering options.
You can download the cover art from Amazon and similar services for your audio tracks. The program can export tag information as HTML, CSV and RTF, and create reports of your collection. Tagging is 100% compliant with Unicode standards. Another very interesting feature is that you can combine a set of actions into a macro and then perform all the actions again with just a mouse click. By mastering this feature, you can save quite a lot of time when editing tags on hundreds of audio files.