If you need to manage your MP3 collections quickly and effectively, you need a program like Zortam MP3 Media Studio. You can do a lot of things with it, including editing tags, adding cover art, and even adding lyrics. The software is quite versatile and it is also free. In fact, you get the Pro version for three days when you install the tool. It then reverts to the Standard version if you don’t purchase a license.
The Standard edition does not have the CD ripper, normalization and batch editing of album art and lyrics features. However, both the Pro and the Standard editions are very good at managing your MP3 collection.
The software can automatically scan your entire system for MP3 files and add them to the catalog. In our tests, it found every single MP3 and managed to add it to the catalog without renaming or changing the original files in any way, shape or form.
However, if you check the option to overwrite library files, the program will move and rename your MP3s. The user interface is relatively complex and full of buttons and options.
It’s normal, given the number of different features this program has. For example, you get all imaginable options to search for, and format, metadata (ID3v1 and ID3v2 tags). You get a Normalizer tool that can batch normalize your MP3s. Also, an Autotagger tool helps you tag files quickly and easily. The WAV and MP3 Converter tool helps you convert your audio files to other formats (for other devices that don’t support MP3s).
The program comes with a built-in MP3 player. While it is pretty basic, this player is enough for preview purposes. The program is not a media player in any case. It also has a BPM analyzer in case you want to know this information about your tracks. The software is able to tag audio files automatically using data from its own database. Cover art and lyrics can also be downloaded automatically if you select these options.
The creators claim that their tool recognizes over 35 million music items. Zortam Mp3 Media Studio is a program that really delivers on its promises.
You can confidently use it to organize your media library and edit the metadata of your audio tracks (batch editing is supported). Unlike MediaMonkey and MusicBee, Zortam is a great little tool for even the most demanding of music collectors.