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Author Topic: Best Freeware...no, Best Audio File Tagger Period.  (Read 12773 times)

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Best Freeware...no, Best Audio File Tagger Period.
« on: September 26, 2005, 07:05:42 PM »
Mp3tag is the best tagger I've tried, freeware or otherwise! mp3tag.de/en
This program has a strong, dedicated following, those who love it, LOVE IT!  :)

Mp3tag is a powerful and yet easy-to-use tool to edit Tags of MP3-,
Ogg Vorbis, Musepack, Monkey's Audio, FLAC, and WavPack files.
It can rename files based on the tag information, replace characters or words
from tags and filenames, import/export tag information, create playlists and more.
The program supports online freedb database lookups for selected files, allowing
you to automatically gather proper tag information for selected files or CDs.



My download.com  review:

Best Tagger - You'll Wonder How You Lived Without It

14-Sep-2005 06:59:11 AM
Reviewer: Nighted

Pros: Not bloated with useless features.

Powerful, customizable naming routines including the ability to use regex.

Can be called from the context menu.

You can tag your files exactly how you want them.

Once you've familiarized yourself with the program and read through the help file,
you'll find that there's nearly nothing you can't do. If you think of something it can't,
it probably does...you just missed it! ;)

Friendly support.

IT'S FREE!!!!!!!!!!! :D

Cons: A treeview of some sort would be nice for quickly selecting folders that contain
individual albums. A small inconvience considering how tightly coded and well layed
out the program is. However...there is a tray utilities that you can optionally install that
lets you choose directories.
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Re: Best Freeware...no, Best Audio File Tagger Period.
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2005, 07:23:37 PM »
another great find - works great and very easy to make quick changes.
a lot of people will be happy to find out about this tool.

ps.
author requests donations if you like the app - remember to support donationware authors!

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Re: Best Freeware...no, Best Audio File Tagger Period.
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2005, 09:01:55 PM »
I couldn't agree more. Before I clicked the thread I already hoped it would be MP3Tag. Ever since I found it I never needed another tool of its kind ;)

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Re: Best Freeware...no, Best Audio File Tagger Period.
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2005, 03:34:19 AM »
I hear you!

If you have a lot of tagging to do it really is the most powerful program. Once you figure out how you want it set up, it actually makes tagging mp3 etc....fun! It's hilarious how close to perfect it is.

No wonder the few of us that have found it are such fanatics...because this is the program we've always been looking for.

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Re: Best Freeware...no, Best Audio File Tagger Period.
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2006, 10:07:46 PM »
Musicbrainz  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Best Freeware...no, Best Audio File Tagger Period.
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2006, 12:17:57 AM »
As much as I like MP3Tag, I don't use it very often these days. Why? Because MusicBrainz' Picard takes care of all my tagging work.. and automatically, at that. I mean, shit, you can't beat automatic, now, can you :)
If I do have to edit something specific in multiple MP3 files that is tag-related, nothing else but MP3Tag is what I'd use.. but since these days all I have is albums in MP3 form, really, Picard is nothing short of amazing for taking care of the tagging job for that :)

I still love MP3Tag just as much as I ever have. I'm just saying Picard does everything automatically, so the manual editing I *would* do with MP3Tag just falls away as a consequence ;)

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Re: Best Freeware...no, Best Audio File Tagger Period.
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2006, 12:35:51 AM »
 :huh: I could never get familiar with  the work flow of MP3Tag. (..for most ToDo's you have to define an "Action" first, right?)
I like to see wath's happens immediately... with one view (here OLD, there NEW next beside) :(
I had found MB3BookHelper (OpenSource) as my power tagger.
Also i like the freeware Media Tagger and MP3Renatager.

All of this use INIs to store there settings...great for my thump drive

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Re: Best Freeware...no, Best Audio File Tagger Period.
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2006, 03:23:08 AM »
Got to give my vote to Picard from MusicBrainz... its audio fingerprinting is fantastic.

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Re: Best Freeware...no, Best Audio File Tagger Period.
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2006, 05:37:44 AM »
I like Tag & Rename. Registered it many years ago, got all updates for free. Development slowed down, but I guess there's just nothing else to add. I'm so used to it I'm unable to switch to a different software. I see no need to use something different. I can tag anything with ease, no matter how messed up the tags are. I really started to appreciate the copy/paste tags feature lately.


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Best Freeware...no, Best Audio File Tagger Period.

If it would be the best, it would have folder view... like T&R offers.   :P

Anyway, giving my "vote", I think the best tagger is probably The Godfather (http://users.otenet.gr/~jtcliper/tgf/).
« Last Edit: September 22, 2006, 05:40:41 AM by wr975 »

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Re: Best Freeware...no, Best Audio File Tagger Period.
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2006, 05:44:13 AM »
Actually hirudin did a nice minireview of The Godfather and it sparked a lot of discussion:

http://www.donationc...dex.php?topic=1492.0

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Re: Best Freeware...no, Best Audio File Tagger Period.
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2006, 06:38:54 AM »
I prefer mediamonkey because it is really easy to get covers from amazon and google.

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Re: Best Freeware...no, Best Audio File Tagger Period.
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2006, 10:16:28 AM »
Actually hirudin did a nice minireview of The Godfather and it sparked a lot of discussion:

http://www.donationc...dex.php?topic=1492.0

You've a good memory.  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Best Freeware...no, Best Audio File Tagger Period.
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2007, 11:12:08 PM »
hi guys, need some help.. i'm using MediaTagger and posted an email to the author but there's no reply yet so here i am.. :)

i need to insert the track info into the 'title' tag because my mp3 phone sorts by only artistes, title & date created but NOT track nos... >:( and i have some audio books which go by chapters.. so this is what i need to do..
Filename: 0x - Chapter x.mp3 --> ID Tag Title: <Track> - Chapter X

is it possible? if i'm not clear, do ask again.. :)

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Re: Best Freeware...no, Best Audio File Tagger Period.
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2007, 03:18:11 AM »
Reading the file name into a tag should work:

Select "TAG & File Name", click on "File name -> TAG" and use as mask "%1".

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Re: Best Freeware...no, Best Audio File Tagger Period.
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2007, 10:47:57 PM »
wow, thanks wr975.. 8) now i can listen to my books in order.. :up: