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Mp3tag 3.17a – Free Tag Editor

Mp3tag 3.17a – Free Tag Editor
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Mp3tag is a powerful and easy-to-use universal Tag Editor that allows to edit metadata of common audio formats where it supports ID3v1, ID3v2.3, ID3v2.4, iTunes MP4, WMA, Vorbis Comments and APE Tags.

It can rename files based on the tag information, replace characters or words in tags and filenames, import/export tag information, create playlists and more.

Mp3tag supports online database lookups from, e.g., Amazon, discogs, or freedb, allowing you to automatically gather proper tags and cover art for your music library.

Besides these features Mp3tag offers a variety of other functions and features ranging ranging from batch export of embedded album covers, over support for iTunes-specific tags like media type or TV Show settings, to combining multiple actions into groups that can be applied with a single mouse click.

Mp3tag supports the following audio formats:

  • Advanced Audio Coding (aac)
  • Free Lossless Audio Codec (flac)
  • Monkey’s Audio (ape)
  • Mpeg Layer 3 (mp3)
  • MPEG-4 (mp4 / m4a / m4b / iTunes compatible)
  • Musepack (mpc)
  • Ogg Vorbis (ogg)
  • OptimFROG (ofr)
  • OptimFROG DualStream (ofs)
  • Speex (spx)
  • Tom’s Audio Kompressor (tak)
  • True Audio (tta)
  • Windows Media Audio (wma)
  • WavPack (wv)

Main features:

  • Batch Tag Editing Write ID3v1.1, ID3v2.3, ID3v2.4, MP4, WMA, APEv2 Tags and Vorbis Comments to multiple files at once.
  • Support for Cover Art Download and add album covers to your files and make your library even more shiny.
  • Import from Amazon, discogs, freedb, MusicBrainz Save typing and import tags from online databases like Amazon, discogs, freedb, MusicBrainz, and more.
  • Replace characters or words Replace strings in tags and filenames (with support for Regular Expressions).
  • Create Playlists automatically Create and manage playlists automatically while editing.
  • Rename files from tags Rename files based on the tag information and import tags from filenames.
  • Export to HTML, RTF, CSV Generate nice reports and lists of your collection based on user-defined templates.
  • Full Unicode Support User-interface and tagging are fully Unicode compliant.

Changes in Mp3tag 3.17 (2022-07-29):

  • [2022-07-28] FIX: dark mode wasn’t properly detected on Windows 10 build 19045.
  • [2022-07-19] CHG: added digital signature to Explorer shell extension.
  • [2022-07-12] FIX: translation of ID3v1 genre numbers at ID3v2 TCON frame was too enthusiastic (since v3.16c).
  • [2022-07-11] NEW: added support for selection and rearranging of multiple actions in action group edit dialog.
  • [2022-07-10] FIX: selection at action group dialog always included previously selected action group when adding or duplicating action groups.
  • [2022-07-09] FIX: ID3v1 genre number at ID3v2 TCON frame was not translated for ID3v2.4.
  • [2022-07-07] CHG: updated TAK to 2.3.3 and added 64-bit support.
  • [2022-07-07] FIX: removing files with non-natively supported file extensions was not reflected in file list.
  • [2022-06-24] CHG: use natural sorting for metadata field names at Tag Sources confirmation dialog.
  • [2022-06-24] NEW: added option to prefer genres from tags in list at Tag Panel.
  • [2022-06-23] NEW: added option to set startup folder to empty, previous, or favorite.
  • [2022-06-23] FIX: direct editing field in file list was applied to wrong file when simultaneously filtering by changing filter over unfocused filter via via mouse scroll wheel.
  • [2022-06-23] CHG: added `CATALOGNUMBER` to list of default fields for new installations.
  • [2022-06-22] FIX: runtime error when deleting filter expressions and format strings in some cases(since v3.16a).
  • [2022-06-16] NEW: added contextual cover operations to main menu at Edit > Cover.
  • [2022-06-13] FIX: filter deleted via manage lists dialog remained active. (#57602)
  • [2022-06-10] FIX: issue in File Explorer shell extension under Windows 11 were nothing happens in rare cases due to an internal error visible through the Windows Event Log.
  • [2022-06-08] FIX: leftovers in 32-bit registry view were not removed when installing 64-bit version (since v3.16).
  • [2022-06-07] FIX: manage lists dialog still showed items that were previously deleted via Shift+Del.
  • [2022-06-06] FIX: manage lists dialog extended selection when ticking checkmark.
  • [2022-05-30] LNG: updated Brazilian Portuguese, Catalan, Chinese-CN, Czech, Hebrew, Italian, Slovak, and Spanish translation.

Changes in Mp3tag 3.16 (2022-05-30):

  • [2022-05-30] CHG: installer now uses 64-bit registry view to store installation settings for 64-bit version.
  • [2022-05-28] CHG: minor improvements regarding initial dialog placement.
  • [2022-05-27] FIX: applying filter expression via manage filter dialog did not filter the file list.
  • [2022-05-27] FIX: selection state of filter list was reset after applying filter expression via manage filter dialog.
  • [2022-05-24] FIX: adjusting varying covers via cover window had no effect on 64-bit (since v3.14e).
  • [2022-05-24] FIX: runtime error when setting cover type or cover description for varying covers via cover window on 64-bit (since v3.14e).
  • [2022-05-24] LNG: updated Armenian, Italian, and Hungarian translation.

Changes in Mp3tag 3.15 (2022-05-24):

  • [2022-05-23] FIX: taskbar icon was missing when starting via shell extension in 3rd-party file managers under Windows 11 using Standard installation.
  • [2022-05-16] CHG: added support for editing track-specific metadata in tracks list at Tag Sources confirmation dialog.
  • [2022-05-16] CHG: use placeholders for current cover at action Export Cover.
  • [2022-05-10] FIX: LAME encoder version wasn’t displayed on 64-bit.
  • [2022-05-09] FIX: dialog for managing format string or filter expressions had cropped labels in some languages.
  • [2022-05-08] NEW: added note if running 32-bit or 64-bit version to about dialog.
  • [2022-05-08] FIX: runtime error when restoring previous selection when filtering files on 64-bit.
  • [2022-05-07] FIX: potential data corruption when reading and saving configuration lists, e.g., tag mappings or filter histories on 64-bit (since v3.14e).
  • [2022-05-07] FIX: activating running instance and passing files and folders did not work on 64-bit (since v3.14e).
  • [2022-05-07] FIX: runtime error when adding cover art via context menu of cover window on 64-bit (since v3.14e).
  • [2022-05-06] NEW: added support for 64-bit.
  • [2022-04-23] NEW: added option to manage list of format strings at converters ‘Tag – Filename’, ‘Filename – Tag’, ‘Text file – Tag’, and ‘Tag – Tag’, including named format strings and descriptions for format strings.
  • [2022-04-14] CHG: extended quick actions to remember previous inputs.
  • [2022-04-13] FIX: display of checkmark for moved filter items wasn’t updated on move.
  • [2022-04-13] FIX: UTF-8 conversion issue when migrating the previous filter history to the new format.
  • [2022-04-13] NEW: added option to manage the list of filter expressions, including named filters and descriptions for filters.
  • [2022-04-13] FIX: MusicBrainz tag source issue when parsing joinphrases.
  • [2022-04-12] FIX: undoing after multiple tag copy and paste operations undos all operations and not only the last one.
  • [2022-04-02] CHG: next sort doesn’t invert order in case files were added to the file list.
  • [2022-04-02] CHG: added workaround for non-null padding bytes for INFO subchunks in WAV and AIF.
  • [2022-04-01] CHG: optimizations regarding memory usage when refreshing a filtered file list.
  • [2022-03-31] FIX: saving cover to local file did not work anymore when importing from Tag Sources (since 3.12c).
  • [2022-03-31] FIX: changing cover properties did not work when auto-saving in some cases.
  • [2022-03-30] CHG: display format string syntax errors in preview field of converter Tag – Tag.
  • [2022-03-30] LNG: updated Chinese-CN, Corsican, Czech, French, and Hebrew translation.

Changes in Mp3tag 3.14 (2022-03-29):

  • [2022-03-29] FIX: opening files and folders via Explorer context menu gave permission error with Microsoft Store version (since v3.12a).
  • [2022-03-28] FIX: overwriting locally stored cover art file did not work anymore when importing from Tag Sources (since 3.12c).
  • [2022-03-27] FIX: moving files did not select the next file in the File List but scrolled back to the top (since v3.12a).
  • [2022-03-25] LNG: updated Chinese-CN, Hebrew, Hungarian, Russian, and Ukrainian translation.

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Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10, 11 (32-bit, 64-bit).

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