Mp3tag – the simple program in use for editing metadata of popular audio of formats.
Metadata (tags) – information on data, i.e. the characteristic of files (a name, the version, date of creation, etc.).
Main features of the program:
- Fast editing various tags at once in several audiofiles.
- Support of a cover of an album: you can download and add a cover to the audiofile, then players and players will display it.
- Import of tags from open databases, such as Amazon, discogs, freedb, MusicBrainz, etc. online.
- Creation of playlists.
The program also has many other functions which you can examine in the course of use. It is possible to download the Mp3tag program free of charge from the site of the producer:
Let's consider the main functions of the program.
Addition of tags
How you will open the Mp3tag program, it will scan your computer on existence of audiofiles and will display search results.
In the left part of the screen there are fields of tags. If you click on one of audiofiles, in this field you will see the tags which are available in the file.
- Name of the file.
- Number of a path.
- Performer of an album.
- Number of a disk.
If fields empty, so information on the file is absent. It is easy to correct it! Fill fields independently and press the Keep button.
It is ready. Now players and players instead of "The unknown performer" – "The unknown song" will display data which you entered independently.
Sometimes, that some files may contain identical tags, for example, tracks from one album and to register same for each file there is no wish. Easy to solve a problem: allocate at once some compositions (if they are in the list not in a row, use the Ctrl key), fill fields of tags and press "to Keep". Thus, the data entered by you will remain in all files selected by you.
Addition of the picture
You can also insert the picture of an album into the audiofile (or any pleasant picture), then players will display it at reproduction of the file. For this purpose simply drag the picture in the corresponding field and press "to keep".
The name of a track can change depending on tags and vice versa. That is, for example, having in a name of the file of the name of the actor and a song, you can quickly transfer these data to tags by means of one button. For this purpose choose the necessary file and press the File Name —> a Tag button.
In the appeared window track, whether the order of fields of tags coincides with order in the name of audio of the file. That is, if the file is called "as Sum41 – Jessica Kill" where on the first place the name of the actor, and – the name of a song, automatic tags have to stand on the second in the same order.
After you press "OK", fields of tags will be filled automatically (in this case it the fields "Name of the File" and "Performer").
The equipment also works and upside-down. That is, if certain fields of tags are filled, it is possible to give automatically the name to the audiofile, having pressed the Tags —> a File Name button.
In the Mp3tag program when aiming at buttons the help with their name emerges.
Addition of tags from a database
Itself can even more simplify work by means of function of automatic addition of tags on the Internet. Principle of action such: you request information from the existing database (for example, Amazon.com), and she sends you data, writes down them in the file while you need to press only on pair of the buttons.
We choose the file from our list and we press "Amazon.com (quickly)". In a dialog box we drive in a name of the actor (as the filter). There will be a list of the found tags, for example, all albums of Sting which are available in a database. We choose the necessary line and we press "Forward".
Amozon suggested us to fill tags known to it and to insert a cover of an album which possesses the song. After pressing "Ok" fields will be filled automatically.
The Amazon.com (quickly) button will be signed differently, depending on what database at you costs by default. To change a database, select the Sources of Tags tab and note that database which want to use.
Creation of playlists
By means of Mp3tag it is possible to create in only a few seconds a playlist of the m3u format. This format is read by all players on the computer. For this purpose you need to select files which you want to bring in a playlist, and to press on "To create a playlist for the selected files" and specify a way where it is worth keeping a playlist. If you want to create a playlist for all list, press "To create a playlist for all files".