Even though most software media players have built-in tag editors that you can use to edit your music files’ information, they are often very limited in what they can do. If you’ve got a large selection of music tracks that need tag information added, then the most efficient way to add this metadata is to use a dedicated MP3 tag tool. By doing it this way, you’ll save a lot of time and ensure that your music files have consistent tag information.
Mp3tag is a Windows based metadata editor that supports a large number of audio formats; these include MP3, WMA, AAC, OGG, FLAC, MP4 (M4a/M4b), and more. As well as being able to automatically rename files based on tag information, this versatile program also supports online metadata services like freedb, etc.
TigoTago is a tag editor that can batch edit a selection of files in one go. Not only is it compatible with audio formats like MP3, WMA, and WAV but it can also handle AVI, and WMV video formats. TigoTago has some useful functions to mass edit your music or media library with advanced tools like, search and replace, download CDDB album information, file re-order, change case, and file names from tags etc. If you decide to use this excellent tag tool, then be sure to read this handy TigoTago tutorial that shows you how to mass-edit ID3 tags.
Available for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X operating systems, this cross-platform free tag tool focuses on grouping audio files into albums rather than treating them as separate entities. This isn’t to say that it can’t tag single files, but it works on building albums from single tracks. Picard is compatible with MP3, FLAC, OGG Vorbis, MP4, WMA, and other audio formats. If you’re looking for an album-orientated tagging tool then Picard is a good option.
TagScanner is a Windows software program that has quite a few useful features. As well as being able to organize and tag most of the popular audio formats, it also comes with a built-in player. TagScanner can automatically fill in your music files’ metadata using online databases like Amazon and Freedb along with auto-renaming files based on tag information. Another nice feature is TagScanner’s ability to export playlists as HTML or Excel spreadsheets for cataloging your music collection.
For the English translated version of their website, please click here. MetatOGGer can tag OGG, FLAC, Speex, WMA, MP3, etc. either manually or automatically using online databases. The program uses Microsoft .Net 3.5 framework and so you’ll need to install this if you haven’t already got it up and running on your Windows system. This solid tag tool can also search and download album covers using Amazon for your audio files. Lyrics can also be searched for and integrated into your music library.