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Alternatives to Mp3Tag

#1 Post by Gerson » Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:46 am

Hello everyone. Does anyone know a program similar to mp3tag to use it in MX?
I need to embed the metadata of my songs including the covers that I already have. Currently I use mp3tag in VirtualBox with W7 over MX but I do not want to depend on Windows but a program for MX; I have used EasyTag but I have to do each individual file and not in batch; neither does Puddletag do that.
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Re: Alternatives to Mp3Tag

#2 Post by nanoSYS » Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:30 am

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Re: Alternatives to Mp3Tag

#3 Post by timkb4cq » Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:39 pm

I use kid3-qt. You can work on individual files or select any group (in the same directory) to add common tags. Has drag & drop to add artwork.
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Re: Alternatives to Mp3Tag

#4 Post by asqwerth » Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:26 am

Easytag can do some batch work as far as I can recall. In the middle panel you can "select all" of the tracks and fill in the common information in the right pane, like album name, artiste, total number of tracks, etc.

Then you click the apply option (can't recall where it is; maybe right click on all the selected tracks ).

That done you can individually select tracks from middle panel to fill information like track title, track number.

Click apply after each change is done. All this should change the meta data.

There is a final option you can use to rename all the files themselves at one go when you're done with the metadata changes.
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Re: Alternatives to Mp3Tag

#5 Post by Gerson » Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:48 am

Thanks @timkb4cq; I did not know kid3-qt I just installed it and I liked it because it does everything in batches and works the covers.
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Re: Alternatives to Mp3Tag

#6 Post by nathan2423 » Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:12 am

My variation on this question: I am working on a series of MP3 files in various directories where I want to find and add cover art.

Clementine has in my view probably the best lookup feature for finding cover art. But if I understand what I am seeing, and this thread, correctly, Clementine cannot embed the cover in the file - apparently it saves it elsewhere and therefore the cover art it uses is not usable in other player applications: https://github.com/clementine-player/Cl ... ssues/1176 The latest post there is October 2017, and there is no indication the feature is provided now. I use audacious and Qmplay2 and move files from computer to computer with other players so art embedding is a necessity.

Kid3 allows searching and adding cover art fairly easily, but in a browser external to the program, and i find that unwieldy and not nearly as elegant as clementine. Further, the program itself oddly laid out. The cover art panel is way down the page on my small-screen monitor, so every time I use it i have to close the Tag1 panel, which seems odd, unnecessary, and no way to hide or turn off that panel in configurations. The layout of Puddletag and Easytag seem far preferable (much more like MP3tag in windows, which is really pretty much the gold standard), but Puddletag and Easytag seem to have no capacity to assist in searching the internet for covers.

So the reason I post this is to ask whether anyone here has an alternative that does a good job both searching for individual covers and then adding them to the internal file tag? Something like Puddletag or Easytag with cover searching added, or a way to get Clementine to save the cover to the file itself.

thanks!

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