A Tag Editor is a software application that supports editing metadata of multimedia file formats, rather than the actual file content. These are taggers for common audio tagging formats like ID3, APE and Vorbis comments. A common purpose for such a software application is to correct and sort files in music collections. This often happens in a batch processing style so that you don’t have to sit and manually edit everything on your own, saving a lot of time.
1. MusicBrainz Picard
MusicBrainz Picard is a cross platform application that has been written in Python. It is the official MusicBrainz tagger software. Picard supports the majority of audio file formats, and is capable of using audio fingerprints (AcoustIDs), performing CD lookups, and has excellent Unicode support. Furthermore, there are several downloadable plugins that extend the features of this app. Picard uses an album-oriented approach to tag files, allowing it to utilize MusicBrainz data effectively. Picard was named after Captain Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek.
Mp3tag is a great and easy-to-use freeware tool to edit metadata of common audio formats. It supports ID3v1, ID2v2.3, ID3v2.4, iTunes MP4, WMA, Vorbis comments and APE tags. It works by renaming files based on tag information, replaces characters/words in tags and filenames, import/exports tag information, creates playlists and lot more. It also supports online database lookups from sites like Amazon, discogs or freedb, allowing you to by design gather proper tags and cover art for your music collection.
Tigo Tago is a spreadsheet based tag editor for media files. This enables you to easily set and modify tags, and to rename a huge number of files at one time. The convenient multi-selection feature of Tigo Tago allows for flexible mass tagging and mass renaming operations. The user has full control, and all changes are previewed before they are saved to disk. With Tigo Tago, no typing is needed while filling tags, since they can also be imported from freedb or discogs.
TagScanner is a multifunction freeware app for organizing and managing your music collection. This app can be used to edit tags of common audio formats, rename files based on tag/stream information, generate tag information from filenames, and perform transformations of text from tags and filenames. Album art and info can also be obtained from online databases like freedb, Amazon and discogs. Other features of Tigo Tago include batch functions, in built player and a playlist maker with the ability to export playlists to HTML or Excel.
MetatOGGer is a free MP3 tag editor that is extremely user friendly. It automatically tags your MP3, Ogg Vorbis, PLAC, WAV, WMA and other audio files by analyzing each songs sound fingerprint, and comparing it with the MusicBrainz online archive. It also automatically finds song lyrics from the LyricWiki site. It also has an incorporated media player, and has an ultra stylish interface, that allows you to work ergonomically. It has customizable functions such as tagging from filename, tagging manually or from different databases.