Audio Tags Editor
Audio file tags editor. Even better.
The “Options” dialog enables you to customize the software and it is divided into several tabs for your convenience:
- "MP3 Tags" tab
This tab enables you to specify the options for reading and saving MP3 tags.
There are six modes for reading tags:
- Read IDv1 tags only
- Read IDv2 tags only
- Smart read (empty tags first, then IDv1 tags)
- Smart read (empty tags first, then IDv2 tags)
- Smart read (IDv1 tags first)
- Smart read (IDv2 tags first)
and three modes for saving them:
- Write IDv1 tags only
- Write IDv2 tags only
- Write IDv1 and IDv2 tags
The third and forth reading modes are useful for recognizing empty tags, the fifth and the sixth ones are useful for receiving maximum information from both tags.
- "FreeDB" tab
This tab enables you to customize the work with the FreeDB database.
The "FreeDB Server" field contains the current FreeDB server address, using which the software will try to obtain the information on albums. The "Get active FreeDB server list" button allows you to receive the list of working FreeDB servers. The “EMail” field must contain your email address used as an identifier when sending information to the FreeDB server.
- "PlayList" tab
This tab contains the options related to creating playlists:
- Add extended information into playlist: this option enables you to add some additional information about tracks to the playlist: length, artist’s name, track title.
- Write full file path: this option enables you to save the file name with the full path. It is useful if you create a compilation containing tracks from different folders on your computer. But if you create your compilation on a CD this option should be disabled. Otherwise some players will not be able to find the files or the actual path will not coincide with the created one.
- Default playlist name: this editing field contains the mask according to which the playlist name is generated. The latter is used in the quick playlist creation options. The mask consists of text and special character combinations replaced by their current values later on. The following values are supported:
You can see the result generated out of the mask below the input field. For example, "%1 - %3" is used as the default mask. The result generated out of this mask will be "<Artist> - <Album>", i.e. "%1" will be replaced with Artist, "%3" will be replaced with Album.
After specifying the mask, you can use the quick playlist creation options. Their work like this: the tag of the first file is read (in case you use the Quick Save selected files to Playlist option, it will be the first selected file, in case you use the Quick Save Playlist option, it will be the first file in the folder. If the folder was closed, it gets opened) and the playlist is created according to the mask. The invalid characters (/\:*?"<>|) will be replaced with the underscore character in the new playlist name. If there are no audio files in the folder, the optional warning message will be displayed.
- "Rename Files" tab
This tab enables you to customize the quick file and folder renaming masks. You can learn more about these features and the rules of mask creation on the "Renaming Files" and "Renaming Folder" pages.
- "Advanced" tab
This tab contains advanced options not included in the other tabs.
- Confirmations: the list of warnings that can be disabled
- Confirm before saving tags for many files: display the warning before modifying more than one file
- Confirm before recursive folder processing: display the warning before recursive folder processing
- Confirm if folder have no audio files: display the warning if a processed folder have no audio files
- Confirm clear operation: display the warning before clearing all file tags
- Confirm of CD-Text and FreeDB replacement: display the warning before replacement audio disc information
- Inform when albums search complete: display the message after search in the Mass FreeDB dialog
- File List Options
- Recursive folder processing: enables the option allowing you to recursive folder processing.
- Desktop as Root folder: Set desktop as root folder for left shell tree.
You can open the options dialog using the Tools/Options menu. The "OK" button saves the current options and closes the dialog. The “Cancel” button cancels the changes and closes the dialog (the Esc button does the same). The “Apply” button saves the current changes without closing the dialog.