EasyTAG – audio file metadata editor

EasyTAG is an open source utility for viewing, editing and writing the ID3 tags of different audio files, using an intuitive graphical interface.

The interface displays basic file information taken from the file header, such as bitrate or duration. With the interface, you can edit common tag fields including: title, artist, album, year, track number, genre and comment which were available into ID3v1.1 and ID3v2.3 tag. Users can also edit special ID3v2.3 fields like: disc album, composer, original artist/performer, copyright, URL, encoder name and attached pictures.

With the tree browser, users can select the directory to search for supported files (with or without including sub-directories). All files found are displayed in a main with a variable background colour to show, in one glance, the files in the same directory.

A second useful view mode, organizes the files by artist and by album to have a quick look to all the artists of your collection, and all albums for each artist.

Features include:

  • Simple to use interface.
  • View, edit, write tags of MP3, MP2 files (ID3 tag), FLAC files (FLAC Vorbis tag), Ogg Vorbis files (Ogg Vorbis tag), and MusePack, Monkey’s Audio files (APE tag).
  • 3 different ways to tag or rename files with auto tagging: parse filename and directory to complete automatically then fields (using masks).
  • Ability to rename files from the tag (using masks) or by loading a text file.
  • Process selected files of the selected directory.
  • Browse subdirectories.
  • Recursion for tagging, removing, renaming, saving.
  • Can set a field (artist, title,…) to all other selected files.
  • Read file header informations (bitrate, time, …) and display them.
  • Undo and redo last changes.
  • Process fields of tag and file name (convert letters into uppercase, downcase, …)
  • Open a directory or a file with an external program.
  • CDDB support (from http protocol).
  • Tree based browser or a view by artist and album.
  • List to select files.
  • Playlist generator window.
  • File searching window.
  • Internationalization support – French, German, Russian, Dutch, Hungarian, Swedish, Italian, Japanese, Ukrainian, Czech, Spanish, Polish and Romanian translation language.

The software is written in the C programming language and uses GTK+ for its graphical user interface.

Support: FAQ
Developer: Jérôme Couderc
License: GNU General Public License v2.0


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