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I have a huge music collection for Which I like having the correct tags, etc. Until now, I used to use MP3 Diags (cross-platform) which also fixes mp3 files. But after I recommended it to some people and saw that they didn't get used to it and found it hard to use, I remembered a great audio files tag editor which is very easy to use and has all the features you would need: EasyTAG.

EasyTAG - Windows, Linux, Mac OS X


EasyTAG is a utility for viewing and editing tags for MP3, MP2, MP4/AAC, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, MusePack, Monkey's Audio and WavPack files, which works on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

EasyTag's main window is split into two parts: a file browser on the left, and the tags editor on the right. When you choose a directory in the file browser, EasyTag scans it for music files, and they are shown in the file list. You can click on a file and edit its tags. You can also select several files and fill in a particular tag field for every file at once. You can also use the "scan" feature which automatically fills in tags from file names (or the other way around) and rename files and directory structures using a pattern which can use variables such as artist name, song title, album title, track number, year and so on.

The changes are saved after you press the Save button on the toolbar, and you are always prompted to save changes on leaving a directory so you don't have to worry about accidental naming your files or entering the wrong tags.

EasyTag can also query the CDDB service so the tags can be automatically filled using the CDDB data.

EasyTAG features:

  • View, edit, write tags of MP3, MP2 files (ID3 tag with pictures), FLAC files (FLAC Vorbis tag), Ogg Vorbis files (Ogg Vorbis tag), MP4/AAC (MP4/AAC tag), MusePack, Monkey's Audio files and WavPack files (APE tag),
  • Can edit more tag fields : Title, Artist, Album, Disc Album, Year, Track Number, Genre, Comment, Composer, Original Artist/Performer, Copyright, URL, Encoder name and attached Picture,
  • Auto tagging: parse filename and directory to complete automatically the fields (using masks),
  • Ability to rename files and directories from the tag (using masks) or by loading a text file,
  • Process selected files of the selected directory,
  • Ability to browse subdirectories,
  • Recursion for tagging, removing, renaming, saving...,
  • Can set a field (artist, title,...) to all other files,
  • Read file header informations (bitrate, time, ...) and display them,
  • Auto completion of the date if a partial is entered,
  • Undo and redo last changes,
  • Ability to process fields of tag and file name (convert letters into uppercase, downcase, ...),
  • Ability to open a directory or a file with an external program,
  • CDDB support using Freedb.org and Gnudb.org servers (manual and automatic search),
  • A tree based browser or a view by Artist & Album,
  • A list to select files,
  • A playlist generator window

Ubuntu users can install EasyTAG using this command:
sudo apt-get install easytag

Download EasyTAG for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X.