Manual Tagging

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25 Jun, 2010 11:55 PM

Hi there. I need a good ID3 tagging program for Mac that allows you to tweak each song MANUALLY. I'm very meticulous with my music, so I'm not a fan of the automated-only programs. All the great ID3 tagging programs out there seem to be Windows-based, and I'm hoping this is the Mac solution I have been searching for. Does beaTunes provide a manually tagging function?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by hendrik on 26 Jun, 2010 08:07 AM

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    Hm... what exactly does manual tagging mean to you?

    You could always try the free trial...


  2. 2 Posted by Michael on 26 Jun, 2010 04:27 PM

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    Manual tagging means adding and saving the ID3 Tags yourself without using an automated search that queries an online database. After downloading the free trial, it appears that beaTunes does allow for this but does not allow for the manual addition of album art. I need all of these features. However, I appreciate your response.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by hendrik on 26 Jun, 2010 06:25 PM

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    Actually, I suppose iTunes already does what you want, doesn't it?


    Am 26.06.2010 um 18:29 schrieb Michael <[email blocked]

  4. 4 Posted by Michael on 26 Jun, 2010 06:51 PM

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    No, it doesn't, which is why I was hoping your program would be the solution. iTunes will easily change the ID3 Tag on the surface, but will not save all of the tag information to the actual file. Thus, if you move the file away from iTunes, then you end up having to tag the file all over again.

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by hendrik on 26 Jun, 2010 09:12 PM

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    Which information do you think iTunes does not save?

    In any case - you might want to try Jaikoz -

    It may be the better program for you.


  6. 6 Posted by Michael on 26 Jun, 2010 09:18 PM

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    If you open some of the mp3 files in programs built specifically for tagging (most all of them are Windows-based), you will find that comments, genre, etc. are often not saved to the file.

  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by hendrik on 27 Jun, 2010 08:12 AM

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    I have not seen this, however am aware of the fact that iTunes does not necessarily show all fields, e.g. does not show all comment fields (also does not show language, key, mood etc.).

    But seriously, try Jaikoz (I'm not affiliated with them, but a competitor). If you want to be close to the tags, it's a great tool.

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