Edit audio tags, rename files, embed lyrics and cover art, with TagScanner

TagScanner is a free program that will help you to manage a music collection.

It can edit tags of most audio formats, rename files based on tag information, generate tag information from filenames. It will also allow you to get album information via online databases like freedb or Amazon. Supports ID3v1, ID3v2, Vorbis comments, APEv2, WindowsMedia and MP4(iTunes) tags. It includes a TAG editor with batch functions and special features, and a playlist maker with ability to export playlists to HTML or Excel.

Features: Rename files based on the tag and file information; multiple files tag editor; Import tag information from online databases; Manual text-search for information in freedb; Generate tag information from file/folder names; Words replacement and case conversion from tags and filenames; Support for Unicode; Supports MP3, OGG, Musepack, Monkey’s Audio, FLAC, AAC, OptimFROG, SPEEX, WavePack, TrueAudio, WMA, MP4 files; Supports ID3 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4 tags, APE v1 and v2 tags, Vorbis Comments, WMA tags and MP4(iTunes) metadata; Supports embedded lyrics and cover art; TAG version conversions; Playlists editor; Playlists export to HTML, Excel and CSV(e. g. for MySQL); Multi-language interface; Built-in multi-format player.

Note: it is a little difficult to find the tag search (in freedb etc)! It lies in the “Tag processor” tab. You select the tracks of an album, select the service to search, and finally press the “search” button.

Overall, TagScanner is a nice and functional program, that needs a better written help file and a little easier interface.