Tagger
Tagger
1.8.0.7

4.2

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Tagger

1.8.0.7
17 July 2014

Auto-tags audio files.

Overview

Tagger is an application that auto tags audio files. It also supports batch tag editing

Features:

  • Auto Tagging
  • File Renaming
  • Artwork editing
  • Tag Manipulation

See Tagger's Github project page for more details

For support, see Tagger's support page

What's new in Tagger

Version 1.8.0.7:
Features:
  • OS X 10.9 Support
  • Sets the total number of tracks on each disc when auto tagging.
  • Button to use the directory name as the search query when auto tagging.
  • Release date field.
  • Quicklook on Vgmdb search results by pressing space.
  • Artist to composer.
  • Composer to artist.
  • Save last custom format.
  • Regex replace on audio files metadata.
Improvements:
  • Improvements to the auto tagging gui.
  • Clicking on a Vgmdb search result opens those results.
  • Using AVFoundation for mp4/m4a since it more reliable and fixes the problems with cover art.
  • Made m4a/mp4 tag writing faster.
Bug fixes:
  • When tracks are different lengths when auto tagging using Vgmdb

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14 Tagger Reviews

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Arvidtp
02 January 2012

Most helpful

So far - awesome! i've wanted an app for this for quite a while. I love "renumber files" (renumber tracks) - that is so useful for what I do with batch bounces from logic using XLD. iTunes can di the same with a applescript, but this is much less clunky. Bravo! I wish it would set the total tracks too when you choose renumber, but its easy to do that separately and I can imagine scenarios where you would NOT want both to happen at once.
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Version 1.5.1
Max-Decroix
11 March 2015
I used Tagger and was loving it so much until it corrupted my mp3s. Now l cannot play two hundred songs that l painstakingly downloaded and scrubbed from YouTube and other sources. I was using MusicBrainz but had a problem with removing tags. Has anyone else had their mp3s corrupted by this? I tried using repair mp3 programs with no luck.
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Version 1.8.0.7
3 answer(s)
Segulah1
Segulah1
14 August 2015
Yes, I just did today. I think it might only corrupt the files when you try to add cover artwork, though. Thankfully I had a backup so I think I can replace everything I edited. Following Nick C's advice, I reduced the large cover artwork files to <= 500x500, but when I brought those into the the replaced backup file, it still corrupted it. I'll have to use iTunes to do it now or else Tune Instructor, which I have. Oddly though, the corrupted files still played fine in Audacity, so why don't they in Finder and iTunes (which won't even import them)? I also relaunched Finder thinking maybe it was an OS X problem, but I still get this screeching sound when I try to play the newly tagged file. Something is going on there, but I can't figure it out.
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Segulah1
Segulah1
14 August 2015
I just downloaded and tried MP3 Scan+Repair for OS X on ONE corrupted file. (http://triq.net/articles/mp3-scan-repair-download). It took two passes. In other words, I reloaded the supposedly repaired file and ran it again before it truly fixed the file. I don't know what it did with the cover art, but that wasn't showing up in Finder after I used Tagger anyway.
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RavenNevermore
RavenNevermore
30 May 2017
You don't have backups?? That's what TimeMachine is for. And don't cry over stolen music lol
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Nick-Collingridge
11 August 2014
I was lured in by the inclusion in the description of "Artwork editing", but it seems it is more cutting and pasting than anything that would qualify as editing. What I need to do is make sure that all the artwork jpegs are less than 500x500, but I have yet to find a utility that will do this for me. Anyone have any ideas? Otherwise this app looks OK for what it does actually do, and you really can't argue with free!
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Version 1.8.0.7
1 answer(s)
Germo
Germo
02 April 2015
I use applescript for that:
on run {input, parameters}
-- verwerk elk bestand
repeat with filenaam in input
-- gebruik de juiste lib
tell application "Image Events"
launch
-- open the image file
set this_image to open filenaam
-- lees de afmetingen
copy dimensions of this_image to {breedte, hoogte}
-- groter dan we willen ?
if (breedte > 512) or (hoogte > 512) then
-- maak kleiner
scale this_image to size 512
end if
-- bewaar
save this_image as JPEG2
save this_image as JPEG
-- sluit
close this_image
end tell
end repeat
end run
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Just-Annutha-Dewd
20 July 2014
I'd love to give this software a whirl, but it can't access any files not on the main system drive. I have 2 drives in my iMac, and all my media is on my larger "media" drive. Tagger will only show my main SSD that I boot off of.
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Version 1.8.0.7
Mikael-B
09 October 2013
I'm still looking for the "auto-tagging" part. To me that would be using the content from an existing tag or user input and conducting a search in order to get complete tag data including art. This doesn't seem to be the aim of Tagger. It does have great functions for affecting tags, but these aren't more powerful than my handful of Applescripts I've collected since a long time. I tried the 1.7beta too. The developer is responsive and genuine, but I think the presentation of the features must be more to the point to not set the wrong expectations.
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Version 1.6.2
3 answer(s)
Mikael-B
Mikael-B
09 October 2013
I t would seem the main fault lies with the VGmdb service that tagger uses, which looks promising but maybe isn't there yet. After 10 minutes with Musicbrainz Picard I've identified and saved hundreds of my mislabeled files (A little accident when I was on the hurry). Easy pick.
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Mikael-B
Mikael-B
04 November 2013
Well duh, I got results with Musicbrainz, but they were all mostly wrong. ditched it and am now using MPFreaker that actually works automatically for about 30% of my files. When you have hundreds of empty album titles that's very helpful indeed. It's $10 and worth every dollar.
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Mikael-B
Mikael-B
12 December 2013
Once again, things go awry. MPFreaker breaks the usage rules for Discogs! I was temporarily blocked by Discogs, until I blocked MPFreaker from using it (with LIttle Snitch). I'm at a loss what to use.
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Octavius-Corn
16 July 2013
Any chance of incorporating an "Identified Developer" ID from Apple? It's possible to get one without offering the app in the App Store…
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Version 1.6.2
Mikael-B
03 July 2013
Tagger starts on OS X 10.6.8 but when I go to my iTunes folder nothing is shown. If I drop a smaller folder with music files on the Tagger window it crashes with "Exception Type: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGSEGV) Exception Codes: KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS at 0x0000000000000000 Crashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread" Tagger looks promising but I can't use it.
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Version 1.6.2
1 answer(s)
Mikael-B
Mikael-B
03 July 2013
Now tracks are shown at least. More than 10-20 tracks seem to cause crashes. No search results are coming though.
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bbw7
16 January 2013
A great piece of software. Really deserves a "6" for ease of use; everything is displayed in one window, and all the functionality is quite obvious; in addition the package comes with documentation, in case that is necessary for some. I was editing tags within a minute of installing the program. Seems to edit all the pertinent information I can think of. Good stuff, good stuff.
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Version 1.6.2
dansilva
02 October 2012
Hi, great software, any chance that it can check subfolders as an option (or default) so that I may see all files in all subfolders in a directory? Thanks!
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Version 1.6.2
bbw7
24 September 2012
The MU write-up says OS 10.7+ for version 1.6.2, while the developer's readme page says 1.6.2 is for 10.6+. Which is it, and is there a version for 10.6? It was not clear from the change-log page. A little clarity would a long way, Mr. Developer.
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Version 1.6.2
2 answer(s)
MacUpdate-Ryan
MacUpdate-Ryan
24 September 2012
Hi bbw7, it should work on 10.6; that was an error on our end. I've updated the listing to accurately reflect the minimum requirements.
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bbw7
bbw7
25 September 2012
Thanks for the prompt reply Ryan/MU, and for fixing the description.
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pl-svn
23 September 2012
... "an application that (auto) tags audio files"? for sure it doesn't even see FLACs and AIFFs that, as far as I know :-p , are audio files! could the author, please, write somewhere which file formats his app supports? thanks ;-)
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Version 1.6.2
4 answer(s)
Bilal Syed Hussain
Bilal Syed Hussain
23 September 2012
It supports mp4 (m4a / AAC) and mp3 files
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pl-svn
pl-svn
23 September 2012
... what about specifying it in the app description, instead of just in a personal reply here? ;-)
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Mikael-B
Mikael-B
18 November 2012
Bilal Syed Hussain, I second that you please Specify what formats you support.
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Mikael-B
Mikael-B
18 November 2012
..in the app description that is.
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  • OS X 10.8.0 or later
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