Yate
Yate
5.0.2

4.7

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Yate

5.0.2
20 November 2019

Tag and organize your audio files.

Overview

Yate was developed for people who want complete control over their tagging experience. Supports audio in AIFF, APE, DFF, DSF, FLAC, OGG OPUS, OGG VORBIS, M4A, M4B, MP3, MP2, MP4, STEM.MP4, WAV and WV files. Supports video in M4V and MP4.

Yate has a long list of features; most importantly, an innovative scripting system called actions. Actions can be used to update all of an album's tags with a single operation. Yate also supports integration with AcouticBrainz, AcoustID, Beatport, Discogs, iTunes, MusicBrainz and TMDb. All changes can be easily reverted and individual changes can be undone in any order. Whether you want to automatically or manually tag your files, Yate can do it all!

What's new in Yate

Version 5.0.2:
Preferences
  • The Discogs and MusicBrainz preferences sections are now divided into a number of tabs to hopefully make the settings more legible.
  • Both of these sections have a new Preferred country codes for filtering setting on the Advanced tab. Due to the nature of the downloaded metadata, the settings have somewhat different formatting requirements. The online help has additional information.
Discogs and MusicBrainz Wizards
  • The Country filter control on the search results panel can now access the new Preferred country codes for filtering settings.
  • You filter by the countries in the new setting by selecting Preferences from the Country filter control. If the setting is empty, Preferences is equivalent to All Countries. Note that if the new setting is not empty, Preferences will be pre-selected after each search.
Processing Audio File Health Check Logs
  • Previously you processed an Audio File Health Check log by starting Batch Processing, selecting the repair action and by dragging over the log file.
  • The Actions menu has a new convenience item named Process Audio File Health Check Log. This item preselects the appropriate action and chooses the log file location based on the settings in Audio File Health Check (or the defaults).
Audiobook Chapter Renaming
  • Audiobook chapter names can now be edited (in MPEG-4 files). Select one or more files containing chapters and do an Edit>Chapter Editor.
View Menu
  • You can now Show Stem Metadata from the View menu. The Stem metadata for all selected files will be displayed in the Log Viewer.
  • The File>Log menu items have been moved to the View menu.
  • The main window's Log context menu item has been renamed View.
Action Statements
  • When an action is exported it is a smart export. All directly referenced Yate components are automatically included in the exported file. However, many Yate components such as actions, rename templates, etc. can be indirectly referenced. These indirectly referenced components are not automatically included when an action is exported. There is a new statement called Include which can be used to manually specify that various component types are to be included when an action is exported.
  • There is a new action statement called Chapters which provides a programmatic interface to the new Chapter Editor functionality.
  • There is a new action statement called Tooltip. This statement replaces using a Comment statement to specify a tooltip for a custom editing panel action button. The statement's content will also be used for an action button on the main window's toolbar. The statement's content can also be used when displaying a description for an action in the Action Manager. All Comment statements which started with tooltip: will automatically be replaced with Tooltip statements.
  • The Extract Preference Set statement can now produce a list of all Action Runtime Settings.
  • The Extract Preference Set statement can save all Action Runtime Settings with a supplied prefix to named variables.
  • The Extract Preference Set statement now supports escape sequences in the template field. This means that when extracting a named Exception or Replacement set you an choose to do so indirectly.
Custom Panels
  • The Produced Notice field can now be resized vertically on Custom Editing Panels.
Mac OS 10.9
  • Since the last two queries about 10.9 have been issued we have not received even a single request to maintain support. This will be the last release which supports Mac OS 10.9.
Bug Fixes
  • A while ago the ability to place an action on a database's context menu was introduced. While this worked from the Action Manager it was not enabled when saving a new action or a modified action in an Action Editor window.
  • When a File List filter, a Discogs Import Set or a MusicBrainz Import set was imported, the associated list of items was not sorted.
  • The Preferences - General - Notepad location field and Chooser button were disabled based on incorrect criteria.
  • You could not create shortcuts to the View menu items.
  • When the Action Manager extracts a description for an action, disabled statements will now be ignored.
  • The Multi Field Editor table's column headers were not showing.
  • The Custom Panel editor was sometimes enabling vertical resizing when a control only occupied a single line.
  • The escape sequence to extract the version of the TV application (\?tv) was not working.

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Bart-Pans
11 September 2017

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Does this also supports MP2? I cannot find any info about this.
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Version 3.17.1.2
Bart-Pans
11 September 2017
Does this also supports MP2? I cannot find any info about this.
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Version 3.17.1.2
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2ManyRobots
2ManyRobots
12 September 2017
Well, having never been asked I went and checked. mp2 files will be opened and processed correctly. Currently you will have to rename the files to have an mp3 filename extension. I will add support for the mp2 extension in the next release.
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2ManyRobots
12 September 2017
The upcoming v3.17.2 release supports the .mp2 filename extension. The Stream property correctly reports mp2 files as MPEG-1, Layer 2. No change was required other than allowing the .mp2 extension.
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franticfreddie
21 July 2017
The best full-scale audio tagger for MacOS. With good support, too.
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Version 3.16.2.3
neil-21
30 July 2016
Does it have the ability to perform file relocation operations on items in a folder other than music files? For example, in Tag & Rename under Windows, I could do something like convert a file structure that looks like \Music\Genre\Artist\Album\01 - songname.flac into a single folder layer like Music\Genre - Artist - Album\01- songname.flac by including the folder layout in the rename files from tags expression. It works, but only for the music. If you have jpegs, logs, pdf's, or anything else in the folder with the music, that all gets left behind in the old folder structure. It would be great if there were a way of rebuilding the folder structure of a library based on album level tags, and have the file relocation include all files in the folder with the album, so nothing gets lost by rebuilding an entire folder structure. This would be such a big improvement over simple file renaming.
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Version 3.13
2 answer(s)
2ManyRobots
2ManyRobots
01 August 2016
Nothing need be left behind :-) The 'Move Non Audio Files' statement allows you to selectively move non audio files files and folders. It can also delete empty folders when done.

Rename, Move and Move Non Audio Files can pretty much relocate anything anywhere.
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neil-21
neil-21
01 August 2016
Thanks for that. I wish I had found this software sooner!
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matt-sephton
23 June 2016
Great, full featured tagger. Let's you browse different directories without reloading the app.
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Version 3.12
Dudirowski
23 May 2016
My favourite app for sure and Barry's support is the best. 5 stars for sure!
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Version 3.12
persecutor
20 May 2016
Amazing pice of work. 2000+ albums to manage, and I could not ask for a more efficient tool. Kudos mate!
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Version 3.12
Lounge-Deluxe
26 March 2016
I'm looking for a tag app that can extract data from the file name for tag fields (i.e. the date) but Yate seems not able to do that. MediaRage can, but its horrible UI makes it an annoyance rather than a pleasant tool. So I have to continue looking, pity as Yate looks promising.
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Version 3.11.0.1
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2ManyRobots
2ManyRobots
26 March 2016
Yate can extract metadata from the containing folder and filename via the File to Tag functionality. Further it can extract information from the entire file path via any combination of action statements...such as Scanner, etc. If you need assistance, please reach out at support@2manyrobots.com
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Mikael-B
07 July 2015
Can any user please advice if the current Yate is reliable in repairing a crashed library where some hundred files lack tags all together, several other hundreds are faulty and many are in fine shape? Does it work equally well on any format like ALAC, AIFF, WAV as well as MP3?
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Version 3.7.1.1
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2ManyRobots
2ManyRobots
28 October 2015
Well this answer is not from a user but if you still need help reach out to us at our support email address. We definitely handle all the formats mentioned and we'd be glad to give you a hand.
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Igor-Freiberger
10 May 2015
I use Yate for almost three years and consider it the best tag editor available by a large margin. The set of features is impressive. You can use it just for the basic tasks (normalize artist name, album, genre), add artwork (with customizable search criteria) or edit even the more obscure information (beyond the average need but fundamental for serious library management). Renaming files from tags and vice-versa are easy to make. Renumbering track is just two clicks away. List of artists, composers and genres could be recorded from the changes you do. Even the play counts or private info, not editable in iTunes, can be changed in Yate. The app is fast and stable even for large collections, and it can handle iTunes database with direct linking and adding. About all tasks could be batched through easy-to-make actions, all saved with a very convenient export/import preferences option. Developer keeps a frequent update policy, with continuous improvement and quick support answer – although you will rarely need it. Some users say the interface is subpar. I disagree: Yate is clean and all usual controls are logical and intuitive. Maybe just the advanced field panel (where you can normalize capitulation, do find and change, trim or add strings) seems a bit clumsy. Anyway, it is functional and powerful. If you want to keep an organized music library, Yate is a great choice.
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Version 3.6.0.2
Alkeran
12 February 2015
Tried so much tagging softwares. Yate does the job, flawlessly, specially on my NAS with more than 25000 mp3/flac/alac/aac files. Can tag, insert album front cover, insert so many informations, even connect to musicbrainz, etc... Deserves every buck. Thanks to the developer !
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Version 3.3.0.1