This program searches for id3 tags for the currently selected track in iTunes using the Last.FM XML service. In more basic terms, it will update the information for the selected tracks in iTunes (searches artist, song title, genre, comments tag). It'll tell you what it found, and lets you edit and either save or discard the changes. Just extract the .zip file to a location of your choice and run the standalone .exe file. Requires .NET Framework 2.0
Download: iTunes Tagger 2.0 (downloaded 4374 times)
Update: A newer (faster) version is available on the Beta Page.
- Basically, just select the songs in iTunes for which you wanna add tags, and press the "get tags" button.
- You can save either top Artist Tags or top Track Tags to the Genre or Comments of the track.
- There are 3 check boxes for additional options. If you're looking mainly to update the selected tracks with genres and comment tags, the default settings should be alright. Playing around with the rest should be pretty intuitive.
- If you use automatic mode, try it first on a few randomly selected tracks to ensure it's working properly.
- If you want to check every single id3 tag (based on the audio fingerprint), uncheck the box that says "only search for missing tags". This will make it A LOT slower, and will overwrite existing track data.
The program writes id3 tags through iTunes. THIS CANNOT BE UNDONE! If you plan on changing the information for a significant amount of your music collection, BACKUP YOUR MP3 COLLECTION.
v 2.0 Release Notes:
- Added error catching, and brief error logging (if you'll need it :S)
- Saves your options on exit
- Minimizes to tray
- Maintains an xml file of all tagged tracks
- Includes a playlist page, where you can select a tag to listen to (to be expanded in the future)
Note: You'll have to re-tag your tagged files with this version so they will register as tagged in the xml files. Also make sure to keep the xml files in the same folder as the program .exe
Let me know if you have any suggestions for improvement in these comments or email me.
Also, this is open source: http://code.google.com/p/itunes-lastfm-tagger/