Tag Editor for Mac can help you clean up and organize the Music and iTunes library just in a few steps below.
- Import files from Music and iTunes
- Import tags from Music and iTunes
- Tag files
- Save changes
- Refresh Audio Metadata in Music and iTunes
- Export to Music and iTunes
Drag & Drop Music/iTunes audio tracks or import them from Music via menu 'File / Import from Music' or ⌥⌘O keyboard shortcut. Alternatively, press the link "Import from Music" in the new blank window.
If some Music tags, such as Rating and Plays, are not shown in Tag Editor, import them from Music using the 'Edit / Load Tags / From Music' command. If files have not been imported to iTunes before, open them in Tag Editor first.
Tips on tagging files for Music / iTunes:
- Mark a compilation album of songs by various artists as ‘Is Compilation,’ and enter something like 'Various Artists' in the 'Album Artist' column. It will prevent the various artist compilations from being split into multiple identical albums in Music / iTunes.
- For non-music media files, such as a podcast or an audiobook, choose the corresponding value in the 'Media Kind' column.
All edited cells are marked with a grey background. We recommend revising all those cells carefully before saving the changes. Once changes have been saved, You cannot revert them. If the changes are correct, press ‘Save’ to embed them into the files.
After changes have been saved into audio files, it is time to make sure they appear automatically in Music or iTunes. Both don't bother with refreshing their own database, even if audio files have been changed.
To make the Music reload its data, use the menu function 'File / Reload Music' or keyboard shortcut ⌥⌘R. In the window 'Reload Music', select the entire Music library or particular playlist, and press the "Continue" button.
Refresh Audio Metadata in Music or iTunes
To transfer new audio files to Music, select a few audio files in the Tag Editor, and choose the menu 'File / Export To / Music'. Choose a playlist or type in a new playlist name in the 'Export to Music' dialogue window, and press the Continue button.
'Export to Music' window in Tag Editor for Mac