You can open single files, whole folders, directories, playlists, CUE sheets, and shortcuts in Tag Editor for Mac.
If you have a large audio collection, try opening an upper-level folder or one of the collection subfolders.
You can add in Tag Editor directories with mixed file formats. In such a case, the application will find and open audio tracks of supported formats only.
- Open Files in Tag Editor
- Drag & Drop Files in Tag Editor
- Import Audio Tracks from Music and iTunes
- Keep Tag Editor in Front of Other Applications
To open files, folders, or playlists from Finder, press the Open button in the Tag Editor toolbar or use the ⌘O shortcut.
Opening Audio and Video files via Open button
Alternatively, you can use the main menu item File / Open.
Opening Audio and Video files via Open menu
In the Open Dialog window, select audio or video files, playlists, or folders and press the Open Files button. Tag Editor will inform you how many files of supported formats were opened with a message in the status bar.
Notification in the status bar when opening Audio and Video files
Opening files in Tag Editor
Drag & Drop is the fastest way to add lots of files from different locations to the Tag Editor window. Just drag audio and video files, folders, iTunes tracks, and playlists from Finder into the Tag Editor window or application icon.
Providing Audio and Video Files to the Tag Editor via Drag & Drop
In iTunes, it is possible to Drag & Drop the playlist or even the entire audio collection to the Tag Editor. In macOS Catalina, Music has replaced iTunes. It still possible to Drag&Drop selected audio tracks there. However, the playlists and the music collection cannot be dragged to external applications. To bypass such limitation, use the menu File / Import from Music or ⌥⌘O shortcut. Alternatively, press the link "Import from Music" in the new blank window.
Import from Music (iTunes) menu in the Tag Editor for Mac
How to import audio files from Music and iTunes in the Tag Editor for Mac
If you often add files in Tag Editor, the 'Stay in Front' feature could be a time saver. 'Stay in Front' allows keeping Tag Editor windows on top of other applications to streamline Drag and Drop of video and audio files for tagging.
To keep Tag Editor windows on top of other applications, choose Window > Stay in Front.
Window / Stay in Front menu item.