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    Mp3tag is one of the best tag editors for audio files (FLAC, mp3, m4a, ...). However, it is designed to run on Windows only. Fortunately for OS X users, Wineskin can be used to create an OS X app from the Windows version of Mp3tag. I use Mp3tag on my Mac Pro and it works well.

    See this wiki article for the procedure I use to create Wineskin versions of Mp3tag:
    http://info.vortexbox.org/tiki-index.php?page=mp3tag.

    Here's how to get it:
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    EDIT March 16, 2015:

    I created an OS X version of Mp3tag-v2.69, the current version of Mp3tag.

    This version was created on OS X Yosemite 10.10.3, using Wineskin Winery 1.7, Wineskin-2.6.0, WS9Wine1.7.29, and the Windows version of Mp3tag-v2.69.


    => Download it here:
    Code:
    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/6229594/Mp3tag-v2.69.app.zip
    Please download and use this version instead of the older versions described below.
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    EDIT December 17, 2014:

    I created an OS X version of Mp3tag-v2.66, the current version of Mp3tag.

    This version was created on OS X Yosemite 10.10.1, using Wineskin Winery 1.7, Wineskin-2.6.0, WS9Wine1.7.29, and the Windows version of Mp3tag-v2.66.


    => Download it here:
    Code:
    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/6229594/Mp3tag-v2.66.app.zip
    Please download and use this version instead of the older versions described below.

    ================================================== ======================
    EDIT October 26, 2014:

    I created an OS X version of Mp3tag-v2.65a, the current version of Mp3tag.

    This version was created on OS X Yosemite 10.10, using Wineskin Winery 1.7, Wineskin-2.6.0, WS9Wine1.7.29, and the Windows version of Mp3tag-v2.65a.


    => Download it here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...v2.65a.app.zip

    Please download and use this version instead of the older versions described below.

    ================================================== ======================
    EDIT October 13, 2014:

    I created an OS X version of Mp3tag-v2.64, the current version of Mp3tag.

    This version was created on OS X Yosemite 10.10 (Public Beta 6, build 14A388b), using Wineskin Winery 1.7, Wineskin-2.6.0, WS9Wine1.7.28, and the Windows version of Mp3tag-v2.64.


    => Download it here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...-v2.64.app.zip

    Please download and use this version instead of the older versions described below.

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    EDIT July 8, 2014:

    I created an OS X version of Mp3tag-v2.61a, the current version of Mp3tag.

    This version was created on OS X Mavericks 10.9.4, using Wineskin Winery 1.7, Wineskin-2.6.0, WS9Wine1.7.21, and the Windows version of Mp3tag-v2.61a.


    => Download it here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...v2.61a.app.zip

    Please download and use this version instead of the older versions described below.

    ================================================== ======================
    EDIT June 28, 2014:

    I created an OS X version of Mp3tag-v2.60, the current version of Mp3tag.

    This version was created on OS X Mavericks 10.9.4, using Wineskin Winery 1.7, Wineskin-2.6.0, WS9Wine1.7.20, and the Windows version of Mp3tag-v2.60.


    => Download it here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...-v2.60.app.zip

    Please download and use this version instead of the older versions described below.

    ================================================== ======================
    EDIT May 26, 2014:

    The previous version of Mp3tag-v2.59a did not have working drag and drop. I rebuilt the app today to fix the problem.
    Please download the app again to pick up the new version:

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...v2.59a.app.zip

    ================================================== =====================
    EDIT May 15, 2014:

    I created a Mac OS X version of Mp3tag-v2.59a, the current version of Mp3tag.

    This version was created on Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9.3, using Wineskin Winery 1.7, Wineskin-2.6.0, WS9Wine1.7.18, and the Windows version of Mp3tag-v2.59a.


    => Download it here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...v2.59a.app.zip <=

    Please download and use this version instead of the older versions described below.

    ================================================== =====================
    EDIT Nov 2, 2013:

    I created a Mac OS X version of Mp3tag-v2.58, the current version of Mp3tag.

    This version was created on Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9, using Wineskin Winery 1.7, Wineskin-2.5.12, and WS9Wine-1.7.4
    and the Windows version of Mp3tag-v2.58.

    => Download it here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...-v2.58.app.zip <=

    Please download and use this version instead of the older versions described below.

    ================================================== ====================

    EDIT Aug 8, 2013:

    I created a Mac OS X version of Mp3tag-v2.57, the latest version of Mp3tag.

    This version was created on Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.4, using Wineskin Winery 1.7, Wineskin-2.5.10, and WS9Wine-1.7.0X from http://sourceforge.net/projects/wine...atest/download, and the Windows version of Mp3tag-v2.57 from http://download.mp3tag.de/mp3tagv257setup.exe

    => Download it here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6229594/Mp3tag-v2.57.app.zip <=

    Please download and use this version instead of the older versions described below.

    ================================================== ==================

    EDIT Nov 19, 2012:

    I created an OS X version of Mp3tag-v2.53, the latest version of Mp3tag.

    This version was created on Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2, using Wineskin Winery 1.7, Wineskin-2.5.8, and WS9Wine-1.5.16 from http://sourceforge.net/projects/wine...atest/download, and the Windows version of Mp3tag-v2.53 from http://download.mp3tag.de/mp3tagv253setup.exe

    => Download it here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6229594/Mp3tag-v2.53.app.zip <=

    Please download and use this version instead of the older versions described below.

    ================================================== ==================

    EDIT Mar 26, 2012:

    I created a OS X version of Mp3tag-v2.50, the latest version of Mp3tag.
    Download it here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6229594/Mp3tag-v2.50.app.zip

    This version was built using Wineskin-2.5.4 and the latest Wineskin engine, WS8Wine-1.5.0.

    Please download and use this version in preference to the older versions shown below.

    ================================================== ===============

    VB user ricostiguy recently alerted me to the existence of a Mac OS X version of mp3tag:
    http://vortexbox.org/threads/3217-Vo...ll=1#post20697

    This version uses wineskin to run mp3tag-2.48 on Mac OS X.

    I updated the app to use mp3tag-2.49b (the latest version, just released today). You can download it from http://dl.dropbox.com/u/622959.....ag.app.zip

    I tested the app on my Mac Pro running OS X Lion and it seems to work well.

    mp3tag is widely regarded as the best tag editor around (yes, it works on FLAC too). See http://www.mp3tag.de/en for more info.

    I encourage all Mac users to check out this app, and use it for editing tags in their VB music library.

  • #2
    Mac OS X version of mp3tag

    I'm running on a MacBook, but use MP3Tag on a Windows machine for editing.

    Could not find a tag editor I liked on OSX.

    This is great news, thanks.

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    • #3
      Mac OS X version of mp3tag

      Cool - thanks for posting this. I have always used Remote Desktop to access my WIn 7 PC from my Mac just to run tagging software. Now I can run this "natively" on the Mac desktop and leave my PC switched off more often.*

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      • #4
        It looks as if WINE and WineSkin have recently been updated. Maybe we can get a new version built with the updates?

        I'm not sure if it is a limitation of wine or x11 or something else but it would be nice if I could drag a folder from finder into mp3tag like you can on windows.

        Also I have noticed some GUI weirdness with this current version. If you click the column headings it will sort by that column, however the GUI leaves them "recessed" after you click one. Usually just the current selected one is "recessed" on the Mac these done seem to release when changed.

        This may not be the best place for the question but does anyone know how to start mp3tag.app from the command line and pass it an folder to open up? This is easy on the windows version.

        Thanks,
        -Mark

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        • #5
          Sorry, I don't know the answer to any of your questions.

          You are welcome to experiment with the app and see what you can do to improve it. You can use Finder or Terminal to look at the directories and files inside the app, and modify any of its contents. That's what I did to replace mp3tag-2.48 with mp3tag-2.49b. Maybe a new version of wineskin can be installed this way.

          EDIT: I downloaded Wineskin Winery 1.4 from http://wineskin.doh123.com/tiki-inde...page=Downloads and used it to build a new version of mp3tag-2.49b for Mac OS X, using the latest Engine (WS8Wine1.4) and Wrapper (Wineskin-2.5.4). Unfortunately, it does not fix any of the issues you raised, so I don't think it's worth updating the MP3tag app on my Dropbox site.

          EDIT #2: I see you posted a question on the Wineskin forum (http://wineskin.doh123.com/tiki-view...opics_offset=1) and found out that you can't drag folders from Finder to any Wineskin app. The Wineskin Support Forum is probably the best place to get your issues addressed.

          For now, you can use mp3tag File > Add directory... to add additional directories to the mp3tag edit window.

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          • #6
            Ron,
            Thanks for the updates. I did post in the wineskin support forum as I figured that would be the best place for technical info. It does appear that it is a current limitation of the underlying libraries that wineskin is using. I'd be really interested to try your latest build if you don't mind. Could you add it to your Dropbox site or send it to me directly. If you pm me ill send you my email address. Thanks again.

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            • #7
              OK, I uploaded the new version of mp3tag to Dropbox; it's too big to email: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6229594/MP3Tagnew.app.zip

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              • #8
                Ron,
                Thanks for doing this. With your new version I was able to get the file associations working. Meaning, I can drag and drop files on to the app and mp3tag will load them up similar to windows. Folders still do not work, however, given what the guys said over at WineSkin, that's expected.
                Last edited by loc4me; 03-11-2012, 01:24 PM.

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                • #9
                  I created an OS X version of Mp3tag-v2.50, the latest version of Mp3tag.

                  Download it here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6229594/Mp3tag-v2.50.app.zip

                  This version was built using Wineskin-2.5.4 and the latest Wineskin engine, WS8Wine-1.5.0.

                  Please download and use this version in preference to the older versions (v2.48 and v2.49b).

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                  • #10
                    Silly question, but using MP*TAG with Mac, how do I add VBOX as favorite directory. The window doesn't seem to recognise NAS.

                    Thanks,

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Iain View Post
                      Silly question, but using MP*TAG with Mac, how do I add VBOX as favorite directory. The window doesn't seem to recognise NAS.
                      Thanks,
                      1. Make sure Finder on the Mac is connected to the VortexBox files Samba share (Finder > Go > Connect to Server...).

                      2. In mp3tag, go to Tools > Options... > Favorite directory and click on the "Select directory" icon.

                      3. Select /Volumes/files/music/flac/.... as your Favorite directory and click OK.

                      4. You can have mp3tag load this directory by:

                      a. Clicking the Favorite Directory icon
                      b. Selecting File > Favorite directory
                      c. Entering control-f

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                      • #12
                        Ron
                        I downloaded mp3tag for Mac but can't seem to access my VBA. I run Parallels with windows 7 with the windows version of mp3tag and don't have a problem accessing my VBA.

                        tmauceri

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                        • #13
                          I run the Windows version of mp3tag under Parallels on my Mac Pro, as well as the Mac OS X version of mp3tag; both work for me. But the way you access the VB music library is different on the two versions.

                          For the Mac OS X version:

                          1. Make sure Finder on the Mac is connected to the VortexBox files Samba share (Finder > Go > Connect to Server...).

                          2. In mp3tag, click the "Change directory..." icon.

                          3. In the "Browse for Folder" popup window, select /Volumes/files/music/flac/..., and then click OK.

                          4. The selected folder will open in mp3tag.
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                          • #14
                            Thanks Ron, the Mac version is working fine now that I can find my VBA.

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                            • #15
                              MP3TAG 2.5.0 OSX LION can not play tracks

                              Hi Ron,
                              I installed your upgrade and runs OK but I can not play my tracks inside the software. It says "Cannot open File for playing! There is no application associated with the given file name extension.". Please can you help me with this issue...

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