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Title: Mp3tag v2.40 released
Post by: Florian on 22 February, 2008, 04:23:20 PM
I've just released Mp3tag v2.40!

This version comes with a completely redesigned Tag Sources dialog, new action types (Export and Import), loading and saving of both column configurations and selection state of action groups, improved support for Vista and iTunes, and many other new features, changes and bugfixes.

You can download it from
http://mp3tag.de/en/download.html (http://mp3tag.de/en/download.html)

The changelog contains a more detailed overview of the more than 100 changes in this version:
http://www.mp3tag.de/download/mp3tagversion.en.html (http://www.mp3tag.de/download/mp3tagversion.en.html)

Thanks to all who tested the Development Builds and gave feedback on the forums!

Enjoy

Kind regards,
Florian
Title: Mp3tag v2.40 released
Post by: nilla on 22 February, 2008, 05:05:32 PM
Florian,

Can't say it enough.  Thanks for the wonderful program.
Title: Mp3tag v2.40 released
Post by: Brent on 22 February, 2008, 05:31:31 PM
Seconded. The only tagger that works like I want it to work. Thank you Florian!
Title: Mp3tag v2.40 released
Post by: eevan on 22 February, 2008, 05:52:46 PM
Wonderful news! Thanx Florian!
Title: Mp3tag v2.40 released
Post by: BobO on 22 February, 2008, 05:54:42 PM
Great program -- the gold standard for MP3 tagging. Thanks Florian! 
Title: Mp3tag v2.40 released
Post by: drumliner on 22 February, 2008, 08:43:51 PM
very nice tagger, not the only one i'm using, but one i always keep handy, so thanks
may i offer just a small suggestion. imho replacing "delete..." in the context menu (and all other places in the program where this command also appears) with "remove..." or "remove from list..." would be very helpful in terms of avoiding confusion. when i first noticed this command, i wasn't sure whether it would simply delete the files from mp3tag's list, or actually delete them from the hdd, so i first made a temp folder to test this just in case, because the real delete is obviously quite a destructive command innit. btw after one uses the "delete" command the "undo" already turns into "undo remove", not into "undo delete", so you're halfway there already. methinks less confusion & more consistency is always a good thing
Title: Mp3tag v2.40 released
Post by: William on 22 February, 2008, 10:35:53 PM
Thank you very much Florian.
Title: Mp3tag v2.40 released
Post by: m_l on 23 February, 2008, 12:33:11 AM
Thank You for a great program!  will be making a donation
Title: Mp3tag v2.40 released
Post by: Remedial Sound on 23 February, 2008, 06:04:45 AM
Big thanks Florian, excellent program.
Title: Mp3tag v2.40 released
Post by: slimserver on 23 February, 2008, 06:15:36 AM
Florian, thanks for the excellent program!
Title: Mp3tag v2.40 released
Post by: LANjackal on 23 February, 2008, 06:23:26 PM
Thanks a lot for the best tagging program out there, period
Title: Mp3tag v2.40 released
Post by: Night Surfer on 23 February, 2008, 10:28:47 PM
Thank you, I love your program and use it every day.
Title: Mp3tag v2.40 released
Post by: 12345 on 25 February, 2008, 01:31:40 PM
I've tried them all and this is the one. Mp3tag the only reason I still boot XP in Fusion with my mac.

I'd be so happy for an OS X version. Would it be hard to port? I've heard some success stories with crossover/wine, but if I remeber things correctly there were some problems involved too.

Thanks for keeping this alive!
Title: Mp3tag v2.40 released
Post by: Florian on 29 February, 2008, 04:07:42 AM
Thanks a lot for all the motivating feedback!

imho replacing "delete..." in the context menu (and all other places in the program where this command also appears) with "remove..."
Good idea.

I'd be so happy for an OS X version.
You're not the only one, but there is nothing in the making at the moment.
Title: Mp3tag v2.40 released
Post by: pls1 on 29 February, 2008, 12:25:03 PM
Florain, I'm ripping my 5000 CD classical collection and I would have given up without your program to correct inconstancies and line up my own data base with the tags.

I'll upgrade this weekend and kick in another donation. Please keep up the product!

Thanks,

Phil
Title: Mp3tag v2.40 released
Post by: Ron Jones on 29 February, 2008, 01:03:57 PM
Thank you, Florian. Mp3tag is, without question, one of the best programs I use in my day-to-day. I'll be following m_l's example.

Keep up the good work.
Title: Mp3tag v2.40 released
Post by: Antonski on 29 February, 2008, 04:43:04 PM
This is my tagger of choice, really.
However, I would like to be able to see all available tag information (IDE3v1/2, APE etc.) for a file at once, without going through Tools/Options/Tags.
Do you plan to add something similar to Winamp in_mp3 interface (separate tab per tag format) or at least fast switching by a radio button? A possibility for cross-copying of info between the tag formats would also be useful, I believe.
Of course, that could be done by other tools (Audioshell, mp3infp, even Winamp), but adding similar functionality to mp3tag (all-in-one) would draw it near to perfection
Title: Mp3tag v2.40 released
Post by: Brent on 01 March, 2008, 03:14:28 PM
I've tried them all and this is the one. Mp3tag the only reason I still boot XP in Fusion with my mac.

I'd be so happy for an OS X version. Would it be hard to port? I've heard some success stories with crossover/wine, but if I remeber things correctly there were some problems involved too.

Thanks for keeping this alive!

I can run it perfectly in Linux with Wine. Havn't tried it, but I think it'll work with this version of Wine for OSX:
http://thisismyinter.net/ (http://thisismyinter.net/)
Title: Mp3tag v2.40 released
Post by: m_l on 01 March, 2008, 07:47:00 PM

I've tried them all and this is the one. Mp3tag the only reason I still boot XP in Fusion with my mac.

I'd be so happy for an OS X version. Would it be hard to port? I've heard some success stories with crossover/wine, but if I remeber things correctly there were some problems involved too.

Thanks for keeping this alive!

I can run it perfectly in Linux with Wine. Havn't tried it, but I think it'll work with this version of Wine for OSX:
http://thisismyinter.net/ (http://thisismyinter.net/)


I have used that version of Wine in OS X. The only thing that I could get to work was albumart. It would crash mp3tag, but besides that it worked great same for foobar. But I decided it was best just to install XP, this is working much better for me.
Title: Mp3tag v2.40 released
Post by: Billyk on 02 March, 2008, 08:42:50 AM
Thanks so much. Its perfect, just what I needed!
Title: Mp3tag v2.40 released
Post by: jesus2099 on 04 March, 2008, 04:51:30 AM
Hi and thank you for updating mp3tag !

However, this version does not support windows 2000 anymore … (win w2k win2k win2000)

I can understand but this brings two suggestionsto my mind :
Title: Mp3tag v2.40 released
Post by: Florian on 04 March, 2008, 04:54:18 AM
It would be nice to disable this warning
You just have to click on the 'Yes' button. Mp3tag will open the Mp3tag website and won't ask you again.

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It would be nice to let a link to the last windows 2000 compatible version on mp3tag homepage
Yes. As soon as I find some free time.
Title: Mp3tag v2.40 released
Post by: jesus2099 on 04 March, 2008, 05:40:37 AM
Wow thank you!
It's crazy I did not even try this ! Or didn't I ?
Title: Mp3tag v2.40 released
Post by: jordanstorm on 20 March, 2008, 04:48:54 PM
Strange: the last version would load 100 MP3's in a split second-----this new version takes about 20 seconds to load 100 songs to tag.  Maybe it's just my PC........
Title: Mp3tag v2.40 released
Post by: Bulls on 20 March, 2008, 06:02:44 PM
thank you Florian !
Title: Mp3tag v2.40 released
Post by: Dr. Oviri on 14 April, 2008, 04:09:46 PM
Great! 

Two question for you, Florian:

1) Why with Mp3Tag I can view GIF and Bitmap image but I can't add this image format? 

Title: Mp3tag v2.40 released
Post by: Florian on 15 April, 2008, 03:20:17 AM
1) Why with Mp3Tag I can view GIF and Bitmap image but I can't add this image format?
I don't see the point in using BMP for cover art. GIF okay, but after all that hassle with patenting I simply felt better in offering support for importing PNG and JPG only.

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2) Why can't work with PlayCount Metadata in my Mp3 files?
Which ID3v2 frame is used to store the information in your case?
Title: Mp3tag v2.40 released
Post by: Dr. Oviri on 15 April, 2008, 07:38:18 AM
Yes, Bitmap it is too heavy but GIF is very good 

I use PCNT frame 

dbPowerAmp can view and edit PlayCount 
Title: Mp3tag v2.40 released
Post by: viktor on 15 April, 2008, 07:40:50 AM
Yes, Bitmap it is too heavy but GIF is very good 

I use PCNT frame 

dbPowerAmp can view and edit PlayCount 


i can see no reason to prefer gif over png
Title: Mp3tag v2.40 released
Post by: Dr. Oviri on 15 April, 2008, 07:49:43 AM
i can see no reason to prefer gif over png


No particular reason... however the format is very popular 

Another question for Florian:

when I add an image I cannot specify the picture type, like CoverFront, CoverBack, Band, Artist, etc...
why? 
Title: Mp3tag v2.40 released
Post by: Florian on 15 April, 2008, 09:07:20 AM
I use PCNT frame 
Thanks for the hint. I'll add support for this in a future release.

when I add an image I cannot specify the picture type, like CoverFront, CoverBack, Band, Artist, etc...
why?
This is already on my internal todo list and will be added with one of the next versions.
Title: Mp3tag v2.40 released
Post by: Dr. Oviri on 15 April, 2008, 09:32:53 AM
Thanx Florian and good work 
Title: Mp3tag v2.40 released
Post by: ~*McoreD*~ on 15 April, 2008, 10:40:18 AM
I use PCNT frame 
Thanks for the hint. I'll add support for this in a future release.


Florian,

I thought Mp3tag already supported PlayCount using

POPULARIMETER

This description is for only ID3v2 tags. The playcounter is an optional value.

Syntax: Email|Rating|Playcounter
Example: Mp3tag|255|5
Note: The Rating is an integer between 0 (worst) and 255 (best).
Title: Mp3tag v2.40 released
Post by: Florian on 15 April, 2008, 10:54:02 AM
I thought Mp3tag already supported PlayCount using

POPULARIMETER
Yes, it supports playcount through the POPM frame, but as you can see from the comments above, not all applications are using this field

Edit: and yes, it's redundant from the specification point of view (which is actually no surprise with ID3v2).
Title: Mp3tag v2.40 released
Post by: Dr. Oviri on 15 April, 2008, 12:44:51 PM
I thought Mp3tag already supported PlayCount using

POPULARIMETER


No, PlayCounter use PCNT frame, Popularimenter use POPM frame 
Title: Mp3tag v2.40 released
Post by: botface on 12 May, 2008, 05:55:51 AM
I too am a big fan of MP3tag and am using it extensively at the moment. I do have one small problem/query though. If I try to retrieve the tag info from Freedb.org Mp3tag very often fails to find the entry I'm looking for and I have to locate it manually in freedb, note the ID and use the "enter" option to retrive the data. Am I doing something wrong or is this maybe something that could be improved in a future release?

Thanks
Title: Mp3tag v2.40 released
Post by: Florian on 17 May, 2008, 03:41:41 AM
Mp3tag has four different options to import data from freedb:The second option requires the files to be in the correct order and have the correct length (which might be the problem you're describing). The last option is probably the most advanced option, since you can tune the query results by using are more broader search criteria.
Title: Mp3tag v2.40 released
Post by: botface on 17 May, 2008, 04:27:13 AM
Mp3tag has four different options to import data from freedb:
  • by Audio CD
  • by selected files
  • by disc id
  • by search query
The second option requires the files to be in the correct order and have the correct length (which might be the problem you're describing). The last option is probably the most advanced option, since you can tune the query results by using are more broader search criteria.

I usually use option 4 'by search query'. Usually that will find what I want but often what happens is that I'll try searching by Artist and Mp3tag finds no match so I search by Album and again Mp3tag finds no match. So, I open my browser and look in Freedb myself. Invariably I find what I'm looking for and copy the Freedb ID which I then paste into Mp3tag using the disc ID option.

So, I assume I'm not using the search query option quite how Mp3tag wants it or the search that Mp3tag performs on Freedb could maybe be improved somehow.

Any advice would be gratefully received
Title: Mp3tag v2.40 released
Post by: Persona on 17 May, 2008, 05:38:45 AM

Mp3tag has four different options to import data from freedb:
  • by Audio CD
  • by selected files
  • by disc id
  • by search query
The second option requires the files to be in the correct order and have the correct length (which might be the problem you're describing). The last option is probably the most advanced option, since you can tune the query results by using are more broader search criteria.

I usually use option 4 'by search query'. Usually that will find what I want but often what happens is that I'll try searching by Artist and Mp3tag finds no match so I search by Album and again Mp3tag finds no match. So, I open my browser and look in Freedb myself. Invariably I find what I'm looking for and copy the Freedb ID which I then paste into Mp3tag using the disc ID option.

So, I assume I'm not using the search query option quite how Mp3tag wants it or the search that Mp3tag performs on Freedb could maybe be improved somehow.

Any advice would be gratefully received


Same problem here. I'm not completely sure but discs in the past I tagged with Mp3tag are not matching now with option 2. But if I try to get info with foobar2000 from freedb it works. So I think I've got the same problem as you (don't know if it´s a bug or something misconfigured or what).

Thank you very much Florian.
Title: Mp3tag v2.40 released
Post by: Florian on 18 May, 2008, 05:16:04 PM
Do you have an example?
Title: Mp3tag v2.40 released
Post by: Persona on 18 May, 2008, 09:54:53 PM
Do you have an example?


Hi. Now i don't find an example of the different versions case (actually, I think it is a bad memory problem because both 2.41 and 2.39 are giving the same ID results when they don't find a record so they work just the same calculating the ID, sorry about that) but i do find some records I find with foobar and not with Mp3tag (Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - Raising Sand (2007), for example). I don´t know how to submit you the info.

I´ve been thinking about what´s in common among all the records I cannot find with Mp3tag and the only thing I' ve found out is that all are records got from a cue and a lossless file using foobar convert tool. But all the freedb queries done are using the actual mp3's. It's not the case the other way round, I meen: not all the records from cue+lossless got with foobar2000 are not found by Mp3tag; it depend (I ignore on what). I don´t know if I've made myself understood  .


And thank you very much again (and sorry for my error in relation with your great software).
Title: Mp3tag v2.40 released
Post by: botface on 19 May, 2008, 04:16:31 AM
Do you have an example?

I have an example. It's not a very good one but it's the only one that springs to mind.

Elton John had an album entitled "Elton John", released in 1970. If I select all the tracks in Mp3tag, hit the look-up button, use the "determine via websearch" option, enter "Elton John" and just have the "Artsist" checked Mp3tag finds lots of Elton John albums, but not the one in question. If I repeat the process but this time enter "Elton John" and just have the "Album" checked I get the message "The query returned no results....." returned. However the album is present in the db, its ID is ae0bea0d under "Rock".

The reason I said it's not a very good example is that if I enter "Elton John"and have the "Artsist" and "Album" checked it does indeed return the album in question (among several others) but I've had many instances in the past where enetering "Artist" and "Album" does not find the one I'm looking for.

I'm away on business for a coupkle of weeks from tomorrow so will not be able to get back to you if you need any more info. If I find a better example in future should I pm you or just continue this thread?

thanks
Title: Mp3tag v2.40 released
Post by: /mnt on 01 August, 2009, 04:47:31 PM
Has the option of bach creating playlists for each directory by pressing Shift + Ctrl + P been removed or changed?. It dosn't seem to work with me on the later versions of Mp3tag after 2.40.
Title: Mp3tag v2.40 released
Post by: antman on 01 August, 2009, 04:53:27 PM
I'm using 2.43c (beta) and it works for me.
Title: Mp3tag v2.40 released
Post by: antman on 01 August, 2009, 04:59:52 PM
I've never used it before, but when I pick three directories it'll ask me to name three playlists.  Is that what you're looking for?
Title: Mp3tag v2.40 released
Post by: /mnt on 01 August, 2009, 05:03:55 PM
I'm using 2.43c (beta) and it works for me.


I tried 2.43c and got i still having a problem with it.

For some it will create all playlists as ALBUM.m3u on my root music folder e.g C:\Music\ALBUM.m3u, instead of adding them onto the album subfolders like C:\Music\ARTIST\ALBUM\ALBUM.m3u.
Title: Mp3tag v2.40 released
Post by: antman on 01 August, 2009, 05:11:21 PM
Go to change it in Tools > Options > Playlists > Filename of Playlists.
Title: Mp3tag v2.40 released
Post by: /mnt on 01 August, 2009, 05:22:14 PM
Go to change it in Tools > Options > Playlists > Filename of Playlists.

I tried it by doing like %artist%\%album%. It won't with artists or albums with odd charctors like ? : /. I managed to get Mp3tag to batch create album playlists on each subfolder without dealing with the filename settings about a year ago with a older version, but now am having no luck at all.
Title: Mp3tag v2.40 released
Post by: antman on 01 August, 2009, 05:30:26 PM
Code: [Select]
%artist%\%directory%\mp3tag.m3u


Worked with JT - Futuresex/Lovesounds.

Just got to play with it some more for artist with special characters.
Title: Mp3tag v2.40 released
Post by: /mnt on 01 August, 2009, 06:06:43 PM
Code: [Select]
%artist%\%directory%\mp3tag.m3u


Worked with JT - Futuresex/Lovesounds.

Just got to play with it some more for artist with special characters.


Fair enough, since i have to deal with special characters on my artwork scripts (import cover from lossless archive folders to lossy files) anyway.

Thanks.