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I am currently using TagScanner to reorder, renamed and take ID3 tags for my mp3 collection under my Windows 7 computer.

I am looking to buy a MacBook and I am wondering what alternative to TagScanner exists for MacOS system?

The I like the feature to rename and recreate directories and to have all the CDDB metadata (track title, album, artist, release year etc...) and the most interesting feature: it is free.

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I'm using EasyTag for similar tasks on Linux. According to Wikipedia, this software is also available for MacOS and Windows.

EasyTag Screenshot
Screenshot of EasyTag (source: Wikipedia; click image for larger variant)

This software should match your requirements (at least those you've explicitly mentioned):

  • it's free (even open source: GNU GPL licensed)
  • You can edit tags, it even fills them automatically via a "user-definable mask" by directory/filename structure
  • files can be directly renamed (see upper-right part in the screenshot)
  • it supports CDDB (I've never used that part, but Wikipedia says so ;)

EasyTag runs stable (I'm using it for years already, though only occasionally; I never saw it crash), fast, and is pretty flexible. In short: fun to work with. Just give it a try, it's free :)

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MP3tag can be executed with Wine (if that’s an option).

Copy/paste from website:

Main features:

  • Batch Tag Editing Write ID3v1.1, ID3v2.3, ID3v2.4, MP4, WMA, APEv2 Tags and Vorbis Comments to multiple files at once.
  • Support for Cover Art Download and add album covers to your files and make your library even more shiny.
  • Import from Amazon, discogs, freedb, MusicBrainz Save typing and import tags from online databases like Amazon, discogs, freedb, MusicBrainz, and more.
  • Replace characters or words Replace strings in tags and filenames (with support for Regular Expressions).
  • Create Playlists automatically Create and manage playlists automatically while editing.
  • Rename files from tags Rename files based on the tag information and import tags from filenames.
  • Export to HTML, RTF, CSV Generate nice reports and lists of your collection based on user-defined templates.
  • Full Unicode Support User-interface and tagging are fully Unicode compliant.
  • Besides these main features Mp3tag offers a variety of other functions and features ranging ranging from batch export of embedded album covers, over support for iTunes-specific tags like media type or TV Show settings, to combining multiple actions into groups that can be applied with a single mouse click.

I use this software under Windows and does please my needs.

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