Name: Meta – Music Tag Editor, Audio Metadata
Release Date: January 17, 2017
Languages: English, French, German
Developer: Benjamin Jaeger
MAS Rating: 4+
Mac Platform: Intel
OS Version: OS X 10.8 or later
Processor type(s) & speed: 64-bit processor
Web Site: https://www.nightbirdsevolve.com/meta/
Mac App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/app/meta-music-tag-editor-audio/id558317092?mt=12
Meta is a complete tool that helps you manage your digital music collection. It allows for easily editing audio metadata (tags) such as a song's artist, title, album, artwork, etc…
• Supported Formats:
- Audio files: .mp3 .mp4 .m4a .flac .ogg .oga .opus .speex .wav .aiff
- Metadata: ID3v1, ID3v2.3/v2.4, APE, MP4, Vorbis, INFO Tags.
- Straightforward, native user interface that follows macOS' Standards.
- Batch Editing: Apply changes to a selection of files at once.
- Preview audio and artworks without leaving Meta, using Quick Look.
- Perform string transformations.
- Find and replace text, or regular expressions.
- Rename files, extract tags from file names, or even create directories by specifying metadata patterns.
- Easily set or export album artworks using drag & drop.
- Adjust artworks (scale, crop, compress) either on demand, or automatically upon adding new artwork, to keep your audio files size to a minimum.
…and there's more:
- Generate track number sequences: just choose an index and increment, and Meta will do the rest.
- Batch cut/copy/paste metadata: very useful in-app, and to exchange data with Numbers or Excel spreadsheets as CSV.
- Take advantage of handy file operations, in-app (move, delete, open with, reveal in finder, etc…)
- Utility popovers that help you edit long text (lyrics, comments), BPM (tap tempo), or dates so you don’t have to worry about what format to use.
• iTunes Friendly:
Add selected tracks to iTunes, or refresh their metadata once edited in Meta.
Optionally get autocomplete suggestions from iTunes’s database.
• Meta’s Interface can be Customised:
View Configurations allow you to define lists of tags you want to view/edit.
You can then quickly switch between configurations, depending on your needs (for example: common, advanced, sorting, podcast-related, etc…)
• Fast, Clean, and Reliable:
Edits are instantaneous. Any changes can easily be undone.
And most of all, Meta is powered by Taglib: a well-tested, open-source tagging engine.
We’re dedicated to bringing you frequent free feature updates. If you want to contribute to making Meta even better, get in touch via the App Store “Support” link, or tweet us @meta4mac. Happy Tagging!
What's New in Version 1.6.3:
• Fixed an issue when using 'Strip Tags' on MP4 Files.
Previously in 1.6.2:
• Updated Taglib to v1.11.1
• When editing text, calling the command-backspace key command now clears the line, instead of wrongly calling “Move to Trash”.
• When calling “Add to iTunes”, unsupported file formats are now skipped, and Meta reports in case of success or failure.
• Added the ability to batch-copy filenames without their extensions, by pressing the option key when clicking the “copy” menu item.
• Fixed unusual slowness when opening FLAC files.
• Fixed text-finder crashing on macOS Sierra.
• Fixed text-finder issues on previous system versions (see end note).
• Fixed handling of MP4 Metadata track/disc frames.
• Fixed various error-resolving issues when moving files to an existing location, see below:
- “Replace” operations fail when moving files across volumes.
- “Keep Both” incorrectly points to the file with the orignal name, and not the new unique location.
- “Skip” is skipping all forthcoming errors, instead of skipping only the current-one.
In order to find a way around a system-level issue, the incremental search feature will be disabled if you are running a version of macOS before 10.12 (Sierra). Find & replace will still work, but might be slower when performed on very large data sets, and will also display a poorer user experience. Upgrading to the latest OS will bring back the feature’s advertised full potential.