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To get the free Windows app Mp3tag You don't need to be able to use it on a Mac Parallels Desktop nor the Boot Camp Function of Apple. Because the developers offer the well-known and popular MP3 tag editor on their website for the Apple Mac to download. So you can customize MP3 tags and details of other audio files so that they are ideally displayed in iTunes with title, album information, cover, year and artist. However, you have to consider two or three things during installation and use. With the following tips and tricks you will get it done quickly;)
Update 2021: The first native Mac version of Mp18tag will be available in the Mac App Store from February 2021, 3. This costs a one-time fee of EUR 21,99. This ends the offer of the Windows version shown here with Wine emulation. (End of update)
The magic word for using Mp3tag on macOS is "Wine". Behind this is not only the English word for "wine", but also selectively usable software for emulating Windows programs in macOS. Away from virtual machines like Parallels Desktop or virtual Box individual programs that are made for the Microsoft environment can thus be used on the Apple machine. You don't have to install an additional program called Wine, you can download the Mp3tag for macOS directly in combination with the emulation - on this page the developer. There you will find the following explanation in addition to Mp3tag v2.93 (as of February 5, 2019):
Currently, there is no native Mp3tag or a comparable alternative for macOS, but you can use wrappers (eg, WineBottler) that allow for running Windows applications under OS X through a program called Wine. This has the side-effect that the app will still look like a Windows app, but the benefit is that you don't need to install Windows on your MacBook or have a virtual machine running - and you can run Mp3tag on Mac OS X and macOS.
The combination of Mp3tag and Wine is compatible with the following Apple operating systems:
After the download, macOS or Safari will automatically unzip the downloaded ZIP archive. If this does not happen just unzip it yourself. There is only one file in the folder created in this way; the Mp3tag program - the emulation via Wine is already integrated. You can now start the software directly from the download folder or move it to the program folder first. When you run it, you will likely get a security warning because you did not download the program from the Mac App Store. This is how the installation works anyway:
Now you can use Mp3tag on your Mac and change MP3 data and information in audio files such as MP4, WAV, WMA, APE, FLAC, OGG, ALAC and AAC. Excellent!
With regard to the use of the popular MP3 tag editor on the Apple Mac, it is important to know that key combinations and commands similar to those under Windows must be used. An example: You want to insert a value (album, artist, genre, etc.) into several fields and copy and paste the corresponding text. To do this, instead of cmd + C and cmd + V, press the Windows combinations Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V. Otherwise, using Mp3tag on macOS is just as easy and intuitive as in the Microsoft operating system. And by implementing Wine, there is no need for a virtual machine.
Do you use the Mp3tag Editor to edit MP3 tags on your Mac or PC? Or do you use another free software from the App Store or from the vastness of the Internet? Feel free to leave a comment on the topic - even if you adjust the details of the audio files in players like iTunes or the media player. Because of course you can also use iTunes and the media player to change or add the title, the album name, the artist, the album cover, the year, the track number and other tags. I am curious how you do it!
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After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.