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TagScanner allows you to perform individual and batch changes to ID3 tags on your music files with a few clicks. The application comes free of charge and offers advanced functionality at the expense of instant familiarity and usability.


Batch ID3 editing: With TagScanner you can edit the ID3 tag information of individual and multiple audio files, including the song name, artist, album, and genre. The software also offers the ability to rename the files based on ID3 information that you specify.

Cover art finder: TagScanner enables you to apply cover art to an entire album with a single click. You can import the album art yourself, or you can let the software find it for you from databases like Amazon, FreeDB, and MusicBrainz.

Playlist creator: When we tested the playlist creation feature, we were delighted to find that the playlist file is automatically given an appropriate name consisting of the artist's name, album, and release year. In addition to creating playlists for media players, you can also create ordinary lists of songs that you can save in formats like plain text, Excel, and HTML.


Unintuitive workflow: Don't be surprised if it takes you a couple of minutes to get a handle on this app. Since all options are fairly advanced in their scope, they require a bit more input than you would expect.

Bottom Line

TagScanner proves to be an ideal app for those who want complete control over their music collection. And when you consider how seamless it is to make changes to multiple songs at the same time, the software becomes even more useful if you own a lot of music.

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1 stars

"Works but is Junk for renaming"

February 15, 2015  |  By Maverick_Wolfe

 |  Version: TagScanner 5.1.657


Works as advertised to a point, and is EXTREMELY fast.


No US/UK English transliteration files within the software, will not properly rename files for you into US/UK English because there is not a proper file or programming to do so.


Half a star because this program Literally destroyed HOURS worth of Downloaded music I use for DJ work. I will now have to re-download all of my music to my laptop just to fix this problem.

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5 stars

"Did the trick!"

December 29, 2014  |  By WhomIMayBe

 |  Version: TagScanner 5.1.657


Allows me to adjust the tags for first song on an album then copy just the common tags to the remainder of the songs. Genius!
Allows tags to be extracted from the file names. The tags don't have to be separated by any particular character, it seems to be able to figure it out just telling it what tags are embedded and what order they appear.
Easy to rename files using Album-song or any combo of tags. renamed all of mine so they are all consistently named.
If stuck, you can search for missing tags from external databases. It takes a few minutes and I don't always agree with the genre so I try not to do this more than necessary. In one case the artist and album name were missing but the songs were all there. It managed to find the missing info by matching the song titles... smart!


Its not very intuitive. Unless you are accustom to working with databases or still remember some of the command formats in DOS you may have to glance over the instructions (available on TagScanners web site).


I FOUND NO TRACE OF UNWANTED PROGRAMS OR CHROME APPS. Perhaps the download has been fixed.
There is a newer version on tagscanners web site. Not sure why Cnet doesn't automatically download this more recent version. It will suggest installing the newer version the first time you run the program.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.1.657
Version 5.1.652 adds dupport for tagging of Direct Stream Digital format.
Publisher X-Development
Publisher web site http://www.xdlab.ru/en/index.htm
Release Date November 28, 2014
Date Added November 28, 2014
Version 5.1.657
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Music Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 2003
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.84MB
File Name tagscan5.1.657setup.exe
Total Downloads 810,964
Downloads Last Week 280
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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