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TagScanner

CNET Editors' review

Digital music is all well and good, but who wants to type in album and artist information for each track? With the free TagScanner, you don't have to. This efficient and powerful tag editor lets you edit metadata automatically as well as by hand, both for individual files and file batches.

The automatic tagging feature is most impressive. Although it can hit up online databases such as FreeDB, Discogs, and Amazon like many other auto-tagging apps, it can also generate tags from file and folder names--something many others can't. It works in the opposite direction, too, generating filenames from tags.

TagScanner has an elegant and orderly interface, and lets you preview filenames before applying changes. The only catch is that you'll need to spend some time learning the program's file- and tag-naming language. However, if you have thousands of music tracks crying out for organization, that's a small price to pay.

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    • 1 star: 25
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  • 5.0 stars

    "Very Powerfull !"

    January 13, 2007  |   By rm_subbu

    Version: TagScanner 4.9 build 496

    Pros

    I have tried may tag editors. This is the one that allows to create tags from Folder names. The TAG Processor is really slick!

    Cons

    Though the user interface needs a little 'getting used to', this is an awsome software!

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Works well, you just have to learn how to use it on your own."

    January 8, 2007  |   By Mgradyc

    Version: TagScanner 4.9 build 496

    Pros

    Does everything you need in a tag/file name editor. Allows you to be very specific about how you want tags generated from file names (or even a portion of the file name using delimiters). Plenty of features. Nice price (If it's for free, it's for me!).

    Cons

    No help documentation or instructions (beyond what is in each window of the program), either within the program or on the publisher's website. You just have to figure it out on your own.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Simple and Straighforward and Free. What else can you want?"

    December 24, 2006  |   By SDRamones

    Version: TagScanner 4.9 build 496

    Pros

    Powerful features for a variety of formats.

    Cons

    Better help and explanation of functions.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Highly flexible, Lightweight, & it just works."

    December 17, 2006  |   By mechgt

    Version: TagScanner 4.9 build 496

    Pros

    It's extremely flexible. For instance when creating an ID3 from the filename, let it know what the delimiter is, which parameter belongs to which field and press go; i.e. Artist - Album - track# - title.mp3. With this you can also easily rename a folder (inc. subfolders) of files in a similar fashion. This is an essential tool if you're a little anal about keeping your files organized and the ID3s correct.

    Cons

    I honestly cannot think of anything.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "A usefull software for organize MP3s"

    December 15, 2006  |   By husni.nm

    Version: TagScanner 4.9 build 496

    Pros

    TagScanner 4.9, oh I love this product. It can be sued to edit IDE tag of mp3s and rename mp3s using title/album/artist/track information of the file. And all this comes for free. And it built with a lovely interface.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Little documentation, NO WMA SUPPORT"

    November 19, 2006  |   By greg3305

    Version: TagScanner 4.9 build 496

    Pros

    Works well for MP3s - once you figure out how to use the program.

    Cons

    Confusing, very little documentation. You have to figure it out on your own, which can take a very long time or very short time depending on how computer-savvy you are. While a lack of documentation can be forgiven, the fact that this program DOES NOT SUPPORT Windows Media Audio (WMA) renders it almost useless.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Fast and efficient"

    November 6, 2006  |   By compguru13

    Version: TagScanner 4.9 build 496

    Pros

    All it took for me to tag my 400+ songs was to load the directory, include subfolders, define I wanted my songs renamed by title only, and click "Rename"

    Bam. My whole music collection went from "Track1-unknown Artist" to their respective file names. From there I click List maker, export to HTML file, and upload a list of my library to my site.

    Cons

    Sometimes in MusicMatch Jukebox, the tags don't read correctly after being defined by TagScanner. But thats pretty rare.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Confusing"

    October 29, 2006  |   By darkenrvisions

    Version: TagScanner 4.9 build 496

    Pros

    Wish I understood it better I want to make a batch edit of title track and comments to make them nothihng.

    I like how they uped every first letter on the songs.

    Cons

    Very confusing sometimes misplaces and messes up your music setup, no select all option. I think MediaMonkey does almost the same thing so I would getthat, wish I knew how to work this better

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Fast and Easy To Use"

    October 26, 2006  |   By z_z1

    Version: TagScanner 4.9 build 496

    Pros

    Relatively small. Fast installation. Intuitive interface. Works.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Contains spyware"

    October 23, 2006  |   By TarHeelJoe

    Version: TagScanner 4.9 build 496

    Pros

    None

    Cons

    BEWARE. When I downloaded this I got a keystoke logger.

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