Mp3tag 2.36 features completely re-written tagging modules

Over at FileForum today, we can see that the very popular Mp3tag is updated with some significant changes. In case you have not heard of this software, here is the publishers description from FileForum: “Mp3tag can rename files based on the tag information, replace characters or words from tags and filenames, import/export tag information, create playlists, and more. It supports online freedb database lookups for selected files, allowing you to automatically gather proper tag information for select files or CDs.”

What’s new in this version:

  • Option ‘ID3v2.4 UTF-8’ at ‘Options > Tags > Mpeg’
  • ID3v2.4 frames MUSICIANCREDITS (TMCL), TAGGINGTIME (TDTG) and RELEASETIME (TDRL)
  • ‘Optimize MP4’ feature at context menu of MP4 files
  • UNSYNCEDLYRICS for MP4 tags
  • action type ‘Export cover to file’
  • asterisks entered at POPULARIMETER are translated to corresponding numeric value
  • auto-complete at drop down lists of action dialogs
  • binary APEv2 are now preserved on tag updates
  • completely rewritten APEv2 tagging module
  • completely rewritten ID3v2 tagging module with support for ID3v2.4 tags
  • dialog ‘Filename – Filename’ is vertical resizable now
  • dialog ‘Filename – Tag’ is vertical resizable now
  • dialog ‘Tag – Filename’ is vertical resizable now
  • dialog ‘Taglist-File – Tag’ is vertical resizable now
  • display of common data in tag panel on multiple selection (instead of )
     
  • display of track length on local freedb queries
  • display total count of files loaded on status bar if the file view contains filter results
  • keyboard shortcut Shift+Del to remove format strings which are not longer needed from drop-down lists
  • keyboard shortcut Shift+Enter to navigate to previous file while editing in the file view
  • log window after exporting multiple files
  • option ‘Display grid lines at file view’ at ‘Options > General’
  • optional second parameter encoding for $filename(name,enc) at Export with possible values ansi, utf-8 and utf-16
  • options to display an icon in the notification area
  • placeholder %_covers% for number of embedded cover art images in the file
  • placeholder %_filename% for filename without extension at columns in file view
  • placeholder %parent_directory% throughout the program
  • scripting function $folderdepth(x)
  • scripting function $reverse(x)
  • scripting function $trim(x)
  • sorting of entries at freedb selection dialog
  • sorting via column click in web source result dialog
  • sorting via drag&drop in web source result dialog
  • NEsupport for tracknumbers in x/xx format for MP4 tags
  • support for user-defined and extended tag fields at the tag panel (see ‘Options > Tag Panel’)
  • CHG: TEMPO now BPM for MP4 tags
  • CHG: converted ‘Filename – Filename’ matched whole filename on non matching format string
  • CHG: cover art is not longer preserved at ‘Edit > Undo’
  • CHG: dialog ‘Add directory’ starts at directory last added (per session)
  • CHG: disabled redrawing of file list when reading directories
  • CHG: faster redrawing and sorting in file list
  • CHG: faster writing of ID3v2 tags for files > 16MB
  • CHG: files folder.jpg, cover.jpg, folder.png and cover.png are prefered at cover display of extended tag dialog
  • CHG: filter is now case sensitive
  • CHG: further code-, performance and size optimizations
  • CHG: information about used encoder for ogg vorbis files is now available via %_tool% (like with FLAC- and MP4-files)
  • CHG: invalid characters in filenames are removed by default now
  • CHG: removed Mp3tag Quick Pick
  • CHG: removed option ‘Case settings of tag item keys’
  • CHG: removed option ‘Decode ISO-8859-1 tags using system codepage’ (is done by default now)
  • CHG: removed options ‘Don’t load tags at directory change’ and ‘Load tags when using arrow-keys/single mouse click’
  • CHG: removed support for old export configuration format
  • CHG: removing of ID3v2 tags now enabled by default for APE,MPC,… files
  • CHG: restart is no longer needed when adding/removing user-defined fields on the tag panel
  • CHG: updated Amazon web source
  • CHG: updated Amazon web sources
  • CHG: updated Discogs web source
  • CHG: updated freedb web search

Bug Fixes:

  • $right returned undefined results on empty
    strings
  • TEMPO not visible in iTunes after being saved by Mp3tag
  • cancel button wasn’t displayed at progress dialog when reading large directories after startup
  • double dollar sign $$ was replaced with single dollar sign at direct editing in the file view
  • field selection at convert codepage action was disabled sometimes
  • help file wasn’t displayed with Mozilla Firefox if help file path contains blanks (since v2.35)
  • hidden file attribute was lost on rewrite of ID3v2 tags of large files (> 16MB)
  • inconsistency when opening the extended tag dialog while direct editing in the file view
  • infrequent deadlock when confirming actions with erroneous or incomplete input parameters
  • keyboard mnemonics didn’t work in context menu of file list
  • minor rounding errors on track lengths
  • option for save mode at the extended tag dialog wasn’t displayed correctly
  • runtime error when reading APEv1 tags
  • runtime error when reading some VBRI headers
  • runtime error with ID3v2 tags with invalid ID3v2.4 extended headers
  • runtime error with modified dates before 1970-01-01 at files
  • tag field contents which exceed the width of an user-defined field on the tag panel were not fully displayed
  • various fixes for bugs introduced with the last Development Builds
  • while editing in the file view, tab key sometimes jumped to previous field instead of next field
  • $fmtNum() truncated large numbers

In case you want to snag the latest version, or even find a link to visit the authors homepage, head on over to BetaNews to take a closer look at this great freeware program!

Source: BetaNews