Mp3tag is a powerful and yet easy-to-use tool to edit metadata (ID3, Vorbis Comments and APE) of common audio formats. It can rename files based on the tag information, replace characters or words from tags and filenames, import/export tag information, create playlists and more. The program supports online freedb database lookups for selected files, allowing you to automatically gather proper tag information for select files or CDs.


  • Write ID3v1.1-, ID3v2-, APEv2-Tags and Vorbis Comments to multiple files at once
  • Full Unicode support
  • Support for embedded cover art
  • Automatically create playlists
  • Recursive subfolders support
  • Remove parts or the entire tag of multiple files
  • Rename files based on the tag information
  • Import tags from filenames
  • Format tags and filenames
  • Replace characters or words from tags and filenames
  • Regular Expressions
  • Export tag information to user-defined formats (like html, rtf, csv, xml)
  • Import tag information from online databases like freedb or Amazon (also by text-search)
  • Import tag information from local freedb databases
  • Support for ID3v2.3 (ISO-8859-1 and UTF-16) and ID3v2.4 with UTF-8
  • and much more ...

Supports the following formats:

  • Advanced Audio Coding (aac)
  • Free Lossless Audio Codec (flac)
  • Monkey's Audio (ape)
  • Mpeg Layer 3 (mp3)
  • MPEG-4 (mp4 / m4a)
  • Musepack (mpc)
  • Ogg Vorbis (ogg)
  • OptimFROG (ofr)
  • OptimFROG DualStream (ofs)
  • Speex (spx)
  • True Audio (tta)
  • Windows Media Audio (wma)
  • WavPack (wv)

What's New

I've just released Mp3tag v3.25 which is a spring-cleaning release and fixes a few issues that were reported over the past weeks.

Playlist Generator

The Playlist Generator is available via File → Generate Playlists... or Ctrl+Shift+P and enables the creation of several playlists at once based on a format string that is used to partition the set of selected files. This way, you can create, e.g., one playlist for each album or one for each directory. It's quite powerful! And it's also available as an action 1 for Mp3tag's action groups.

Improvements for action Remove Duplicate Fields

I've extended the Remove Duplicate Fields action 1 to allow for selecting the duplicate field to remove (before it removed all duplicate fields) and to allow for removing only duplicate fields that have the same content.

Optimization of Padding for FLAC Files

For people who are using FLAC, I've added Utils → Optimize FLAC to the right-click context menu which ensures that 4KB of padding exists in the file. It's especially helpful if metadata isn't displayed in Windows Explorer, because either the embedded cover or the embedded padding is too big to handle.