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After 25 years of being a dedicated Mac user I am moving to Windows 10.

 

The problem I am having is finding replacements for TAG which I used for metadata editing, and of course XLD for Mac which does not appear to be available for Windows.

 

So, what is everybody on Windows 10 using for these two tasks please?

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Mp3tag is a great Windows tag management program.

 

I often use some combination of EAC (ripper), and/or dBPowerAmp or foobar2000 (ripper/converter).

 

Welcome and enjoy!

 

Links (all free except dBPA):

http://www.mp3tag.de/en/

http://www.exactaudiocopy.de/

https://www.dbpoweramp.com/

http://www.foobar2000.org/ (also install the "Encoder Pack": http://www.foobar2000.org/encoderpack)

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JRiver Media Center can do everything you want in a single app.

 

very true -- excellent library manager and player in one application.

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Another candidate to consider is MUSIChi Suite. Cheaper than JRiver it can do anything you want. Rip, Tag, Play music.

 

An advantage over other software is that it can handle multiple libraries against only one that all other software players support.

 

And the Tagger is based on open source libraries, which means than tagging can be done lighting fast, if an album is already tagged by others. Of course, it also connects with FreeDB, amazon as additional metadata locations.

 

It has a 30 days trial period.

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Thanks for all the suggestions re: tag editor. As for JRiver, not happening, I use Roon and am very happy with that, but thank you all.

 

I use both Roon and JRiver Media Center. Completely different tools that accomplish different things.

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I use both Roon and JRiver Media Center. Completely different tools that accomplish different things.

Hey Chris, I do not see the point of burdening the machine with a full media centre software package, that I would never use other than to later metadata, or am I missing something?

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Hey Chris, I do not see the point of burdening the machine with a full media centre software package, that I would never use other than to later metadata, or am I missing something?

 

you don't have to run jriver all of the time -- you could just use jriver for library management and let roon do its thing as a media server.

sources:  intel nuc8i7 (audiolinux, roon core) (server) | simaudio moon mind 2 (renderer)
headphone rig:  chord qutest > bryston bha-1 > audeze lcd-3
main rig:  chord dave > parasound jc5 > kef reference 1
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+1 for Tag & Rename. I've been using it for years. I find its interface to be more intuitive than mp3tag.

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I'd recommend Mediamonkey gold for power users.

 

I recently went the other way, from Win to Mac and found finding a decent tagging app with scripting support really tough. In the end I opted for YATE but it was the category of software that I found most difficult to replace when moving from Win.

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