Media Rage

Version: 3.4.6 || Release Date: 2009-09-05 || License: Commercial with demo ($29.95) App Owner: yonzie

This app is just so incredibly packed with features... It pretty much automates anything you need to do with music files.
Renaming based on tags, retagging based on file name/directory name, tag editor, artwork browser, etc...
From the creator:
"Media Rage can read and write information stored in MP3, AAC/MP4, FLAC, AIFF, WAVE, BWF, and Ogg Vorbis audio files. Media Rage can assist you in cataloging, organizing, sorting, and updating thousands of audio files with ease."

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6 Opinions

I don't mind the interface and love the tools it has to offer. But in Leopard & Snow Leopard it has been buggy for me. The primary issue is that it always crashes when I drag a file or folder onto the dock icon and click in any of the quickedit fields. I have to navigate through the clunky interface to the quickedit tool and then drag the file or folder into the quickedit window. I just want to drag onto the icon and be done with it!

That said, I'm going to try switching to The Tagger It does everything I need it to do (extensive ID3 tag fields, artwork, file renaming, play/preview) and seems to be more frequently updated and maintained. I will miss being able to rename files into folders based on ID3 tag info, but making a new folder is not a big task.

Wow. Where has this been all my life?

very useful for some things. too complex GUI for me.
And why can't I seem to find a way to append a prefix to a tag or remove set number of characters from a tag (e.g. remove the first 3 characters of the title tag which would help me remove a track number and space found in some tracks)

it's very useful, but far from perfect; it's sad that so much work has gone into powerful tools only to hide them under an arcane interface; overall has some annoying gaps and a truly degenerate interface; many parts of the interface that could be dynamic are not; the tag text fields are fixed length and much too short; it doesn't do obviously useful things, like drag & drop text selections among text fields in the tagging panes; it doesn't warn you if you type more text than a tag field will hold (e.g. id3v1 tags) or if you try to save tag info with no tag version set (all tag data is then dumped); QuickEdit (Multiple) is missing a some features from QuickEdit (Single) for no good reason; many of the separate modules could be merged, and the modules have strange hieroglyphic icons

great app. I love it. It's just perfect.

I wanted to like this aplication "A LOT" - but I can't. It does do a lot and looks very powerful. But I just can't get over the small things that bother me about the interface. I like my MP3 taggers in one main window, sort of like iTunes main window. And this seems to me like a collection of many disjointed tools that get launched from a launch pad window.

Some tools are very nice, but even there they are missing little touches. For instance, the art finder only has a few Amazon sites (it missed Canada and France) plus there are a number of other sites for covers that contain much better scans with higher resolutions. The main issue is that the "Search" allows you only to type ONE data field. You can pick bwteen Album name or Artist name but you cannot pick BOTH to search on. So you may end up with a results list that is 100 or more lines long - and now you will have to look at those manually to pick the one you want.

The best taggers that have ever been written (in my opinion) are Tag&Rename along with Dr. Tag. Unfortunately they're both Windows-only. :(