When you download audios from Internet or record music by an audio recorder, you may find them they lack of music information like artist, date and so on. It's hard when you face some music files without artist, title or album. They look so messy on your phone or computer. In this case, you need an ID3 metadata editor which enables you add audio information.


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What is an ID3 Tag?

An ID3 tag is a data container which contains the artist name, song title, album, year of release, genre of the audio file. It usually lies at the beginning of an MP3 file or at the end of it. The lack of ID 3 tag doesn't affect the playback of music but you will feel hard in managing them.


There are two versions of ID3 tag: v1 and v2. The ID3 tag of V1 is located at 128 bytes at the end of the MP3 file. It starts with the three characters TAG, followed by the song information. While the ID3 tag of ID3 lies at the beginning. It can store the lyrics, pictures of album and other large capacity information.


Top 3 ID3 Metadata Editor – Useful and Free

1. Kid3

Kid3 can edit the tags of MP3, Ogg/Vorbis, FLAC, MPC, MP4/AAC, MP2, Opus, Speex, TrueAudio, WavPack, WMA, WAV and AIFF files in an efficient and easy way. It has a clean interface and you can use it easily even if you are a newbie.

Pros:

a. supports various format of audio files.

b. has control over both ID3 v1 and ID3v2 tags.

c. generates tags from filenames/contents of tag fields.

d. has built-in player which can play back unknown songs.

e. no need to install and just uncompress it to use.


Cons:

a. It may get stuck when you operate large number of audios.

Edit ID3 Tag in Kid3

2. MP3tag

MP3tag is another powerful and easy-to-use tool to edit ID3 metadata of audio files. It supports batch tag-editing. Furthermore, MP3tag generates nice reports and lists of your collection based on user-defined templates.

Pros:

a. supports for cover art.

b. saves typing and import tags from online databases like Discogs, freedb, MusicBrainz, and more.

c. User-interface and tagging are fully Unicode compliant. d. automatically renames files based on tag information.


Cons:

a. Users cannot edit synced lyrics.

MP3tag

3. The God Father

The God Father supports audio formats including mp3, mp4, aac, ogg, mpc, ape, flac, apl, wv, ofr, spx. This tag editor is suitable for those who want to update the metadata of a lots of MP3 files at once. It can help you update or delete all the tags at once.

Pros:

a. "Search lyrics using Google" function enables users get result from Google search page showing lyrics of the selected file.

b. edits and show up4 pictures per album

c. auto tag online database.


Cons:

a. has no Unicode support.

The God Father

You can choose one of the Id3 Metadata editors according to your need. They are all carefully selected. If you have better choice, please feel free to tell us.