What is a good .mp3/.m4v tag editor for OS X that's not iTunes?

I'd prefer free but I'm open to anything.

I've looked at ID3 Editor but that only does .mp3 (from what I could see).

I want to set my own values so no need for an auto-tagger.

  • Are you looking for an auto tagger or a simple editor?
    – Steven Lu
    Jul 25, 2010 at 18:02
  • ID3 is good in Windows, never used it in OS X, and I just used it for mp3. Jul 26, 2010 at 10:38

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Easytag is available through Fink:

fink install easytag


brew install easy-tag

and MacPorts:

port install easytag

Marco Schuh produced an unofficial native build, though it seems the file is currently (Feb. 2018) offline.

  • Have you used this under OS X? If so, how well does it work for you?
    – Jason
    Jul 28, 2010 at 12:28
  • i used fink a long time ago, i don't have a mac anymore but at the time every application in there that i tried worked so i have no reason to believe that easytag wouldn't.
    – user43856
    Jul 28, 2010 at 22:21
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    available as a homebrew for osx as well. 'brew install easy-tag'
    – shadowbq
    Jan 9, 2013 at 18:10
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    you can also download a '.dmg' native for osx at marcoschuh.de/wp/static/files/EasyTAG_alpha5.dmg
    – shadowbq
    Jan 9, 2013 at 18:16
  • you can also download a '.dmg' native for osx at marcoschuh.de/wp/static/files/EasyTAG_alpha5.dmg
    – shadowbq
    Jan 9, 2013 at 18:17

I'm interested in this also - I've tried a few MP3 taggers to no avail as all have so far paled in comparison to Tag&Rename which is still Windows only - I still run VirtualBox for this one application.

For .m4v files I've been using the wonderful MetaX - have used this for my entire DVD collection.


You can use the Swiss Army knife Mp3tag right within Mac OS. Take a look here:

More MP3 guessing pattern with Mp3tag in Mac OS


Not free, but I use Media Rage.



If you're not opposed to using the command line, including compiling from source, check out ID3 mass tagger.

After using it a bit myself, I definitely think it should have been included in OS X as default!

EDIT: Oh, and it's free and open source (obviously).

  • Thanks but it's not for me and the user that needs it is far from command line savvy
    – Jason
    Jul 28, 2010 at 12:20

I just found TriTag from this question here, and it worked great for me. It works for MP3, don't know about other formats.


Best command line mp4 tag editor is libmp4v2 http://resare.com/libmp4v2/

Just compile and instale and it works fine (of course you need installed the development tools in your mac).

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