Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tag&Rename on the Mac

Here's another option for adventurous souls: Tag&Rename on the mac using Darwine for OSX.

While doing a search to find some new tag editors, I came across posts describing the successful use of Darwine and Tag&Rename. I had used Tag&Rename to edit the tags on my mac using pc emulators, but the usage was always clunky and tended to freeze. Plus, I had to install windows and deal with all the pain that the windows os brings with it. (That's why I have a mac, right?)

This time installing darwine and getting Tag&Rename up and running was much faster. I simply installed a Darwine build for OSX, found here and then downloaded the installer for Tag&Rename here.

So far it does a great job at those mass tagging jobs I always end up doing to get all my tags and file names consistent. I tried to drag and drop an image from the mac to apply the album art, but that didn't work.

I'd be curious to hear other folk's experience with this option.

4 comments:

JollyG15 said...

Hey man thanks for this! I am a huge T&R fan from back in my PC days made the Mac switch in '07 and have been waiting for something like this. Quick question, I downloaded Darwine (Wine and Wine Bottler) and the T&R.exe file. I tried opening it with the bottler but keep getting an error. Can you offer any help? Thanks in advance...btw I somehow typed this with a sleeping newborn on my shoulder.

Jason said...

I've used T&R for years, too, and recently made the switch to Mac. For some reason, though, I can't retrieve info from the internet. Any thoughts why? I tired Crossover before which worked until I updated it. I definitely don't want to fire up parallels every time I want to fix a few tags. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks for the suggestion for the free program.

Matthew said...

there's no drag-n-drop support for album art on windows, either, so that's not a crossover bug, just how it's designed. T&R is my favorite tagging software, good to know it works through darwine.

Goatboy said...

Thank you for this! I got rid of Parallels when T&R was the only program left I was using on it, but didn't get happy with any of the Mac ones. SongGenie is a song info applier, not an album tagger; the also mentioned TheTagger looks like home programmed beta software and offers no advantage apart from being able to capitalize words (mp3 only, no flac support); and everything else is just plain crap (and I did look at pretty much everything else).
Tag & Rename working with WineBottler could really be the solution to all this. So thanks again...