Tags and tagging

Audials One adds tags to your recordings and conversions, and allows you to edit tags yourself.

Automatic tagging for recordings and conversions

By default, Audials One adds tags to all your new recordings and conversions.

To change settings for tagging

In the lower left corner of the Audials One window, click , and then click Audio processing. For automatic tagging select Add ID3 tags.

Editing tags

You can modify tags manually for individual files, for example to change the spelling of an album.

To edit one file in full detail

  1. Right-click the file that you want to edit, and then click Properties.

To edit tags for several files at once

  1. In the Player, click , and then click Edit tags.
    Audials One now shows editable tag text boxes.
  2. Edit tags for one or more files.

    All changes and changed files are displayed in orange text.

    Figure 1. Editing tags for several files at once

  3. To save changes and finish editing, click Finish editing, in the lower right corner of the Player.

Identifying music and searching for tags

Audials One can complete missing tags and correct wrong tags of files in your collection.

The built-in music identification uses audio fingerprinting techniques to identify music files that have no artist and title information, at all.

Tip: Music identification works well for files that were imported into Audials One.

Identifying and searching tags for one music file

  1. In the navigation, click Music.
  2. Right-click the file that you want to identify and tag, and then click Identify and search tags.

    Audials One identifies the song and then completes and corrects the tags.

  3. Save all changes by clicking Save, or edit the new tags by clicking Properties.

Identifying and searching tags for several music files at once

  1. In the navigation, click Music.
  2. Select all music files that you want tags to be completed for.
    • To select specific files, press and hold the Ctrl key, and then click each file, one by one.
    • To select all files in the current list, click one file, and then press Ctrl+A.
  3. Click , then click Identify and search tags and follow the instructions.
    Tip: Because searching tags for large numbers of files can take a while, it is recommended to tag large collections over night.
    All changes and changed files are highlighted in orange text.
  4. Optional: Check the new tags and fine-tune tag details, manually.
  5. To save changes and finish editing, click Finish editing, in the lower right corner of the Player.