MP3 Tag Editor: mp3tag

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MP3 Tag Editor: mp3tag

#1 Post by tedpoe » Wed Jan 17, 2007 10:51 am

Home page:

"2006-11-05: Mp3tag v2.37a - with support for portable installations and many other new features, changes and bugfixes."

Can be installed anywhere. After installation, it creates several files in \Documents and Settings\Application Data\mp3tag. If these files are moved to the installation directory, it appears to be portable.

Does anyone else know of any non-portability issues?


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#2 Post by flinty » Wed Feb 28, 2007 3:22 am

i think everytime this runs, it creates an entry in the windows prefetch folder ..not sure if any other entries are left on the host computer?


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Re: MP3 Tag Editor: mp3tag

#3 Post by Midas » Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:59 am

Very old topic update: despite the long debate over user Lococobra portabilized version ( ... php?t=3413), Mp3Tag has been natively portable for a while now...

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Re: MP3 Tag Editor: mp3tag

#4 Post by lastaltoid » Fri Jul 04, 2014 5:11 pm

Version 2.61 has been released.
Mp3tag v2.61 — This version is a maintenance release and includes fixes and minor changes.
All changes are described in the History of changes.
Change log is here:

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Re: MP3 Tag Editor: mp3tag

#5 Post by gbrao » Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:33 am

[2017-02-17] REL: VERSION 2.81 (for Windows 10/8.1/8/7/2008/Vista/2003/XP SP3)
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[2017-02-06] NEW: added support for iTunes-specific ID3v2 grouping tag field GRP1 as GROUPING.
[2017-02-05] NEW: added support for reading ID3v2.2 iTunes tag fields for classical music MOVEMENT, MOVEMENTTOTAL, MOVEMENTNAME.
[2017-01-23] FIX: automatic playlist creation used previous values after tag save.
[2017-01-07] NEW: added support for press and hold gesture on cover art window to trigger context menu on touch devices.
[2016-12-17] FIX: regression where URL ID3v2 fields (WWW*) were accidentally written as multi-value fields (since v2.80a).
[2016-12-15] FIX: value overflow when calculating bitrate for large VBR MP3 files which resulted in negative bitrates.
[2016-12-14] LNG: added Corsican installer language and updated Czech and Turkish language files.
[2016-12-12] CHG: updated installer icons and graphics.
[2016-12-11] NEW: added portable installation mode that stores settings in application directory and doesn't write information to the registry.
[2016-12-11] NEW: installer now asks for UAC admin elevation in case if its run from a non-admin user account.
[2016-12-11] CHG: changed installer and application to guess user language instead of asking user.
[2016-12-11] NEW: improved installer UI for high-resolution screens with high DPI settings (DPI awareness).
[2016-12-11] NEW: added version information to installer.
[2016-12-11] NEW: added size estimation to uninstaller.
[2016-12-07] NEW: added placeholders to access file path of current active playlist, i.e., %_playlist_filename%, %_playlist_filename_ext% and %_playlist_folderpath%.
[2016-12-06] FIX: renaming files via direct-editing in file list in %_filepath% column automatically removed trailing blanks.
[2016-12-05] FIX: improved ID3v2 specification compliance by adding terminating 0x00 for text strings.
[2016-12-02] FIX: randomizing a filtered file list by clicking on first column header resulted in resetting of list contents.
[2016-11-30] FIX: missing breadcrumb links in help topic for "Configuration > Tags > Mapping" and missing link from "Configuration > Tags"
[2016-11-29] FIX: converter 'Tag - Filename' treated paths that were built from field values containing slash characters as relative.
Note : [2016-12-11] NEW: added portable installation mode that stores settings in application directory and doesn't write information to the registry.

From help\start_whatsnew.html :
Mp3tag v2.81
Support for Portable Installation and Admin-Elevation
A long-requested feature of many users was a portable installation of Mp3tag, i.e., a installation that installs in one directory and also stores its configuration settings in this directory. This is now possible. And if you choose the standard installation, Mp3tag automatically elevates the process to the necessary user rights (after asking you, of course).

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Re: MP3 Tag Editor: mp3tag

#6 Post by freakazoid » Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:36 am

Better late than never, mp3tag!
is it stealth? ;)

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