What ID3 tag editor can edit WMA tags?
WMA is an audio format from Microsoft, it is very popular on computers
running Windows operating system. One of the most popular players for Windows,
Windows Media Player, can encode music to this format. WMA files are also
available on the internet in great numbers. They may be DRM-protected, if sold
through online media stores. Many portable hardware players support WMA format.
Like MP3, WMA files can contain tags, i.e. additional information about
songs. This information may include: artist, title of the song, album, year of
publishing, comments, genre etc. WMA tags are important for searching and
organizing a media library.
If your WMA files have incomplete tags, or if the tags require some editing,
you can change everything manually in Windows Media Player. But this method
hardly deserves any attention, because Windows Media Player lacks many tagging
and renaming capabilities of a true ID3 tag editor. Therefore you may want to
get a proper WMA tagger and do the whole job in a few seconds.
You can edit WMA tags with mp3Tag Pro.
Step 1: Download and install the program.
Download mp3Tag Pro to a known location. Run setup and follow on-screen
instructions to install the application.
Step 2: Start the program. Select WMA files to edit.
Launch mp3Tag Pro. Browse to the folder where your WMA files are stored. You can
browse in the WMA tagger the same way you do in Windows Explorer: double click a folder to
enter it, double click '..' or click the "Level up" button to exit the current
folder, or use the folder tree on the left. Alternatively you can click the folder icon in the address field of
mp3Tag Pro to invoke a usual "Browse" dialog.
In our example filenames have sufficient information about songs, but WMA
tags are almost empty (only the year field contains some value). Using the WMA tag editor we
can extract information from filenames to tags.
Let's see how this can be done.
Select all files in the folder by clicking the "Select all" button, or press
"Ctrl" + "A" on your keyboard.
Click the "Generate tags" button.
Step 3: Generate WMA tags from filenames.
This will open a new window.
In the left upper corner, there is a "Format" area. Make sure that you
extract tags from filenames, then enter an appropriate format. In our example,
the format should be %A - %L - %# - %T, which means "Artist - Album - Track# -
Title". The format tells the program how to read information from filenames.
On the right pane, check the fields that you want to overwrite and choose
"Overwrite". Uncheck all other fields. Alternatively you can choose to overwrite
only empty fields.
In the preview area, see how tags will look like with the current format and
settings. If everything is correct, click "Generate tags" below to confirm
writing WMA tags.
If something's wrong, change the format or make other necessary adjustments.
Step 4: Change a field of WMA tag for many files.
What we get after clicking "Generate tags" in the previous window is this:
Thus information has been successfully extracted from filenames and written
to WMA tags. Now our player will show correct information while playing the
But we can also edit some field, or add our own comment. To do that, select
all files again ("Ctrl" + "A") and enter required information into the
Click "Save" on the right pane to overwrite the edited fields in all selected
Using mp3Tag Pro, you can also download WMA tags for your files from FreeDB
and/or Amazon tagging services. Just select the corresponding tab in the
Duplicate File Finder for Music
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