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I am reasonably new to the MAC world and have a MacBook Pro running Mountain Lion. In the past I have used Roxio Creator 2012. I have several hundred .mp3 files in which I need to modify certain tags (Genre, Artist, etc). Creator 2012 would allow me to modify multiple files at once and would also allow me to change one item (Genre) in all files at once.. Will Toast 11 allow me to do that?

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Toast doesn't have an mp3 encoder and cannot save files as mp3. If you're wanting to make an audio CD or convert existing mp3s to other formats then Toast can be used to add artist/album/track information. But what I think you're wanting to do is best accomplished with iTunes.

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Thanks for the reply.. Here's a little more detail of what I need.. My vehicle has Microsoft Sync which allows me to use voice commands to play specific song titles, artists, and genre. I have several hundred mp3 files on a networked 2TB hard drive in which the genre is not labeled. I want to be able to edit the genre tag to be something like "Sixties", or "Seventies", or "Instrumental". This will allow me to play songs via Microsoft Sync and have them grouped together by genre. Sync plays mp3 files, so I don't want to convert the mp3 to any other format. All I want to do is edit the tag information, but I need to be able to edit multiple files at one time. On my Windows computer, I use Roxio Creator 2012, and I can do everything I have described here. Microsoft Sync allows me to use voice commands like: "Play Genre, Instrumental", and Sync will play all songs on my USB that are labeled with a genre of "Instrumental", or I can say "Play Genre, Seventies" and it will play all songs with a genre of "Seventies".. I hope this makes better sense than my first post.. Thanks again for your reply. I just can't figure out how to use Itunes to modify multiple files at once, especially if I just want to modify "genre" only..

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Toast doesn't have a genre field. I think the easiest thing is to use iTunes. You can set iTunes preferences so that it doesn't copy the mp3 files to the iTunes Library when you added them to the catalog. Then create playlists representing each genre you want to label. Drag in the tracks for that genre. Select all the tracks and choose Get Info ( Command+I). There you can choose the genre to be applied to the entire list.

 

There probably are some other free apps that can do this. Search for mp3 at macupdate.com.

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