Mac OS 64bit native app

I hope to see the native macOS app. Thank you!

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With Catalina released I would love to know if/when we might get support for mp3tag? The 'new iTunes' Music App is useless so there is a giant gap in the market for a fast Tag editing / Music organising tool for the Mac.

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Hi Florian,

I am a Mac user so am adding my voice of support for you developing a native app - mp3tag is a favourite piece of software and I wish you very best of luck! A native app would be fantastic :grinning:

Joe

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Hi Florian,
I am really interested in having a Mp3Tag version that is running on the Mac again.

Alternatively, instead of writing a complete new version, and maintaining the code for multiple platforms,
have you looked into the WebAssembly https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WebAssembly that would allow to run Mp3Tag in the web browser without an install on all platforms (including Linux and Tablets)?

Hi, I'd like to chime in here. Currently, I'm am avoiding the Catalina update like the devil avoids holy water. To this day, I strongly rely on 2+ wine-based Windows apps, one of which is Total Commander, and the other one is Mp3Tag.
Let me tell you: I'd love to see a native macOS version some day, but wouldn't it be better to first port it to Win64 and make sure that us wine nerds will still have a way to fire it up in a wine64 prefix? Works fine with TCMD, you know. :wink:
… Although, a word to the wise: Even the installer needs to be pure 64-bit, otherwise we'd need to download the portable edition and unpack it manually. :see_no_evil:

Hi all,
good news for guys running Catalina. CrossOver 19 for MacOs allows running 32bit Windows-apps in 64bit environment.
MP3Tag v2.99c is running perfect on Catalina with CrossOver 19.

Have a nice day,
Steve

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Great news, man! … Could you also try Total Commander? 64-bit is fine, but there's some 32-bit element in it, so I couldn't get it to run in wine64 on Catalina. – Thanks in advance!

Sorry, man! I don't use Total Commander on MacOS.

CU
Steve

Hello Catalina users,

While were still waiting for a 64-bit Mp3tag, I found an alternative called Kid3 Tag editor. It is compatible with 64-bit and it supports MP3, Ogg/Vorbis, FLAC, MPC, MP4/AAC, MP2, Speex, TrueAudio, WavPack, WMA, WAV and AIFF files. The tag codes are a little different from Mp3tag but it works seamlessly.

Happy editing!

Download Kid3 Tag Editor

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JFTR, its unified names can be found in the documentation.

well, seems like crossover 19 will support 32 bit windows apps. but did not tested

For the record, a native Mac OS version of Mp3tag would be a game-changer for music library management at our radio station here. We need a bulk-editor/verifier that supports our own custom metadata tags for our library workflow into Zetta, and Mp3tag is the only thing that works the way we need it to. Currently we use it on Windows, but it would be great to not have to do that.

--t
[radio western, london, canada]

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Current 3.00 version works fine on Catalina with Crossover.

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Hi, Florian,
How is the native app development going?
I would love to alpha/beta test.

It's going pretty well, I'm learning new things every day :smiley:

Last week, I've implemented the configuration of the Tag Panel fields and finally fixed an issue with UTF-16 encoding of ID3v2 fields, which only appears under macOS.

I've added a separate newsletter regarding Mp3tag for macOS at https://www.mp3tag.de/en/mac-osx.html — once it reaches alpha/beta stage, I'll invite via this newsletter.

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I'm so glad to hear you're still working on the macOS version, because there really is no other program that offers what Mp3tag does.

I'm still on macOS Mojave purely because I don't want to leave behind my Wine version of Mp3tag!

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I’m running it on Catalina... :slightly_smiling_face:

Only thing I’m really missing is lack of context menu integration.

how? I'm desperately waiting for a native 64bit release and have a bunch of 1500-ish files to tag...

It is still Wine underneath, making it all possible... :slight_smile:

I've released the first beta of Mp3tag for Mac and it's available at

There is also a new category #mac on the forums for support and feedback on the native version of Mp3tag for Mac