I've just released Mp3tag v2.58!
Improved performance when reading MP4 files
Mp3tag now reads MP4 files faster than before which should be significant on large collections (many files) or collections including MP4 video (large files).
Improved compatibility of YEAR in ID3v2.3
With Mp3tag v2.53 released almost one year ago we decided to combine the release year (ID3v2.3 frame TYER, displayed as YEAR) and release date (ID3v2.3 frame TDAT, displayed as DATE) in YEAR and display it as YYYY-MM-DD. The intention was to improve compatibility with other applications and the ID3v2 standard.
Since then we've received numerous support requests both here on the Mp3tag Forums and via email from users who are unsatisfied with that change. Either because they use a different formatting of date values, use some value denoting a specific time frame (e.g., the 80s) or simply wanted to preserve values that were not fitting in the new date formatting scheme.
With Mp3tag v2.58 we revert this change to the previous behavior.
Furthermore, this version fixes various issues that have been reported after the last release of Mp3tag. For a full list of changes please see the History of Changes.
You can download the new version from
Enjoy and be well!