General information on user-defined Tools in Mp3tag
General Information on user-defined Tools
User-defined Tools are external applications that can be added via Options > Tools to work directly from Mp3tag's main window via the context-menu of the file view (find more about this feature in the corresponding help topic.
You can also use the keyboard shortcuts Ctrl+1, Ctrl+2 to Ctrl+0 to trigger the first, second to tenth user-defined Tool on the selected files.
%_path% should be in quotation marks, so paths and filenames with spaces are passed properly. An example of this would be
Parameter1 Parameter2 "%_path%"
Example — Open files in Windows Explorer
You need to enter the path to
Explorer.exe here, usually located at
The parameters of Windows Explorer are always seperated by comma and space,
/e, /select, "%_path%"
/e opens Windows Explorer in two columns. On the left is the directory tree, on the right the file view. Without this parameter, only the file view will be displayed.
/select marks the selected file. If there are several files selected in Mp3tag, only one of them will be marked.
Example — Play/Enqueue files in Winamp or foobar2000
The selected filenames should be enqueued in Winamp.
e.g. Enqueue in Winamp
You have to locate the path of the
Winamp.exe file. E.g.
Parameters for Winamp:
Parameters for foobar2000:
And tick for all selected files.
Example — Web Search
Search web sites for informations about your artists or albums.
Name of the website, e.g., All Music or Google
You need to locate the path of the web-browser executable, e.g.,
"C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe".
Now some examples:
Parameter for Artist search on Allmusic.com:
Parameter for Google.com:
You can of course add many more websites and if you find something interesting, please post them.
Example — Folder Navigation
Here is a trick to improve the navigation a little. This will give you the possibility to double click on a file in Mp3tag and open it's folder in Mp3tag.
Please locate the path of your
Finally you must select Browse folder as default program on double click.