Yate | macOS | 14 mb




Yate was developed for people who want complete control over their tagging experience. Supports audio in AIFF, DFF, DSF, FLAC, M4A, M4B, MP3, MP2, MP4, STEM.MP4 and WAV files. Supports video in M4V and MP4.

Yate has a long list of features; most importantly, an innovative scripting system called actions. Actions can be used to update all of an album’s tags with a single operation. Yate also supports integration with AcouticBrainz, AcoustID, Beatport, Discogs, iTunes, MusicBrainz and TMDb. All changes can be easily reverted and individual changes can be undone in any order. Whether you want to automatically or manually tag your files, Yate can do it all!

Feature List:

  • Yate Supports mp3, m4a, mp4 (single track audio) flac, aiff, wav and dsf files.
  • Yate Reads all ID3 tag formats. Writes ID3 v2.4 or v2.3
  • Customizable FLAC mappings.
  • Supports multiple values per field type where permitted.
  • Supports multiple fields of the same type where permitted.
  • Almost all non binary ID3 fields have been extended to non ID3 file types.
  • Support for Content Advisory, Identification and AAC Kind fields in m4a files.
  • Export / import a file’s metadata, including artwork.
  • Sync application preferences, (actions, templates, etc.), between two Macs.
  • Custom fields. New in v3.0
  • Custom presets for UI panel layout. New in v3.0
  • Custom panels. Roll your own UI. New in v3.0
  • File browser which lets you traverse the file system and open content in Yate. Also lets you preview content. New in v3.0
  • Audio information panel used to display the audio and file characteristics of a single track. New in v3.0
  • Supports the creation, viewing and editing of album databases. These databases are stored in CSV files with a sidecar file for enhanced Yate usage. The databases can contain common values across all tracks in an album and special aggregated fields such as duration, track count, lowest rating, average rating, highest rating and tag source. Because the content is stored in a CSV file, you can take these databases with you on your mobile devices.
  • Supports the creation, viewing and editing of track databases. Similar to album databases but retains all track information.
  • Handles multiple artwork items.
  • Supports drag in and drag out of artwork.
  • Auto scaling of imported artwork.
  • Drag artwork in from the web, any image file, any file containing a png or jpg image and from iTunes.
  • Copy and paste artwork.
  • Import artwork from the file system by searching for a particular file.
  • Write rules to automatically determine an artwork item’s picture type based on the imported image file’s name.
  • Drag artwork to the Finder.
  • Artwork can be saved to files, folder.jpg or to the containing folder’s icon.
  • When saving artwork to a file, the image can be scaled down and converted to grayscale.
  • Artwork can be scaled and converted between .png and .jpg formats.
  • Remove artwork based on criteria.
  • Auto search for artwork.
  • Fully customizable search templates. Specify data embedded in a URL or via the system clipboard.
  • Issue multiple searches at one from an action.
  • Display an artwork thumbnail for each file open in the main window.
  • Use iTunes to download artwork for all supported audio formats. This includes formats not supported by iTunes such as flac, dsf and wav (supported but without artwork).
  • Files and containing folders can be renamed in a single operation.
  • Tracks can be relocated (moved).
  • Non audio files can be moved so that complete folder contents can be relocated.
  • Tracks can be copied.
  • Create absolute or relative symbolic links to files and folders.
  • Display ‘what has changed’.
  • Display specification validation errors.
  • Display all ‘read’ tagging information in a text log.
  • Display file layout information (raw data).
  • Have multiple presets for different column configurations.
  • Add tracks in Playlist or Album mode. Album mode always processes complete albums while Playlist mode supports individual tracks.
  • Tracks can be dragged from the Finder, iTunes or the File Browser.
  • Add files by folder or by including subfolders.
  • Open files/folders specified in a path in the system clipboard.
  • Maintains a recently opened list.
  • Supports the creation of m3u(8) playlists.
  • Tracks can be added to iTunes.
  • Tracks can be removed from iTunes.
  • Tracks can be linked to iTunes and the rating, play count, skip when shuffling, start time, stop time, and volume adjustment can be passed in either direction.
  • Repairs broken file links in iTunes.
  • Auto link to iTunes mode.
  • Repairs iTunes links when tracks are renamed or moved.
  • Ability to Show Files in iTunes.
  • Compare iTunes values with Yate.
  • Refresh values in iTunes automatically and manually.
  • Import base tag settings from iTunes.
  • Create iTunes playlists.
  • Set the Content Advisory of m4a tracks.
  • Set the iTunes Kind field for m4a (AAC) files.
  • Batch Processing Wizard which allows you to edit all of your audio files with a single action.
  • MusicBrainz wizard to import data from the MusciBrainz database.
  • Discogs wizard to import data from the Discogs database.
  • MusicBrainz and Discogs what’s changed displays to show the differences between your data and the remote data.
  • MusicBrainz and Discogs customizable named import sets. Sets allow for import/don’t import/import only if empty.
  • MusicBrainz and Discogs per file import exclusions.
  • Specify an alternate MusicBrainz server location.
  • Supports the Cover Art Archive.
  • Use the MusicBrainz and Discogs wizards to locate misplaced tracks in your library.
  • Import all Credits information from MusciBrainz and Discogs.
  • Supports the import of symbolic track numbers from MusicBrainz and Discogs.
  • Access Discogs and MusicBrainz data while batch processing and import and/or log updated information. (Only for albums previously associated with a release).
  • While batch processing access Discogs data without mapping files to log and/or import data.
  • Support for AcoustID fingerprinting (64 bit all file types except .dsf). Use the AcoustID import display to import simple metadata or to link to MusicBrainz releases.
  • Extract a track’s earliest release information from AcoustID data.
  • Access to LyricWiki.
  • Actions – Actions – Actions. Over 130 functions!
  • Inline Actions.
  • Conditional statements (if-else-endif) in actions.
  • Loop through lists contained in a field.
  • Run actions from within actions. Run stepwise where each action statement executes across all files or grouped where a sequence of statements are run as a unit for each file.
  • Simple scripting allows the creation of actions to run in the foreground or while batch processing.
  • Write an action to provide your custom processing for new albums.
  • Run external OS X scripts. Pass any number of parameters.
  • Run OS X applications.
  • Read and write text files.
  • Drag an album to Yate’s dock icon and automatically tag your album to your preferences.
  • Changes can be reverted to the last saved version.
  • Editing changes on the current file selection can be undone in any order or all at once.
  • Displays indicators showing if a file has changed and if it is linked to iTunes, Discogs, MusicBrainz or AcoustID.
  • Custom columns in the main file list.
  • Selective display of loaded files.
  • Import and export all portions of the application’s data. This allows for backing up and the sharing of actions and other templates.
  • Smart export of actions. Save all items required to run the action.
  • Distribute saved actions, search templates, etc.
  • Synchronize application data between multiple Macs.
  • Auto backup of application settings.
  • User settable shortcuts.
  • User definable toolbar.
  • Preview songs.
  • Growl support.

Compatibility: OS X 10.9 or later, 64 bit




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