Yate was developed for people who are serious about tagging and organizing their audio files. The application was designed from the ground up for Mac users. It is a 100% Cocoa-written application and uses its own tagging library. Yate will tag mp3, m4a, aiff, flac, wav and dsf files.
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 Discogs, MusicBrainz, AcoustID and iTunes. 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!
- Named variables now always persist while batch processing. The non-persistant option was a holdback to the application's earlier days and now has potentially breaking issues with the various batch processing modes.
- In the rare event that you created actions to be run through the Batch Processor, which assumed that named variables were empty whenever a new folder as processed, they will break!. It is a good practice to always initialize named variables to the desired initial value.
- New field on the URLs panel called Podcast URL.
- Added support for specifying that a track is a podcast. Note that iTunes only recognizes the setting when a track is first added. Setting the Audio Panel's Media Type field to Podcastwill set the appropriate low level metadata for ID3 and MPEG-4 based files. When adding podcasts in ID3 files, iTunes requires that the Podcast URL field contains a well formed URL or it will not be recognized as a podcast. If you do not supply the URL and Podcast is specified, a hidden dummy URL will be supplied. When reading a file, the Media Type field will be set to Podcast if the low level podcast metadata is present.
- There are now five Action-n toolbar items, increased from three.
- We've switched the application to use the custom Discogs authentication method. There is no longer a need to authenticate the application at Discogs. The Force Discogs Authorization and Validate Discogs Access Token menu items have been removed.
- Discogs has increased the number of requests which can be sent in a given amount of time. The application's throttling algorithm has been modified to reflect the changes. Thanks Discogs!
OS X 10.6 or later, 64-bit processor