AudioShell - ID3 tag editor shell extension

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AudioShell 2 is a freeware Windows Explorer shell extension which allows you to view and edit ID3 meta-data tags directly in Windows Vista/7/8 Explorer. It supports all files and tags standards supported by Tag&Rename - music tag editor. AudioShell adds ID3 tag editor and files rename tools into Windows system music files pop-up menu. AudioShell property shell handler add detailed music tags information into Windows Explorer columns and Preview pane, thumbnail handler add thumbnails with album art into Explorer. Full Unicode and 64 bit support.

System requirements: AudioShell is designed for Windows Vista/7/8/8.1 both 32 and 64 bit systems.

Old AudioShell version for Windows XP 32 bit can be found here.

Supported files and tags formats:

  • mp3 (all ID3 tag versions)
  • Windows Media (wma, asf and wmv files)
  • Apple iTunes aac (m4a, m4p, m4r and m4b) and mp4 and aiff files
  • ogg, flac, opus, speex (vorbis comment tags)
  • mpc, mp+, monkey’s audio, wav pack, optim frog, true audio - APE tags, APEv2 tags
  • wav - ID3v2.3 tag in 'id3 ' RIFF chunk and LIST INFO chunk
  • dsf (DSD/Direct-Stream Digital) - ID3v2.3 tag

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AudioShell 2.3.6

New in this version:

  • fixed bug in ID3v2.4 Unicode tags support

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New in 2.3.5 version:

  • improved ID3v2 support
  • improved mp4 support
  • improved aiff support
  • added support for PCM float uncompressed wav files properties

New in 2.3.4 version:

  • added support for Xtra atom in mp4 files (this atom used by Windows Explorer and Windows Media Player)
  • minor fixes

New in 2.3.3 version:

  • fixed bug in mp4 files support on 64bit systems

New in 2.3.2 version:

  • fixed bug in ID3v2 multiple cover arts in tag support
  • minor changes in WAV tagging
  • minor fixes

New in 2.3.1 version:

  • fixed bug in ID3v2 tag removing from mp3 files

New in 2.3 version:

  • added Opus files support
  • added "Retry" button to tag saving error message, so it is now possible to retry tag saving if file is locked by another application
  • fixed bug in flac support when flac file is not reduced even with very big padding
  • minor fixes

New in version 2.2:

  • added check for updates function
  • added support for DSD256
  • fixed bug in big wav files support
  • fixed bug in mp4 files support
  • minor fixes and improvements

New in version 2.1:

  • added support for TRACKTOTAL and DISCTOTAL tag frames in Vorbis Comments (ogg/flac) tags
  • fixed Comments column support in Windows Explorer

New in version: 2.0

  • added multi files tag editor
  • if file have only ID3v1 tag, AudioShell will show it data in tag editor window
  • now file renaming work for files with only ID3v1 tag
  • minor fixes

New in version 2.0 beta 2:

  • AudioShell now show ID3v1 tag information if mp3 file don't have ID3v2 tag
  • added support for .M4R files extension
  • improved mp4 support
  • improved wav support
  • improved dsf support
  • improved aiff support
  • minor improvements and fixes

New in version 2.0 beta 1:

  • added writing support to AudioShell properties handler - now tag fields can be edited directly in Windows Explorer
  • minor improvements

Major new features in version 2.0:

  • Tag Editor with most tag frames support
  • File rename tool
  • Windows shell properties handler
  • Windows shell thumbnails handler
  • Windows Vista/7/8 support
  • 64 bit support

AudioShell screenshots:

Window Explorer show mp3 files thumbnail and properties using AudioShell 2 shell handlers:

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AudioShell 2 - tag editor:

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AudioShell 2 - multi files tag editor:

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AudioShell 2 - renaming files:

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AudioShell 2 - options:

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Work in:

Windows 10
Windows 8/8.1
Windows 7
Windows Vista
Full 32/64 bit support