Yate Features

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  • Interfaces to Apple’s iTunes, Music and TV applications.

 

  • Supports audio in aif, aifc, aiff, ape, dff, dsf, flac, mp2, mp3, mp4, m4a, m4b, m4v, ogg, oga, opus, wav and wv files.
  • Displays Stem file metadata when available.
  • Supports video in m4v and mp4.
  • Reads all ID3 tag formats. Writes ID3 v2.4 or v2.3
  • Optionally writes ID3 v1 tag.
  • Customizable FLAC mappings.
  • Customizable APE mappings.
  • LIST-INFO and axml support for WAV files.
  • 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 MPEG-4 files.
  • Export / import a file’s metadata, including artwork.
  • Sync application preferences, (actions, templates, etc.), between two Macs.
  • One hundred fully integrated Custom fields.
  • Custom presets for UI panel layout.
  • Ten Custom edit panels. Roll your own UI. Map almost any metadata item to a custom panel.
  • Re-encode text fields which may have incorrectly been identified as ISO-Latin-1 in older mp3 files.
  • Per window support for Dark Mode.

 

  • File browser which lets you traverse the file system and open content in Yate. Also lets you preview content.
  • Audio information panel used to display the audio and file characteristics of a single track.
  • Snapshot viewer/editor which displays all the tag information associated with a single file.

 

  • Supports the creation, viewing and editing of album databases. These databases are stored in CSV or TSV 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/TSV files, you can take these databases with you on your mobile devices. These databases can also point out when tracks are missing.
  • Perform UI based queries on databases.
  • Supports the creation, viewing and editing of track databases. Similar to album databases but retains track level information.
  • Duplicate track detection can be performed within Track databases.
  • Edit a CSV/TSV database file anywhere then apply the changes to the audio files when back at your Mac.
  • Load and query databases in actions
  • Create m3u files from track databases.
  • Show tracks in a track database from an album in an album database.

 

  • Optional synchronized artwork viewer.
  • Handles multiple artwork items.
  • Supports drag in and drag out of artwork. Multiple items at a time.
  • Auto and manual scaling of imported artwork.
  • Crop artwork.
  • Drag artwork in from the web, any image file, any file containing a png or jpg image and from iTunes.
  • Drag in PDF files and extract the first contained image or render the first page in a supplied dpi.
  • 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.
  • Artwork can be squared and cropped.
  • Artwork can be converted to greyscale.
  • 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 once 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, dff, dsf and wav (supported but without artwork).
  • Download artwork from fanart.tv.
  • Download artwork from Discogs.
  • Download artwork from the Cover Art Archive.

 

  • Files and containing folders can be renamed in a single operation.
  • Tracks can be relocated (moved).
  • Renames and Moves can perform duplicate handling.
  • Non audio files can be moved so that complete folder contents can be relocated.
  • Non audio files can be deleted.
  • Tracks can be copied.
  • Create absolute or relative symbolic links to files and folders.

 

  • Edit all credits in the Combined Credits Editor. The editor allows you to look at credits as individual roles associated with a single person. The editor handles all composition and decomposition of the metadata.
  • Provide alias mappings for Discogs, MusicBrainz and Roon credits.

 

  • Regular Expression tester to validate your regular expressions against sample data and variable contents.

 

  • 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, Music, TV 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 Apple’s iTunes, Music and TV applications.
  • Tracks can be added to Apple Player applications..
  • Tracks can be removed from Apple Player applications.
  • Tracks can be linked to Apple Player applications and the rating, play count, skip when shuffling, start time, stop time, volume adjustment, classical fields, media type and loves/dislikes can be passed in either direction.
  • Auto import/export special Apple Player applications metadata.
  • Repairs broken file links in Apple Player applications.
  • Repairs iTunes links when tracks are renamed or moved.
  • Ability to Show Files in Apple Player applications.
  • Compare Apple Player applications values with Yate.
  • Refresh values in Apple Player applications automatically and manually.
  • Import base tag settings from Apple Player applications.
  • Create iTunes and Music playlists.
  • Set the Content Advisory of m4a tracks.
  • Set the Apple Player application’s Kind field for m4a files.
  • Change metadata in video files (m4v, mp4) and synchronize the changes to iTunes and TV.
  • Synchronize director, co-director, producer and screenwriter information with iTunes in video files (m4v, mp4).
  • Link by Apple Player application’s Persistent ID (PID) making it easier to get started when your Apple Player’s library and files are out of synch or have almost no metadata. A batch process is supplied to walk your Apple Player’s library to extract all PIDs.
  • Tracks can be dragged from the file list, the file browser and track databases directly into iTunes.

 

  • Staging playlist for the accumulation and display of tracks to be saved in a playlist.
  • Add tracks to the staging playlist from loaded files or from any Track database.
  • Save the staging playlist as an m3u(8) file or as an iTunes playlist.
  • Add tracks directly to an iTunes playlist.

 

  • Batch Processing Wizard which allows you to edit all of your audio files with a single action.
  • Various batch processing modes which allow you to process based on a text or csv/tsv file’s contents.

 

  • MusicBrainz wizard to import metadata and artwork from the MusicBrainz database.
  • Extract classical metadata from the Musicbrainz database.
  • Discogs wizard to import metadata and artwork from the Discogs database.
  • Discogs and MusicBrainz what’s changed displays to show the differences between your data and the remote data.
  • Discogs and MusicBrainz customizable named import sets. Sets allow for import/don’t import/import only if empty.
  • Discogs and MusicBrainz per file import exclusions.
  • Import metadata from Discogs and MusicBrainz to single rips of entire albums.
  • Specify an alternate MusicBrainz server location.
  • Supports the Cover Art Archive and Discogs artwork.
  • Use the Discogs and MusicBrainz wizards to locate misplaced tracks in your library.
  • Import all Credits information from Discogs and MusicBrainz.
  • Supports the import of symbolic track numbers from Discogs and MusicBrainz.
  • Access Discogs and MusicBrainz data while batch processing and import and/or log updated information.
  • While batch processing access Discogs data without mapping files to log and/or import data.
  • Support for AcoustID fingerprinting (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.
  • Extract an album’s best release match information from AcoustID data.
  • Extract metadata from AcousticBrainz.
  • Access to LyricWiki.
  • Extract metadata from the Beatport catalog. Via the UI based Beatport Importer or via action functions.
  • Access to The MovieDB for movies and TV shows.

 

  • Tag albums ripped to a single file with a cue sheet from Discogs or MusicBrainz.
  • Create cue sheets from any selected files.
  • Supports the creation of m3u(8) playlists.

 

  • Calculate ReplayGain parameters on all file types except ape, dff, dsf, ogg and wv.
  • Calculate iTunes Sound Check parameters on all file types except ape, dff, dsf, flac, ogg and wv.

 

  • Download lyrics. Exclude lyric searches based on genre or the presense of an Instrumental tag.

 

  • Actions – Actions – Actions. Over 250 statements!
  • 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.
  • Inline Actions.
  • Indirect calls.
  • Conditional statements (if-else-endif, repeat, etc.).
  • 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.
  • Run external OS X scripts. Pass any number of parameters. Create, run and delete on the fly
  • Run OS X applications.
  • Read and write text files.
  • Read and write audio files anywhere in your file system when not currently opened.
  • Examine folder contents.
  • Load an audio file and run an action against it.
  • Open files in other applications.

 

  • Supports Yate Player Interfaces to load the track currently playing in various players including iTunes, Music, TV, AUdirvana and others.

 

  • 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.
  • Changes can be reverted to the last established editing state. The editing state can be set automatically and/or manually.
  • 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 an action.
  • Distribute saved actions, search templates, etc.
  • Synchronize application data between multiple Macs.
  • Auto backup of application settings.
  • User settable shortcuts.
  • User definable toolbar. Map up to ten icons to individual actions.
  • Preview songs.
  • Notification Center support.
  • Highly configurable interpretation of ratings.

 

  • Use the free Audio File Health Check application to find all container/tag errors in your collection and then run an action to fix the errors in Yate.