Yate 6.1

Yate was developed for people who want complete control over their tagging experience. Supports audio in AIFF, APE, DFF, DSF, FLAC, OGG OPUS, OGG VORBIS, M4A, M4B, MP3, MP2, MP4, STEM.MP4, WAV and WV 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!

What’s New

Version 6.1:

Beatport Support:
  • Beatport has updated its API. The old Beatport support will no longer function shortly. If you use the Beatport functionality you have to update.
  • Authentication is automatic and now handled completely by Yate.
  • The 150 file limitation has been removed.
  • Much better matching of Stem files.
  • More rigorous attempts at matching are made when track IDs are not available.
  • The following additional metadata can now be imported: Artwork (Artist), Artwork (Label), Artwork (Remixer), Artwork URLs, Encoding Date, ISRC, Label Track ID, Stem ID.
  • Track numbers can no longer be imported.
  • Columns can be reordered and hidden via the table header's context menu. Far more columns are available.
  • The table's context menu has new view options affecting the layout of the table and how various items are displayed.
  • The table now uses an image column to denote state. Grey implies not yet searched. Green implies a search has completed. Red implies an error occurred while searching.
  • Starting in this version text colouring is by default disabled. You can reenable it to be the same as in previous releases via the context menu.
  • You can now set tracks to be reloaded via the context menu. This is useful if you want to reload after changing options or a network error occurred and you want to resume loading.
MPEG-4 Files:
  • You can now pick two alternate encodings for fields with multiple values in Preferences-Audio-MPEG-4. Both of the new encodings provides a better degree of integration with MinimServer.
Artwork Viewer:
  • The gray background has been changed to a somewhat darker grey. This is to provide more contrast when displaying PNG images with transparent backgrounds. (such as Beatport waveform images).
  • You can now set the background to Grey, White or Black from the context menu.
Preferences - Export Sets:
  • OOB and Variable qualifier fields now have a few more configuration items. See the documentation for more information.
  • When these items are inserted and the Option key is down, and the menu text to be inserted is non empty, the text will be appended as opposed to overwriting the previous contents.
Preferences - Lists:
  • Sort Album Artist, Sort Artist and Sort Composer can now be associated with lists.
  • Note that there are no dedicated lists for these items. You can associate the fields with the Custom lists or any of the others you're not using.
Roman Numerals:
  • A sequence of Roman Numeral digits immediately followed by an alphanumeric character is no longer treated as a Roman Numeral. This only affects the Make Numeric statement when converting Roman Numerals to integer values. Previously Life would return 50. It will now return 0.
  • The word mix is quite prevalent in tagging. It is also a valid Roman Numeral. This can cause issues when changing alphabetic case and capitalizing Roman Numerals. There is a new Preferences - General - Basic setting named Do not treat the word 'mix' as a Roman Numeral. The new setting is initially enabled.
Action Manager:
  • Actions can now be constrained to be run only by a particular database. See the Action Manager documentation for more information.
  • You can now view the resource web page documentation while editing an action via the new Resource Documentation context menu item.
  • You can now use the Edit>Select Row/Line Number menu item to jump to a particular line.
Action Statements:
  • The Preferences statement has an override for the new Do not treat the word 'mix' as a Roman Numeral setting.
  • The Preferences statement has an override for the verbose state and limit applied to the Log statement's raw data modes.
  • The Preferences statement has an override named Extension. This item is reserved for extensibility requirements.
  • The special named variable Prompt for Text List Overwrite has a new meaning when set to -1. An attempt will be made to separate items inserted from the picker control by commas.
  • The Fill Lists and Standardize on List Items statements support the Sort Album Artist, Sort Artist and Sort Composer fields.
  • There is a new action statement named Pause which can be used to pause action execution for a specified number of seconds. eg. Pause 1.5
  • The Prompt and Ask statements now support the display of the message as a standard Mac Alert. The advantage of displaying as an alert is that the alert panel resizes automatically to the text. You should not display message with large amounts of text in this manner as text in an alert panel is not scrollable. Informational and Critical alerts can be issued.
Cue Files:
  • You can now load cue files via File>Open, dragging and by the Finder's Open With menu.
Menu Changes:
  • The Custom Panel Editor may now be launched from the application's Edit menu.
  • The File>Open With menu is now available on the file list area's context menu.
Bug Fixes:
  • The new Export Set popup menu functionality introduced in v6.0.2 was not working correctly in databases which were displaying an artwork image or weight column.
  • Main window status bar messages set via Prompt-Status statements could be duplicated.
  • Include statements were not being updated when items were renamed.
  • Track and Album databases if changed to Standalone could not be changed back.
  • Summary lines in the main window's filter panel sometimes displayed incorrect options. This was a display only issue.


OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor


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