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Audio Tags

Audio Metadata & Thumbnails Plugin for Directory Opus

Enables Opus to display metadata for various audio formats.

Directory Opus is a file manager for Windows. Read my guide, Getting to know Directory Opus, for an introduction.

The plugin gives Opus the ability to display metadata and cover-art thumbnails for various audio formats. This is in addition to Opus's built-in support for MP3 and WMA.

Unlike the dMCTags Plugin, this plugin supports 64-bit and does not require any third-party software.

The plugin supports the formats listed below.

Tags & cover-art thumbnails:

  • iTunes AAC/M4A/M4P
  • Apple Lossless (ALAC)
  • Ogg Vorbis
  • FLAC and Ogg-FLAC
  • Opus (unrelated to Directory Opus)

Tags only:

  • Monkey's Audio (APE)
  • Speex (SPX)

(For music purchased from iTunes Music Store, the "Encoded by" column shows the name of the purchaser.)

Directory Opus showing some Ogg and FLAC metadata.
Directory Opus showing some Ogg and FLAC metadata.

The Audio Tags plugin is packaged as part of Directory Opus itself but you may sometimes find a newer version here.

  • Directory Opus 10 and above:

    You should already have the latest version of the Audio Tags plugin if you have Opus 10 or above.

    (Newer versions of the plugin may be posted here between Opus releases.)

  • Directory Opus 9:

    The latest Audio Tags plugin that still supports Opus 9 should already be on your machine if your Opus 9 version is up-to-date.

    (Newer versions of the plugin require Opus 10.)

  • Directory Opus 8:

    You should use the older Ogg/FLAC plugin instead as it works with Opus 8.

    The Audio Tags plugin requires features of Opus 9 and will not work with Opus 8.

  • Directory Opus 6:

    There is no similar plugin which works with Opus 6.

Version (2nd September 2016):

  • Comes with Directory Opus 12.1.
  • Tag and thumbnail support for the Opus audio format. (The Opus audio format is otherwise unrelated to Directory Opus.)

Version (22nd September 2015):

  • Comes with Directory Opus 11.17.
  • Now handles incorrect FLAC files with ID3 data before the "fLaC" header by skipping over it.
  • Support for bit-depth reporting where applicable. (Actually added in earlier 26th March 2015 update included with Opus 11.13.)

Version (9th February 2012):

  • Comes with Directory Opus
  • Extracts copyright fields from Ogg/FLAC/Spx/APE.
  • Recognises Album Artist tags on APE files written by dBpowerAmp (different tag name to Mp3tag).

Version (31st January 2012):

  • Comes with Directory Opus
  • Support for Disc Number and Album Artist tags.

Version (30th April 2011):

  • Comes with Directory Opus
  • Tag and thumbnail support for iTunes AAC/M4A/M4P and Apple Lossless (ALAC).
  • Tag support for Monkey's Audio (APE).
  • Tag support for Speex (SPX).
  • Thumbnail support for Ogg Vorbis and FLAC (in addition to existing tag support).

Version (22nd May 2009):

  • First proper release as part of Directory Opus
  • This first release of the plugin is intended to replace the old Ogg/FLAC plugin.
  • Supports 64-bit Windows/Opus.
  • Supports Opus running from USB sticks (i.e. no registry changes).
  • Supports Unicode filepaths and tag data.

The plugin's C++ source code is available from the Pretentious Name Opus Plugin Source page.