It is recommended that metadata editing be completed before transferring content to the Aurender, since applied changes to files typically happen much faster on a computer when the computer is working directly with the content instead of editing the content over the network. However, there may be instances in which it is easier to simply edit the content on the Aurender if it is already located on the internal storage drive. To edit metadata for content located on the internal storage of the Aurender using a Mac, the Aurender will first need to be mounted to your Mac as a shared folder over the local area network. Please see the instructions below for information:
File metadata may be edited with a number of software applications for Mac. Since there are many available options, with many providers offering a free trial version of the software before purchase, it is recommended to try a few and select the one you are most comfortable with using. Further, some users find that certain file metadata editors work really well for certain functions, such as album cover tagging, whereas others may be better suited for other fields, and so the user may find that they prefer to use multiple programs. Some popular tagging editors for Mac are Metadatics, Yate, and dbpoweramp.
Aurender recognizes the following metadata fields - Song Title (typically Title in most tagging programs), Artist, Album Artist*, Album, Genre, Composer, and Conductor.
Once content has been edited, it is recommended to perform a clean scan using the "Scanner" tab in the Settings Menu of the Conductor App.
*The scanner software will prioritize the Album Artist field when browsing by Artist; if both Album Artist and Artist fields have values, the Artist field will appear beneath the main Album Artist name when browsing content.
Editing Album Cover Art
Album cover art may be edited by either adding an image file to the containing folder for the album, or opening the files and embedding a front cover image with a metadata tag editing program. If an image is placed in the folder, the Aurender software will recognize a cover.jpg, folder.jpg, or front.jpg as the front album cover. A back album cover image may also be placed in the folder as a back.jpg, or embedded in the file(s) as a back cover art image.