MP3 Diags
Notes about the documentation
There are enough features and options that more than 100 printed pages would be needed to describe them all in detail. Currently I have no plans to document everything, but I hope that the interface is intuitive enough to allow most users to easily figure out what can be done and how to do it, especially if they read the limited documentation that is available. However, if I receive questions about how to do one thing or another, it's quite likely that I'll add the answer to the appropriate place in the documentation.
Given that a picture is worth a thousand words, I figure that some 20 pictures with plenty of words in them should be worth a lot. So the approach to documentation is to mainly use annotated screenshots. I think you should look at the screenshots and read some of the text before trying to use MP3 Diags.
If you didn't already, it's probably a good idea to take a look at the MP3 introduction; while it won't turn somebody who knows nothing about MP3s into an expert (BTW, I'm not seeing myself as an MP3 expert), it puts things into MP3 Diags' perspective.
Besides being available online, the documentation can be downloaded to your computer from this link.
F1 Help is available. In most cases pressing F1 will bring up the "right" documentation page. The files are first searched on the local computer and, if not found there, the page is loaded from SourceForge. If the documentation isn't installed (which is the default for all the binaries that I distribute) and you want to use local files, you need to download the documentation manually and copy the files to the appropriate folder. These folders are searched for .html and .png files:
On Windows
  • a folder called "doc" located in the same folder as the executable
On other systems
  • /usr/share/mp3diags-doc/html
  • /usr/share/doc/mp3diags/html
  • /usr/share/doc/mp3diags-<VER>/html, where <VER> should be replaced with the actual version of the program
Suggested usage
First run
Scanning MP3 files
Main window
Main window - Tools
Transformations - Details
Main window - All notes
Main window - Tag details
Note filter
Folder filter
Tag editor
Querying Discogs or MusicBrainz
Tag editor - Assigning images
Tag editor - Patterns
File renamer
Config - Files
Config - Ignored notes
Config - Custom transformations
Config - Transformation parameters
Config - Visible transformations
Config - Audio quality
Config - Colors
Config - Shell integration
Config - External tools
Config - Others
Advanced features