mp3Tag Pro includes a built-in audio player module, which is used by default. The built-in player supports most formats (MP3, FLAC, APE, etc.), but there is a small group of unsupported formats (like M4a). You can rename such files and edit their tags, but the built-in player will refuse to play them.
If you work with such formats frequently and need the playback feature, you can simply switch to an external software player.
Select "File" - "Options":
In the new window, switch to the "Play and association" tab:
The "Play files with" area contains 4 options. The first two refer to Winamp, a very popular audio player.
mp3Tag Pro detects the correct path to Winamp automatically. However, in some cases (if you did not install Winamp), you may need to specify the path manually. Use the folder icon next to the "Path to Winamp" field to select the correct folder.
There are two further options on this tab:
With any player option selected, you can start playing a file by selecting it in the main window and clicking the "Play" button on the toolbar:
If it's the built-in player or Winamp, you can also pause and stop playback. With the "Default program" option, these buttons will not work. You will need to switch to your player's window and use its controls instead.Download now!
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