Unicode Rewriter is a software utility which was developed in Java, in order to aid people in changing the encoding type of one or several ID3 tags in the same times, with a minimum amount of effort.
The installation process you are required to go through does not last very long and does not offer to add any kind of products that is not necessary for the program to run fully. Once you finalize it, you come face to face with a minimal GUI, as it contains a few buttons and a pane in which to list all uploaded files. As a result, all types of users can learn how to handle it without facing any kind of issues.
Usability and a few options you can tweak
As stated above, this software tool only supports MP3 audio tracks, which can be uploaded with the help of an incorporated file browser, as well as with the “drag and drop” function, features which enhance ease of use. All these items can be viewed in the main window as a list, along with their full path.
A pretty wide range of encodings are supported, from Big5 to ISO 8859-8, MacArabic, CP437 and CP852, and others. Once you have chosen the character encoding system you want to use, you can also select the songs you want to process, click the “Convert” button, and let the application do all the heavy lifting.
Conclusion and performance
The CPU and memory usage remains at a low level, regardless of the process under way and thus, it is not going to put a strain on the computer’s performance. All tasks are performed in due time, the interface is user-friendly and we did not detect any crashes or bugs in our tests.
All in all, proves to be a pretty simple, yet efficient piece of software, dedicated to those that want to change the character encoding of their ID3 tags.