SimpleTAG ~ Massive Audio File Tagger


SimpleTag is a cross-platform desktop tool, which allows to update the labels of all your music before incorporating it into a musical library or cloud service.

Nowadays, the amount of music we have in our equipment is large, it is no longer possible to manage with the traditional system of filenames and directories. The most convenient way is to use the concept of libraries that handle the big market music players: iTunes, Amarok, Windows Media Player, Google Music, … etc.

The labels of music files contains all the information on artist, album, genre, title, lyrics … etc, associated with a song. This information is used by music players to manage their libraries. A good labeling enhances the user experience.

Do you want your music in the cloud? Then before, you have to check the tag information is correct before incorporating. If you do not, you will be unable to locate many of your songs.

Features:

  • Complete file information from audio fingerprint (AcoustID database). This uses the service provided by AcoustId (http://acoustid.org). One colors simple system gives you information about your search results
  • Locate the covers of your songs by the artist/album the song. The location of the cover image, uses Google image services. It also incorporates images that are in the directory you’re processing, treating them as potential cover images.
  • Allows mass renaming music files on disk, based on the tag information. If in addition to either your tagged songs, you want the file names follow a pattern that identifies them, you can use this feature.
  • Supports MP3, Ogg/Vorbis formats
  • Mass-tagging of multiple files
  • Auto enumerate the selected songs. In many cases, the songs do not have track numbers. With this feature, you can set the sequence numbers for all the songs on an album.

simpletag

sourceforge.net/projects/simpletag

Cover Retriever ~ Album Artwork Downloader


Cover Retriever is free software for Windows that makes it easy to add album cover art to mp3 and flac audio files on the computer.

Album cover finder

The search is based on data obtained from the file tags and processing through Google’s search engine. The drill is as easy as can be: you just have to select the folder that contains your audio files and let this app take care of the rest. You’ll have your covers in just seconds.

Tag finder

The tags search allows you to fill out audio file tags and find appropriate covers. The tags can be easily saved to the file by clicking one button. The search is based on the AcoustId service in order to get the best results.

cover retriever

dimkov.org
github.com/adimkov/coverretriever
sourceforge.net/projects/coverretriever

Metatogger ~ Windows Audio Tag Management


Metatogger is a tag editor for audio files. These tags or metadata are helping to exploit with more efficiency audio files data. Most of the files are not coming along with metadata, while others are having wrong, useless or inconsistent data. Sometimes, even file name doesn’t reflect the true content of the file. It is then difficult to identify the piece without playing it. This is where Metatogger makes it great.

Metatogger allows correcting or completing audio files tags. It comes with features that allow:

    • manual tags editing or with C# scripts;
    • retrieve tags from file name or paths;
    • rename files with tags content;
    • look after duplicate audio files;
    • organize files according to tags (copy, move, symbolic link);
    • retrieve tags in a local database of 1.5 million public records;
    • retrieve covers and lyrics from Internet;
    • identify files using acoustic fingerprinting technology;
    • easily clean unwanted tags.

Metatogger works with Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, M4A (AAC and ALAC) and WMA.

metatogger_main

www.luminescence-software.org/en/metatogger

MusicBee ~ Extensible Audio Player


Enjoy a great music experience with MusicBee, the ultimate music manager and player. Play your music the way you want. Turn your computer into a music jukebox.

MusicBee makes it easy to manage, find, and play music files on your computer. Use auto-tagging to clean up your messy music library. MusicBee also supports podcasts, web radio stations and SoundCloud integration.

Supports AcoustID, Discogs, Last.FM, Milkdrop, ReplayGain and UPnP / DLNA

musicbee

getmusicbee.com
getmusicbee.com/downloads
Add-ons
Wiki
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MusicBee

AcoustID ~ Identify Your Music


AcoustID is a project providing complete audio identification service, based entirely on open source software.

It that consists of a client library for generating compact fingerprints from audio files, a large crowd-sourced database of audio fingerprints, many of which are linked to the MusicBrainz metadata database using their unique identifiers, and a web service that enables applications to quickly search the fingerprint database.

acoustid.org
Applications
Acoustic Fingerprint – Wikipedia

beets ~ The Music Geek’s Media Organizer


The purpose of beets is to get your music collection right once and for all. It catalogs your collection, automatically improving its metadata as it goes using the MusicBrainz database. Then it provides a bouquet of tools for manipulating and accessing your music.

Because beets is designed as a library, it can do almost anything you can imagine for your music collection. Via plugins, beets becomes a panacea:

  • Fetch or calculate all the metadata you could possibly need: album art, lyrics, genres, tempos, ReplayGain levels, or acoustic fingerprints.
  • Get metadata from MusicBrainz, Discogs or Beatport. Or guess metadata using songs’ filenames or their acoustic fingerprints.
  • Transcode audio to any format you like.
  • Check your library for duplicate tracks and albums or for albums that are missing tracks
  • Browse your music library graphically through a Web browser and play it in any browser that supports HTML5 Audio and lots more.

beets.io