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AndyP79
September 5th, 2009, 06:03 PM
Hi Ya'll,
I am wanting to clean up my music collection. A serious cleaning. I was looking around on line and the windows and mac guys get some acoustic type programs that allow them to play the track and have it automatically identified. I have mis-tagged, badly spelled, multiple formats, etc, etc....

Do I need to use multiple programs or can I use one or two?

Thank Ya'll

sydbat
September 5th, 2009, 06:08 PM
Hi Ya'll,
I am wanting to clean up my music collection. A serious cleaning. I was looking around on line and the windows and mac guys get some acoustic type programs that allow them to play the track and have it automatically identified. I have mis-tagged, badly spelled, multiple formats, etc, etc....

Do I need to use multiple programs or can I use one or two?

Thank Ya'llEasyTag should help you out. You can find it in Synaptic (System > Administration > Synaptic).

It allows you to change all aspects of your music files, like the name, file name, notes, etc. Great for "fixing" your music collection.

AndyP79
September 5th, 2009, 06:13 PM
Thanks, I'll check it out. Can it do the acoustic identifying? I have some that also have no title other then track1.

sydbat
September 5th, 2009, 06:42 PM
Thanks, I'll check it out. Can it do the acoustic identifying? I have some that also have no title other then track1.I don't think so.

However, acoustic identifying (ala Apple) only works if that particular song is in the database. So, if you have a song that is relatively new and Top 40, it would be identified...but if it was older and not Top 40, you would likely never have it identified.

FreewheelinFrank
September 5th, 2009, 06:58 PM
EasyTag identifies CD's using the CDDB and freedb.org.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CDDB

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedb

The database has about 2,000,000 CD's- not just the latest, so give it a go.

EDIT: Sorry, you're talking about MP3's aren't you? I'm a bit dense tonight.

EasyTag also uses MusicBrainz which has acoustic fingerprinting, although I've never tried this.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MusicBrainz

You can also do a manual search of the database which might work for ripped tracks.

MJWitter
September 5th, 2009, 07:23 PM
Again Easytag isn't using acoustics.. MusicBrainz Picard is the only program I can think of for Ubuntu. It scans the song and creates an audio fingerprint
Info on Audio Fingerprinting (http://http://musicbrainz.org/doc/Audio_Fingerprint)

Hope that helps!

Oh, almost forgot, it is available in Add/Remove Applications!

AndyP79
September 5th, 2009, 07:24 PM
okay, so i see where it does it, but this is a little complicated. is there somewhere i can get some easy to read instructions? Plus, when i try to run a album, it will give me 50 artists to choose from, none of which are the one I am looking for, by artists that are no where near the originals style, like it asked if this 311 album was Gloria Estefan?? I don't think I am doing this right.
Anyone got some tips on how to use this Easytag properly?
Thanks for the help so far

FreewheelinFrank
September 6th, 2009, 05:52 AM
Again Easytag isn't using acoustics.. MusicBrainz Picard is the only program I can think of for Ubuntu. It scans the song and creates an audio fingerprint
Info on Audio Fingerprinting (http://http://musicbrainz.org/doc/Audio_Fingerprint)

Hope that helps!

Oh, almost forgot, it is available in Add/Remove Applications!

Live and learn!

Thanks- I can see now that EasyTag doesn't use MusicBrainz.org to do accoustic fingerprints, but MusixBrainz (program) will do the acoustic fingerprint ('Scan').

Just tried it with an old Zappa track and it nailed it- so it works on old stuff as well as new.

JoeNZ
September 6th, 2009, 06:46 AM
I use both MusicBrainz Picard & EasyTag for my music collection. Both are very good.