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autopilot
2006-04-10, 06:31
Whats currently the best software for cataloging and organising your music file collection?

I just use Foobar and my SB3/SS, i am asking for a friend really.

Mark Lanctot
2006-04-10, 06:38
Definitely Mp3tag.

As much as I like foobar2000, it doesn't like me. I can never get it to do what I want.

SlimServer is read-only, I use Mp3tag to make changes.

autopilot
2006-04-10, 06:41
Cheers Mark, but not really looking for a tagging solution alone. Need something along the lines of Media Monkey. Is that any good?

Mark Lanctot
2006-04-10, 06:57
I've never used MediaMoney so I'm not sure.

Looking at its web page, I'm trying to figure out what it does. It seems to do half of what foobar2000 does, half of what Mp3tag does...


# Organize music and edit tags in your audio library with a powerful, intuitive interface
# Automatically lookup and tag Album Art and other metadata [Mp3tag]
# Manage 50,000+ files in your music collection without bogging down
# Play MP3s and other audio formats, and never again worry about varying volume [foobar]
# Record CDs into OGG, MP3, FLAC and WMA files [foobar]
# Convert MP3s, OGG, FLAC and WMA files into other formats with the Audio Converter [foobar]
# Create playlists and music mixes quickly and easily to suit any occasion [foobar]
# Synchronize with iPods / MP3 players effortlessly and convert tracks on-the-fly [foobar]

I guess the only things it can do that foobar and Mp3tag can't is automatic album art lookup and iPod synch.

I've never found the need for anything like this so someone else will have to fill you in. Sorry.

radish
2006-04-10, 07:42
J River is pretty good, a kind of "super iTunes" - costs money though.

DJMUK
2006-04-10, 09:26
J River is pretty good, a kind of "super iTunes" - costs money though.

Yes, I would second that. I have used it for some years now and it's very flexible. Just a shame it can't drive the SB's. Try the free 30 day trial at:

http://www.jrmediacenter.com/

David

bmarston
2006-04-10, 09:37
I use iTunes on my PowerBook with the iTunes-LAME Encoder (http://www.blacktree.com/apps/iTunes-LAME/) and Synergy (http://wincent.com/a/products/synergy-classic/).

kweller
2006-04-10, 10:11
In article
<dangerous_dom.261wkz1144676701 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>,
Dangerous_dom wrote:
> Need
> something along the lines of Media Monkey. Is that any good?

I used dBpowerAMP (www.dbpoweramp.com) for years and was very happy
with it for a long time but wanted to change because dAP wasn't keeping
up with my tagging requirements. I tried (in no particular order) MP3
Tagger, MP3 Tag Studio, MP3 Explorer, Dr. Tag, ID3-TagIT, Jaikoz,
Tag&Rename and MediaMonkey. MediaMonkey was the only one to satisfy all
my requirements including synchronisation with both mine and SWMBO's
iPods - it's an excellent piece of work.

I have the paid-for version but your friend could download the 'free'
version to have a play to see if it satisfies their needs.

(I suspect you'll get almost as many different recommendations as there
are pieces of software!)

Kevin

ezkcdude
2006-04-10, 10:42
SlimServer is great, especially if you don't want to mess with sql | apache | php.

bernt
2006-04-10, 11:02
The one and only
http://www.cyberpunk.gr/tgf/

http://www.cyberpunk.gr/tgf/tutorial.htm

JSonnabend
2006-04-10, 12:20
Hands down its CATraxx. http://www.fnprg.com/catraxx/

- Jeff