Expertly Organizing an MP3 Library
September 29, 2009 11:36 PM Subscribe
Organizing a music library for the (very) OCD? Help me put every ID3 in its place!
posted by dantekgeek to computers & internet (16 answers total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
I'm more than a little bit OCD about my music collection. I'm bugged by stupid little things like the fact that a good deal of my files are tagged slightly incorrectly, that I don't have a consistent bit-rate, that album artwork is almost a lost cause, etc. All the standard craziness.
I've played around with MusicBrainz Picard, but that really just seemed to make things worse, since hardly any of the data the app pulled from the database seemed to match up exactly with the reality of my library (conflicting track lengths, missing songs from albums, etc). It was also a pain going back and forth between Picard and iTunes to cross-check things.
If not for the fact that a good portion of my library is already impeccably organized, I'd just run the whole thing through Picard or a similar app. But for fear of distorting what is already nice and shiny, I can't.
I know there have been a few similar questions on Ask before, but none for at least a year or so. I'm hoping some wonderful new tool or strategy has come along since then.
What apps/sites/techniques can you suggest to help in my quest? Or is my vision of metadata perfection a lost cause?
(I use a Mac, for what its worth)