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What do you guys use to keep your music collection orgranized and in shape?

I currently love and use MediaMaster for my movies.

Anything like it for Music?

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I've found MusicBrainz Picard to be the best and easiest to use.

http://musicbrainz.org/
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I've found MusicBrainz Picard to be the best and easiest to use.

http://musicbrainz.org/

Cool.

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i've found musicbrainz picard to be the best and easiest to use.

http://musicbrainz.org/

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Same here, its helping me as we speak
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Same here, its helping me as we speak

checking it out now.

Thanks !!!

Anything else I should consider?

How do you think it compares to MediaMonkey? Anyone used both ?

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checking it out now.

Thanks !!!

Anything else I should consider?

How do you think it compares to MediaMonkey? Anyone used both ?



Well to be honest I am giving MM a job filtering out the doubles and such, while Picard does great it likes to put (1) after doubles instead of just not processing single song,, pretty easy to fix within Picard just a lot of mouse clicks. trying to consolidate all of my files onto my UNRAID from multiple sources and I have a lot of doubles and trips showing up. Just easier to filter doubles this way at the moment, for me at least
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I've used MM for maintenance jobs. It seems to excel at that. Lots of plug ins that you can sue to scrub music.

I've not used picard

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Well to be honest I am giving MM a job filtering out the doubles and such, while Picard does great it likes to put (1) after doubles instead of just not processing single song,, pretty easy to fix within Picard just a lot of mouse clicks. trying to consolidate all of my files onto my UNRAID from multiple sources and I have a lot of doubles and trips showing up. Just easier to filter doubles this way at the moment, for me at least

explain this more please. I am interested.

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I'm like a broken record: JRiver media Center does all this and a ton more for me.
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I'm like a broken record: JRiver media Center does all this and a ton more for me.

How much does this cost?

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How much does this cost?

according to site it is $49.98.

a bit to high for me if it were 20 maybe i would spring for it
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explain this more please. I am interested.


MM filtering - http://www.mediamonkey.com/support/i...barticleid=113
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Another vote for MediaMonkey. I liked it so much that I upgraded from the free version and paid for the gold version

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Will either MediaBrainz or MediaMonkey automatically recognize tracks that are not named correctly and then update their ID tags? My collection is a jumbled mess that would take a LONG time to go through manually. Many songs are just singles, not categorized properly, some are full albums, etc.

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Will either MediaBrainz or MediaMonkey automatically recognize tracks that are not named correctly and then update their ID tags? My collection is a jumbled mess that would take a LONG time to go through manually. Many songs are just singles, not categorized properly, some are full albums, etc.


Not sure.

I seem to be an idiot about these music organizer programs..

For some reason they don't agree with me

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Not sure.

I seem to be an idiot about these music organizer programs..

For some reason they don't agree with me

Me Too! I have a mess to clean up and can't seem to find something that easily does what I need/want it to do. I wish there was a program that worked as well and as simply as Media Center Master does on movies, for music. I took all the music from all the machines in my house and dumped them all in one folder. I have duplicates, singles, albums etc. all jumbled together. Is there a MediaMonkey for Dummies Guide somewhere?
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I am still looking for a good solution...

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Has anyone tried the music plug-in for Media browser? I like the idea of using one program for everything but if the quality would suffer I would use something else.

My music collection is pretty organized so I would just be interested in the interface. The MB website is pretty short on information so I need to know if it will play .flac, .wav, .Mp3, .Mp4. Any other odd formats I have would be converted to one of the above before launching.

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I dont think that there is a Quick solution when it comes to sorting out a large collection of music. However I find Media Monkey to be Awesome if used in conjunction with some of the Scripts that are available. Like PersonalTagEnhancer and Regx Find ad replace. It also has an auto tag from web option for Full Albums which will tag and download album art if available. you can search amazon by default but there are plugins for Discogs and Yahoo as well... i think a few others. There are tons of other usefull scripts to find duplicates etc...

With regard to a program which can recognise a music file and tag it I find that winamp does a decent job. However I still wouldn't let it tag a whole collection. Its best used with full albums where you can check and make sure that it has indeed picked up the correct tracks. Just download the latest version > Right Click a track and select send to > Auto Tag.

Hope this helps somebody. Im quiet pedantic about how my stuff is organised and find these apps together do all that I need. or 99% at least
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Has anyone tried the music plug-in for Media browser? I like the idea of using one program for everything but if the quality would suffer I would use something else.

My music collection is pretty organized so I would just be interested in the interface. The MB website is pretty short on information so I need to know if it will play .flac, .wav, .Mp3, .Mp4. Any other odd formats I have would be converted to one of the above before launching.

Yes but that plugin requires your library to be well organized, so the programs mentioned here are needed to have a good experience with that plugin.

But it is a great plugin. Mediabrowser finally got some good music support.
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For some reason I can't seem to master how MediaMonkey Works

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For some reason I can't seem to master how MediaMonkey Works

Yea I am a bit confused too. I just started to test this program out after seeing this thread.

I added my collection, after scanning it says 5000 files added and then like 7000 not because of them being un-identified?

Isn't the point of this program to help identify and tag?
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Yes but that plugin requires your library to be well organized, so the programs mentioned here are needed to have a good experience with that plugin.

But it is a great plugin. Mediabrowser finally got some good music support.

Thanks for the info. I'm actually starting over from scratch with my music collection so I'll be able to structure it anyway I like. Is there any significant advantage to using .flac over .wav, or vice-versa?

I've heard a lot of good things about DB Poweramp as a ripper/converter. Anyone have any thoughts?

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Thanks for the info. I'm actually starting over from scratch with my music collection so I'll be able to structure it anyway I like. Is there any significant advantage to using .flac over .wav, or vice-versa?

I've heard a lot of good things about DB Poweramp as a ripper/converter. Anyone have any thoughts?

I prefer FLAC...I don't know if there is an actual difference in quality. I think wav is just a Windows created format and FLAC is it's own thing.

DB Poweramp is a nice program. I think there are plenty of other programs out there that do the same. But DB Poweramp has been a favorite of mine for awhile now.
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I prefer FLAC...I don't know if there is an actual difference in quality. I think wav is just a Windows created format and FLAC is it's own thing.

DB Poweramp is a nice program. I think there are plenty of other programs out there that do the same. But DB Poweramp has been a favorite of mine for awhile now.

Thanks again, I think you helped me make up my mind.

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anyone ever tested the sound quality difference between flac and others?

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Thanks again, I think you helped me make up my mind.

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anyone ever tested the sound quality difference between flac and others?

I just did a quick search...and it seems there are people out there saying that .wav sounds better.

Again I can't say from experience as I always go for FLAC. I always assumed they are neck and neck.
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WinAmp is a really simple way to sort your music library. 2 step process:

1) Leave all your music where it is.
2) Click on the way you want it sorted (Artist, Album, BitRate, Title, PlayCount, etc.)....
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does it auto correct names.. sort into proper albumbs and collect coverart ?

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