Date: Tuesday, July 19th, 2005, 14:37
Organize and clean up your MP3’s ID3 tags with with song fingerprinting for Mac OS X…
So, you are playing music in iTunes… and you want to play that song by Bob Dylan, but your forget what its called. You click on the ‘artist’ column to sort by artist. You scroll down to the B’s and you see the songs that you have by Bob Dylan… but not the song your looking for! What’s up with that? You know you have the song, but why is it not there? After 10 minutes of sorting through all your songs you find it somewhere near the bottom with an “unknown” in the artist column. How many times have you looked at your iPod and thought about spending time typing in all the correct info for each song just so you could find it easily?How many years have you put up with that missing info? How many years in the future? Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a utility that would just go in and correct all those fields of information automatically.
Now there is! idTunes fixes those missing or wrong ID3 tags automatically, once and for all. Systematize, organize, remove duplicates and correct irregularities in your music collection, even add lyrics. Once and for all clean up your MP3 song collection without having to spend weeks typing and checking the info.
Here’s how songs are organized on your computer: embedded in every MP3 there are ID3 tags. These ID3 tags identify the Song Name, Artist, Album, Length, and Genre. When you rip songs from a CD and you are not connected to the net or you get an MP3 from another source often these songs are missing all or some of the ID3 tags, or have spelling mistakes, or use different forms of syntax.
idTunes goes thru your entire collection of MP3’s using song fingerprint matching and enters all the correct tags (ID3 tags are the fields that list the artist, title, track, genre, etc.). Now instead of ‘Unknown’ or ‘Track 7’ idTunes uses a variety of techniques to make sure that the correct Title is there, the correct Artist is there, etc. idTunes also cleans up your music collection by helping you find duplicate files and also by renaming files the way you want. idTunes works to organize and clean up your song collection so that you can find music when you want to. idTunes performs its music recognition on songs by sampling and checking the sample against our proprietary web database of 3.5 million songs (which is being grown rapidly). Using advanced frequency matching and song fingerprinting technology, idTunes matches your song and corrects any irregularities in the tag information.
idTunes can also search for lyrics and add them to a song. Much more is coming.
Here’s how idtunes makes songs easier to find:
Fills in ‘unknown’ or ‘unnamed’ file names
Fills in Artist information
Fills in Album information
Fills in Genre information
Fills in Year information