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Old 11-05-12, 02:33 AM
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Any Software that will help you organize your music library?
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Re: Music Organization

Some people use iTunes. What exactly are you looking to do?
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iTunes, Media Monkey, WinAmp.
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The current iTunes is not great, but there is a major update coming out this month, so you might want to wait for it.
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What's the update supposed to do?
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Re: Music Organization

Originally Posted by Tarantino View Post
What's the update supposed to do?
From mid-September (the update was supposed to come out in Oct):

Apple announced a new version of iTunes at today's media event featuring a "dramatically simpler" interface with an edge-to-edge design.

We created iTunes because we love music and we’re going back to our roots with an incredibly clean design that keeps your music at the forefront,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “The new iTunes works seamlessly with iCloud, always keeping your entire library at your fingertips, and we’re adding great new features that make listening to your music more fun.
The updated media application will show albums in a grid interface with song listings unfolding below the album cover art when clicked. Searching is improved, showing inline results as you type and the MiniPlayer has been redesigned to show a miniature version of the album cover art and album and song information and playback controls.

The updated iTunes will also get iCloud integration to show all your media content saved in Apple's cloud storage service and save your position in movies or TV shows automatically so that you can pick up where you left off on another device.

The new version of iTunes will be available in late October.
Sounds more like it's just Cloud stuff underneath (probably the main reason for it) and some UI changes to me, but who knows
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Any way for itunes to delete duplicate songs?
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I am currently using Music Bee, which is fantastic, to organize my library. The only downfall is that it doesn't sync with iPods/Phones/Pads using iOS 4 or greater. It's developed by a single person and he has chosen to not keep up with Apple's changes. As an Android user, this doesn't affect me.

For my wife's iPod, I use MediaMonkey, which is great in its own right but can be a resource hog.
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I've tried all the well known players and media monkey is the best IMO. Especially if you have a very large library. Jriver is great too...but pricey.

Edit: never heard of music bee but just gave it a quick look. I'm going to have to try it out, looks really good.
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Any way for itunes to delete duplicate songs?
Yes. On a Mac it's under "file", then, "show duplicates". You'll have to delete them yourself.
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Originally Posted by chino77 View Post
I've tried all the well known players and media monkey is the best IMO. Especially if you have a very large library. Jriver is great too...but pricey.

Edit: never heard of music bee but just gave it a quick look. I'm going to have to try it out, looks really good.
Have you tried foobar2000? It's better than anything else out there, although it does take some time to set up the way you want. It's also endlessly customizeable if you want to take the time to make something pretty... which I do.

My listening to music layout (which I coded almost completely from scratch and am getting ready to release):
foobar

My browsing/tagging/editing layout (which I borrowed and modified):


Plus I can do all sorts of cool things like easily browse/stream music to my phone using UPnP, control playback through any web browser, streamline tagging, setup auto-playlists, keep playcounts, scrobble to last.fm, etc. Best of all, foobar2000 is and always will be free.

About the only foobar can't do nowadays is work with iPod/iPhones running iOS 5+. Apple broke the old method used in iOS 4 and earlier, and apparently it's such a pain that almost no 3rd parties have been able to get it working... including foobar.
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I tried foobar a few yrs ago. It was to much work to set up. It's a nice player though. It just takes or at least took some dedication.
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I think I'm ready to get my music much more organized and I wonder what people are using now, two years later (^bump^). I have a plethora of MP3s on the HDD and we want to rip our entire CD collection. One of our challenges with digital media is "out of sight, out of mind," so we need a management software that keeps everything organized and has a good visual display so we can see something and think, "Oh, yeah, we have that album, too." Are there even any services that remind you of what you have, like, "You've been listening to Pearl Jam a lot. Don't forget about all of this Soundgarden you have, too."

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I think I'm ready to get my music much more organized and I wonder what people are using now, two years later (^bump^). I have a plethora of MP3s on the HDD and we want to rip our entire CD collection.
You and your preciousssss?
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I have thought about using iTunes Match to turn my MP3 collection into higher quality AACs and be more organized. Is there a way to check how many songs "match" before I pay for iTunes Match?
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I have thought about using iTunes Match to turn my MP3 collection into higher quality AACs and be more organized. Is there a way to check how many songs "match" before I pay for iTunes Match?
I don't think so, no. You could check the iTunes Store to see if they offer the albums you want to "upconvert" for sale. Technically, if iTunes sells it, it should "match" it. Note that "matching" isn't a perfect process though.

Google Play Music offers up to 20,000 songs for free and does the music matching:
http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/201...sic-match.html

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