This easy-to-use music organizer software guides you through the process of getting your music files in a well-ordered and clean state. This article outlines the three steps so you can get an idea of AudioExpert’s capabilities.
Screenshot of AudioExpert’s main form:
Step 1 – Import
Before you can start your work with AudioExpert, you will have to import your musicfiles. You can easily import songs from different locations or external drives. AudioExpert also lets you import your iTunes media library.
Unlike other tools, AudioExpert will start the cleanup process already at this point: Duplicate songs will be detected and the version with the best quality will be preselected. The parameterizable, fuzzy matching engine will detect minor misstypings and puts songs e.g. of “Marillion” and “Marilion” into the same node. Of course, you can review the found duplicates right after the import process.
Screenshot of the import-wizard:
Screeenshot of managing duplicates after the import-run:
Step 2 – Cleanup
After the import process, the imported files are shown hierarchically so you can easily rearrange songs, albums or artists. Please note: AudioExpert shows a preview of how your files will look like whenever you decide to apply the changes (see below). The files will not be changed immediately while editing!
It is possible to reassign songs or albums using the drag & drop feature: The ID-tags for artist and/or album will automatically updated based on the place where you drop the items. Whenever you rename an artist or album, all songs of this artist/album will be updated and you will keep the same notation everywhere.
The inplace editor allows editing the most common tags directly in the listview. A mass-updates for manually selected tracks is available, too.
For even more complex tasks, AudioExpert provides a large toolset containing e.g.:
- A powerful autotagging feature that identifies even completely untagged files
- A mass-update function using predefined regular expressions. Skilled users can define their own expressions, of course.
- Normalizing the loudness of MP3 or OGG files using ReplayGain or MP3Gain
- Searching album covers and lyrics (via amazon or google)
- Searching for erroneous musicfiles
- Adjusting the notation (case sensitiveness) for artist, album and songname
- Finding duplicates using an acoustical fingerprint or the md5-checksum of the audiopart
- Aligning artists and albums with MusicBrainz (Screenshot)
- Importing musicfiles from CD and convert the e.g. to MP3
- Converting codepages or wrongly UTF8-encoded texts.
Step 3 – Committing changes
If you are satisfied with your work, it’s time to apply the changes to the files. AudioExpert can not only adjust the ID-tags of the files. It can also update the filenames using user-defined format-strings. And it can move or copy your files to the new location and structure. The folder-properties-dialog allows you to define the structure for each folder separately.
If you have also imported your playlists, AudioExpert will update the playlists so they will still work even if the files were renamed or moved.
In addition, you can export your changes back to your iTunes media library!
Screenshot of the commit wizard
Besides of the mentioned features, AudioExpert is a powerful music player and playlist creator. The high-performance search dialog (works fast even with 200,000+ files) helps you finding your files.
Curious? You can download the Free-Edition of AudioExpert at http://www.udse.de/