Anything like Shazam, but for iTunes?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by patd9000, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. patd9000 macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2008
    I've got a LOT of songs in my itunes library that are named "Track 01" and etc. And, I have NO idea what some of these songs are. Is there any application, or script, or etc., that would systematically go through my itunes library, and identify the songs for me, and provide the proper ID3 info?
  2. iNash macrumors 6502


    Jan 18, 2009
    Hanslope, UK
    Advanced>Get CD Track names

    This using GraceNote to download the song names (in a similar way to Advanced>Get Album Artwork)

    Should work fine as long as they are all proper songs :)
  3. Matek macrumors 6502a

    Jun 6, 2007
    Rarely works for me :(. And what did you mean by proper songs?
  4. iNash macrumors 6502


    Jan 18, 2009
    Hanslope, UK
    Basically GraceNote wont work for the following IIRC:

    • Re-recorded tracks (like from audio hijack)
    • Some ripped/torrented tracks
    • Most things that weren't originally from a CD etc
    • CD's that aren't mass produced (like your friends band for example)
  5. patd9000 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2008
    rough files

    Yeah, I've tried all of those methods. Most of these tracks are of questionable origins. (Where did IGET some of this stuff? lol) So, I was hoping for a technology that would circumvent the convoluted digital data and information, and instead listen the the actual song, and identify it that way. At this point, I don't even care if ALL the information is correct. I would just like to know the song name and performing artist.
    Thanks for the tips though.
  6. USMaC macrumors member


    Nov 8, 2005
    New Bern, NC
  7. gouvernor macrumors newbie

    Nov 18, 2008

    Check these guys out. I have it on my mac and it has helped clean up a lot of my library. It didn't catch everything, but those were the really weird tracks or old spanish music from my dad's early days. It grabs artwork and can correct Ft., Feat,DISK 1, etc... It is supposed to digitally listen to the song if I'm not mistaken. I wanted something like this as soon as I heard about Shazam. I think you'll like it, it does cost money for the real thing, but it's only like 20 bucks.

  8. patd9000 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2008
    Thanks for this tip. I can't seem to find a current version to download anywhere. Although it did direct me ultimately to an application called "MusicBrainz Picard" Which I will be testing out this week. But if you know where I can track down a copy of "iEatBrainz", let me know.
  9. patd9000 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2008
    How embarassing... I'm still on a pre-intel mac. *And that is one of the requirements.) But that looks perfect. Thanks.

    (I guess it's ANOTHER reason to upgrade my hardware.)
  10. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Tried MusicBrainz Picard (free).

    60% accuracy with one album.
    0% accuracy with another album.
    Both albums are cds that iTunes recognized,
    straight rip from CD to AIFF, but compressed via AAC using another app.
    They are not mainstream albums though.

    iEatBrainz has been dead since Feb 2008.

    Tune Up didn't get good reviews as of 1.0.6, but they have been updated to 1.0.7 now.

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