app that can show MP3 bit rate?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by rassoodock, Sep 23, 2007.

  1. rassoodock macrumors member

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    I have a mass of MP3s that I'd like to go through and sort out. I would love to find an app that can tell me the bit rate of the file and perhaps show additional information. I remember SoundApp could do this under their "Get Info" feature. Any pointers most appreciated!

    Thanks,
    Michael
     
  2. Cycom macrumors 6502

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    If I click "get info" on any of my thousands of mp3's, it tells me the bitrate. Why would you need an app for this?
     
  3. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    You could add them all into iTunes, set up a smart playlist that filters by 'date added', and then sort by bitrate by adding that option to the View Options. Would take a minute or so, depending on how many there are.
     
  4. rassoodock thread starter macrumors member

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    As far as I can tell, there is no field in "Get Info" that shows the bit rate. It only shows the size of the file, but not the bit rate the MP3 was encoded at. Perhaps I'm missing some view option, but as far as I can see, the "Get Info" doesn't provide that information.
     
  5. Cycom macrumors 6502

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    Under "get info," it shows the bitrate in the "summary" tab.
     
  6. rassoodock thread starter macrumors member

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    I just tried this and there is no summary tab in the "get info" window. The only tabs are Spotlight Comments, General, More Info, Name & Extension, Opens With, Preview, and Ownership & Permissions. The bit rate doesn't appear in any of these fields. I'm running OSX 10.4.10 - is the summary tab a feature of a later version? Help!

    Thanks,
    Michael
     
  7. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    in itunes, you mean. not finder.
     
  8. rassoodock thread starter macrumors member

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    non-Tunes app for finding bit rate

    Oh, I thought you were talking about the finder. I'm trying to find an app to do this without having to import everything into iTunes. Doing so would add several steps just to get that one bit of information. There must be some easy to use MP3 app out there.
     
  9. Cycom macrumors 6502

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    oops, sorry....I should have mentioned I did this under itunes.

    Here I was thinking that I had a "special" version of OSX. :D
     
  10. minton macrumors member

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    OS X finder sucks for this kind of thing, whereas windows explorer, with the audioshell extension, rocks.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    meaning: osx finder doesn't do it.

    meaning: windows doesn't do it either, but there's an add-on that does.

    not quite the killer app which will convince me to switch to windows.
     
  12. Plumbstone macrumors regular

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    There is an add-on for os x which does that and a whole lot more...

    http://www.icedaudio.com/

    check it out...


    in fact it may be overkill if all you want to do is show bitrate...
     

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