Monday, May 2, 2011

Scan Your Music Library For Missing Songs

How do you make sure that no songs are missing in your library?
That every album is complete?

Applications to scan a library of songs for missing tracks are very rare.
One application that can be used for the job is Jaikoz Audio Tagger.
This is not freeware but the trial version is good enough to find out if songs are missing in your whole music library.

The trial version is limited in functionality, but that is not a problem, we only use the software to find missing tracks in a local music collection, and that feature does not appear to be limited.

After installation the first step is to load the music library into the program.
This is done with a click on File --> Open Folder. Just pick the root folder of your collection to add it to the software. The application scans all folders and files under that structure automatically, and information about the identified music appears in the program interface afterwards.

Select Action --> Auto Correct, or press Ctrl-1 on the keyboard after this first step. This will look up all songs and albums at the online music database MusicBrainz.
This can take quite some time, depending on the number of songs and files stored under the root folder.

Use Reports --> List Missing Songs For Albums in the final step to run a scan for missing songs. All albums that have been identified in the second step will be scanned for missing songs. This is done by comparing the information from the MusicBranz music database with the existing tracks on the computer.

A report is generated and displayed in a popup window. Here you find information about the albums, artists and song titles that are missing.

The report is available as a HTML or CSV version, which can be both saved to the local directory. With those information at hand, it is now possible to obtain the missing songs to complete the music library on your computer.

The application is available for Microsoft Windows, Apple Macintosh and Linux.

29 commentaires:

Penguin Tamer said...

I didn't even know stuff like this existed. Thanks for sharing, I might get some use out of this.

Ponderer said...

For this is cool I will have to try it out!

Clint Mullins said...

Weird idea for a program but still neat in execution. Thanks for the links!


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Kingmush said...

I've been looking for something like this, thanks! Def going to download it right away.

philmin9 said...

this is a pretty cool program

potd said...

i landed on this side kind of randomly ant this was exactly what i searched for a time ago. Thank you :)

Athanasian Echo said...

Yeah, this ain't too bad. What I need for my library though is a program that gets rid of duplicate songs haha. I got three or four copies of the same ALBUMS haha.

Skeng said...

A duplicate remover would be better but it's a good idea especially if you have to update your iphone and it's jailbroken - sometimes you do miss out music when you're moving stuff around.

Xenototh said...

My brother in law would love this kinda of program. He is a music nut, but sucks for figuring out what he is missing.

Fwission said...

Very cool app

baka1236 said...

i htink i would actually use this

A.Isperiax said...

Interesting idea. I am intrigued

Alpha said...

Quality find; thanks, bro!

Dola said...

not too bad... =D

Dave Benzene said...

pretty useful, i have a really big music library so this will be helpfuil

Lunarchy said...

Ooo this is incredible. I've already found missing songs! Now my library will finally be 100% complete!

The Suit said...

This is a really neat application. I don't have much need of it though I typically only like a couple songs from an album anyway.

Lealeepo said...

This app is pretty useful. The idea of programming such a thing is very clever. Downloaded it and I'am very satisfied.

Blogging Skater said...

i dont have a music library, but this is still a cool program

Kamatacci said...

Nice app. Too bad I didn't know about it years ago. I have 150+ gigs of music and I pride myself on how clean I've been able to keep it. I put a lot of work into it.

Sety said...

I'm sure it will come in handy!

drombo said...

Wow, a must have for every music afficionado around!

AJay17 said...

Nice app!

Nom de Plume said...

oh cool I'll do this tomorrow :D

Clutch Nuggets said...

Awesome app. Going to try this out. :)

Dark Scheme said...

Very useful. I could've used this on my old computer :( oh well, time to use it now!

Pony said...

This is very cool.

Trelin said...

Nice. Does it fix id3 tags too?

RobinV said...

Not interesting for me. I deleted some songs, because I didnt like them. Using this will just give me more music I dont want to hear.

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