MPFreaker
MPFreaker
1.10.1

3.8

MPFreaker free download for Mac

MPFreaker1.10.1

03 May 2017

Adds relevant info/artwork to MP3 files.

Overview

MPFreaker automatically fills in missing information in your music library. MPFreaker searches the Internet to find out what album that song belongs to, the year that song was released, what genre that album belongs to, track numbers, even album cover artwork and lyrics - and automatically adds this information directly into your song files, in seconds.

By using industry standard methods, you can see and access the new information MPFreaker adds in any audio player which recognizes these standard information "tags", including iTunes and the iPod. Artwork, lyrics and other info added by MPFreaker shows on your iPod and iPhone. (older models may not support artwork or lyrics display)

What's new in MPFreaker

Version 1.10.1:
  • Major and minor improvements
  • Bug fixes

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39 Reviews of MPFreaker

4
Tdu
15 December 2011
Version: 1.9.3

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I have been trying out a bunch of auto tagging tools, and it's been a frustrating experience to say the least. Most of them are massively overpriced, slow with larger libraries, and have a lot of features that don't all necessarily work. MPFreaker has a reasonable price, a good feature set, and an interface that is easy to use. I am mainly using it to add artwork and lyrics. It's not the quickest tool (though quicker than some others I tried) but it seems to be accurate.
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5
eakster
05 September 2014
Version: 1.9.4
Fast cheap and works good.
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1
Mikael-B
06 November 2013
Version: 1.9.4
Really bad news: It seems MPFreaker isn't behaving as it should with discogs.com and possibly other web services too. I got blocked from discogs.com and after resolving it ( I had to send message trough an anonymizer service) I got this message from Discogs support: "The MPFreaker app is a screen scrapping app (which is a violation of our ToS); it should be using our API for data. I've unblocked the IP, but if you continue to use the app, your IP will be auto-blocked by our system." It does seem likely that the blame lies with Lairware here. Why not use the API when there is one? I seriously doubt MPFreaker without discogs to be of any use to me, but I'll try and use it with Little Snitch blocking it from use with Discogs, which goes against the way it should be.
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3.5
Mikael-B
04 November 2013
Version: 1.9.4
When you have missing tags all the competition is useless. MPFreaker actually works, which cannot be said about the others. MPFreaker is not perfect and for some reason repeating the info gathering brings in new results. Perhaps some services are slower than others, I don't know, but at least 30% are good catches as opposed to totally wrong like Musicbrainz Picard. That you can tell which tags are correct indeed does help and puts the user in the drivers seat, again as opposed to Musicbrainz. MPFreaker does act up and brings very little data from time to time, but that's better than the wrong info. I only wish it would keep at it. The price $10 is certainly justified and if you need real close-to full automatic tagging for incomplete ones there's not much competition at all. I really like it.
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5
Mark3785
09 August 2013
Version: 1.9.4
I've tried many of these programs and none has worked as well or as easily as MPFreaker. It just gets better with each update. Very fast, easy to use and a bargain at $10. Highly recommended.
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4
Abavetta
14 June 2013
Version: 1.9.4
I give MPFreaker very high marks. The program just plain works. I have a a large iTunes library ~95K songs and I have tried number of tagging software programs including SongGenie and Tagalicious and found MPFreaker to be the most reliable and easiest to use. It is especially fast if you put your list of tag deficient songs in a playlist and have MPFreaker work on that rather than your entire iTunes library. A+++
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4
Tdu
15 December 2011
Version: 1.9.3
I have been trying out a bunch of auto tagging tools, and it's been a frustrating experience to say the least. Most of them are massively overpriced, slow with larger libraries, and have a lot of features that don't all necessarily work. MPFreaker has a reasonable price, a good feature set, and an interface that is easy to use. I am mainly using it to add artwork and lyrics. It's not the quickest tool (though quicker than some others I tried) but it seems to be accurate.
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5
thec13
28 January 2009
Version: 1.8
Simply the best software for this job. I've tried them all and this is the only one I can say is worth the $20. Highly recommend.
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5
Siddhartha
29 June 2008
Version: 1.8b5
Fantastic software! Is the best to automatically fix ID3 tags, and add artwork to your library. Works relatively fast, too. I have used a couple of programs to add artwork, but this one works well, and I am very satisfied.
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2
Simonm
21 April 2008
Version: 1.7.4
As of 1.7.4 MPFreaker does not recognise songs that have their art stored in the iTunes Album Art folder as having art. It only recognises them if they have art in the file. This is of no use for any iTunes 7 users (and lets face it iTunes 7 has been out for a while). The other features work OK but most people will want this to fill in their album artwork and for that reason you don't wanna touch for fear of replacing decent art downloaded from iTunes with inferior versions from the net.
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csaborio
21 March 2008
Version: 1.7.4
I know this is a far-fetched scenario, but I have 35K+ songs and loading the library takes eons. Not only that, but when the library finally loads and I try to get modificatios for *one* file, it beachballs for 2+ minutes and hangs the living sh*t of iTunes as well. It needs to be modified so it can scale up better. OS 10.5.2 MBP 2 GB RAM
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Michael-Guy
10 January 2007
Version: 1.6
MPfreaker is a handy app to have around for when you need to mass-tag files, but its fairly non-specific. the other comments make note that it's slow and cumbersome, it also often screws up since it relies on public DB's of albums that can often have conflicting genres, album titles, artwork, etc. if the engine behind MPfreaker used some kind of parallel search requests, it would work better, perhaps by using the compilation/album title to pre-fetch data for the album before securing the artwork. it could then give you a choice on what album data to use, since not all albums are tagged properly by private or public users. apart from the severe lack of speed and the tendency to butcher tags if you set it to overwrite (not recommended), the artwork collected is fairly broad and it works well, far faster than doing it yourself, though not as good as letting itunes do it for you. in conjunction with a specific art viewer/fetcher to fix up the mistakes MPfreaker constantly and innocently makes, MPfreaker is a fine app.
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3
Constantin
30 September 2006
Version: 1.5
I continue to use MPFreaker despite some annoying issues, even in version 1.5. However, it does what it is supposed to, and pretty well for the most part. MPFreaker allows the rather painless retrofit of lyrics, artwork, and other ID3 information to your audio file collection. For me it has worked well with both MP3 files as well as M4A files (i.e. apple lossless). Unlike downloading artwork from the iTunes store, MPFreaker downloads artwork from around the web. As a result, it's potential reach is much higher, but the quality of the artwork is probably more variable as well. However, if you have a large collection (and anything that can be even remotely construed as obscure), the iTunes artwork servers are unlikely to have it, and MPfreaker may have a better shot at retrieving the info. That is not to say that MPFreaker is incredibly successful. It too struggles to find artwork and other info sometimes. Then it's your opportunity to search google, amazon, and discogs, among other sites for the missing data. In these instances, I use MPFreaker to identify which albums are missing what, find the data online, and then paste it in via iTunes. Another benefit of not using the iTunes store is to bypass the new artwork storage process that Apple has introduced as of iTunes 7.0... instead of storing the images in the song files themselves, the pictures are now stored separately in a folder for art. From a space/efficiency point of view, this is the right approach... Trouble is, many music/streaming devices out there do not yet have the ability built-in to read these folders, so I prefer to bloat my songfiles for now. Unfortunately, every time the application hangs (and it does happen from time to time), the preferences file is obliterated and your registration information is lost. Frankly, re-entering the information over and over is getting awfully old. Perhaps the best approach is to make a copy of the preferences file so that I can simply copy it over the corrupted preference file. While we are on the topic of improvement potential, how about a multi-threaded application that takes advantage of the fact that most of us have high-speed connections to the internet? The present app goes through the list one song at a time, and a review of IP traffic in that time shows almost no activity. By sending data requests for 10 songs at a time, MPfreaker could boost its output 10x and have zero impact on the host computer or its internet connection. I bring this up because the average songfile takes 5+ seconds to process (never mind the time it takes to make "deep searches") and neither the CPU nor the Internet connection are the bottle-neck. Go over a couple of thousand files and your machine will be working on the problem for days. Combine that with stability issues, and you have a recipe for unhappiness. As I write this, MPFreaker is hung, again, while "Scanning Directory". Another feature request that I would find very useful is if MPFreaker could hunt songfiles that have bitmap images in them and to convert them to JPGs at a set quality. Apparently, pasting images via iTunes may result in a bitmapped image being appended to the song file, so a lot of space gets wasted that way.
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4.75
Anonymous
04 August 2005
Version: 1.2
Getting images for 80GB of music was never easier or faster. I don't know what changed, but 1.2 is fast! This is the perfect counterpart to iEatBrainz, as neither tool gets all of the track information. :) This tool was definitely worth my money.
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Anonymous
31 July 2005
Version: 1.2
here's a free solution: i eat brainz, it'll do everythign but the artwork. and if you realy want artwork, there's a widget that displays and can import art. sure it would take longer, but it's free-- and i bet if you konw javascript you could easily modify the widget to do it quickly and automatically.
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3.5
Robert Mitton
16 July 2005
Version: 1.1
MPFreaker is a program that you sort of love to hate, but need to have it, if you are dealing with thousands upon thousands of imageless audio files. I have over 60,000 m4a audio files ALL lacking images! I honestly do not think that I would attempt to tackle all of these files, tagging them all without the use of MPFreaker. Since I am importing the music from music CDs, iTunes will mostly get all of the info correctly with the exception of the year sometimes. But it will never give you the image. MPFreaker embeds the image into the audio file, something that iTunes cannot not do on its own and something that freeware programs like FetchArt do not do. So this is what is so handy about using MPFreaker to clean up most your audio files and image tag them. Notice that I said most. There are certain "stumbling blocks" that MPFreaker either cannot overcome or has yet to be developed into it. Since MPFreaker is looking for the one correct image to tag to a song, it needs to be very accurate. It order to do this, it goes out to the database and only looks for EXACTLY the information it is given. Many times it is the users' fault that MPFreaker did not find the image for you. Spelling MUST be exact! There is no guessing involved here. If iTunes has tagged the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and so on CD in a set differently than the first one of the set, there is a HUGE chance that all but the first one DOES NOT get tagged!!! This REALLY torx my butt, but so far there has yet to be a cure. Also this is something every MPFreaker should know! iTunes will many, many times tag an audio as a Compilation when it is NOT! It is important to look through the MPFreaker window and look at all of the files to be sure that there are not albums checked off as compilations!!! iTunes is doing this! Not MPFreaker! But if you do not fix the problem, MPFreaker will probably pass that album worth of songs completely by! So then what you must do is to go into your iTunes, find that album and GET INFO, it will ask if you want to edit multiple files at once. Yes! Now look at the info window. If the Compilation box is check YES then you must change that to no and click save. If you find MPFreaker saying it is a Compilation and iTunes does not show that, then just click the no box so it has the check mark in it now and then save. After you do this to all of the ones that are not Compilations, though they are shown as such in MPFreaker, then you are ready to start the program! But what really pisses me off about this program is the fact that if I want to finish up the remaining audio files it did not finish, it is FAR easier and quicker for me to use yet another tagging tool to finish up the dirty work. This tool is Media Rage and is the NUMBER ONE tagging tool for Mac users. Does far and away more than MPFreaker and it gives to the ability to search the net for many images choices, as well as a very quick way to add images to an assigned folder/s. You cannot do that with MPFreaker! And this is what really, really makes me the angriest with MPFreaker... Though you can mass remove images with MPFreaker, you can not mass add images!!! That's crazy! And say like MPFreaker all already has found the image for the album, but has left some of the songs undone. There is not an easy way to deal with this and I usually just have to use Media Rage to finish the job! That's terrible! I should be able to drag an image from MPFreaker and easily assign that image to ALL of the songs I select. It does not and that sucks! Or say like you have a four CD set and MPFreaker tags the first CD worth of songs. Now what? Well first you must get that image! You can not take it from MPFreaker, so you have to go elsewhere to get it. So I end usually using iTunes, finding the correct image MPFreaker has already found and dragging it to the desktop (or I drag it right into Media Rage, as I am done with MPFreaker at this point of the project) and then I can drag that image back in MPFreaker, but for ONLY one frigging song at a time!!! Crazy! So I drag that image only once to Media Rage and then tell it to tag ALL of the songs that MPFreaker could do all at once! This to me is just bad programming on Leon's part and this he actually could do something about! But I can throw thousands and thousands of audio files at one time to MPFreaker and it does get most of them done without me doing a thing and that alone is worth the $20.00 for me. But I should do wish I could get all of my images done with just one product! If you have 1000's and 1000's of audio files to tag with images this is one of the two tools you need. MPFreaker needs big-time changes before it would be the only tool you need for image tagging!
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2.25
Anonymous
11 July 2005
Version: 1.0
I'm also getting a constant 'couldn't get path name / alias" error I think it may have something to do with recent iTunes upgrades - but really it doesn't matter what's causing it - end result is the same - crap. No support for this on the product page - no mention of the issue. I'll happily move on to another product that does work with iTunes, because those that don't or can't, aren't worth my time or money.
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Anonymous
26 May 2005
Version: 1.0
$20 when iEatBrainz retrieves all but the artwork from a reliable database and auto-updates iTunes for FREE? Awfully steep for this kinda thing.
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Gregjsmith
20 May 2005
Version: 1.0
It gives me an error trying to access my songs "Couldn't get path from alias of...". --For The H*ll Of It
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5
Anonymous
15 February 2005
Version: 1.0
With a ton of beta versions this app has been through a lot of ups and downs. However,this non-beta release is awesome! No problems at all. Does what it says. Big Kudos!
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2.25
Anonymous
27 October 2004
Version: 1.0b14
I can hardly believe anyone would pay $20 for this software. I tried it out for a couple of weeks and it only found about half of the albums I searched for. Sure, it's a great idea, and it's fun to add artwork to my music - but $20?!?
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4.25
Constantin
14 September 2004
Version: 1.0b13
I found MPFreaker to be a great tool for my iTunes collection of songs. Since I ripped the music from my own collection, I didn't have artwork or necessarily all the dates in the tag field. MPFreaker filled in about 50% of the missing artwork and 90+% of publishing dates, etc. For me the $20 were well worth it. Perhaps the author can incorporate more checks and balances to create artwork and genre consistency. Some of my albums had 3 different artworks and even deep search accuracy had its bad hair days (Dire straits is not Hard Rock). However, this is not necessarily the fault of MPFreaker, it could simply be the result of bad library entris in the databases it is referencing. Overall, I recommend this program to anyone that wants more info from his/her iTunes collection.
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Lairware
19 July 2004
Version: 1.0b12
I have not heard of anyone experiencing corrupted tags since MPFreaker beta 3 was out, about five months ago. Unless I get some e-mail from you (or someone else experiencing some kind of tag corruption), I'll have to assume you're just trying to cause trouble, Mr. Anonymous.
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Anonymous
17 July 2004
Version: 1.0b12
Corrupted many of the ID3 tags of the songs I tried it on. DO NOT USE.
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4
Anonymous
15 July 2004
Version: 1.0b11
Extremely low tolerance for song names that aren't exactly what it expects, even if off by a character or two. Enabling 'partial search' helps somewhat, but not a whole lot. Apparently doesn't cache any images; different songs on the same album will frequently have different images associated with them. Should offer a choice of images to keep, in advanced mode.
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5
Anonymous
02 July 2004
Version: 1.0b10
Autoexclude option for tracks, that just have they cover artwork, would be nice. Sometimes, not the best quality for artwork is added ( I sometimes found better in the web). Up to now I did fetch the best possible artwork to my mp3s and I don´t want them be overwritten with bad quality artwork... Beyond that: This is a great applikation! I love it!
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3
Anonymous
07 June 2004
Version: 1.0b9
A good application to run before mpfreaker, is the free iEatBrainz, it adds Title/Artist/Album with out needing any bit of information by analyzing the song file. http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/14605
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Anonymous
07 June 2004
Version: 1.0b9
Havent tried it yet but sounds useful. Agreed, someone please donate this guy an icon design... programmers need designers & vice verca. Rarely is someone excelent at both.
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3.75
Sterlingjbadon
29 May 2004
Version: 1.0b8
Nice Program. Very easy to highlight over 7000 songs and let MPFreaker do the work. The Icon does suck.
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Lairware
20 March 2004
Version: 1.0b5
I understand your surprise ... I share it. This is the first I've heard of All Media doing this. Because of MPFreaker's design, right now I am turning off its use of allmusic.com, and so everyone's existing copy of MPFreaker out there will stop using allmusic.com within the next couple of days ... so what happened to you hopefully won't happen to very many people, and would only be of concern to those with fixed IP addresses. MPFreaker uses three other sources of information, so it will still do its job, though with a perceptibly lower "hit rate" for now. Assuming that the denial of access for your IP address is permanent (which it may not be), if you have a fixed IP address then you would indeed need to e-mail them and tell them that the software you were using no longer uses allmusic.com, and that it was only ever for your personal use. If you don't have a fixed IP address, power cycling your DSL/cable modem will do the trick.
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4
Anonymous
20 March 2004
Version: 1.0b5
Great program, automates the searches I was doing by hand. Interface has a few usability glitches, and it crashes while searching sometimes, but it IS a beta, I'm sure the author will sort it all out in due time. However... WARNING!! MPFreaker relies on AllMusic.com extensively for data and album art, and AllMusic doesn't like automated hoovering. If you use MPFreaker a lot, AllMusic will BLOCK you by IP from accessing the site. I know, because it blocked ME after a couple hours of MPFreaking, and now not only can't I access AllMusic,com (one of my favorite reference sites), but MPFreaker is now useless as well. There goes $20 down the drain.
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4.5
Anonymous
19 March 2004
Version: 1.0b5
. Wow. Really. I rarely buy shareware, but not only was this package very unique, it is very well done and only getting better. $20 is the most I have ever spent for shareware and I am deeply impressed. This software is perfect for the music collector who is anal about their information. I still needs to improve but it is getting better. My quick suggestions: 1) Add a forum for user feedback on your website. 2) New icon. ;-) 3) There is only a play button, but no pause/stop. 4) Add the ability to find the file on your hard drive or within iTunes. 5) Keep up the great work!
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4.75
Anonymous
22 February 2004
Version: 1.0b3
I was a little hesitant to pay for this at first, but now very glad i did. Managed to sort through the bulk of my itunes playlists. Nearly 7ooo files. Found a good variety of info I was missing and the cover artwork in place is just incredible. Very pleased overall. And now I hafta say it was good deal since I am getting more files (as i type). Totally worth $20. Nicest mac mp3 shareware in awhile!
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5
Anonymous
20 February 2004
Version: 1.0b2
Great music utility...tried it, bought it and have had v. good fortune in retrieving just about everything. Did fine on new music I recently downloaded, not sure what the last reviewer was on about. I looked for something that did this enmasse with my entire library and there is nothing out there, especially in freeware. That is, unless you want to enter the info by hand one at at time. Geez, as if. Nice to watch it fill in info in itunes at the same time it runs through the MPFreaker list. Very simple to use and very useful application if you have more than 20 songs in your music library. Otherwise just do it manually...
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3
Anonymous
15 February 2004
Version: 1.0b2
bought the enabled version with the hope it would organize my collection. It found cover artwork and information for about 2/3's of it. This is very expensive since I have since found a few freeware programs that do the same thing. Also, many of the albums it cannot find artwork for are new popular mainstream ones, which is enexcusable.
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5
Anonymous
02 February 2004
Version: 1.0b1
Quick, easy to download and use. This worked fine on our sytem w. OS 10.2.8, on an iMacG4, 700mhz processor. Does zip through those searches fast!! Even found a few oldies that I did not expect it to find album info on. THumbs UP!
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4.5
Anonymous
01 February 2004
Version: 1.0b1
Awsome! Fun to watch it slamming through a couple thousand files in seconds- once it was fully enabled. No probs at all. Now enjoying huge and thorough library/playlists.
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3.25
Anonymous
31 January 2004
Version: 1.0b1
Great Ape! Works fine for three times... But 20 Bucks are too much! And it`s a beta version...
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5
Anonymous
30 January 2004
Version: 1.0b1
Worked great from the get go! Kudos! Nice interface and cheap. Nothing else out there does this. Very cool for music heads.
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2.5
Anonymous
30 January 2004
Version: 1.0b1
Nice little app - costs $20 to do more than 3 songs, but works. Crashed the first time launched.
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$10.00

3.8

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later

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