iEatBrainz
iEatBrainz
1.08

4.3

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iEatBrainz1.08

11 February 2008

Checks iTunes song info with the MusicBrainz database.

Overview

iEatBrainz... This program takes songs that you've chosen in your iTunes Library, that have incorrect or missing information for Title, Artist or Album , and then uses the sound of each song to match it with the correct information maintained in the MusicBrainz Database (musicbrainz.org). This processing typically takes several seconds per song, and then it allows you to verify before updating your iTunes Library.

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58 Reviews of iEatBrainz

luxuryluke
31 March 2004
Version: 1.0b5

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DMG mounts but program can't launch. I'm hoping this is some small problem the developer forgot to fix before distribution, which is potentially a really bad sign for a program that will rename files on your drive... lots of them! Will give this program another chance once it's released again though as this would clean up about 1/5 of my music files(42GB) that i have untagged or incorrectly tagged. What a great idea, keep developing it.
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Jbtule
12 February 2008
Version: 1.08
I am not dead, I did not die a few years ago, i graduated from college a few years ago, thus lost my copious free time, iEatBrainz was always on my back burner. And while the trunk of public repository did compile as a universal binary, I never released it, because it didn't really matter as MusicBrainz is going to shut down the TRM server in the near future (as in Feb 2008 last announced). I don't have time or interest to port iEatBrainz to MusicIP, but I do have interest is other people doing it, or helping work on other parts of iEatBrainz if there is some other developer interested in doing the port. So beware it may stop working in the near future.
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Bugdave
11 February 2008
Version: 1.08
I hope the new developer continues where jay left off. RIP jay
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Spudboy
11 February 2008
Version: 1.08
Jay Tuley past away a couple of years ago. Hence no new development.
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Smactron
08 January 2008
Version: 1.07
Is this project dead? Either way, what is a good alternative?
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Corpsecorps
30 November 2007
Version: 1.07
Seems to have some snags under Leopard 10.5.1 I know some other taggers making use of MusicBrainz are appearing, but i liked this one. Universal Leopard compatible build anyone? .
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Jezdez
04 April 2007
Version: 1.07
Could someone please compile a universal binary with the given source. I tried but failed because I'm not much into XCode. Thanks.
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Corpsecorps
25 October 2006
Version: 1.07
_ Still works well for me (G4, 10.4.8) but is bound to break sooner or later! Where are some brave (knowledgeable) heroes to take up the task of giving Mac users a MusicBrainz tagger now that development has halted?!
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4.5
Threedee912
28 July 2006
Version: 1.07
This is one of the most useful little apps out there! I found this when using AudioScrobbler, as they say to 'Check your tags!!'. It's not always right, but it's better than typing in dozens of song names and artists!
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Insanelyone
18 July 2006
Version: 1.07
I'm running: Tiger 10.4.7 iTunes 6.0.5 iEatBrainz 1.07 The software doesn't work... no errors are generated... it just doesn't do anything. I select a few songs from my iTunes library and the "working" icon spins in the bottom right corner of the window... as though it's doing something... but nothin happens. I downloaded the source and recompiled it on my computer.. to no avail.
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Dxh
05 July 2006
Version: 1.07
I would really like to see this rebuilt as a intel compatible binary. Rosetta is working awfully hard to keep up with all the stuff this program does, and its killer on all my systems. WARNING: Don't try to use more than 500 or so songs in your working list at once, you will pay for it in huge slowdowns. Keep the working list small and this program will run at least something close to acceptable speeds.
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5
Zws
20 May 2006
Version: 1.07
This is one of those rare programs that really makes a difference in a small but active way. Whenever I have a large mass of songs that requires tags, since '96 I have had to tag them by hand. With this I am at least led in the right direction if the entire group is not properly tagged. I am so excited knowing that only time and a little effort will smooth this out. Musicbrainz is the future! Please update!
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5
Tvernor
02 March 2006
Version: 1.07
Awesome product! Have used it for a month with zero trouble, until iTunes 6.04. I get a script error. May have something to day with the latest security update from Apple. I hope this is correct soon, I love this software.
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anonymous-orca-3526
20 February 2006
Version: 1.07
I keep getting an error... something like "Cannot communicate with server" (I don't know the exact message because I'm not at my Mac right now). It works with some songs, and then it will give me an error for the next few songs since it can't (?) communicate with the server, then maybe one song will work, and the cycle repeats. It is also very slow on a per song basis, but maybe this is because it's having trouble getting a response. However the songs are all from the same album, and there is nothing else using my internet connection, and I tried it at 8am EST (not peak net time). Why is it not working??? Is there a similar app that works from the command line?
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4.75
M-spitz
28 December 2005
Version: 1.07
Amazing program! Effectively finds multiple song information on unclear matches and lets you choose. Very fast and easy to use and infinitly better and freer then idtunes. Two things that can be improved: 1) Align the text fields in window 2) Make foreign songs with different characters work (wishful thinking I know) It has all features that it says it and then some. Very easy to use and it gives every you would expect from paid program except its free. Also a very stable program, took it for a test run and added and then deleted 400 songs while checking another 100 songs and it ran a bit slow but got the job done. If you have 6000 songs like me with missing names, artists and albums then this program is a saviour. This kind of program is so good it should be included with iTunes :) Thanks James Tuley for a truly great program P.S. I know there are a lot of reviews about the album art issue but if you guys read the developers site then you'd understand why it hasn;t happened why not visit it and check it out?
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3.75
Anonymous
15 November 2005
Version: 1.07
Not working. 10.4.3 and iTunes 6.0.1. Produces an error when selecting export to iTunes, and then proceeds to hang with the sheet open and no progress. Which was a shame after I spent hours fixing 460 tracks of which half were mismatched :(
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4.5
Anonymous
22 October 2005
Version: 1.07
Whoops! I should NOT write reviews of products this early in the morning. My praise of iEatBrainz was right on the money, but the post was intended for the lousy idTunes and so were the stars. How embarrasing. Xo/ Here are the stars for iEatBrainz!
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2.25
Anonymous
22 October 2005
Version: 1.07
This is $20 and a royal pain the tuckus! -----> iEatBrainz
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4.25
Ned-Scott
11 October 2005
Version: 1.07
Works great on my computer, dual 2GHz G5 10.4.2 and iTunes 5.0.1. The update seems to have made opening the app and loading the playlists from iTunes a bit faster. A must have tool for your MP3 library.
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Anonymous
28 September 2005
Version: 1.06
Too bad, I installed iEatBrainz on my almost fresh OS X 10.4.2 and still - I cannot launch it. It bounces a couple of times in the dock and then "quits". There are no files/folders in "Application Support" so I can't even use the tip mentioned in the faq. Does this run under 10.4.2 with iTunes 5.0.1 at all?
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5
Greatpear411
15 August 2005
Version: 1.06
Wonderful app! Just great! I love the perfect integration with iTunes, and that it is fairly accurate in matching songs. I had about 150 songs with incomplete or sometimes no ID3 data, but now every song in ~3000 has full data. fast process, and it's free! I'm part of the MusicBrainz.org community, and really enjoy watching the database grow and helping out as a moderator. Great stuff! (Sure beats idTunes)
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Anonymous
08 August 2005
Version: 1.06
i like this a lot, much better than idTunes. the best part is that as more people use this the database will get larger. thanks a ton to the developers!
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4.75
Anonymous
22 July 2005
Version: 1.06
Super great app.. been using it for quite a while now and I dont put an mp3 in my library without it getting immediatly checked. If I could make one wish it would be to be able to manually edit the entries that are half correct and half wrong. Say it finds the correct title but the wrong artist would be nice to be able to keep the partial correct parts instead of having to remember it all and edit it in iTunes later.
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5
Anonymous
19 July 2005
Version: 1.06
Absolutely fantastic... Does everything it should and integrates seamlessly with iTunes... I never thought anything like this existed! Thanks for making it!
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5
Anonymous
30 June 2005
Version: 1.06
iEatBrainz is easy to use and do excacly what it is supposed to do. Some songs don't get tagged, but that's not a problem with the program but rather the MusicBrainz database.
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5
09 May 2005
Version: 1.06
I was wondering when something like this was gonna come along. I have to say it's a nice little tool. I can't stand not knowing the artist/title of a great song. 7 out of 8 ain't bad at all. The one it couldn't match is called Cosmopole. I think the artist might be Cantoma, but I'm not sure. Mr. Tuley you da man!
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Anonymous
21 April 2005
Version: 1.06
Works great, a real time saver. However I have since been forced back to Jaguar due to slowness on my 800mHz iBook so it would be nice to have a Jaguar version of this. Or if someone knows of some other software that can contact the CDDB without needing the original CD.
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Anonymous
10 March 2005
Version: 1.06
Every file seems to lack file writing permission, but they should not. The few files that can be matched, do not update & remove from the matched list. :(
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5
Anonymous
13 December 2004
Version: 1.06
thanks it works fine dominic
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4
Anonymous
27 October 2004
Version: 1.05
This has a great interface, works very slickly, and the price is right. I only wish it grabbed more tag information, including art, even if it has to snag it from another site. I haven't been able to find an art grabber that is anything like this reliable.
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4.75
Anonymous
21 October 2004
Version: 1.05
WORKS LIKE A CHARM!!!!! thank you
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5
Anonymous
20 October 2004
Version: 1.05
Great little app ;-) Thank you for making it and a big thank you for making it FREE! :-)
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5
Anonymous
14 October 2004
Version: 1.05
Incredible app, it went through my entire 600 song library in about 30 minutes on my Powerbook. The processor wasn't too happy with all the activity, but you could select a handful of songs at a time and cool down if you were really worried about it (I wasn't). First I couldn't believe someone actually made this app, then I couldn't believe it was free. Major kudos to the developer for a very very well written and useful program!
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4.25
Anonymous
25 August 2004
Version: 1.05
Yep, this kicks @$$. Works better than the Windoze clients, though it still crashes on me at times. If your music library is missing info, this is the best way to update your tags. Wishlist: sometimes, when looking up a whole album thats mislabeled (ie Track 01, Track 02...) it gets all of them but one. It'd be nice to be able to load the album info in a window and tag the track manually (only feature I can do in Windoze that I can't figure out in this app). Much thanks to the author...
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4.75
Anonymous
20 August 2004
Version: 1.05
Apple would do well to buy your program and add its features to iTunes
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5
Ifan Thomas
08 July 2004
Version: 1.0.4
This little app is quite simply a little gem. Although it shoots itself in the foot as it's so efficient the user will only use it a handful of times. Rock on....saved me days of typing. Oh and the App Icon is fun too...
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4.5
Anonymous
07 July 2004
Version: 1.0.4
it simply works, whether it be dozens or days of music, it works. If you select all your library, say...ooo....20k, on the dualie g5 and 3.5GB of ram, it'll take some time, and may appear to lock, but indeed, the little proggie is tryin...as over time, you will see the check marks appear and the hand move down. So, optimized: no bad @$$ program: yes it's about dang time. thank you.
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Anonymous
07 July 2004
Version: 1.0.4
Right On Dude, that's exactly what fixed the crashes. I use to keep my screens in big split screen view, with enlarged iEatBrainz window on 1/2 screen, and iTunes and MPFreaker taking up the other 1/2 successfully. I'm doing it again ! Musicologist with Music Brainz account in motion !
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Anonymous
07 July 2004
Version: 1.0.4
I found a non-development machine to test on, and 1.04 seems to be working without a hitch. Try deleting ~/Library/Application Support/iEatBrainz/, there may have been changes that I've made that have caused earlier saved states to break the new version.
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Anonymous
07 July 2004
Version: 1.0.4
1.0.4 had a freeze, and refuses to restart... redownloaded, trashed prefs, repaired permission to no avail. When integrated with MusicBrainz account, it now pops up a new dialog box asking you to re-submit your pre-filled out login info, which it then correctly accepts. Version 1.0.3 rocks, unsure about 1.0.4
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Anonymous
02 July 2004
Version: 1.0.3
This applikation kills running Software MPFreaker. Protocol interference? Very sad about....! So you cant run them simuntaniously! :-((
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Anonymous
02 July 2004
Version: 1.0.3
Can´t handle 1000s of titles. App does not response...
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5
Anonymous
02 July 2004
Version: 1.0.3
Very good. But: You cant stop the actualization-prozess. Bad! If you want to add further titles, you cannot do it. I started to set about 550 titles to the task list (uncomplete tags), then wanted add all the rest of my titles (almost 4000) (maybe some tags are complete but incorrect). Its eating my brain: I am forced to first complete the first tasklist (time consuming, but thats OK, lots of analysis and web interrogation necessary I assume). No stop-working-on-task-list possible. Even quitting the app means auto-resume. No good. So be careful in your choise of tracks. Afterwards all seems to be working fine. All available stars instead... Its a software, I dreamed of.
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4.25
Anonymous
25 June 2004
Version: 1.0.3
An amazing piece of software - but database needs considerable work to add more obscure [and many not so obscure] songs to it. Too bad the companion program that is used to update their database is Windows only - hope they'll give us Mac users a chance to add our info too...
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5
Anonymous
23 June 2004
Version: 1.0.3
Unbelievable! What a phantastic applikation. 6 Stars! Sometimes simply wrong results, but the app uses intelligent dialogs. Again: Great!
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4
Anonymous
19 June 2004
Version: 1.0.3
When this works it's great (albiet a tad slow) However there are some logistical flaws. The interface could be a little better. This should be an iTunes plug-in actually. But I had a known CD that was ripped, and tagless. Entering it's tracks into this it couldn't identify two tracks, correctly identified four but from a "Live" cd version which this wasn't but the rest were corrected ID'd and tagged. I put this in the "use occasionaly for those few mystery tracks" and most definatly into the "wait and watch" to see if it improves catagory. Just please don't let people upload samples into the database from this. That would just pooch the DB even further.
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Anonymous
19 June 2004
Version: 1.0.3
Looks WONDERFUL, unfortunately Panther doesn't like my beige G3 and iEatBrains requires 10.3. :(
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5
Anonymous
09 June 2004
Version: 1.0.2
The best app of its kind - after spending years with mislabeled or unlabeled, mistitled MP3s, I launched this program and fixed almost EVERY song in my collection of thousands of MP3s. I've tried other fixes - like MP3Rage - but never got any decent results. It's also extremely fast - took very little time per song on my 500 MHz iBook. And, one of the coolest feateres - if an MP3 does "crash" the application, you restart it and it picks right back up where it left off, actually asking whether to continue with the MP3 that crashed the app. Big thanks to the developer.
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4.25
Anonymous
04 June 2004
Version: 1.0
A really awesome tool if you record from LP's or other sources that don't allow the use of CDDB. Works great with many songs from many genres. Thank you!
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Anonymous
23 May 2004
Version: 1.0
Awsome! Especially since the Gracenote CDDB tags are too often mispelled or just outright wrong. A real lifesaver.
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4.75
Anonymous
18 May 2004
Version: 1.0
For those looking to get organized with their digital music collection, this app is a great, timesaving first step. Would like even more if it included the year of the album. Instant everyday application for iPod owners who like to stay organized.
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3.75
Anonymous
07 May 2004
Version: 1.0b6
This is a great app. I really like it and I found it very very useful. Just a little thing: the app is not really responsive on my Mac. As soon as I start it, it goes down on the list to do its job but, even just to modify the preferences is very painful because I have no effective way to stop it. Even in the Activity panel, I tryied to stop it but most of the time with no luck.
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5
Gregjsmith
07 May 2004
Version: 1.0b6
Excellent. Where has this been all my life?
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4
Anonymous
07 May 2004
Version: 1.0b6
Awesome prog - needs more ways to update the database or tell it that it's wrong. :P
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3.75
Natas
10 April 2004
Version: 1.0b5
This is like a dream come true for me.. imagined such a thing then laughed at myself for the thought... Then I found it! Works Super once you figure out the little bugz that are there. 1. remove ALL unmatched results before updating your iTunes Library - Otherwize it will update the ones that are wrongly matched too! 2. if you get the ol spinner longer than a few seconds - force quit - relaunch - it remembers where you were. 3. In some cases restarting doesnt' work cause some file or the database entry has a problem... a. choose remove selected file on the file that is getting stuck. if that doesn't work... b. throw the prefs file that holds the memory of what it was doing Totally Fantastic.. I have fixed many many tagz with this amazing tool.. remember that you can sort the entries in the Mp3 Chooser window to sort by all the ones that are missing an Album Name or Artist!
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4.25
Qf-dolley
31 March 2004
Version: 1.0b5
Just used this software for the first time and was suitibly impressed with the application. It quit once but when restarted began again where it shut down. managed a large search with out a problem
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3.75
Anonymous
31 March 2004
Version: 1.0b5
I have been looking for something like this for a long time. Works well for a beta piece of software. I threw 14 songs at it at once, it crashed. Results can be off sometimes, so be sure to double check the tags before you add them to iTunes. Nice job, keep improving the app. Lets get a new icon, current icon needs some sprucing up.
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4
31 March 2004
Version: 1.0b5
Great idea, glad someone snagged the API to work with for OSX. BUT, did five batches of songs, of about varying sizes (got larger the more confident I was). Three were flawless, the fourth had every song renamed one off (so the playing song is actually named for the one beneath it) and the fifth was pretty randomly renaming songs. It renamed songs not even in the list. So, while I was initially pretty hacked that I had to rename these songs, it's beta, it's free, it's a good idea being worked on. Keep it to small batches, maybe one Artist at a time, and don't blame the developer for any of the results you get, it's not his database. And for pete's sake, can we get a new icon for 1.0? C'mon. :)
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luxuryluke
31 March 2004
Version: 1.0b5
DMG mounts but program can't launch. I'm hoping this is some small problem the developer forgot to fix before distribution, which is potentially a really bad sign for a program that will rename files on your drive... lots of them! Will give this program another chance once it's released again though as this would clean up about 1/5 of my music files(42GB) that i have untagged or incorrectly tagged. What a great idea, keep developing it.
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4.3

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
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