iEatBrainz
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Checks iTunes song info with the MusicBrainz database.   Free
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  • iEatBrainz has been discontinued
  • Developer
    Jay Tuley
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.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later, iTunes 7.0 or later

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iEatBrainz User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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debbiez tipped on 07 Apr 2008
Seeing as iEatbrainz is nearly dead I can recommend some alternatives. Musicbrainz Picard now works on OSX though not very Mac like, better is Jaikoz - this isnt free but it does donate 10% of sale to musicbrainz.
[Version 1.08]


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Jay Tuley (developer) commented on 12 Feb 2008
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.
[Version 1.08]


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Bugdave commented on 11 Feb 2008
I hope the new developer continues where jay left off. RIP jay
[Version 1.08]

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Mortimerpa replied on 11 Feb 2008
Note that macupdate points to 6v8.gamboni.org where I provide a universal build of iEatBrainz. However I am not taking over the development of this project and won't have time to offer support.

I didn't even know Jay Tuley had passed away. I just took the sources freely available from the SourceForge project and tweaked the XCode project to get it to build for me and thought it would be nice for others to distribute it. Sadly, it's not that I won't like to, but I have no knowledge or time to look into how all this was coded by Jay Tuley.
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Spudboy commented on 11 Feb 2008
Jay Tuley past away a couple of years ago. Hence no new development.
[Version 1.08]


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Smactron commented on 08 Jan 2008
Is this project dead? Either way, what is a good alternative?
[Version 1.07]

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hal0thane commented on 11 Feb 2008
There's always Picard, the next-gen tagger. iEatBrainz still uses the classic tagger engine.
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Corpsecorps commented on 30 Nov 2007
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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[Version 1.07]

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Mortimerpa commented on 08 Feb 2008
For anyone interested, I provide a universal build that works fine on 10.4 Intel here:
http://6v8.gamboni.org/IEatBrainz-Universal-Build.html
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jezdez commented on 04 Apr 2007
Could someone please compile a universal binary with the given source. I tried but failed because I'm not much into XCode. Thanks.
[Version 1.07]


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Corpsecorps commented on 25 Oct 2006
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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?!
[Version 1.07]


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ThreeDee912 reviewed on 27 Jul 2006
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!
[Version 1.07]


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dxh commented on 05 Jul 2006
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.
[Version 1.07]


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InsanelyOne had trouble on 18 Jul 2006
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.
[Version 1.07]

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nachopolean commented on 23 Jul 2009
Your problem is that in the "software needed" requirement to run iEatBrainz 1.08, it says you have to have itunes 7 or later, and you're using itunes 6
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tvernor had trouble on 02 Mar 2006
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.
[Version 1.07]


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bengarland had trouble on 20 Feb 2006
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?
[Version 1.07]



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[Version 1.08]


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Type:Multimedia Design : Audio
License:Free
Date:11 Feb 2008
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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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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