Jaikoz
Jaikoz
10.1.2

4.0

Jaikoz free download for Mac

Jaikoz10.1.2

17 August 2020

Powerful MP4 and MP3 tag editor.

Overview

Jaikoz allows you to organize, edit, and correct thousands of songs with ease. It currently supports MP4, M4P, MP3, WMA, FLAC, and OggVorbis audio formats. Jaikoz uses MusicBrainz, an online database of over 10 million songs. MusicBrainz is a community-based database with contributions by over 200,000 people, and its system of moderation ensures the data is extremely accurate. Many of these songs also have associated acoustic IDs provided by MusicIP, allowing a song to be identified by the actual music, so it can do a match even if if you have no metadata.

But no identification system is 100% accurate so we have made it as quick and easy as possible to edit your data manually as well. Jaikoz uses a convenient spreadsheet view to allow you to edit information very quickly and provides many autoformatting features that do most of the work for you.

Features
  • Free upgrades for life for all versions, minor or major
  • Supports MP4, M4P, MP4, MP3, FLAC, WMA, and OggVorbis formats
  • Acoustic matching using MusicBrainz and MusicIP to match tracks based on the actual music
  • Metadata matching using MusicBrainz to match tracks from the metadata in your files either automatically or manually
  • Automatically retrieve artwork from Internet
  • Intelligent AutoMatch compares different Audio files and finds field matches, and then allows all similar fields to be formatted the same
  • Intelligent AutoFormat provides automatic capitalization, conversion of special words, and removal of invalid characters and punctuation marks
  • Intelligent FileName to Tagger can extract information from the filename into the tag without having to know the format of the field
  • Rename filenames and folders from your metadata in your chosen format
  • AutoCorrect can be used to perform automatic formatting of your chosen columns in a single click
  • Provides full support of all text fields and easy tagging of large number of audio files
  • The innovative split-screen spreadsheet view allows easy comparison of changes during editing
  • Automatically keeps v1 and v2 tags synchronised
  • Full Unicode support allow any character from any language to be used
  • Easy conversion of tags between version
  • Displays what is actually contained in the tag allowing the user full control
  • Jaikoz runs on OS X 10.4 and later, Windows, and Linux
  • Jaikoz is internationalized, currently supports English, German, Greek, Italian, and Spanish

What's new in Jaikoz

Version 10.1.2:
Bug:
  • Windows, JPackage installer should not put dlls into top level folder
  • Discogs:Update Song Title can fail with java.lang.NullPointerException
  • Problems writing metadata for DSF files larger than 2GB
  • setting.properties file missing from JaikozSupportFile.zip

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64 Reviews of Jaikoz

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mikewysocki
30 August 2018
Version: 9.3.0

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Wav support was talked about on the forums in 2014 yet in August 2018 still not implemented. Went with Amvidia Tag Editor for the primary auto tagging and Nightbirdsevolve Meta 1.8.6 mainly for album artwork. If NB Meta adds auto tagging through MusicBrainz or other I believe that would serve my needs quite well. ADD WAV support Jaikoz
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mikewysocki
30 August 2018
Version: 9.3.0
Wav support was talked about on the forums in 2014 yet in August 2018 still not implemented. Went with Amvidia Tag Editor for the primary auto tagging and Nightbirdsevolve Meta 1.8.6 mainly for album artwork. If NB Meta adds auto tagging through MusicBrainz or other I believe that would serve my needs quite well. ADD WAV support Jaikoz
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Patrick-Linehan
08 February 2017
Version: 9.1.0
Messed up the metadata on a bunch of albums, one or two songs on the albums would be tagged differently from the rest so that each album would be split up. I had to go back and re-tag them by hand to fix it. Probably due to bad data in the MusicBrainz database. Also couldn't identify a bunch of classical albums, even though I could find them on the web in the Discogs database.
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5
Termi
16 December 2016
Version: 9.1.0
I use Jaikoz for years and it's the most complete MP3 Tagger I've ever used. I had to write a specific MP3 version to have my car's radio show all information and Jaikoz was able to do it. Its interface is not the most beautiful but its features are great. There have been no paid updates ever since so the value for buying it is really great compared to other tools which require upgrade fees for major releases (which always is in the hands of the developer to determine).
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5
Aaron-T
06 August 2015
Version: 8.3.1
One of the best iTune's tamers. Fast, easy to use, accurate. Definitely 5 stars...
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5
bzx
11 July 2015
Version: 8.2.5
Maybe the UI is not the most beautiful you could imagine but the app itself is always reliable. It is being updated on a regular basis and one can always count on quick and professional user support.
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dts-2
10 July 2015
Version: 8.2.5
As a musician, I'm often sending out MP3 files of our original songs. While I can set some ID3 tag fields from Pro Tools or other audio engineering software, it does not permit me to set all of the fields I need. So I use Jaikoz, which gives me access especially to ISRC, so I can tag all demo and special request audio files, increasing the odds our song plays will be credited to us. As a creator of media, this tool is invaluable, efficient and simple to use.
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5
Lagerfeldt
23 March 2015
Version: 8.2.1
Use it for professional work. Constantly updated over the years, excellent personal support for buyers. Highly recommended.
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0.5
tbernis
28 January 2014
Version: 6.1.0
Doesn't start on ML...
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JayB5308
17 January 2014
Version: 6.1.0
Like a number of people who have left reviews, I tried a number of tagging solutions to sort through my 1TB of music that I've collected over the years, and Jaikoz is by far the very best. I'm very anal about having consistent naming for all of files, and for years applied very consistent formatting in naming/organizing my zillions of photographs. A few years ago I finally decided to apply this to my disastrous music collection before moving it into iTunes, and like I said, this app beat out all the others (and in fact was the only one that could do every single thing with the music that I wanted to). There is a bit of a learning curve with this software, but for me it was worth it because it meant I could customize ANYTHING I wanted to, and was able to name my files in a way that perfectly satisfied my severe OCD! =0) One other thing to mention is that the few times I have needed to contact Paul (the developer) with questions, he has almost always replied the same day, sometimes within the hour. Today I had a new question and he replied within 5 minutes (which prompted me to leave this review, which I had been meaning to do for a long time anyway since I love this program so much)! I highly recommend this software for anyone who like me can't stand to have a messy music collection! I realized early on this program is also amazingly useful for people who like to make music compilations (kind of like making mix tapes back in the days of cassettes for all you old-timers like me out there), as you can fully customize the tagging in the compilation and add album covers to all of the files and give your compilation a very professional feel. Very nice!
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0.5
Carreiro
26 December 2013
Version: 6.0.7
Unfortunately for me Jaikoz now is GARBAGE! There's a problem with Brazilian Portuguese and DOENS'T WORKS!!! Don't spend your money with trash!
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4.5
Scalvin
23 October 2013
Version: 5.6.0
I've downloaded music since before the golden days of Napster. I've got Mpeg 1 stuff hanging around and over 15K tracks. The high one gets in seeing each track methodically handled and nurtured by Jaikoz is out of this world. This is an awesome application. In a world where shit just doesn't work, it is so satisfying to use something that completes very complicated tasks so well and reliably. It's like a software orgasm. I don't know what else to say. Jaikoz should get some kind of award for superior function, it restores one's hope in the idea that technology can improve your life and mental health. Buy it once and then buy it twice.
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anonymous-trout-1840
16 July 2013
Version: 5.4.0
I've tested most of the taggers for Mac and the one doing it all is Jaikoz. It's a complex application, so the ease of use is not that good. It took me some days testing with different settings to get the best results. The more you work with it, the more you realize how powerful Jaikoz is.
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KNOBO
11 July 2013
Version: 5.4.0
What the app can do is great (5 stars), but the app itself is not so great (3 stars). Be very careful and do things step-by-step.
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David29
18 January 2013
Version: 5.0.0
Does this allow you to edit tags & metadata for videos as well (i.e. m4v, etc.)?
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4.5
oklair1
18 December 2011
Version: 4.5.2 N
When you think your iTunes library is clean... There's always a lot of ID3 junk somewhere you don't see in iTunes, until you need to import your songs into another software. Jaikoz is the tool you need if you want to clean up tags you don't need anymore and keep the good ones! Not really easy to use at first, but the more you explore it, the more you realize it can do everything you really need. Highly recommendable.
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Twisted
05 November 2011
Version: 4.5.0 N
I adopted Jaikoz many years ago and dragging files in it it’s a necessary step to maintain my iTunes. It works very well and recognize quite every MP3. Sadly it has a Java GUI so it is ugly and slow :-) It is also not easy to use: every time you need something more then press CMD+1 or CMD+5 you have to navigate in preferences or menus hard to understand. An easier way to update would be also welcomed since the fast releases cycle.
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Corpsecorps
17 October 2011
Version: 4.4.0 N
$32?! Does it make breakfast?
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Acricketer1
14 September 2011
Version: 4.3.0 N
My license stopped working with the latest update. The developer couldn't have been more helpful and delivered a solution immediately. Very impressed.
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Acricketer1
09 September 2011
Version: 4.3.0 N
Paid for it about 2 years ago. Very hit and miss. Only corrects 60% of stuff. Very slow and the GUI is clumsy. Now they want more money for an improved version when the rest of us paid for below average.
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4.5
gstephen70
22 August 2011
Version: 4.2.0 N
Great app for managing a massive music library. Still using the demo version though as $32 is a bit steep for me right now. Like anything though, you get out of it what you put into it. It's somewhat overwhelming at first, but if you take it slow, it's easy to understand and implement. Keep up the great work. And yes, the CDDB is improving regularly. Thanks, Don.
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Big Johnson
01 July 2011
Version: 4.1.0 N
This thin is wayyyy too complicated! I don't have the patience to read the entire manual and go through all the settings. I did give it a short test, but I see a big problem right from the start: There's no way to view the files side-by-side in a before/after mode. After the running the AutoCorrect function on one iTunes music folder, the Console showed there was lots of data to be edited, but since I couldn't see WHAT was going to be added or changed, I canceled and quit the app before it made a bunch of unwanted changes. I'm not about to just let it change tags on more than a thousand files without approving them file by file. Yes, that's very slow, but at least I could feel comfortable in knowing the changes were positive. Hard to believe that with the ton of features this has, there's no preview pane.
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Pantone
28 February 2011
Version: 3.9.1
This app is awesome for doing bulk id3 changes and corrections. The only complaint I have is that the database for music titles, names, etc. is not consistent; but, thankfully this is getting better over time. It is much more accurate labeling songs than it was 6 months ago. Definitely worth the money imo.
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5
jpl373
15 January 2011
Version: 3.8.3
Free lifetime updates. Responsive developer. The best for getting into the guts of the music tagging system, including lyrics and album covers. One caveat: understanding the tagging system is not difficult, but if you want something with a simplified user interface, where you don't have to understand what's happening with the tagging system, then this is probably not for you. but try it anyway.
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Trashie
15 January 2011
Version: 3.8.3
Slow as all Java apps are that are this size (oh how I hate Java but there is no other way to be platform this easily). As the author wants multiplatform so be it Java. That is the bad bit about this app it is S....L....O....W.... You should have seen it earlier in it's life cycle LOL compared then it is like a rocket now. I agree interface sucks but this is because of Java and the framework in use. Good bits are it's the BEST auto tagger on OSX I have used. So all the above SO WHAT you just load up a directory packed with tracks and let it do it's magic. It is not 100% but it is way above 95% in my experience. So all you do it clean the 5% by hand. So you dave 95% of tagging time with this app. Just run it when you going out or sleeping. If you want a hand tagger don;t bother with this it is way to slow for that and lacks a lot of "hand" features. But if you want auto tagging then go for this for sure. I have tagged thousands of tracks with it. Great app but it will never be your only tagging app.
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jmwbowen
01 January 2011
Version: 3.8.3
Here's my take: I own a license to SongGenie and I thought I'd give Jaikoz a try to compare the two programs. I listen to mostly mainstream type music that should be easily identified by programs like these, and SongGenie was more accurate and filled in more missing metadata than Jaikoz. Not to say that Jaikoz is bad at it, but it's nothing to write home about. But the BIGGEST downfall of Jaikoz compared to more polished programs like SongGenie is the interface: ITS HORRIBLE. It follows NONE of Apple's User Experience guidelines, is slow to start up and quit, and is generally unappealing. You could have the most powerful program in the world, but it doesn't do much good if its too complicated for the average person to use. In contrast, SongGenie is beautiful, with a well-thought-out interface, and easy to learn.
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Frank-van-Son
20 November 2010
Version: 3.8.2
In 3.8.2 the editing of album art is broken: when changing it shows correctly in the list of MP3's, but the illustration on the track info in the lower half of the screen shows a broken image. In iTunes, no album art is shown. I have gone back to 3.7.1 and there it works like a charm. For the rest a good app ... using it for some years already.
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Lee123
28 October 2010
Version: 3.8.1
FYI, the check for updates feature on 3.8 (1083) is not catching this update. Maybe it is still in the pipeline.
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Smitty078
05 October 2010
Version: 3.8.0
Definitely finds the most accurate tag information out of all the apps that I could find, but without iTunes library information it is fairly useless to me.
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Schwarz
09 September 2010
Version: 3.7.1
FLAMINBANANA is wrong, their free trial does have limitations. There's no README with the app that tells you so, nor any other indications (warnings on launch or even anything in the EULA that I can find), but it will bite you in the end. The trial will let you add and manipulate thousands of files to your heart's content (I waited 6 hours for it to run the "Auto Correct" feature on my library, not to mention a few hundred by-hand corrections), but then once you're done it will suddenly inform you it will only save all that data for 20 of the files. What a massive waste of my time. If you want to restrict the trial to 20 files at a time, that's no problem. Just do it like all the other apps do: only allow people to add 20 files. This seemed like a great app up until it decided to spring that BS on me from out of nowhere.
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Flaminbanana
26 August 2010
Version: 3.7.1
My music library has grown quite large so having accurate ID3 tags is critical. I have tried several products with varying success. MediaMonkey, MusicMatch, iTunes all have their areas of strength, however, Jaikoz is simply the best ID3 tagger/editor on the market. The app is as simple to use as you want it to be with several automated functions, however you can also drill down and customize your tagging to the finest detail. I have been a customer for over a year and have received several free updates as promised by the developer and each one introduces more features and an even stronger product. Don't just take my word for it, try their free trial with no limitations for yourself. You won't be disappointed!
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Johnas34
31 July 2010
Version: 3.7.0
This is the best audio tagger I have used on any platform. I used this to tag my huge music collection quickly and with great results. Since I bought this a few months ago the developer has already added some very good new features.
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Caiuspetronius
31 July 2010
Version: 3.7.0
Jaikoz 3.7.0 doesn't launch. (3.6.0 does). Tried to trash prefs folder, but it didn't help. (OS X 10.5.6)
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Ozzy85
30 April 2010
Version: 3.5.1
If you're at all looking for a music ID3 editor/tagger please look no further. I seriously was in search for the longest time for this application, and wish it was around when I was first started to tag my library. I got extremely feed up, and simply thought I'd try this application out. I got exactly what I wanted!!!! Automatic tagging. Very quick updating. 1000x quicker than using iTune's mass update. Updates come a dime a dozen, adding more and more features. Paul the developer is extremely committed in making it the best app around, all what you have to do is tell him what you want. I can't think of any cons, besides the fact that it's not popular enough. A must have for those importing massive amounts of music on a regular basis with need of them being tag clean! -OzZY
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KatNova
14 April 2010
Version: 3.5.1
Crashes on startup: "4/13/10 8:21:25 PM [0x0-0x62062].com.jthink.jaikoz[1075] Caused by: ERROR 42X05: Table/View 'ARTWORK' does not exist."
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Seth-Price
01 April 2010
Version: 3.5.0
I'll be upfront; I have 149,648 music tracks in iTunes at the moment. (I'm one of *those* people.) I don't have the time or energy to go through one track at a time, or even an album at a time, and manage my music. Finding a program I can load my collection into is even a bit epic. So I use Jaikoz to do it for me. I can think of new features that I would like, and the interface isn't the best, but it is the best program I've found for managing my music. With one click, it is set up to label unlabeled tracks, delete any duplicates, add missing information, hunt down lyrics & album art, and generally make my collection shine. I use the log files to root out any corrupted music files for me to delete. With so many music files from so many sources, you can guess it's like a minefield for a program to process. I'm pleased to report that Jaikoz handles most of my files fine, and when it chokes I've worked with the developer to fix the bug. And Paul makes new releases regularly. So, in summary, Jaikoz isn't a perfect program, but it's best-in-class.
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rosgr63
01 April 2010
Version: 3.5.0
Great application, I've been using it for sometime now and I am really pleased with it.
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nanoamp
31 March 2010
Version: 3.5.0
Over the years I've ripped my CD collection into a 15,000 track MP3/FLAC music library with the usual mix of tagging quality you get from iTunes/CDDB (i.e. an awful lot of rubbish). I bought Jaikoz as it offered tag management tools which seemed to have no equal. There are more 'Mac-like' apps with slicker front-ends, but with that, they hide the complexity. And it's the complexity that you need to access if you want to do tagging justice. It takes time and effort but Jaikoz has a wide range of automation actions, library tools to help, enormous customisation, and a straightforwardly utilitarian user interface. Good value, regular developer updates, and a free trial to give you a chance to test its power. Try it on a couple of badly tagged albums. You may find that some things don't suit your personal preferences 'out of the box', but you should see the difference, and can be confident that Jaikoz has the power.
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DrCsirke
30 March 2010
Version: 3.5.0
I was in the market for this class of app, and was going to buy Song Genie 2, but some of the reviews dinging Equinux as a company made me buy this product instead. I was very dissatisfied with Jaikoz-- it tagged a lot of things incorrectly, and the interface was painful to look at and use. In the end, I decided to go with my gut and get Song Genie 2, like I had originally intended, and despite having to purchase them both, I am now happy because SG2 did a fantastic job tagging, and the interface made it much easier/more pleasant to fine tune the things it didn't get perfectly.
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Slyooney
26 March 2010
Version: 3.5.0
I bought It on January with the project to reorganize a +100000 files Music Library. I decided to use a "musicbrainz' based audio tagger as the database is far more accurate than CDDB. My work is 60%/70% done so far by now so I pretend to be an active user. The app is working great and is nearly perfect to me. The minor points : Here are 2 features that should realy be implemented in a futur version : - Horizontal scrolling with the mouse to easily navigate on large edit views - The "file and folder" correct filters should be placed on the main window (a shortcut?) and It misses few features like a correct tag from 'artist' field (for exemple) using specific filters Option (%title% - %artist% for exemple... I hope you understand what I mean... On the same way, I have problems with the rename tag from file function : It doesnt work with specific signs entries (like a simple ' - ') Nota - These simple functions can be found on the main competitors under windows so benchmarking is easy to achieve. Cheers and thanks again for this really useful piece of cake!
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Kiwibri
04 February 2010
Version: 3.4.4
I purchased this a while back and have been happy with it. Initially I thought the price was pricey as it converted to around $CAD30 - but the author has provided updates over the past couple years very often and the application does save me some time. I use it mainly to add the CoverArt embedded to my mp3 files and to rename my mp3 files based on what my tags have in them. Yes, it does not look the best front end (Especially on the Mac) when you are used to rich looking applications, but it seems to do its job well.
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Theswede
26 January 2010
Version: 3.4.2
Truly a great app. It helped my extremely large collection of Apple Lossless files in perfect condition.
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Elvis-p
06 January 2010
Version: 3.4.2
I bought Jaikoz with the hope of having a on-in-all program for tagging & renaming music. Unfortunately, the software turned out to be quite a disappointment. Starting wih the least important complaints, it's ulgy and painfully slow. But first and foremost: the musicbrainz query often does not work at all. What I mean by this is that many CDs are being perfectly recognized & tagged by iTunes within seconds while at the same time Jaikoz nearly hangs the computer for 2 minutes and comes out with nothing. And if it even does from time to time, the tracks from a single album are being treated separately and often one ends up in a total tag-hell.
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Lounge-Deluxe
20 December 2009
Version: 3.4.2
I tried Jaikoz and had it look for missing tag info of a compilation cd containing 13 songs. My iTunes lib was empty but for this cd. I looked up the correct album title on Discogs first and entered this in the Album field for these songs, and then let Jaikoz try to add the missing tag info (titles, artists and track numbers). Besides Jaikoz only iTunes ran and Safari with just a gmail tab. The search made the temperature of my MBP rise to 90C(!) and all fans started to run at max rpm. The search took more than 5 minutes, and the result was nothing could be found (despite the Album title matching the one in Discogs). YMMV of course, but I was pretty disappointed and moved on. BTW I also tried using Media Rage for adding missing tag info for this and other cd's but had no luck there either (the info that did got found made no sense at all).
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Ilfanciulloardito
28 November 2009
Version: 3.3.4
Essential app to tag your music on Mac. You need it.
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Justin-Bracken
14 November 2009
Version: 3.3.4
I really wanted a piece of software to properly label the songs I had ripped awhile ago. My first mp3 players did not read the meta tags so when I ripped them there was not much point to label the song more than a quick label on the folder the file was in. Now with itunes and the iphone having album art and proper meta tags makes a big difference. I tried tuneup, song genie, and song sergeant. Song sergeant from what I can tell does not do anything with identifying a song from acoustic fingerprint or acoustic id. tuneup and song genie look like good programs except they are ~$10 more per license. As far as licensing jaikoz goes it was a snap. Even when you include the fact that I had a paypal account but had never used it purchasing anything in the mix licensing the software was a simple and quick. Yeah for instant gratification. You don't need to license it as the software will do 20 corrections per launch so going beyond that requires only a restart of the software but for $25 or what ever it cost the software is well worth the price. Heck breakfast was more than this, this morning! Plus this includes all updates if I remember correctly so thats a plus I do not think the others included that. As far as features go this program has more than you probably know about, need, or want to use. It has automagic mode for those less picky about their audio collection and just want a proper label put on them with album art. To detailed mode where you can mess with the algorithms parameters used to choose the id3 tag. You can set it so that it chooses id3 tags which result in fewer separate albums. For instance if you have a song that was released on multiple albums like a hit album and the original album and also have other songs that are in a similar situation it can be set to tag the songs such that they are from the hit album so instead of 10 songs on 10 albums you have 10 songs on one album. It will even tell you what songs you are missing from the album. It does the duplicate search thing to althought I haven't messed with that. The software was simple to use. Just add files from your disk and then tell it to automatically scan and correct. However the ui is not what I expect on a mac. Not to say that its bad but a user who is used to mainstream software will find it slightly less usable until they use it and get used to it. I think you will like the choices made once you are use to it. The user manual: http://www.jthink.net/jaikoz/jsp/help/osx/frames.html is great except the author either has english as second language or used a software translator so there are some word order problems. As far as value, its cheaper than the competition I looked at, arguably has more features, and includes all updates. Plus free support by email. Enough said! Stability, has not crashed yet. My recommendation, buy it or at least review the manual before you buy something else.
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Thunder82
04 September 2009
Version: 3.2.2
Jaikoz is the best tag editor out there. I have tried many others including SongGenie/Coverscout, and Jaikoz is still the software that I find myself using the most. It has been 100% stable for me, even when i throw a few hundred songs at it. Those mentioning that SongGenie & Coverscout are better obviously don't need their software to do much. Sure these other programs have a nice interface (honestly, much nicer than Jaikoz) but their functionality is SO limited. Given the price tag (especially compared to the Equinux equivalents) Jaikoz is awesome. The only improvements I'd like to see, would be a more "fluid" interface for OSX users and better handling of song lyrics. Pulling lyrics from the web is awesome, but I don't feel I'm able to properly manipulate the lyrics field. Being able to create paragraphs and separate the chorus from the rest of the song is important to me. Also, it would be amazing if there were an option to automatically delete the web link that gets added to the beginning of the lyrics added to each track. Overall, Jaikoz is extremely feature rich and very stable. I'm very happy with my purchase.
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Sunchaser21
19 August 2009
Version: 3.2.2
Great app, except that on leopard 10,5.8 it seems that when i add or drop 30 files plus, MP3 files on the desktop icon, it ALWAYS CRASHES.. every single time.. then one problem bigger when I am editing about 20 files in one window and I do search and replace the name.. for example. Mike, with the name MIKEY.. it will replace most of the text but everytime i try it, it will always miss 1 -4 songs and leave them blank.. Would love for the dev. TO try to help me with this problem. have emailed them 2 times with no answer.. Hum bad support. i SURE HOPE NOT.. i would love for this app to work great.. ANYONE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT.. try ..COVERSCOUT.. and IGENIE.. the best. but cost $$ And i already paid of this. but be sure to check them out. they are great.. as in perfect.. hope this helps someone.
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Aikousha
18 August 2009
Version: 3.2.1
Looks impressive. Unfortuately doesn't fit my needs. I need software that will properly fill Catalog Numbers (since ALL my music is from CDs I own, and need to reference if the track is used), as well as allowing at least two custom fields which are not represented in the massive collection of tags in the prefs. And, why, on a Dual 2.5Ghz, does it take nearly a minute to start the program?
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Blaine-J-Marsh
21 July 2009
Version: 3.1
This is a terrific program - and the price! Originally, I was looking to get tag info from the filenames of about 700 flac files. What I found was a program that had features that I hadn't even considered. I was able to make short work of tagging hundreds of files that had only the song title in the filename. I was able get the song titles into the tags, easily add artist, album title, artwork, download lyrics, identify songs with Musicbrainz - all on a batch of files. Editing includes copy, paste, search and replace, strip wide spaces, strip spaces, correct spelling, capitalization - just way too many things to list. I suggest that you download a trial copy for free that allows tagging up to 20 files in one session. I used it once and was convinced that it was a bargain at 15 British Pounds.
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1charmedlife
19 January 2009
Version: 2.8.1
This is a great tool for managing large collections and their associated metadata. We have over 26,000 songs in our library and this did a great job allowing us to manage the tags. The only drawback I've had with it is that it seems to embed multiple versions of album artwork with the files. It would also be really helpful to be able to tell the software to *not* fetch artwork under a certain size. (It stinks to have an awesome interface up on a big flat screen, and it's scaling 112x112 images up to fill a 50" screen... and weeding those all out by hand takes forever). End to end though, this a great software and I highly recommend buying it if you have a large collection to manage. (One other note, with really large collections, you have to process them in chunks unless you have tons of RAM. We have 4gb on the machine we used for this, and we could still only process around 10,000 songs in one batch... )
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scottwild-co
13 January 2009
Version: 2.8
It works well at times but it is very slow app. it takes 30 secs or more to start and its not the most responsive app when running.
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Cfscholl
09 January 2009
Version: 2.8
The application works but you can't have your itunes open while changing your song information. I adjusted the tags of a song I was playing and itunes crashed. Afterwards it indicated that my files could not be found anymore so I had to find them in the itunes folder. The name of the artist had changed so I guess that is the reason why itunes thought they were deleted. The solution was easy I just added this folder again to the itunes and now they had the correct song information. As this is a 30$ application I would expect that the integration with itunes would be better. As for what others said about the speed its indeed not a problem.
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libecchio
19 December 2008
Version: 2.8
Having tried all the other (non-iTunes) taggers, Jaikoz wins. The only real downsides are the UI appearance - but that is a price worth paying for a cross-platform application - and some aspects of usability, as it is possible to cram up to four extremely "busy" panes (catalogue, tracks being viewed, tracks being edited, exhaustive details about the current track) into one window. The most useful feature of all is that it is extremely easy to cut and paste information between tracks, as the track editing pane is spreadsheet-like. It is incredible that no other Mac application (that I have come across) has adopted this approach as it is by far the slickest when working with complex albums. The other big win is that, in effect, any field, including filenames, can be set automatically from the (parts of) any other field using macros: for quick cleanups (e.g. the common one I find where composer and artist are reversed) this approach is unbeatable. Finally, there is standards support for ID3 tags of every version; tags set in the iTunes view are automatically copied to the ID3 view so that any quirks, because of differences between the standards, can be ironed out on the spot. If you don't need it the ID3 view can be switched off. And the MusicBrainz facilities work superbly; although I have less need of it than most (as I mainly listen to classical music) they fixed several "unknown" albums handily. As others point out, this application is not meant for an existing, perfectly-tagged iTunes collection which will only ever be used on a Mac and an iPod; it is perfect for building a collection which is not tied to Apple products.
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87boosted
03 August 2008
Version: 2.5
Jaikoz Review: First off, to those criticizing Java as a language choice. I mainly address this as the reviews that are most biased seem to use this as their main bias. Ignore them. Java is by no means as fast as C, C++ or a host of other languages out there, but this programs purpose is not limited by speed. I can tag 25k mp3's at a time, and do more if I so desire as Jaikoz is not limited by Java but by the hardware you own. You can run it on close to nothing if you take your time. Secondly Itunes is an AWFUL program for large music collection. Smart execution for selling music tagged by apple, not so good when you have a large dissorganized mess from years of ripping and collecting. With Jaikoz you can turn music organization into a hobby and take some control over your collection. I use a celeron single core and 2 gigs of ram shared across multiple computers, I then tag using remote desktop to this computer. I use itunes to load my ipod via this shared drive, no bonjour only simple folder structure and drag and drop. This keeps my main laptop free while jaikoz works. The main strength of this program is support, ask and the main developer responds, if it is feasable it will be released. Tagging music is useful for collectors and enthusiasts alike. Itunes is great for small collection bought from apple. One final word. I had a small collection seperated of several gigs from years ago, all the music was tagged by numbers and no artist or data to relate anything about the music. I could have listened for hours and MANUALLY tagged it. Jaikoz actually attained the music ID's and tagged MOST of it. ALl the music was from a drive I recovered after it crashed for some unknown reason. Ohh and the best part. Free updates for LIFE. It is a shame that there are negative reviews by folks who have little understanding of the product. This is not for 100 mp3's that already are tagged. This is for the enthusiast that is interested in building or maintaining his/her collection. Thanks Jaikoz.
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Madmacmad
17 July 2008
Version: 2.5
Well i had a Problem: i got more than 300 MP3 wrong Tagged... befor every ID3 Song Name was a Numer like 01 - and the Year for the Album Name. So i tried all ID3 Tools availible by Macupdate like: Dukko, Musorg, ID3 Editor, ID3Mod, a better Finder rename; iTunify, MPFreaker and Jaikoz. Jaikoz was the ONLY tool who did the Job in Batch Modus!!!! forget all other Tools ....waste of Time This is the only one you need for all Actions I#m shure afetr a few test !!!!! Don't waste your time !!! Try it i highly recommend this Tool !!!! Thank you Developer it's really worth the 30$ for this compared to the other Tools.
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Focher
28 May 2008
Version: 2.4.1
It's a fair criticism that this application does not have a user interface that lives up to what you expect from an OS X app, but that is the limits of a fair criticism for Jaikoz - and mostly due to its use of the Java user interface libraries to keep it multiplatform. First, there is almost no other tagging application on either Windows or Mac (and this one also works on Linux) that has the feature set of Jaikoz. The UI sometimes gets in the way of understanding the power of it, but Jaikoz definitely has power. Second, you have nothing to lose by trying it for a bit with the trial download. For anyone with a large music library that wants to clean it up with a) proper tags, b) proper artwork, and c) using acoustic fingerprinting to track the metadata then Jaikoz is for you. It uses MusicIP acoustic fingerprints to automatically identify an audio track and then the Musicbrainz public "social networking" database to match the acoustic fingerprint with the metadata. Speed is also not an issue, so don't let the "Java" mislead you. It's very fast at performing the acoustic fingerprinting and retrieving the metadata. Just try it.
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Xplicit
30 April 2008
Version: 2.4
Looks and feels to me like an OS9 program. And its usability s**ks.
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Bluecat
21 April 2008
Version: 2.3.1
Good solution to correcting lots of meta data If you have songs with missing or incorrect meta data on your Macintosh, Jaikoz is well worth your time and money. There is no other program available on the Mac that provides all the capabilities of Jaikoz. If some of your meta data is correct, you can easily transfer the correct portions to other songs that have problems. The color coding scheme showing what data has changed is very useful, and allows you to easily verify the updates before you save them to your hard disk. Jaikoz integrates with MusicBrainz, giving you a chance to capture a lot of meta data starting with just the music, by matching up the song and grabbing the meta data from MusicBrainz. Jaikoz can grab album artwork and song lyrics from the Internet, for all of your music, with one command, and store the data inside your MP3 file. Jaikoz has extensive documentation explaining each of the features available, and suggesting sequences of operations to perform for best results. The author is extremely helpful with support, and releases new versions with new features on a monthly or better basis. The downside to this program is that it's written in Java, and does not have the good looking, fun to use interface that Mac Cocoa programs have. Although an MP3 tagger program is not something I use on a daily basis, so I'm willing to live with this.
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Corpsecorps
28 November 2007
Version: 2.0.2
At 20% off, $30 is too much for a tagger. But i'll now give it a test. Perhaps it's worth it.
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Mutley71
16 September 2007
Version: 1.11.2
I like this program. I like iTunes too. But what I don't like is how itunes currently stores files and in particular that it doesn't attach album art to the actual song file but puts it away in an album art folder. This means that if you like to move your music files around onto mass storage devices or any media player/mp3 player other than an ipod it doesn't take the album art. Jaikoz has allowed me to to tag all my files in the format that I want, using a logical interface similar to that of iTunes in that, once loaded all files can be viewed by album/artist/genre and corrected accordingly. Corrections can be applied in various ways. A local corrector can be applied to improve grammatical errors and improve file identification/auto correction. A file identification process can then be carried out and finally an auto correction process using the MuzicBrainz database. This is fairly accurate but if you don't like the results you can either use the manual corrector and select from a number of identified files or apply your own correction in the spreadsheet like table. You then have the option to save files to folders and subfolders, in the format that you want using hotkeys and to top it all your files now work in iTunes AND any other mediaplayer/mp3 player with all your tag information. I have experienced occasional bugs (error windows for no reason) but otherwise works very well. This program does exactly what I need a file tagger to do and has the versatility to allow users to edit tags in any way they choose. If you like cross platform freedom but prefer to use Mac this is my choice and well worth the $20.
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Mahalaleel
27 August 2007
Version: 1.10
I just acquired a license for this program, and I'm quite pleased with it. As others mentioned, it's written in Java, but I must say that I don't find the program particularly slow. The fact that it's multiplatform is a great advantage for me since I use OS X and, to a lesser extent, Windows, and I find it great to be able to use the same app on all these platforms. It has all the options an MP3 tagger and organizer needs, and maybe even more. Although the program isn't without its downsides (I have experienced some "unexpected errors" and alike), I think it's well worth its price since overall it's a great program that does what it should do.
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StrictlyBagel
26 May 2007
Version: 1.9.2
Argh, it's Java... ugly and slow. Give iEatBrainz a try instead.
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Anonymous
20 September 2005
Version: 1.1.2
It's a shame there's no advanced taggers for mac. I guess this and Media Rage are the closest. Media Rage isn't advanced enough, and this seems pretty poorly laid out, and it's java. If you have a PC you're better off with MP3 Tag Studio, Tag&Rename, MP3 Book Helper, there are more too. Virtual PC can't run MP3 Tag studio for some reason which is a shame, MP3 Book Helper is good once you figure it out though.
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Anonymous
01 August 2005
Version: 1.1.1
So basically, you're marketing an application which we have to pay for, that really doesn't do anything we can't do right in the interface of iTunes, a free application. Not only that, but it's written in java. Quite frankly, nobody on mac uses OGG, and all of the formats we DO use can have their tags edited very easily in iTunes, including multiple files simultaneously, should you choose. Go find another market.
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