Jaikoz
Jaikoz 6.1.1
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(6) 3.5

Powerful MP4 and MP3 tag editor.   Shareware ($30.00)
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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.

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What's New
Version 6.1.1:

Bug fixes:

  • PODCASTID field disappearing after save file in Jaikoz
  • Save and Move If Matched should work for Discogs as well
  • Jaikoz hanging/crashing on Correct from Subfolder
  • iTunes Playlist null pointer exception
  • Some systems unable to get Applescript engine
  • Regression Open/Add Playlist not loading files
Improvements:
  • Jaikoz should replace complex apostrophes with simples one
  • Sign Jaikoz Installation and Jaikoz itself
  • Better handling of secondary types needed
  • Speed up model creation

Version 6.1.1:

Bug fixes:

  • PODCASTID field disappearing after save file in Jaikoz
  • Save and Move If Matched should work for Discogs as well
  • Jaikoz hanging/crashing on Correct from Subfolder
  • iTunes Playlist null pointer exception
  • Some systems unable to get Applescript engine
  • Regression Open/Add Playlist not more...
Requirements
  • Intel
  • OS X 10.4 or later
  • Java 1.5 or later



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Jaikoz User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 6.x:
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tbernis reviewed on 28 Jan 2014
Doesn't start on ML...
[Version 6.1.0]


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JayB5308 reviewed on 17 Jan 2014
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!
[Version 6.1.0]


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Carreiro reviewed on 26 Dec 2013
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!
[Version 6.0.7]

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Paul Taylor replied on 07 Jan 2014
Sorry, what do you mean, if there is a problem let me know what it is and Im sure it can be resolved.
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Scalvin reviewed on 23 Oct 2013
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.
[Version 5.6.0]


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Perplex reviewed on 16 Jul 2013
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.
[Version 5.4.0]


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Kantorde reviewed on 11 Jul 2013
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.
[Version 5.4.0]


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David29 commented on 18 Jan 2013
Does this allow you to edit tags & metadata for videos as well (i.e. m4v, etc.)?
[Version 5.0.0]

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Jthink (developer) replied on 20 Jan 2013
HI, no its just for audio. The reason being the tagged used in movies are very differenate, and trying to incorporate video into the same application will make an already complex piece of software even more complex.
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Macaccro reviewed on 18 Dec 2011
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.
[Version 4.5.2 N]


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Twisted reviewed on 05 Nov 2011
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.
[Version 4.5.0 N]

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Jthink (developer) replied on 09 Nov 2011
Thanks for your comments, you are correct that I do not have a comprehensive shortcut key mapping , this together with a fully customizable toolbar are high on the priority list.

I would take issue with it being Java and therefore slow. I have finally given up using both Aperture and iTunes because of their slowness, both are native Mac applications.

Jaikoz is doing alot of work behind the scenes and there are terms of service limiting the rate queries are sent to Musicbraiznz/Discogs that limits speed, but the idea is you can run Jaikoz unattended.
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Twisted replied on 15 Nov 2011
Yes, you are right about the slowness. Maybe the experience is conditioned by the ugliness of a Java App: you know, Mac users pretend a balance between beauty and functionality :-)
In an attempt to satisfy every possible user, you have sacrificed the app’s usability and ease-of-use.

I’ve still to find a good alternative, but as soon a better and native App will come out, i will be the first to switch.

Anyway, I like the developer is here to answer! Thank you.
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Jthink (developer) replied on 15 Nov 2011
Hi, if you have any other particular usability issues please post them to http://www.jthink.com/jaikozforum/forums/list.page , unless I know what they are its difficult for me to address them :)
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+451
Corpsecorps commented on 17 Oct 2011
$32?!
Does it make breakfast?
[Version 4.4.0 N]

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Jthink (developer) replied on 02 Nov 2011
No, but if you are trying to sort out your music collection the time Jaikoz saves you give you plenty of time to make some really nice breakfasts.
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Macaccro replied on 18 Dec 2011
Totally agree with Jthink! It saves me a lot of time!
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FreakyTJ replied on 17 Oct 2012
Complaining of the asking price shows that you have no experience programming, therefore having a lack of knowledge of the TIME it takes to create software.

I encourage you to learn to program then gain a little in depth understanding what these developers have to know and deal with to bring us useful apps. Time is money and that's precisely what developing is TIME... lots of it!
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Corpsecorps replied on 13 Nov 2012
On the contrary. I have coded apps on and off since 8-bit systems were around. I still think $30 is exorbitant for a music tagger. However, I admit that THIS tagger might be worth it because it's horrendously complex... and not in a good way.
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Frank-van-Son had trouble on 20 Nov 2010
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.
[Version 3.8.2]

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Jthink (developer) replied on 25 Nov 2010
Hi, artwork problems have been resolved in version 3.8.3
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Frank-van-Son replied on 15 Jan 2011
In 3.8.3 I keep on having issues with adding album art to tracks, everytime generating a CD with yellow exclamation mark in the preview pane at the bottom.
In iTunes it works flawless, but that is not the reason why I brought this software ;)
Shall I e-mail you an example of mp3 and album art to check?
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Caiuspetronius had trouble on 31 Jul 2010
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)
[Version 3.7.0]

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Paul Taylor commented on 31 Jul 2010
Please post a question on the forum at http://www.jthink.net/jaikozforum so I can resolve this issue for you

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a_m_k rated on 24 Nov 2013

[Version 6.0.4]



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Gt421 rated on 10 Nov 2013

[Version 6.0.3]



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Paul Taylor rated on 08 Nov 2013

[Version 6.0.1]



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Paul Taylor rated on 29 Oct 2013

[Version 5.6.0]



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Rohit Chitkara rated on 13 Aug 2013

[Version 5.5.0]



+17

Kantorde rated on 17 May 2013

[Version 5.2.0]



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Rc62 rated on 02 Feb 2013

[Version 5.1.0]



schizophrenia rated on 26 Apr 2012

[Version 4.5.7]



+27

Rc62 rated on 13 Apr 2012

[Version 4.5.7]



Nomadiquemc rated on 18 Jan 2012

[Version 4.5.3]


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Version Downloads:1,492
Type:Multimedia Design : MP3
License:Shareware
Date:04 Mar 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $30.00
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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


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