Pollux
Pollux 1.2.16
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Automatically organizes your music library.   Demo ($10.00)
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Pollux... Music organization meets automation.

Never worry about organizing your music library again.
  • Completely automatic and easy to use
  • Tags name, artist, album, album art, genre, year, and lyrics
  • Analyzes the track's unique fingerprint, so it is almost never wrong
  • No existing track information necessary
  • Automatically corrects each track's information as it is added to iTunes
Note: This is a yearly subscription app. The first year's cost is discounted if purchased through MacUpdate Promo.
What's New
Version 1.2.6:
  • Added "Fill Blank Fields Only" option
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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Pollux User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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+12

Stilgar reviewed on 16 Mar 2013
This software has been discontinued according to the publisher's website: http://www.polluxapp.com/
[Version 1.2.16]


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+5

+5

Brandon Walen reviewed on 14 May 2010
So far, I have used this program for 30 minutes, and it has already done me wrong.

I have a CD by a band that released an EP and a following CD with the same song on it. Many artists due this. Pollux, when renaming the songs on this CD, picked out the two that also appeared on the EP and renamed them with the album title and artwork from the EP.

Now the songs on both albums, were of different lengths. Pollux states that each song has a unique fingerprint and it would "never be wrong" when renaming songs...well, pollux took two songs that were 4:50 seconds in length (on the CD) and renamed them with the album name and cover art for the song that was just 4:35 on the EP...

More or less, this program doesn't get it right. I want a program that I can trust all 30,000+ of my songs to, and this definitely isn't the one.

One other complain I have so far is that when re-titling songs, it won't fix capitalizations/misspellings/etc.

On the upside, it DID import the lyrics for the songs I attempted to run through it...something that SongGenie and CoverScount by Equinix could never seem to get right.

It is also nice that if I am going to fix up my library, I only need one program (vs coverscout and songgenie, which require the purchase of two separate programs, and their usage requires the user to flip back and forth between them to get the job done...total waste of time IMO)

This program has a long way to go before it is truly effective.
[Version 1.2.15]


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+3

+172

Chas_m reviewed on 05 Oct 2009
This is a wonderful tool to help out with tagging, but the arrogance of "it can never be wrong" irritates the hell out of me, because in point of fact it CAN be wrong, as in totally and completely NOT the song/artist that it thinks the song is. This sort of thing only happens rarely, but it happens.

Also, Pollux tends to tag many songs as being from the "greatest hits" collection of a given artist even if I know this to be incorrect. Technically of course it's true -- the song might ALSO be on the GH collection, but my suggestion would be for Pollux to allow for multiple possibilities so that users could pick which album (or version) the song comes from.

It also occasionally tags a song as being from a live album when it wasn't. Again, understandable, but I want the ability to easily correct it without exiting the program. I'm aware I can correct the tag by hand later, but it's better to do it right when the error is noticed, n'est pas?

Perhaps this is being nit-picky for a free app, but I think Pollux has a lot of potential to be even better than it is, so I offer these comments in that spirit.
[Version 1.1.7]

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Dave Brock replied on 05 Oct 2009
Strong agreement with the two main issues the previous poster had.

I have experienced both problems as well. When tagging any given song, it does seem to simply default to a "Greatest Hits" version of the song, if one is available, without giving the ability to select alternatives.

The fact that there is no accept/reject button to make changes final and it just goes ahead and re-tags everything even when it happens to be totally wrong, is quite a pain.

While both of these issues are annoying, they're also relatively minor and fixable and I'm guessing they will be in some near-term future release. Because other than this, pollux does a really good job of finding the missing data and it's orders of magnitude faster than IEatBrains for the same purpose.

Thanks to the dev for creating this very cool app and here's hoping the two main problems (for me and apparently at least one other person), will be addressed at some not-too-distant date.

Thanks again!
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-5

-4
Robert Finlay commented on 04 Oct 2009
NOT FREE as advertised but a trial version. This only becomes apparent after download and use.
[Version 1.1.5]

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+2

+61
Chrischram replied on 04 Oct 2009
What are you talking about? I see a "Donate" button, but it's never required me to pay anything.
burypromote
+1

-4
Robert Finlay replied on 04 Oct 2009
Sorry, it is in fact Donation ware.
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+1

+9
Marioz commented on 04 Oct 2009
Fantastic little app. I use to record from internet hi def radios via Radio Gaga and the wrost matter is the orrible way to tag songs (for ex w/h album name together w/h song name etc..). Pollux automate the process of correcting this mess!
[Version 1.1.5]


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+4

+30
Plasterpyrus commented on 04 Oct 2009
Thanks for adding Tiger support, its a pretty cool little application, quite useful-Thanks
[Version 1.1.5]


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+1

+400
Dr.-Girlfriend had trouble on 25 Oct 2009
If you're having trouble with Pollux lately, this message from the dev's website might help explain why:

"Over the last couple of days, Pollux has gotten an unanticipated high volume of traffic and downloads. We're very happy for the huge interest and success our app has received, but for the very same reason, the third-party services Pollux uses such as MusicDNS and Lyricwiki are no longer able to support Pollux for free. Thus, our current version (1.1.9) is broken.

As we are just two college students not looking for any profit, we are unable to pay for the services Pollux depends on even with the very generous donations we have received. We're looking to resolve this issue and continue to bring you Pollux at the lowest cost we can manage. We apologize for Pollux not working until we can sort out this matter, and we thank you for your interest and patience.

Chetan and Shashwat"

End Quote.
[Version 1.1.8]


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+1

+38
Dumond had trouble on 05 Oct 2009
Has anybody tried this behind a proxy... I keep getting errors every time I run it...

ERROR
Something went wrong with the song lookup. Please try again later.
[Version 1.1.7]

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Dudebro replied on 14 Oct 2009
i have the same the ssue as you did you resolve it? plz help i have a very messy itunes if you either resolved it or downloaded another free ware let me know thanks!!

Tpan rated on 04 Jul 2012

[Version 1.2.16]



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Janus Madsen rated on 26 Dec 2011

[Version 1.2.16]



Steven Glynn rated on 13 Apr 2011

[Version 1.2.16]



sa.MM rated on 23 Feb 2011

[Version 1.2.16]



-4

Jww rated on 06 Dec 2010

[Version 1.2.16]


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License:Demo
Date:14 May 2010
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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Pollux... Music organization meets automation.

Never worry about organizing your music library again.
  • Completely automatic and easy to use
  • Tags name, artist, album, album art, genre, year, and lyrics
  • Analyzes the track's unique fingerprint, so it is almost never wrong
  • No existing track information necessary
  • Automatically corrects each track's information as it is added to iTunes
Note: This is a yearly subscription app. The first year's cost is discounted if purchased through MacUpdate Promo.


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