SongKong
SongKong 1.22.0
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Organize and manage your music collection.   Shareware ($32.00)
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SongKong is designed to take all the difficulty out of managing your music collection. Simply select your music folder and select Fix Songs. SongKong searches online music databases such as MusicBrainz and Discogs to match your songs and updates your songs with the correct information from these databases, including artwork. There is no limit to how many songs you can fix in one go.
What's New
Version 1.22.0:

Bug

  • Song by song matching when have no metadata favours metadata matches
  • Undo Changes report doesnt detail the selected folder(s) if no changes to undo actually found
  • Error converting selected folder(s) into base and subfolder
  • Don't reject Discogs match if MusicBrainz match is country type Worldwide (XW)
  • If base folder guesser encounters a folder it doesn't have access for, it gives up
  • If, after looking for files in a selected folder, we have no valid folders, we need an error window
Improvements
  • Fix Songs (and Move), then run Undo Changes you have to change the folder to the destination
  • If can match song but not album just update the song info rather than nothing at all
  • Warn iTunes users that having iTunes organizing files can stop SongKong Undo working
  • Only allow matches when folder completely matches album with no songs on album unmatched
  • When filtering potential matches add new filter - has the same no of tracks
  • List filenames in Matched to Musicbrainz Release/Recording sections of report

Version 1.22.0:

Bug

  • Song by song matching when have no metadata favours metadata matches
  • Undo Changes report doesnt detail the selected folder(s) if no changes to undo actually found
  • Error converting selected folder(s) into base and subfolder
  • Don't reject Discogs match if MusicBrainz match is country type Worldwide (XW)
  • more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.7 or later



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SongKong User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
(5)
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karenw6819 reviewed on 19 Feb 2014
I just pointed it at my music folder and it did a great job of matching my songs, took a while but the results were great. I 'm impressed my how much information it adds for a match, not just the basics but other things like publisher and and catalog number. It did mess up a few songs, the song titles were okay but the album was wrong but it has an undo feature that fixed that.

It also lets you delete duplicate songs, it wasn't quite clear to me why there were so many options needed but with the default it did a good job of finding real duplicates without incorrectly matching no duplicates.
[Version 1.17.0]


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Lloyd K. Smith reviewed on 20 Oct 2013
I currently have the following iTunes cleaning and organizing software for acquiring music metadata and other pertinent informations for music:

Song Kong
Leawo Tunes Cleaner
TuneUp
Tagalicious

I listed the programs by better to worse. Song Kong only got a 4.5 stars because the instructions need to be clearer especially in making choices under the "Monitor Watch Folder". It needs to be clarified as to what effect "File Naming" and "Format" options does to affect metadata. In my case I liked the old way the I could list my music by artist first, then by album. The options to do this within iTunes 11 may be part of the cause my album listing is hit or miss. But this is a minor detail.

Also it would be nice to really under stand the purpose of the "Move Folder" function. It needs to be more clear as to why you need the move folder function to be activated.

Other than that, Song Kong is by far the absolute king of software for finding missing data for all my music. The issues I referred to may be my misunderstanding.

When I use the other programs, especially TuneUp, the list is a mess. ands Leawo Tunes Cleaner is better than Tuneup but not nearly as good as Song Kong.

I have never seen with the other programs a flag (a small caps i inside a circle ) next to the song name and the song number, that designates a missing song. I'm not sure if Song Kong is the cause for this or not. But it is a neat feature that asks you if you want to find the missing song. Once you accept, you install the proper CD or as in my case, I have a File on several drives that is a copy of every album and CD. You point the program to the missing songs, Voila, the program retrieves the missing song and filles in other missing songs on the same CD. I have never seen this before I started using Song Kong.

Song Kong isn't perfect, yet !, but issues remaining after the program has run is very minor compared with remaining effects of the other programs. Sorting out the minor issues after using Song Kong is far less time consuming problematic than with the other programs.

lloken

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[Version 1.10.0]


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+1

dbaps2 reviewed on 08 Sep 2013
I have tried tons of different software products to "clean" my music collection. Songkong is the best. The best way to describe Songkong is that it build "intelligence" on top of Musicbrainz Picard to take all of the manual work out of cleaning your music collection. Songkong not only cleans, but monitors your collection as new songs get added. This "monitoring" allows you to just sit back and let it "poll" your music collection as it continues to grow. Songkong also optionally deletes duplicate songs.

Songkong runs in Linux, Windows, and OSX. It uses 64-bit memory to take full advantage of your operating system. You can adjust the amount of memory it uses to further improve performance.

The developer responds immediately, always less than 24 hours. He is open to suggestions for new features. You really feel like your working on a team with him rather than as a customer. He not only responds well in the forums, but answers personal email about any questions, problems, and suggestions for new features.

Songkong has an "undo" feature that rolls back any changes you aren't happy with, though this rarely happens. Songkong build its own database for your collection, reducing the amount of times it must go and lookup data in Musicbrainz.

If you are looking to take the manual work out of tagging your music collection, Songbrainz does the best job of any product I've used. If you want to run your own Musicbrainz server it also allows for this option.

The developer has made many improvements in the past year to make it faster and more accurate. If it's been awhile since you've tried Songkong, I urge you to try it again. If you've never tried Songkong, give it a test drive and tell the author what you think. I guarantee you will get an immediate reply. It's an excellent value for the features that are built into the product. If one day you decide you want more control over your music, check out Jaikoz, another fantastic product by the same author.
[Version 1.8.0]


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FreddyD5690 rated on 12 Mar 2014

[Version 1.20.0]



Yshepeli rated on 10 Feb 2014

[Version 1.17.0]



+2

Lloyd K. Smith rated on 03 Nov 2013

[Version 1.10.0]



+242

Monkeyjunkey rated on 11 Jul 2013

[Version 1.5.0]


Downloads:1,918
Version Downloads:184
Type:Multimedia Design : MP3
License:Shareware
Date:06 Apr 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $32.00
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SongKong is designed to take all the difficulty out of managing your music collection. Simply select your music folder and select Fix Songs. SongKong searches online music databases such as MusicBrainz and Discogs to match your songs and updates your songs with the correct information from these databases, including artwork. There is no limit to how many songs you can fix in one go.


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