MP3 Diags 1.0.07.52

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MP3 Diags 1.0.07.52 for Mandriva Linux 2010.2 (only for KDE 4.5.x).

MP3 Diags scans and repairs your mp3 collection

 

MP3 Diags is a GUI-based application that allows end-users to identify issues with their MP3 files, fix some of the issues and make other changes, like adding track information. It also lets you "look inside" an MP3 file. Unlike some programs that are designed to deal with a single topic (like fixing VBR headers or adding cover art), MP3 Diags is a one stop solution that identifies more than 50 different issues in MP3 files and provides the means to fix many of them (well, not everything is fixable: you can't make a 64kbps file sound like a 256kbps one.)

 

Some of the more important issues that are found:
  • broken tags / headers / audio
  • duplicate tags / headers
  • incorrect placement of tags / headers (ID3V2, ID3V1, LAME, Xing, ...)
  • low quality audio
  • missing VBR header
  • missing track info / cover art
  • broken track info / cover art
  • missing normalization data
  • character encoding issues (for languages other than English).
Some of the fixes and changes that MP3 Diags can do:
  • Adding / fixing track info, including album cover; information can be retrieved from several sources: Internet, clipboard, file name, local files, and (obviously) keyboard
  • Correcting files that show incorrect song duration
  • Correcting files in which the player cannot seek correctly
  • Converting characters for non-English names
  • Adding composer name to the artist field, for players that don't handle the composer field
  • Renaming files based on their fields
  • Changing word case for track info

This program is not really meant for those who want to push a button and have everything fixed automatically, but rather for people who have some technical background, who are rather picky about what's in their MP3 files, and who are willing to spend some time to get them right. Automatic fixing of non-ID3V2 issues can be done using the 4th custom transformation list, which is as close to "fix all" as MP3 Diags can get, but some may not be so happy with it. Automatic tagging is neither implemented nor planned.

 

AN IMPORTANT WARNING:

If you want to use those parts of MP3 Diags functionality that alter existing files, it is highly advisable to back up your files first, because there is a real chance of data loss. It can be caused by both user error and bugs in the program.

 

Homepage:
http://mp3diags.sourceforge.net/index.html

 

Documentation online:
http://mp3diags.sourceforge.net/030_users_guide.html

 

Screenshots:

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Porting: GvMariani
Build: GvMariani

 

 

 

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