what is the best app for organizing miscellaneous mp3 music files?

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Years ago, Moodlogic was the best way to organize mp3 files. It compared the mp3 to the gracenotes db and was incredibly accurate. It has since been taken down and I have tried several apps that all do a poor job. I am looking for the best current app.
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You didn't specify O/S so let me warn you I am on a Windows platform.

If you are looking for a tool that can profile a file based on the misic contained in it to identify artist, title, etc, then one that is popular is Picard MusicBrainz.  It can look up the audio "fingerprint" of a file and provide potential matches.  I have poked at it from time to time, and while it can be powerful and almost magical, it has a significant learning curve.  But once you get familiar with it's approach it can be helpful in identifying and organizing files.

As far as just updating and cleaning up the meta data tags in the files if you know the artist and title then a couple worth a look are below.  They can reference some online databases to get the information and supplement and standardize what you know, and then that can be used to rename and organize a repository.  I typically use the first, but the second is nearly as good.



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I tried Picard several years ago and it did not work very well. Has it been improved since then? Anyone else have other suggestions?

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Bill: I appreciate your detailed request to close this question. I really had hoped for more input from the community on this one. Is there a way to re-post it for more input? I am sure I am not the only one who needs help with this.

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