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Giveaway of the day — Audio Catalog

Audio Catalog is a powerful and reliable music manager that will help you organize your music collection.
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User rating: 182 (25%) 547 (75%) 35 comments

Audio Catalog was available as a giveaway on November 2, 2012!

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Audio Catalog is a music manager, music tagger, renamer, cataloguer, browser and report creator. It can catalogue and edit the most common music formats (MP3, Ogg, WMA, iTunes M4A, FLAC, APE, MPC and other - total 14 formats). Catalogue your entire music music collection with a few clicks. Add or correct missing or incorrect meta-data using the many tools available for tagging your files.

Audio Catalog makes it easy to find your favorite music by searching for criteria such as Artist, Title, Genre, Rating etc. You can play music using internal player or manage WinAmp or Windows Media Player directly from the Audio Catalog, create reports of your music collection as Excel, HTML or XML files, so that you can show it to others. If you're using third-party devices or players, Audio Catalog can export playlists to M3U or WPL files.

System Requirements:

Windows 2000/ XP/ Vista/ 2003 Server/ 7; Pentium class CPU - 1000 Mhz; 256MB RAM; 50MB Disk Space; Video card - 1024x768; Interface languages: English, German, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Romanian, French, Arabic, Ukranian, Belarussian

Publisher:

Digital Action Software

Homepage:

http://www.digitaction.com/index.php/products/audio-catalog-music-manager-organizer-tag-editor-and-duplicates-finder.html

File Size:

9.66 MB

Price:

$39.95

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#35

I can't see any reason to switch from the free Music Bee to this, but maybe I missed something?

I would suggest that when programming in a super-saturated field, the devs should look at the other programs and find a unique and useful "flagship" feature that they can offer their customers.

Reply   |   Comment by Kailey  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#34

@27 (Dido), Hi, sometimes when we press voting button next to someone's Comment- it's possible that at the same time other "pluses", or "minuses" (pushed at the same time by someone else, or queuing up?) are being released - showing either no difference to our voting if it's one/on one, as they would cancel each other, or jumping few numbers up/down at once. That's how I understand it might work.

As to Giovanni's links, and possible malware.. - I reckon because there is usually so many posted by Him (in relation to each given away Software of the day) - perhaps there is no "guaranty" each and every link has His "seal of approval", by which I mean a comment added: "my absolute favorite" - suggesting He is/had been using it, and it's safe therefore??
More than anything - I believe Giovanni is not "reckless" and has Malware "detectors" just us any of us (mortals:), and the rest is just suggestions indeed, but leaving the rest to us? Not everything is given on the plate.. in this World:)
My advice is to read His Comments with care, before.. jumping perhaps "blindly" to His links? Perhaps, as it's not easy to ignore His own enthusiasm:), rock on Man!

Those of us posting one, two, handful (but nothing like Giovanni) links to (free) Software we use and trust, occasionally giving warnings about NOT installing any rubbish along with it - always leave the final (free!) decision to Individuals.
Sometimes you either "religiously" trust Your anti-malware detectors, sometimes you ignore them.. to get anywhere at all.
GAOTD Software also occasionally (I stress that) appears on some "radars", as suspicious, come on!?

Reply   |   Comment by fran  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

@Dido #27, you mentioned you usually click yes on Giovani's comments but when you clicked no the count would increase anyway. When I just clicked yes on your post your comment rating went from -1 to +3. I too have noticed when I click yes on Giovani's post, it will usually jump by a lot more than 1 vote (e.g., +188 to +197 several days ago).

I believe the reason is that other people are rating comments in real time but the tally on each comment only updates for that comment when you vote. A page refresh seems to bring all of the votes up to date.

Reply   |   Comment by Joe Hurdle  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#32

Got to be compared with MediaMonkey, which takes some beating for a freebie.

Reply   |   Comment by Dave  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#31

since today's offer is about music, here is a music question.
does anyone know of a program where music from a cd can be taken from it and put into a computer.
all my music is from the net and never have needed something like this before.
xp professional on a acer aspire ne with an external cd drive

Reply   |   Comment by anonimuse  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#30

post Giovanni -
''Well, yesterday I urged GAOTD team to focus their attention mainly on LESS SATURATED fields but it looks like they didn’t listen to me…''

But I don't remember you ever saying what these fields are ?
list please !

As regards music cataloging best thing for anyone to do , is just avoid been bogged down with a million music files in the first place: , just delete all the ones you probably will never listen to ,and get all the best ones in FLAC and listen to them on free, and minimalistic
Foobar2000

http://www.foobar2000.org/

Reply   |   Comment by vern  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#29

I too am trying to undo some malware from Giovanni's recommendations from yesterday. One of "his" programs to clean up my PC managed to clean up my killing the printer network link by somehow disabling a driver. Grazie mille, Giovanni.

Reply   |   Comment by BillDee  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#28

"It can catalogue and edit the most common music formats (MP3, Ogg, WMA, iTunes M4A, FLAC, APE, MPC and other – total 14 formats)."


Can this really edit all the files out there? I been looking for a pgm that will edit FLAC, itunes and WMA files. I have one for MP3. If so than this is ideal and thank much for this editer! This can be great as some of the song is a little to long, maybe shorten from 6 min down to 3 or 4. . I know others looking for this kind of editer. Thank :->

Reply   |   Comment by Stortch  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#27

Seems to work ok! @ 11 Giovanni post's - Mostly push yes on
his comments - Pushed no a couble of times just to be contary!
Notice something odd - push no on Giovanni and it pops up as postive vote! Thanks to gotd for gotd offerings!

Reply   |   Comment by Dido  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#26

Running Win 7 Ultimate, 32bit SP1.
Downloaded, installed & activated without any problem.
That said, the program has no any clear superiority over other taggers,
personally, have AIMP mp3 player and it is way more advanced in tagging my big mp3 collection with ability to search & download cover pictures for the mp3 files, although I do it for each file individually no batch tagging.
Anyway thank you GAOTD & today's publisher

Reply   |   Comment by Moudy63  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#25

XP SP3
v4.4

registers simply with the provided code

add folder remembers the last selected location,
so you do have to go about ferreting it out again

would be nice to be able to rearrange the columns

would be nice if you could have a multiple-sort
selection, so something like ablum-title

as pointed out, wmp/mp are fail
but it isn't thaat bad, as you can change
what "winamp.exe" is in the settings
so i just changed it to point to "mpui.exe" in my case :-)
(though while doing so does allow a double-click
to open play a song, the other menu controls are
ineffectual)

built-in player was quirky for me, not wanting
to advance to the next song - manually nor automatically
at the end of the playing song?

UI is clean

if you have not made changes to tags, but by simply
performing some action (like changing from the v1
to v2 tag panel) you are nonetheless prompted to save
when you exit tag editor?

some options don't make sense (particularly)
like if v2 is blank (not used), you are still
allowed to copy v2 to v1 (thereby making it
blank). no undo operation for that, instead
you must quit the tag editor & not save

scrolling the list in tag editor is quirky

no option to maintain file date/time on a
tag change. would be nice

you can drag&drop files into the browser

if you edit tags in mass, then set the
cursor to a particular song, a Save Tags
only save that particular song, not all
the songs you have changed. not till you
quit does it prompt to save (when it will
then save all, or you could select all,
then Save Tags)

i had some no quit kosher "mp3's", invalid
header info in the files, but that didn't
phase the program, just picked up the
pertinent data

i like being able to see both the v1 & v2
tag data at the same time

most every is resizeable, windows, frames
& whatnot

all the time i've got for now, but it is
worth a look

Reply   |   Comment by therube  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#24

Installed the software and got an i/o error and everytime I restart the program it does the same thing. Once I click the i/o error message button, the program starts. I do my first scan to add folders with lots of music, and the program freezes. I restart again, click i/o error button and start a new folder scan and freezes again.. I think I will uninstall this software.

Reply   |   Comment by Gilles Therreault  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#23

I haven't evaluated the software but when it comes to music, if you want your tags to be perfect with high resolution artwork there is no easy way that I have found. Using a combination of Mp3tag (software's name), Google Image search for the best album and Discogs.com for track info (alternatively you can use the Tagging Sources file menu in Mp3tag). Manual tagging and sorting of music is time consuming but if you're as anal as me about your collection, this is what I find best. Also my music drive's directory structure is simply sorted by "Artist Name" then their sub dirs are "Year - Album Name". There is lots of free software to achieve what this software describes offering.

Reply   |   Comment by some1  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#22

#16 & #19, so just which of Giovanni's selections were malware?

Reply   |   Comment by therube  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)
#21

To #8, and anyone else wondering "why do people still insist on developing also-run software to compete with existing and well-entrenched titles?"...

Why do people do anything? For money. I'm not saying that DAS are deceitful, but it has been known to happen that bad guys hire programmers to create junk, offer it for free, then capture the names/emails, and then SELL THE CONTACT LISTS, over and over again to any creepy organizations who'll pay. Their business is harvesting and reselling names, not making software that works. Sparkly software is the attraction and the trap... don't fall for it. Search for good software with due diligence and you'll stay safe.

Reply   |   Comment by Deb  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+25)
#20

I'm not an Apple fan but iTunes does the same thing

for the aficionados BEOPlayer from Bang & Olufsen
http://www.bang-olufsen.com/customer-service/product-support/accessories/digital-media/beoplayer

Reply   |   Comment by Ton  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#19

Giovanni's suggestions are just suggestions, as much as he may like to think otherwise. I, too, had followed one of his suggestions and ended up with malware that took about 2 hours of work to remove.

It isn't that I disapprove of anyone suggesting alternatives, but would prefer they do so as GAOTD does, they check them out first. Because of the support GAOTD staff has given, even when a mfgs website is not working properly, I trust GAOTD. Anything else is just a suggestion.

Reply   |   Comment by wondering  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+32)
#18

I really don't see from the description that this does anything that windows media player doesn't already do. Folks, aside from the freebies already mentioned, windows media player does an excellent job of cataloging your music. What's the point of installing anything else?

Reply   |   Comment by Caseman  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#17

For my music collection (+120.000 tracks) I use

- Winamp (Gracenote) for automatic tag-editing. Best part is that you are able to SEE what changes are proposed, before you click "ok" and apply them.
- MP3Tag for manual tag-editing and batch-jobs. I especially like the "rename tag from file" and "rename file from tag"-function that allows me to build my entire music collection with "logical" file names as well.
- MusicIP Mix (as a Winamp plugin AND standalone program) to generate playlists. Program and plugin are free (and not developed any more), but so far, this "old" program is way better than anything else out there.

Reply   |   Comment by Spredo  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)
#16

Thank the Lord someone said it before I did:

(Yesterday) #56/57 (some of those posted by #5 are malware by-the-way)

#5 was Giovanni, the Freebie King.

I was nearly caught last week with one of his suggestions which had malware all over it. I was lucky and now I am even more wary.

Giovanni, do/did you actually have all of your recommendations on YOUR computer or are you also a Search Engine trawler?

The GAOTD offers are malware checked!

Sorry, this is off-topic but has to be said. (LOL)

Reply   |   Comment by bill  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+56)
#15

LancasterPA you should try "Tagjet". It how ever is for MP3s only, but it will do an online look-up by song or album for tag info, lyrics or album art. You should be able to tear though 300 songs in just a very short time.

Reply   |   Comment by evilgizmo  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#14

Spoke too soon in my #11 comment about the whole death penalty thing.

What I REALLY hate in a program, more than ANYTHING, is deception. If you're gonna offer a feature, offer it and don't try to make it an add-on that I later learn I have to buy. The conversion feature here does just that, apparently. Click on covert a file and it directs you to their webpage which makes you buy the conversion program.

That's pretty disgusting and I won't keep this rubbish on my pc, thank you. This program is now on death row, and I'll carry out it's death sentence just as soon as I finish this warning to others.

Reply   |   Comment by CB  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+69)
#13

Another nice FREE tool to add on your collection is this:

http://taghycardia.narod.ru/english.html

As you can see it can automatically correct any possible tag errors causing duplicate or missing albums, artists and tracks on your iPod/iPhone or other tag-sorting portable mediaplayers.
I've just tried it and worked great for me!

So full unicode support unlike this GAOTD worth 40$.

Enjoy!!

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni (Saturated Fields Scouter)  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)
#12

Not a bad offering with a few nice touches. Unfortunately, it's far from perfect and the annoyances might/should/probably will send you running back to your favored music playing software (which does the same thing as this).

What are the annoyances? Lack of unicode support, for one, which causes the program to report zero length files that are damaged. They aren't, the program is just not smart enough to deal with them. Since this can cause the noob to delete those files, this is a BIG issue.

The lack of support for your default music player. This, in fact, IS more of an annoyance than a big deal. They support winamp and wmp but if you use something else, they don't & you're forced to use their own. Poor programming, again.

Is the first a deal-breaker? Maybe not if you have no unicode but otherwise, maybe. What they are is inexcusably poor programming mistakes. Especially for a $40 program which does little more than about a billion freebie programs.

Still, it has some nice touches. I like the easy conversion between formats. I like the clear way that tags are edited and (mostly) I like the UI.

Is this a keeper? Probably, because it hasn't done anything to warrant the death penalty and it is free for now. Would I pay $40 for it? Hellno. First, I wouldn't pay 40 bucks for anything in this category but second I especially wouldn't pay 40 bucks when the programming is so bad.

Reply   |   Comment by CB  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+33)
#11

Well, yesterday I urged GAOTD team to focus their attention mainly on LESS SATURATED fields, but it looks like they didn't listen to me...

This GAOTD is a pretty decent Music Cataloguer which does what it claims pretty well....but why pay 30 BUCKS, and/or download it here for FREE with the UPDATE LIMITATION, if you can do the same things or even more with award-winning FREEWARE like those mentioned below?

The only answer I have to this tricky question is that you can do it only if you haven't the foggiest idea on how to find better FREE alternatives....LOL....what do you make of it dudes??

Relax...Giovanni is here just for enlighten you about this....


BEST (and BETTER) FREE ALTERNATIVES

* iTunes + iTurns Pro
http://www.apple.com/itunes
http://www.dvd-ranger.com/index.php/products/iturnspro

* JB Music Catalogue
http://jbmusiccatalogue.co.uk/

* The GodFather (I'm an Italian chap, you know?? LOL!!!)
http://www.jtclipper.eu/thegodfather/features.html

* (Portable) TagScanner
http://www.xdlab.ru/en/index.htm

* (Portable) MediaMonkey 4.0.6.1501
http://www.mediamonkey.com/

* Mp3tag
http://www.mp3tag.de/en/index.html

* Media Commander
http://www.vandi.ro/mediacommander.html

* EasyTAG
http://easytag.sourceforge.net

My 0.002 cents....

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni (Saturated Field Guru)  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+21)
#10

Downloaded in Win 8 and registered just fine. Sorted 5000 songs and then went to the songs that have all the information in the title. The program could do nothing with them. It left them just as they were. I needed something to actually do the work I don't want to do, edit about 300 songs and put the correct information in the correct format. Will remove. Thanks anyway.

Reply   |   Comment by LancasterPA  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+21)
#9

Well, yesterday I urged GAOTD team to focus their attention mainly on LESS SATURATED fields, but it looks like they didn't listen to me...

This GAOTD is a pretty decent Music Cataloguer which does what it claims pretty well....but why pay 30 BUCKS, and/or download it here for FREE with the UPDATE LIMITATION, if you can do the same things or even more with award-winning FREEWARE like those mentioned below?

The only answer I have to this tricky question is that you can do it only if you haven't the foggiest idea on how to find better FREE alternatives....LOL....what do you make of it dudes??

Relax...Giovanni is here just for enlighten you about this....


BEST (and BETTER) FREE ALTERNATIVES

* iTunes + iTurns Pro
http://www.apple.com/itunes
http://www.dvd-ranger.com/index.php/products/iturnspro

* JB Music Catalogue
http://jbmusiccatalogue.co.uk/

* The GodFather (I'm an Italian chap, you know?? LOL!!!)
http://www.jtclipper.eu/thegodfather/features.html

Screenshots:
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreenshots/The-GodFather-Screenshot-13809.html

* (Portable) TagScanner
http://www.xdlab.ru/en/index.htm

Screenshots:
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreenshots/TagScanner-Screenshot-13791.html

* (Portable) MediaMonkey 4.0.6.1501
http://www.mediamonkey.com/

Screenshots:
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreenshots/MediaMonkey-Screenshot-6209.html

* Mp3tag
http://www.mp3tag.de/en/index.html

Screenshots:
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreenshots/Mp3tag1-Screenshot-6453.html

* Media Commander
http://www.vandi.ro/mediacommander.html

* EasyTAG
http://easytag.sourceforge.net

Screenshots:
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreenshots/Couderc-EasyTAG-Screenshot-212691.html


And to catalogue ANY THING you want (so not just MP3 files):

http://www.datacrow.net
http://www.fnprg.com/softcat/softcatfree.html


My 0.002 cents....

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni (Saturated Field Guru)  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+111)
#8

Thank you GAOTD and the publisher of this wonderful software. Unfortunately I find it not to be very useful fo me and shall take a pass today. There are simply too many free and not so free software titles of a similar nature in the market already, so why do people still insist on developing also-run software to compete with existing and well-entrenched titles? They should spend their energy dreaming up and developing software that can do innovative tasks that others have not thought about.

Reply   |   Comment by Peter Pan  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#7

Useless as it cannot recognise foreign language font song titles.
The scan produces a list of gibberish from a folder of foreign language songs.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)
#6

Note to Peter: Track should simply be 1, 2, 3, etc., not 1/15, 2/15, 3/15, etc. The field is supposed to hold a number, not a phrase. Obviously, if you include invalid characters in a field, you can't use that field within a file name token. You can't expect a program to correct your errors. You'd have the same issue if you set the genre to rock/roll instead of rock and roll and used genre as part of the title.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim W  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+36)
#5

Installed and registered fine on Win XP SP3.

First impression, it looks like a modified version of Media Monkey; which is free, or get the paid version with some extras.

Now creating a new catalog of an MP3 collection of +-40'000 titles on a network drive. The only thing I can see in the progress bar is a green dot running from left to right. Yes, it shows the program is working on something. Who knows for how long I have to stare at this dot? Until I'm hypnotized??

Great, after about 5 minutes left-right, it starts showing some progress.

Finally done.
Shock! 39 titles show zero file lenght! They all run fine in Media Monkey or other players!

Maybe I'm spoiled...

Sorry, thanks but no thanks!
Uninstalled.

Reply   |   Comment by evolution  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+53)
#4

@Digital Action software
If I want to rename the files of an album that has in the track field the following (quite normal) values: 01/15, 02/15, 03/15,...15/15
and as template name I specify "%TRACK - %ARTIST - %TITLE"
Audio Catalog wants to rename my files to:
01/15 - ....
02/15 - ....
...
14/15 - ....
15/15 - ....
which of course doesn't work since / is an invalid character in a filename. Imo, you should leave out the "/xx" part of the track field when applying to the file name.

Reply   |   Comment by Peter  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+27)
#3

I for one am always pleased to evaluate any software of interest to me and my first impression is that aesthetically it is clean and well laid out. Simple to navigate and does exactly what it claims to do. I did have a warning from Outpost firewall asking me to submit a suspicious file which doesn't happen often but have since researched this and it isn't a problem.
A big thank you goes out to all of the developers who give us the opportunity to test and possibly keep the software or not and also another thumbs up from me to Giveaway of the day for sourcing this program. It is by no means a gem but effective and useful for me nonetheless.
I had a on the fly type tagger at one stage you know the right click the file type but can't for the life of me remember what it was called. Anyone have any idea's re this please?

Reply   |   Comment by Tek  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#2

U can edit tag without paying, try Windows Media Player or Apple Itunes.

Reply   |   Comment by Ravit  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-47)
#1

The program was installed and registered OK. The question is: when I ran the program for the first time in order to register and begin a music managing session, my antivirus send the following message: "Screenlogger: the program Audio Catalog is trying to capture your webpage screen. Are you sure you want this to happen every time the program is run?". I answered yes trustworthy in order to check the program features. I closed the program and when I opened in another moment I received the same message. My machine is fully virus checked and it's clean. Why does the program behaves in this way? May I trust it?

Reply   |   Comment by Quizkeed  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+89)
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