Phelix was available as a giveaway on April 4, 2007!
Phelix is a new audio-matching program that identifies duplicate and similar-sounding songs by listening to music files with a selected folder and comparing the audio.
Phelix’s primary application is to free up computer memory being wasted on duplicate files without being limited to data- or name-recognition programs. The limitations of those programs are this. Data cataloguing programs are prone to interpretive errors; one artist may have many files data catalogued as identical. Name cataloguing will recognize files as being identical regardless of studio vs. remix vs. live differences.
Phelix finds identical files by “listening” to the sounds in the selected folder. Once a folder has been completely sound-catalogued, the user has the option of removing duplicates. By listening to the songs, Phelix also makes a separately compared folder of similar-sounding data files. The uses of this near-match function are only limited by the user’s imagination.
To run Phelix, you must have Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 for Windows (free) installed on your computer.
Windows XP/Vista, Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 for Windows