03 October 2009

improve iTunes metadata...

I always tried (manually..) to keep my iTunes library organized, including cover images, album names and genres...

Via lifehacker I recently found Pollux - a neat and free (!) application which analyses given songs and fetches all required metadata from the internet. Version 1.1.2 did not work great, since the new version 1.1.5 it's perfect...

If you work on a mac, go get it here... (don't forget to donate if you like it!)

Update (Oct 2009): Pollux has been such an overhelming success that they cannot handle requests any longer... hope they'll be back online soon!)

Update again (March-Mai 2010): They are live again - better than ever. Great tool, way better than all the other crap I tested...

2 comments:

Rainer said...

Polux seems to be not available for free anymore. A tool i discovered recently, that performs the same job quite reasonable (but which is also not for free) is tunep companion http://www.tuneupmedia.com/

Dr. Gernot Starke said...

Rainer, due to overhelming download numbers and service usage, Pollux is (hopefully temporarily) not available. The guys are busy resolving their current outage - but promise to keep Pollux and their service free!

thx for the tuneup link - I tried that myself, but the 30$ price tag made me switch to Pollux.

TuneUp looks great and has loads of additional features...