MusicBrainz Picard Review
Music library tagger.
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Doesn't cost a dime.
Pro Multiple ways of identifying tracks
Both Acoustic ID and already present metadata can be used to add in missing track info
Works on Windows, Mac, and Linux
Con Not much usable unless you have a whole Star Trek crew with you...
Used a couple times, maybe an hour of experience so far. Can't even understand what's happening yet!
- No simple 1-2-3 steps. Rather, 4 split panes, so many blobs of info, too many panes, columns, lines and subtleties, AND NO CLEAR WORKFLOW / DIRECTION to go!! The UI is so confusing!! Seriously, since when mp3 tagging became a science? Cmon geeks, USABILITY!! 1-2-3, BAM! Life's too short...
- Cluster: what's that? It's scary!!
- Lookup / Scan: why 2 buttons, isn't it the same thing?
- What's the work flow ? With a GUI, it should be obvious: step 1 do A, then 2 = B, 3 = C, etc etc... Why is there so many buttons and places to click ?
Ah what the heck, maybe we should just pay for a USABLE tool! ;-)
Con Missing database entries
While community members can freely add metadata to their database, less well-known albums and artists may not have additions.