Music Library Software Recommendation

kfoss99

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Jul 15, 2009
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I've got an extensive CD collection that I'm slowly converting to FLAC and wish to move from Windows to my Android phone.

I've been using the free version of MediaMonkey and it hasn't been great recently. Before I pay for the full version of MediaMonkey, does anyone have some suggestions?

I hate to hand-type all the meta data for even a fraction of 1000s CDs.

Thanks.
 

Joe Sixpack

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It's been years since I've done this, but ExactAudioCopy (EAC) would automatically pull all the metadata from an online database when ripping a CD.

Then use foobar2000 to convert from WAV to FLAC and manage the library - it has great options for bulk convert, keeps the metadata tagging intact, etc.

You definitely won't have to type anything in except for the occasional really obscure CD (and even 99% of the obscure ones would be in there).

Some useful info here:
 

kfoss99

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It's been years since I've done this, but ExactAudioCopy (EAC) would automatically pull all the metadata from an online database when ripping a CD.

Then use foobar2000 to convert from WAV to FLAC and manage the library - it has great options for bulk convert, keeps the metadata tagging intact, etc.

You definitely won't have to type anything in except for the occasional really obscure CD (and even 99% of the obscure ones would be in there).

Some useful info here:
Awesome, thanks!
 
I've had the paid version of MediaMonkey since forever (I think I've had my license 12 or 13 years now) and I like it for my (rather large) music library. It's feature rich without the learning curve of a foobar2000 or what have you. I pair that with (the again paid) dbpoweramp for all my ripping/converting/etc. needs. I think the other recommendations are good too tho, I might use the free ones if I didn't already have licenses for these programs.
 

kfoss99

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I've had the paid version of MediaMonkey since forever (I think I've had my license 12 or 13 years now) and I like it for my (rather large) music library. It's feature rich without the learning curve of a foobar2000 or what have you. I pair that with (the again paid) dbpoweramp for all my ripping/converting/etc. needs. I think the other recommendations are good too tho, I might use the free ones if I didn't already have licenses for these programs.
Thanks, I may upgrade to the paid ver. of MediaMonkey and use the recommendations above for ripping. I know how to use MediaMonkey, it's not too expensive, and I don't have a lot of time to learn new software.

Thanks to everyone for being super helpful and not condescending. A rarity on the internet, some times!