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meta-iPod: the iTunes Cleaner

"meta-iPod Quickly digs up and clears out
your dupes like a pig hunting truffles."
-PC World, Adam Pash, July 20th 2009

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meta-iPod, the iTunes Cleaner can clean up an iTunes library with as many features as a Swiss Army Knife. From recovering ratings and play counts from your iPod to tracking down files or folders gone missing, meta-iPod analyzes all data sources containing your music to put the pieces of the puzzle back together.

 


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version 1.7 - Requires iTunes 9.0 or later

version 1.62 - Requires iTunes 8.0 to 8.2.1

meta-iPod, the iTunes Cleaner Features:

iTunes Mismatched Metadata File Metadata & iTunes Database Label Comparison
By comparing these two labels to each other, meta-iPod can tells you if your tracks are mismatched which could indicate that your track has the wrong label. After finding mismatched tracks, meta-iPod lets you fix them quickly by selecting the appropriate labels.
Automatically Assign Ratings Automatically Assign Ratings
By analzying the play counts and skips counts of a track, metaiPod can help you quickly assign ratings to all tracks in your library.
Album Art Album Art Download & iPod Transfer
Got album art? This feature automatically finds the tracks from iTunes with no album art, then lets you automaically search an iPod for matching artwork or download artwork from the internet.

(automatic iPod art search is not yet supported for the iPhone/iTouch 3.0 firmware)
Lost Tracks Scan folder sources & find tracks not in iTunes
The Lost Tracks feature lets you find out what's really in your My Music folder. Do you have two copies of your music library on your computer with one just taking up space?
This feature scans the folders on your computer and finds files that aren't already in iTunes.
No Location Tracks

iTunes No-Location Track Finder
Automatically find tracks with no location (!) in iTunes. Next, meta-iPod will search iTunes to see if that track has a duplicate already on your computer. If no duplicate is found, then it will rapidly check other analyzed data sources to see if it can find the tracks location automatically.

Duplicate Tracks Automatic Duplicate Track Removal
Have your ever tried to remove your duplicate tracks from iTunes, but found it tedious to go through the list removing 1 duplicate track at a time? The duplicate track analysis feature will automatically guess which track to delete so you can clean your duplicates in one fell swoop.
Better Metadata iPod Play Count & Rating Recovery
Did you transfer music from your iPod to your computer and you lost your ratings and labels? Or did you rate a track on your iPod and can't get that rating into iTunes? The Better Metadata feature chooses which play count or ratings are most up to date and applies that to iTunes.
   
       
       
To mataintain its 100% freeware status, the following features are now no longer visible in meta-iPod unless the user has registered Pod to PC (in which case they are visible and free).
Playlist Transfer iPod to iTunes Playlist Copy
Want to recover a playlist from your iPod? This feature lets you transfer a playlist from your iPod to iTunes.
The playlist transfer will automatically determine if the tracks are in iTunes or not. If they're not in iTunes, they will be transferred, then added to the playlist.
iPod Copy iPod to iTunes Track Transfer
This feature lets you quickly and easily transfer tracks from your iPod into iTunes, without having to use a .txt file. By transferring tracks using this feature you will also keep your ratings and play counts.


Home Screen Shot Playlist Import Duplicate Tracks No Location Tracks iPod Track Details

 

Download older versions of meta-iPod:
version 1.51, version 1.50, version 1.42, version 1.41, version 1.40

Copyright © 2009 myPod Apps LLC. All rights reserved.
This program and website were created by myPod App, LLC in Virginia USA. Graphic design is by Juliano Aguiar of Brazil. A GPL program, Album Artwork Downloader, is bundled into meta-iPod. More about this program can be found on SourceForge.net. All software and images here are protected under international copyright laws. Distribution of meta-iPod without permission from myPod Apps is prohibited. Please contact support@myPodApps.com if you have any questions.

 

 

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