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Author Topic: what can replace mp3info / mp3ext?  (Read 3338 times)

Curt

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what can replace mp3info / mp3ext?
« on: December 20, 2013, 06:04:41 PM »
I really miss both mp3info and mp3ext, but they won't do their job on my 64-bits Win 7 Home Premium, because neither has been updated for 8 respective 10 years! Explorer can tell the bit rate, so the information that I miss the most is the sampling frequency. What do you use, in order to get easy informations from your mp3 files?

 :tellme:

I only need informations about MP3 files.

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Re: what can replace mp3info / mp3ext?
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2013, 07:08:46 PM »
MediaInfo Lite

2013-12-21 12_08_13-MediaInfo v0.7.65.pngwhat can replace mp3info / mp3ext?

As a bonus it'll do all media files  :)

If I'm going to do anything more than look at MP3 information, I'll use MP3Tag.

AudioShell ?

2013-12-21 12_35_39-AudioShell.pngwhat can replace mp3info / mp3ext?

Since the source for MP3Ext is available, one of the members here might recompile for x64 for you, (assuming it doesn't necessitate a major rewrite due to age).
« Last Edit: December 20, 2013, 07:44:35 PM by 4wd »

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« Last Edit: December 21, 2013, 09:19:24 AM by Curt »

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Re: what can replace mp3info / mp3ext?
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2013, 11:21:14 AM »
dBpoweramp has as one of its components something similar (but in my opinion better) to AudioShell. Not free, though, but does a lot more. Conversion between different audio formats, etc. It's more of a full-service solution than just an Explorer extension.

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Re: what can replace mp3info / mp3ext?
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2013, 02:57:29 PM »
I am not English, but even I can see, this is wrong:

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dBpoweramp integrates it's self with Windows Explorer

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What I really wanted to complaint about is the absence of the promised "Popup info tips"
-which also is where the quotation above came from:

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dBpoweramp integrates it's self with Windows Explorer:

• Popup Info Tips hold the mouse over a supported audio file and dBpoweramp displays details:

dMCpopup.png


I assume MP3 should be supported?
In real life the popup is still as it used to be:


2013-12-21_215517.gif


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Re: what can replace mp3info / mp3ext?
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2013, 04:35:31 PM »
with apologies for veering off-topic:

I am not English, but even I can see, this is wrong:

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dBpoweramp integrates it's self with Windows Explorer

that's actually an interesting one:
it's not grammatically incorrect - but it's more like saying:

dBpoweramp integrates it's true self with Windows Explorer
or
dBpoweramp integrates it's "consciousness of it's own being or identity" with Windows Explorer
or
dBpoweramp integrates it's "total, essential, or particular being" with Windows Explorer



definitions (in quotation marks) are from http://www.thefreedictionary.com/self
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Re: what can replace mp3info / mp3ext?
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2013, 11:06:01 AM »
I am not English, but even I can see, this is wrong:

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dBpoweramp integrates it's self with Windows Explorer

Curt, you freaked me out for a second. At first glance I thought you were quoting me and I was thinking "I don't remember typing that!"

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What I really wanted to complaint about is the absence of the promised "Popup info tips"

Not only do you have to turn on "Popup info tips" but you also have to hit the [Advanced] button and go in to turn on what attributes you need to show.

Just tried it with my copy of 14.4 Reference in an Explorer window running on Windows 8.1 x64. It works. :)

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Re: what can replace mp3info / mp3ext?
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2013, 11:32:35 AM »
it's not grammatically incorrect - but it's more like saying:

No, Curt is correct. "it's" is the contraction of "it is" while "its" is the possessive form of "it". Given that....

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dBpoweramp integrates it's true self with Windows Explorer
or
dBpoweramp integrates it's "consciousness of it's own being or identity" with Windows Explorer
or
dBpoweramp integrates it's "total, essential, or particular being" with Windows Explorer

translate to...

"dBpoweramp integrates it is true self with Windows Explorer
and
"dBpoweramp integrates it is "consciousness of its own being or identity" with Windows Explorer
and
"dBpoweramp integrates it is "total, essential, or particular being" with Windows Explorer

...and those statements just do not make sense. If the web site had said "its self" I'd be inclined to agree with you that it was just awkward wording. The apostrophe, however, makes it incorrect.

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Re: what can replace mp3info / mp3ext?
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2013, 12:32:35 PM »
^thanks Innuendo, I missed the point there completely.
I was thinking along the lines of dBpoweramp becoming almost a sentient being (which I quite enjoyed).

It's strange how it works with 'it' :-\
With names, the apostrophe is used for possessive, but not with 'it'. I'm sure I've heard that before (on dc even, I think) but it's the kind of thing I promptly forget...
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Re: what can replace mp3info / mp3ext?
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2013, 03:06:03 PM »
The English language is a mess. With so many rules and exceptions I'd hate to try to learn it as a second language. It doesn't help also that it is human nature to look at something and sometimes see what we expect to see instead of what's really there.

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Re: what can replace mp3info / mp3ext?
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2013, 04:48:00 AM »
it's itself, its self is itself.

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http://www.dbpoweramp.com/purchase.htm

@Innuendo and other dBpoweramp users:

The phrase "All payments are one off, there is no subscription or recurring payments" made me at first think the license had to be a so-called lifetime key. But then I noticed an upgrade-offer, and was confused. I think I have read that dBpoweramp was first released in 1999 - but fourteen years later they are now at version fourteen! Was it a major upgrade per year? Please tell what it takes in Real Life money to keep it updated.

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Re: what can replace mp3info / mp3ext?
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2013, 07:16:48 AM »
The way that is phrased is a throwback to a couple years ago when there was a $5 or so annual subscription fee for one of the services he used for tag information lookups. (I think the service was GraceNote). That has since been eliminated and now it's a flat $38 for full use of the program with no subscription fees. The only future charges would be to upgrade to new versions of the program, which if I recall correctly, is $12.

According to the web site a new version is coming out in March so you might want to plan any purchases accordingly.

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Re: what can replace mp3info / mp3ext?
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2013, 04:35:44 PM »
It's strange how it works with 'it' :-\
With names, the apostrophe is used for possessive, but not with 'it'. I'm sure I've heard that before (on dc even, I think) but it's the kind of thing I promptly forget...

Actually, "it" is a pronoun, so "its" as a possessive with no apostrophe goes right along with "his" "hers" "ours" "theirs" "yours", etc.

Oops, sorry to go off topic again.  Since the source is available I'm intrigued to see what it is that makes it not work on Win7, and whether it can be done.
... or come up with something entirely new with my fledgling code skills.  Gimme a few...  :tellme:

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Re: what can replace mp3info / mp3ext?
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2013, 06:47:28 PM »
Since the source is available I'm intrigued to see what it is that makes it not work on Win7, and whether it can be done.

One major problem is that MP3ext also should give icons to the various audio files:

allmp3.gif


1) http://www.donationc...1007.msg6530#msg6530
-(notice that in year 2006 mouser said this was cool!)

2) http://www.donationc....msg218676#msg218676
-(Quote from: Curt on 25 January 2009, 18:34:26)

3) http://www.donationc....msg148082#msg148082
-("Re: media icons - suggestions please.")

It worked okay with 32-bits Win Vista, but not with 64-bits Win 7.
« Last Edit: January 01, 2014, 02:02:23 PM by Curt »