iTunes is one of the of the fastest growing media players on the internet, however it still has its fair share of problems. The details of downloaded songs, videos, sounds and other multimedia files are rarely complete and accurate. Albums and files downloaded from unofficial sources, or physical mediums often have errors such as: misspelled artist names and missing album artwork, however the most frustrating and common problem is the duplicate. Combined with movies, pod-casts, TV episodes, applications, games and other downloads; these problems can be very frustrating, and can drastically hinder your listening and viewing experience.
The reason you bought an iTunes enabled contraption in the first place is to enable you access what you want, wherever you want it. This can only be possible with an organized iTunes library. The organizing bit can be quite a task, given the average user has no less than a hundred files on their handheld devices. Manually arranging such data is no walk in the park. It will leave you wondering why you even bothered to embark on the process. The duplicate files are the most frustrating, as you have to try to establish what file is of better quality; this can be made even more annoying if the songs aren't labelled correctly, as you won't actually know where the duplicates are!
How Software Can Help
If you want to bypass the manual process then you could always download software to help you. There are a number of different programs that can be downloaded for free off the internet, and using them will be able to save you a great deal of time and stress.
Both the song and file organizer works in sync with iTunes to quickly and efficiently sort out your problems. You simply download the software and use it to sort out your messy and cluttered files. For instance, you may wish to create an organized iTunes library by compiling your favourite songs and albums and saving them with the artist's image. Manually completing this task will require you to actually download images off the internet and then attach them to certain files and folders on your hard drive; and to make matters worse the downloaded images might not even be appropriate for your envisaged filing system. The process is pretty much the same with duplicate files, with software locating the duplicates and then deleting only the worst quality versions.
An iTunes organizer will solve this problem by automatically searching and downloading high Resolution album artwork for any song. Thus, you can arrange your albums neatly and appropriately in your iPod, iPhone or computer. Your problem with disorganized iTunes is solved in a jiffy, giving you time to do more important things.
How Does It Work?
There are a number of different programs that are available via the internet. The most popular are: Rinse, Media Monkey and Tune Up Media. Each of these programs is able to analyse your iTunes library, and then detect problems from within the binary code of the file. These problems are then compared to a bank of songs that is stored on the internet; and then the issues with the code are automatically replaced.