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I like many of you have MP3 music on my computer. Some of it is downloaded from online video sites and the rest, I have no clue. Some of the songs, the titles were not correct, and I know that various bits of information was missing when it comes to knowing all of the facts. So using a program to fix this deficit would be nice.

NeatMp3 is yet another software program to claim to be able to fix the missing information that some people feel that they need. I for one just care if the title is correct, and even then, I don’t listen to too much mp3 music to begin with.

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So I downloaded and installed the software, and it looked very promising. It is easy to use, and simple to figure out. Some programs seem to be needlessly complex, and others are elegant in their design. NeatMP3 falls among the elegant ones.

When I selected the location of my music, and ran the software like I was directed to do. I got back really no changes in the information for my music files, or at least not changes I liked. When I allowed the configuration to automatically change my MP3 File tags, Genres were wrong or missing, release dates set to 00, titles missing or incomplete, Artist names not found. The list goes on. In fact, some information that was there, and I knew was correct was removed by NeatMP3 entirely.

When the company was contacted the mentioned that you can set to not auto update and replace information and you can edit and change tags manually, but if you have to manually update the tags on all of your MP3 files in the first place than the software itself is of little benefit in my opinion.

Maybe you will have better results than I did, after all I don’t always listen to stuff from this century, but one would think that the information would be as easy to obtain, for a computer, as the songs were in the first place. Maybe I expected too much from a free program, and maybe I don’t have a clue what I am doing, hard to say. I just know that for me, I am not happy. The program did not live up to the expectations of their programmers claims. I give this software a 1 and do not recommend it .


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Raymond Stapleton
I have worked in and around many different types of computers. In the Navy, I used a magtape drive computer that was a step down from pen and paper. I later worked for a big computer company and after tat, taught computer class’s nation wide. I had the privilege of teaching 14,000 students in a 2 years period of time. Afterwards, I owned a small computer training and repair shop for a few years. I have owned C-64’s, Pc’s of various types, Amiga’s, and even Mac’s. I now have included the android to my collection. At any time, I have close to 15-20 computers or combinations of computers and game systems in the house. I look forward to more.
  • http://tomjamieson.com/ Tom Jamieson

    Very interesting results. Sorry to hear it didn’t work out for you. That’s a real bummer. On to the next project then.

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Raymond Stapleton

      maybe I missed something when I used it, but I tried it several times, I got the same results each time.

  • Cezar Popescu

    To the author of this review: http://neatmp3.findmysoft.com/
    Please take more time to analyze the software before you post such a negative review, especially when it’s about a new software.

  • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Raymond Stapleton

    i actually did. i ran it about 5-6 times. no information was added to any of the 50 or so mp3’s i tested it on.

  • Cezar Popescu

    We have just released NeatMP3 version 1.1.1 that solves the problem of the missing tags mentioned by the author of this article.

    Cezar Popescu, project manager of NeatMP3