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by John F. Braun

Maximize your Mac MP3 Collection with MacP3
September 20th, 1999

MacP3 1.3 ($12.95, 10-Day Demo)
Shay Fulton & Infamus Harding

If you've been getting into the MP3 scene with a program like Audion (recently reviewed at Monday's Mac Gadget) or other player, you may have noticed that files from external sources suffer from web-itis or, even worse, Windows-itis. Web files may all have the same name, such as download.cgi. Files from Windows sources may have horribly mangled filenames like (this is an actual example) JI78C5~1.MP3. What to do?

MacP3 takes these files and converts them for optimal use on the Mac. The first feature, Maximize, is the most interesting and most useful. It will dig through your MP3 files and extract the ID3 info from each, and use it to both rename the file properly, and add useful info to the Get Info box for the file.

The next feature, ID3 Add/Edit, will allow you to create and/or edit the ID3 information contained in your MP3 files. This may be necessary if your source was unwilling or unable to add the information with their encoder.

The final feature, MP3 Listfile, will create a list of your MP3 files with artist, title and other information. This is a great way to keep track of the files scattered around your hard drive. The feature can examine all folders below a starting point that you specify.

Get your MP3 files in shape with MacP3.

Useful Link

MacP3 Home Page

Maximize Options



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John is a software engineer who works in the corporate R&D group of a Fortune 500 company, focusing on all aspects of communications technology. He has several degrees that claim he knows what he's doing when it comes to computers. After watching co-workers reinstall Windows, search for device drivers, and experience other horrors during the day, he's glad that he comes home to a Mac (compatible) computer. Have any comments, suggestions, or favorite Gadgets? Drop John a line at

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