MP3 Diags


MP3 Diags for Mandriva Linux 2010.2 (only for KDE 4.5.x).

MP3 Diags scans and repairs your mp3 collection


MP3 Diags is a GUI-based application that allows end-users to identify issues with their MP3 files, fix some of the issues and make other changes, like adding track information. It also lets you "look inside" an MP3 file. Unlike some programs that are designed to deal with a single topic (like fixing VBR headers or adding cover art), MP3 Diags is a one stop solution that identifies more than 50 different issues in MP3 files and provides the means to fix many of them (well, not everything is fixable: you can't make a 64kbps file sound like a 256kbps one.)


Some of the more important issues that are found:
Some of the fixes and changes that MP3 Diags can do:

This program is not really meant for those who want to push a button and have everything fixed automatically, but rather for people who have some technical background, who are rather picky about what's in their MP3 files, and who are willing to spend some time to get them right. Automatic fixing of non-ID3V2 issues can be done using the 4th custom transformation list, which is as close to "fix all" as MP3 Diags can get, but some may not be so happy with it. Automatic tagging is neither implemented nor planned.



If you want to use those parts of MP3 Diags functionality that alter existing files, it is highly advisable to back up your files first, because there is a real chance of data loss. It can be caused by both user error and bugs in the program.




Documentation online:








Porting: GvMariani
Build: GvMariani