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How to find the info of a song that you don't know

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  • Started 5 years ago by crysisfreak
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crysisfreak
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i got some music from a friend but i don't know the info about the song so i don't know what i am about to play. i was wondering if you knew about any software that could somehow give me the info about the song. i have tried tunatic but you have to play the music fairly loud and it doesn't always work. If there is no solution to my problem, i understand.

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techgranny
Posts: 1443

Hi crysisfreak, I'm curious about this myself. May I ask the source of the music your friend gave you..cd, download ipod, etc? Also, what device are you playing the music on and do you have Vista, XP or portable device. I know that's a lot of questions, but it helps narrow down the solution.

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ScottW
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crysisfreak, I'm just guessing here that you are looking for some audio fingerprint software and services. See the following article at MusicBrainz.org's wiki:
http://wiki.musicbrainz.org/AudioFingerprint

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techgranny
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ScottW, does that work if someone gave you a cd of random songs and windows media center doesn't recognize it?

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ScottW
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Granny, I haven't actually used any of this technology but audio fingerprinting sounds very cool.

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LH
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Is there nothing in the Properties > Details, of each song, that tells you what it is ?

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techgranny
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Yes, it says "unknown". No big deal. I just thought there might be a way I don't know about.

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LH
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Oma. Did you scroll right down to the bottom ?

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techgranny
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Yes. We're spinning our wheels here. I'm pretty sure these songs were transferred from old record albums onto cd. I don't see how anything short of "psychic" software could detect the artists and titles:)

Do you have anything for crysisfreak?

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jd2066
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I'm not sure exactly how but from looking at the link ScottW posted, it appears MusicBrainz Audio Finderprint may be able to find the song info.
From what I can tell the software analyses the audio in the music file and generates a signatue based on that. It then checks that signature with a database of signatures to Artist/Title entries.

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crysisfreak
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My friend let me copy all the music to a dvd from his hard drive. and some of the songs don't have any info

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crysisfreak
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this my be illegal, but its free music. who can pass up an opportunity like that.

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