MP3 Observer HOME

MP3 Observer HOME 3.0

Free
A set of useful features to organize and repair your entire MP3 collection
4.0  (2 votes)
3.0.0003 (See all)
Thomas Gugler

MP3 Observer Home is a powerful software tool that combines several features to help you organize and repair your entire MP3 collection, regardless of how big it is. With this tool, you can instantly locate any specific file, create playlists, or change ID3Tag information. Besides that, it also provides you with additional tools, like a CD ripper and a MP3 encoder/decoder.

When you run the program for the first time, it proposes you to scan your hard disk in order to look for MP3 files, and start building its internal database. Its interface looks very avant-garde and sophisticated. On one hand, it offers a "search" area to make detailed MP3 searches by any field you can think of, like song name, artist, album, year, location, comment, and many others. The "Detail" panel, on the other hand, shows you all the information available for a previously located file. There is also a grid where all the added MP3 files are shown, and which you can filter by any of the parameters mentioned above.

From here you can also access additional tools, like the built-in MP3 player, the file renamer (that allows you to automatically set the MP3 files' names to, for instance, the typical “artist name - song name” schema), the file mover (that permits you to automatically move all the selected files to a specific folder), the ID3Tags generator (that automatically adds this tags to all files using their file names - just the opposite to the file renamer), and many more. An additional feature of MP3 Observer is its Advanced Search, which allows you to make an even more accurate MP3 search.

Undoubtedly, this program is really a great set of MP3 tools, and this Home version is totally free. However, there is an issue about this program - the first time you run it, it will execute normally, but the subsequent times it will show a "Runtime error 0" message instead. There is a specific patch provided by the developer that you can grab from the program’s "download" page – this is an additional installer that updates the program and solves the problem.

Ricardo Soria
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Review summary

Pros

  • Free
  • Modern interface
  • Comprehensive set of tools
  • Built-in MP3 player

Cons

  • It is necessary to install a patch for the program to work properly
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