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Organise the clutter – Mussorgsky

6 August 2011Entry by

If you’re like me, when adding music to your trusty N900, all you did was drag and drop your entire music folder.  Effective in one way sure, but the way Maemo shows you your tunes, is a little different to that of Microsoft or any of the others.

It’s always easy to avoid devices limitations, but if there is a solution, why not take it?  I am referring of course to the way the standard media player decides to organise music.  It works all nice and rosy if you view your music in the all songs, or playlist views, but what happens when you want to get adventurous and check things out by artist, genre or album?

Hey look, that artist made an entire album collaborating with different people for each song, now that’s a pain.  What’s worse is that the default media player wants you to just sit there and take its punishment.  Well, not if Mussorgsky has anything to say about it!

Mussorgsky is a music organiser, which is able to change the metadata of audio files.  What’s more, it’s very easy to use.  Upon launching, we are greeted with two options, metadata, and album art, both shown in the same button style as the media player.  If you want to edit metadata, simply select the song, and it lets you change the title, artist, and album.  Its only basic information but it’s the stuff that counts when it comes to sorting.

The other option, being album art does exactly what it says it does.  Once again it comes down to simply selecting the album, and then Mussorgsky connects to the web to give a few different options of covers.

Simply, effective, and now I can finally sleep at night knowing that my music is all fantastically organised.

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