These are some 3rd party tools that may help make your life with Ampache even more of a joy. They are in no way endorsed or supported by Ampache.
EasyTAG is a utility for viewing and editing tags for MP3, MP2, MP4/AAC, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, MusePack, Monkey's Audio and WavPack files. Its simple and nice GTK+ interface makes tagging easier under GNU/Linux or Windows.
TagScanner is a multifunction program to organize large music collections. It can edit tags of several progressive audio formats, rename files based on the tag information, generate tag information from filenames.
Picard is an album-oriented tagging application which makes use of the MusicBrainz database. It provides automated metadata lookup based on existing tags or audio fingerprints, manual lookup via a web browser, and the ability to rename files based on advanced rules. Picard is cross-platform and written in Python.
If you own many MP3, OGG, MPC, or APE files, then you know it's easier to end up with a chaotic bunch of files with strange names in wrong locations, than to have an organized collection wherein every file is in the right place, with a perfect name and tag information. The GodFather puts order to chaos and puts you in control. No more strange file names and endless searches for “that song”
Mp3tag is a powerful and yet easy-to-use tool to edit metadata (ID3, Vorbis Comments and APE) of common audio formats. It can rename files based on the tag information, replace characters or words from tags and filenames, import/export tag information, create playlists and more. The program supports online freedb database lookups for selected files, allowing you to automatically gather proper tag information for select files or CDs.
Command line id3tag editor. Great for scripting or quick modifications without a gui.
A command-line based program that can list, modify, or delete ID3 tags from a file. ID3 tags are a way of identifying streaming music files. You can store Artist, Album, Title, Track, Year, and Genre in a tag, as well as a 28-character comment.
Tool used to rename batches of mpeg3 files by reading the ID3 tag at the end of the file which contains the song name, artist, album, year, and a comment. The secondary function of id3ren is a tagger, which can create, modify, or remove ID3 tags. The id3 fields can be set on the command line, entered interactively, or “guessed” from the path and the filename.
KDE MP3 ID3 tag editor. This package uses KDE libraries, if you do not use KDE you should use kid3-qt.
A command-line tool to add, modify, remove, or view ID3v2 tags, as well as convert or list ID3v1 tags. ID3 tags are commonly embedded in compressed music files such as MP3 and are the standard way to more fully describe the work than would normally be allowed by putting the information in the filename.
Cowbell is an elegant music organizer intended to make keeping your collection tidy both fun and easy. It allows viewing and editing of the tags, guessing of tag information with the help of Amazon Web Services and has an easy-to-use interface.
ltag is a command-line tool manipulating MP3 ID3, OGG or FLAC tags. It may be used to tag multiples files at once by comparing their filename or pathname against a configurable list of formats, or by getting tags from the CDDB database. lltag may also rename files according to a configurable filename format. The interface has been designed to be as automatic, efficient and smart as possible.
Audio Tag Tool is a program to manage the information fields in MP3 and Ogg Vorbis files (commonly called tags). Tag Tool can be used to edit tags one by one, but the most useful features are mass tag and mass rename. These are designed to tag or rename hundreds of files at once, in any desired format.
CDex a CD-Ripper, thus extracting digital audio data from an Audio CD. The application supports many Audio encoders, like MPEG (MP2,MP3), VQF, AAC encoders.
RipperX is a GTK program to rip CD audio tracks and encode them to the Ogg, MP3, or FLAC formats. It is easy, requiring a few mouse clicks to convert an entire album, displaying progress along the way. It can rip and encode in parallel, and supports CDD
Audacious is the rewrite of XMMS/Beep. It acts much in the same way, but has numerous visual improvements. Some versions of Audacious do not understand mime-types in HTTP streams and can cause excessive load on your Ampache box (16+ requests per song). This player is not recommended.
Winamp plays MPEG Layer 2 (MP2) and Layer 3 (MP3) audio streams and combines extensive functionality with an intuitive interface. Winamp has a full-featured playlist editor and a 10-band graphic equalizer with user-definable presets that can automatically load specific files.
XMMS is a multimedia player for unix systems. XMMS stands for X !MultiMedia System and can play media files such as MP3, MOD's, WAV and others with the use of Input plugins. XMMS is mainly targeted at music playback, but through thirdparty plugins some rudimentary video capabilities exists, but there are much better systems other than XMMS for video support.
iTunes, is digital-jukebox software available for Mac and Windows. Some configuration is required to get it to behave in a sane manner with Ampache, as it thinks that all URL's are static links (they are only valid for the current session). The DRM'd music from their store will play through Ampache if you have a valid license. However I do not recommend purchasing of DRM'd music because of the diminished fair use rights it imposes on your music.
VLC is the VideoLAN project's media player. It plays MPEG, MPEG2, MPEG4, DivX, MOV, WMV, QuickTime, mp3, Ogg/Vorbis files, DVDs, VCDs, and multimedia streams from various network sources.
Glurps is a gtk2.4+ frontend to the MPD music daemon.
MP3val is a small, high-speed, free software tool for checking MPEG audio files' integrity. It can be useful for finding corrupted files (e.g. incompletely downloaded, truncated, containing garbage). MP3val is also able to fix most of the problems. Being a multiplatform application, MP3val can be runned both under Windows and under Linux (or BSD).