Veggies are good for you: beets

I’ve moaned and whined more than enough about the apparent lack of a pretty, frilly music tag editor for the console. I am sure everyone is rightly sick of it.

So I promise not to repeat that bored old tune when I mention beets.

Very nifty, really. Scans your library and checks online resources for proximity to posted albums, then adjusts the titles to match.

Multicolor, handles special characters and seems to have a grasp of what’s in a collection. I’m still exploring it, but it looks like a neat tool. I could get to like this. :)

P.S.: Thanks, aperson. :)

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6 Responses to “Veggies are good for you: beets”


  1. 1 Jean-Marc Liotier 2011/02/02 at 12:31 AM

    Good find – thanks ! For now I’m using Picard, but the automation potential in Beets looks great and I might use it as soon as it provides some more flexibility in naming schemes.

  2. 2 Bryan 2011/02/02 at 6:12 AM

    wow. Thanks for that. I like that it allows for automation across an entire collection, but also that it’s got it’s own mpd-like player that you can use with mpd clients. BPD (presumably Beets Player Daemon) ties more tightly to the ID3 information in the tracks, which I like compared to the MPD way of handling things based on the folder.

    I’ll try it out for a while and maybe report back :)

    • 3 Bryan 2011/02/03 at 5:13 AM

      Okay it seems that BPD is not for me – at least at the moment.

      I can’t seem to figure out quite WHY but just about any operation dealing with the playlist seems to freeze BPD for me. Anyone else have a similar experience?

  3. 4 aperson 2011/02/02 at 8:58 AM

    *tips hat

  4. 5 Adrian 2011/02/03 at 9:57 AM

    Hey, I’m glad you found beets! (I’m the author.) Let me know what you think — it’s an exciting project, but I know that there’s a long way to go.

  5. 6 aeiah 2011/02/03 at 8:28 PM

    this is great. i can finally deal with the mess that is acid mothers temple bandnames/album names. im planning on continuing to use mpd for playing, but this is currently doing a fantastic job of changing my tags etc


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