Editors' reviewA tool for organizing and managing MP3 files, MP3 Observer has many useful components, but the lack of an actual media player undermines its appeal. The program searches the hard drive for MP3 files, and provides tools to change and update ID3 tags. It helps users make playlists that can be saved for later use. It includes a wide variety of tools for capturing and creating music files, including a Shoutcast stream capture feature, a CD ripper, a BPM counter, and an MP3 encoder/decoder. Unfortunately, the program doesn't have its own media player, so these playlists, and the music files themselves, will still have to be imported into another program to be heard. For anyone who's looking for a collection organizer with some extra bells and whistles, this tool may certainly do the trick; but we suspect that most users today will default to a traditional jukebox.
Organize your MP3 files in minimum of time with MP3 Observer. Browse your hard drive or other storage devices for files, import them into the database, edit the ID3 tags, check and repair MP3 files, create playlists, export the database, or create CD archives. You can automatically import any type of file and open it with your associated file viewer. Also provide are an integrated Shoutcast Stream Capture, a CD ripper, a BPM counter, and an MP3 encoder/decoder. MP3 Observer Pro is the pay version of MP3 Observer Home and has a few more features.