Wired News: The Digital Audiophile's Toolbox: "Still, the gap between low-end digital recordings and high-end digital recordings is so vast -- and the means to fix the worst failings so well within the bounds of average folks on a budget -- that a look at just digital music software is justified.
The first thing you'll have to throw out is expectations of a tidy and simple user interface. Sure, the layout in iTunes is less daunting, but that's because Apple Computer's program offers fewer choices. Specifically, it fails to offer the options that give the highest likelihood that your prized digital music library won't be made obsolete by new formats five years down the road.
The other thing you'll come to realize is that no single program does everything well. Sadly, the software that's best at playing your music using your computer isn't necessarily the best at managing a music file's 'tags,' which are the text strings that contain the song's name, artist, album and other information.
I've tried to keep the list simple while at the same time casting a wide net. Here's what you need:"
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