Beets is the media library management system for obsessive music geeks.
The purpose of beets is to get your music collection right once and for all. It catalogs your collection, automatically improving its metadata as it goes. It then provides a bouquet of tools for manipulating and accessing your music.
Here’s an example of beets’ brainy tag corrector doing its thing:
$ beet import ~/music/ladytron Tagging: Ladytron - Witching Hour (Similarity: 98.4%) * Last One Standing -> The Last One Standing * Beauty -> Beauty*2 * White Light Generation -> Whitelightgenerator * All the Way -> All the Way...
Because beets is designed as a library, it can do almost anything you can imagine for your music collection. Via plugins, beets becomes a panacea:
- Fetch or calculate all the metadata you could possibly need: album art, lyrics, genres, tempos, ReplayGain levels, or acoustic fingerprints.
- Get metadata from MusicBrainz, Discogs, and Beatport. Or guess metadata using songs’ filenames or their acoustic fingerprints.
- Transcode audio to any format you like.
- Check your library for duplicate tracks and albums or for albums that are missing tracks.
- Clean up crufty tags left behind by other, less-awesome tools.
- Embed and extract album art from files’ metadata.
- Browse your music library graphically through a Web browser and play it in any browser that supports HTML5 Audio.
- Analyze music files’ metadata from the command line.
- Listen to your library with a music player that speaks the MPD protocol and works with a staggering variety of interfaces.
If beets doesn’t do what you want yet, writing your own plugin is shockingly simple if you know a little Python.
Thank you for considering contributing to
beets! Whether you’re a programmer or not, you should be able to find all the info you need at CONTRIBUTING.rst.
- Need help/support, would like to start a discussion, have an idea for a new feature, or would just like to introduce yourself to the team? Check out GitHub Discussions or Discourse!
Beets is by Adrian Sampson with a supporting cast of thousands.