15. NeoFinder and Music
NeoFinder reads valuable metadata out of audio files.
Currently supported file formats are:
m4a, m4b, m4p, m4r (iTunes AAC and ring tone)
Apple Lossless (also .m4a files)
BWF (Broadcast Wave Format)
FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec)
Sound Designer 2 (.sd2 files)
NeoFinder can also catalog Audio-CDs for you, read more about that here.
All metadata of audio files is cataloged if the setting "Metadata -> Music" in the Preferences is turned on:
NeoFinder displays everything about a music file in the Inspector.
As you can see, NeoFinder gathers quite a lot of useful information from the supported song file formats!
Included are all important tags, such as the song title, artist, album, year, encoding application name, track number (and total of tracks, if available), genre, lyrics, cover art, and a comment.
And of course, all these pieces of information can be searched, making this even more powerful.
In the Find Editor, switch one parameter to Music, and the second menu will then contain a bunch of very powerful options:
But NeoFinder can also search for the duration of any audio or video file, just use the Duration option for this.
But that is not all! Select any song file, and the Find section of the context menu will also give you a bunch of very powerful and quick search options.
NeoFinder is also the only tool currently able to read the ISRC code from FLAC, MP3, AAC, WAVE, and AIFF files, and also from Audio-CDs, if that data is contained in the file or on the disc.