View and Edit information of songs with More Tunes

Martin Brinkmann
Jun 11, 2007
Updated • Jul 21, 2013
Music, Music and Video

More Tunes monitors various music players such as iTunes, Winamp and Windows Media Player and fetches information like Artist, Album, Genre and Year about songs that are currently playing. The data that has been fetched can then be used to repair or edit the ID3 tags of the song and rename them as well.

It is furthermore possible to change all of the tags without fetching data from the Internet. More Tune locates album art as well for all of the songs and may locate lyrics and band biographies as well. Last but not least it offers a similar tunes option which seems to pull data from Amazon to display albums that other customers have bought besides the one mentioned.

What I really like about More Tunes is that it automatically pulls the information from the Internet and that it only takes a second to edit the ID3 tags of the song that is currently playing. It does not however work with my favorite music player XMPlayer but I could get it to work with iTunes.

Update: More Tunes is broken according to the author as the web service that the program used for retrieving the music information seems to have modified the way the information are provided. The author suggests to use the MusicBrainz service instead. The service maintains a big music database on the Internet as well as various mp3 tagging programs for Windows that you can use to properly tag your music collection.

Picard is for instance a highly recommended program available for Windows, Mac and Linux that you can use to parse your music collection and change tags quickly. The program uses an album approach which means that it is not optimal if your music collection is made up mostly of single mp3 files.

The MusicBrainz website lists other programs that you can make use of to properly tag your music collection, so make sure you check it out if Picard is not after your liking after all.


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  1. Justin said on November 30, 2011 at 10:18 am

    The warning message about AAC streams when you load streams is because you don’t have the free Orban AAC/aacPlus Player Plugin installed.

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on November 30, 2011 at 10:56 am

      Justin, thanks for the information.

  2. santosh said on December 1, 2011 at 12:43 am

    does this support AAC ? or only mp3 streaming

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on December 1, 2011 at 1:43 am

      I’d say it supports all pls streams but I have not tried that so cannot verify it 100%.

  3. Barnabas said on August 3, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Thank you Martin for a most informative and viable solution (it allowed me to play streams from a Netherland internet radio station in my WMP)! Continued success to you!

    Barnabas (USA)

  4. AppleRome said on October 7, 2012 at 7:31 am

    Your steps’ recommendation is still valid until 7th October 2012.. Thank you very much !!

  5. Laura said on December 1, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Thank you!

  6. sak2005 said on December 9, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    You must convert file.pls to file.m3u
    because file.pls open with winamp and file.m3u open with wmp.

  7. Lithium said on February 10, 2017 at 11:10 am

    2017 still kicking on Windows 7
    Thx a ton

  8. Dennis said on April 18, 2017 at 4:05 am

    Hey, even i can do it, i stumbled through it and it works great! The only instruction advice i will add as i had to figure this out, when the wmp box opens that says save or open the bar on right says wmp click that drop down and select “open pls in wmp” once you do that it will work . Took me quite some time to discover that as i am no computer expert by any means. Having said that, previously i had downloaded codec packages and something about aac. None did any good. This rocks, i listen to a lot of internet radio and a number of them have dropped flash player and getting wmp to work had been a nightmare. So many thanks for this great solution to another problem that Micro-Hell will not even address. Peace- Out

  9. stephen marshall said on March 19, 2019 at 2:07 am

    openplsinwmp came in a zip file. I unpacked it, and didn’t find anything that looks like an executable, and even the files in the “doc” folder were in a format windows didn’t recognize. I’m not stupid. you said it would open effortlessly. It didn’t. This a rabbit hole I don’t want to go down.

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