Quees
Audio
Description:

Quees is a small extension to your KDE desktop which makes identifying
songs a snap. Once installed, you can right-click a MP3 or Ogg Vorbis
song, then click "Which song is it?", and Konqueror will open a new
window pointing to the song in the MusicBrainz database. You can also
use the "quees" command line program, as in "quees Track01.mp3".

Last changelog:

12 years ago

1.1 released.

LaFleche

12 years ago

Name[fr]=De quelle chanson s'agit-il?

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Arcturan

13 years ago

This looks awesome!
I don't know anything about this database of songs, but I hope it's big. I've got many mp3s I'd like to get identified. Mostly early organ music and also some experimental jazz from the 70s and 80s. And also it will be nice to finally find out exactly which recordings are which in a large folder of classical music.
How does this work? I suppose the music is somehow hashed and some sort of musically semantic checksum is made, which is correlated to a master list. But I'm amazed that this can actually be done.

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Rudd-O

13 years ago

Well, it does hash every song into a distinctive hash, based on how the song sounds like. If you've recorded a song from the radio, chances are Quees (MusicBrainz) will find which song is it. In my experience, with a folder full of remixes and stuff, it has found about 50% of the songs. Sometimes human check is needed though. This is also integrated in JuK and the MusicBrainz Tagger (only windows for now, sigh) does an excellent job.

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LMCBoy

13 years ago

Cool program, but your install script assumes that KDE is instaled at /usr, so it won't work on a lot of systems. Why not use the following?

cp quees $KDEDIR/bin/
cp quees.desktop $KDEDIR/share/apps/konqueror/servicemenus/
echo Install finished

Also it isn't working for me. It opens the musicbrainz webpage, but without a TRM ID number. And I don't have the servicemenu item on my ogg files, just mp3...

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LMCBoy

13 years ago

nevermind about it not working, I had forgotten to install trm (doh!). Anyway, I am still not seeing the menu item on my OGG files (although they also don't have the "Play in Noatun" or "Play in Juk" items). Anyone know how to fix this?

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LMCBoy

13 years ago

Ok, fixed it for my ogg's. The problem was that your desktop files list mime types audio/x-mp3 and application/ogg. My ogg files are identified as mime type audio/x-vorbis. I changed the queeg.desktop file to the audio/x-vorbis mime type, and my oggs work now.

Thanks for the cool little app! :)

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gvs

13 years ago

README

sorry...

should work now

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gvs

13 years ago

It doesn't work on my gentoo...

/usr/bin/quees: line 1: trm: command not found

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Rudd-O

13 years ago

Oh, I forgot. Please don't forget to post your comments here. If you like it, please rate it with the [good] link above. Hope it works for you!

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12 years ago

1.1 released.

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