updated 10:30 am EDT, Mon April 25, 2011
Program adds album art, fixes song info tags
[Updated: Program officially announced] A new program called Rinse, developed by RealNetworks, claims to be able to automatically correct song titles, add album art, and remove duplicate tracks from an iTunes library. Versions of the program are available for both Mac OS and Windows XP and Vista. The company claims the program works even with misspelled or incomplete information, providing that at least one word of the artist and song names is spelled correctly.
Rinse uses a database of song details. It gives the user the option to correct tracks either one at a time, which allows editing, or automatically in batches.The program also standardizes genre names and can search for and eliminate duplicate tracks.
RealNetworks has now officially announced Rinse with a product website, as well as a Twitter account and Facebook page for the program.
Rinse is the second effort in recent months by RealNetworks to position itself as a media management service. At CES 2011, RealNetworks previewed Unifi, a cloud-based media library system that is currently in public beta testing. [via Geekwire]