Software Update: The Godfather 0.71 beta 1

The developers behind The GodFather have just released the first beta release of version 0.71. With this freeware program the complete music collection can be managed in a simple way. It supports mp3, Ogg Vorbis, mpc, ape, flac and aac formats, among others, and ID3 tags can be entered manually or automatically via a connection to freedb. In addition, it can create, merge and modify playlists, encoding, decoding mp3 and wav files with LAME and logically organize your music files on your hard disk. The changelog for this release shows the following changes:

What’s new

  • Cover art support for APEv2 tags (using the exact same format of the ID3 APIC frame)
  • Small UI changes ( rename/tag/manual edit/lib )
  • Filters merged and added VBR/CBR options
  • Options redesigned and merged
  • freedb protocol usage normalized + hybrid mode
  • freedb text search URLs at options
  • Playlist button option to open or save by default
  • BPM field is editable
  • Library has a new grid control
  • Library Update tags, option to clear all pictures first.
  • Library auto update tags upon rating option
  • Library option to clear comment when used for album review (saves a lot of space for large reviews in comment field)

What is fixed

  • Library, export to simple m3u respects options
  • Library, assign new artist/album creates one entry for all selected tracks
  • Library, update tags from library saves credits (IPLS field) correctly
  • Scripts, tg_getField(‘Folder’) did not work properly
  • mp4 files, gnre atom fix
  • mp4 files ‘free’ accepted as an ilst sub-atom
  • Batch tag update, pictures other than jpg/png convert properly
  • Filters, Tag existence based on multiple missing fields works ok again


Version number 0.71beta 1
Operating systems Windows 9x, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Website The GodFather
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License type Freeware