Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I'm on a Mac and use iTunes to manage my music collection. I'm in the process of weeding out the lower quality files that I have and would like to have only MP3s that have been encoded using the V0 setting of the LAME MP3 encoder. I tried using iTunes' smart playlist feature but as it only allows a less than rule and V0 is a variable amount, it catches valid V0 encoded files a lot of the time.

Is there any alternative program on Mac that I can just point to my iTunes folder and say, "show me all files that are not encoded with LAME V0"?

share|improve this question
up vote 1 down vote accepted

You could try Dnuos.

Download the latest tar.gz file from here. To install on Mac OS X, do the following:

tar zxvf dnuos-1.0.10.tar.gz
cd dnuos-1.0.10
sudo python install

After that, you should be able to run

dnuos ~/Music/

and get a list of all your tracks. You can use the output to search for your LAME V0 files.

share|improve this answer
This is perfect! Thanks. – roflwaffle Jun 21 '10 at 20:08

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.