Install the Latest Puddletag Tag Editor in Ubuntu

March 14, 2014 — Leave a comment

Puddletag audio tag editor

This simple tutorial will show you how to install Puddletag, an audio tag editor similar to Windows program Mp3tag, in Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 12.04 and Ubuntu 12.10.

As you may already know, puddletag is an audio tag editor (primarily created) for GNU/Linux. Unlike most taggers for GNU/Linux, it uses a spreadsheet-like layout so that all the tags you want to edit by hand are visible and easily editable.

The usual tag editor features are supported like extracting tag information from filenames, renaming files based on their tags by using patterns and basic tag editing.

Then there’re Functions, which can do things like replace text, trim it, do case conversions, etc. Actions can automate repetitive tasks. Doing web lookups using Amazon (including cover art), Discogs (does cover art too!), FreeDB and MusicBrainz is also supported. There’s quite a bit more, but I’ve reached my comma quota.

Supported formats: ID3v1, ID3v2 (mp3), MP4 (mp4, m4a, etc.), VorbisComments (ogg, flac), Musepack (mpc), Monkey’s Audio (.ape) and WavPack (wv).

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Install Puddletag tag editor:

Puddletag is available in Ubuntu Software Center by default, but it’s a little old. The latest build are available in webupd8 ppa for all current support Ubuntu releases.

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the commands below one by one will add the PPA and install Puddletag.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install puddletag

That’s it. Enjoy!

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