Install The Latest Puddletag Tag Editor in Ubuntu 14.04/12.04

November 10, 2014 — Leave a comment

Puddletag Audio Tag Editor

Quick tutorial shows how to install the latest release of Puddletag, an audio tag editor similar to Windows’ Mp3tag, in Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 12.04 and derivatives.

puddletag is an audio tag editor (primarily created) for GNU/Linux similar to the Windows program, Mp3tag. 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).


Install Latest Puddletag in Ubuntu:

While Ubuntu repositories provide an old version of Puddletag, you can always download & install the latest .deb installer from the link below. So far, it’s “puddletag_1.0.4-1_all.deb”.

Puddletag Download Page

Double-click to open the package via Ubuntu Software Center and click the “install” button to install the package.

For AcoustID support, search for and install the package libchromaprint-tools.

If you want to receive future updates by running regular system update via Software Updater, add the Webupd8 Team PPA by running the command below in a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) window:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/puddletag

Type in your user password when it asks. After that, you’ll receive updates when a new release is out and made into PPA by the maintainer.

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