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For those sticking to the latest Kid3 audio tag editor, here’s how to install / upgrade it (version 3.4.4 so far) via PPA in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04, and Linux Mint 17 / 18.

Kid3 is an open-source cross-platform audio tag editor for many audio file formats. It supports DSF, MP3, Ogg, FLAC, MPC, MPEG-4 (mp4/m4a/m4b), AAC, Opus, SPX, TrueAudio, APE, WavPack, WMA, WAV, AIFF, tracker modules.

The latest version so far is Kid3 3.4.4 that brings new features include a portable mode storing the configuration file in the application folder, copying of images to the clipboard and an MPRIS D-Bus interface for the audio player on Linux. Also it fixes the import of durations when importing from file or clipboard, and building with Chromaprint 1.4.

Kid3 Audio Tagger

How to Install / Upgrade Kid3 in Ubuntu / Linux Mint:

The editor has an official PPA repository that so far offers the latest packages for Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, and their derivatives.

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ufleisch/kid3

Type in your password (no visual feedback) when it asks and hit Enter to continue.

Kid3 PPA

2. After that, search for and install kid3 via your package manager, or run the commands below in terminal to install it for the first time:

sudo apt update 

sudo apt install kid3

For Qt version (without KDE libraries), use sudo apt install kid3-qt instead. There’s also command line version kid3-cli available.

For those who have a previous release installed, launch Software Updater (or Update Manager) to upgrade Kid3 after checking for updates:

upgrade kid3 via software updater

How to Uninstall:

To uninstall Kid3 audio tagger, either use your package manager or run the command below in terminal:

sudo apt remove kid3 kid3-qt kid3-cli && sudo apt autoremove

The PPA repository can be removed by going to System Settings -> Software & Updates -> Other Software tab.

easytag audio tag editor

EasyTag audio tag editor has reached the 2.4.0 version this weekend, as the first release of a new stable series.

EasyTag 2.4.0 brings a few improvements and bug fixes listed below:

  • Correct the disc number format specifier to %z
  • Fix multiple CDDB searches during a single run
  • Improve handling of tags with empty images
  • Link to the online application help on Windows
  • Remember the paned position in the main window between restarts
  • Improve handling of file list selection
  • Fix a crash when deleting files from within the application
  • Fix a crash when reading FLAC files
  • Fix a crash when navigating the directory browser with the keyboard
  • Remove a few internal FIXMEs with some refactoring

If you’re still using EasyTag 2.2.x, there are also lots of fixes, translation updates and below features added since the 2.3 unstable series:

  • preliminary support for HiDPI displays
  • album artist support for APE tags

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Install / Upgrade EasyTag in Ubuntu 15.04/14.04:

To install it from PPA, open terminal from the Dash, App Launcher, or via Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard. When it opens, run below commands one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:amigadave/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install easytag

For those who don’t want to add PPA, select download the .deb installer from the link below, easytag_2.4.0-xxx_amd64.deb for 64-bit OS, or easytag_2.4.0-xxx_i386.deb for 32-bit OS.

Finally click to open it via Ubuntu Software Center and install the software.

Download EasyTag .Deb installer

Kid3 Audio tag editor

Kid3 audio tag editor has recently reached the 3.2.0 release. Here’s how to install or upgrade it in Ubuntu / Linux Mint.

Kid3 is an open-source audio tag editor for KDE or Qt only. It supports MP3, Ogg/Vorbis, FLAC, MPC, MP4/AAC, MP2, Opus, Speex, TrueAudio, WavPack, WMA, WAV, AIFF, tracker modules.

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Just a few hours ago the developer, ufleisch, announced the 3.2.0 release of Kid3:

Kid3 3.2 introduces a script interface to write extensions and automate tasks using QML/JavaScript. Example scripts are provided to embed, export and resize album art, export tags and fetch lyrics from a web service. Kid3 can now be built with KDE 5 and adds support for DSF and Ogg/FLAC files. New features include more options to number tracks and marking oversized embedded album art. Discogs and Amazon import and all known bugs have been fixed.

Kid3 3.2.0 added or fixed:

  • Support QML/JS scripts for user actions.
  • Batch embed, export, and resize album art.
  • Batch lyrics download.
  • Recursive tag export.
  • Support build with KDE 5.
  • Support DSF files with TagLib 1.9.1.
  • Option to mark pictures larger than a given size.
  • Number tracks can reset track number for each folder.
  • Number tracks can only format numbers or set total.
  • Only expand subtree if shift is pressed with “Expand all”.
  • Support Ogg FLAC files.
  • QML plugin.
  • File suffix for export (e.g. picture) is determined by mime type.
  • Image dimensions are displayed below picture.
  • Crash when TagLib file is saved with changes in tags and file name.
  • Deletion of picture frames from Ogg/Opus files.
  • Setting description of Ogg pictures in frame table.
  • Reactivate support for AAC and MP2 files with TagLib.
  • Mac OS X: Avoid excessive memory consumption.
  • Adapted to Discogs server update.
  • Adapted to Amazon server update.

Install / Upgrade Kid3 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

For Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 14.10, and Linux Mint 13/17, Kid3 3.2.0 is available for install/upgrade in the developer’s PPA.

1. Open terminal and run below command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ufleisch/kid3

2. Refresh system cache:

sudo apt-get update

3. Upgrade Kid3 through Software Updater / Updater Manager. Or select install Kid3 package via below command:

  • For KDE desktop, run:
    sudo apt-get install kid3
  • For Qt version without KDE libraries:
    sudo apt-get install kid3-qt
  • If you want the command line version, run:
    sudo apt-get install kid3-cli

easytag audio tag editor

Install the most recent release of EasyTag Audio tag editor in Ubuntu from PPA, while Ubuntu repositories provide an old version.

EasyTag is a simple audio tag editor written in C and GTK+. It supports MP3, MP2, MP4/AAC, FLAC, Ogg Opus, Ogg Speex, Ogg Vorbis, MusePack, Monkey’s Audio, and WavPack files. And works under Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X.

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While Ubuntu repositories provide the old 2.1.10 release for 14.04 LTS, the latest stable 2.2.6 was released recently with

  • Fix crash when saving FLAC tags
  • Fix more CDDB search dialog memory leaks
  • Fix memory leaks when loading and saving Speex and Ogg files
  • Fix a crash when renaming files
  • Fix Ctrl-clicking to toggle file selection
  • Fix stripping the disc number from ID3v2.4 tags
  • Support album artist fields in WavPack tags
  • Improve validation of Vorbis artwork and MIME types
  • Several improvements to WavPack tag support
  • Relicense all code under the GNU GPL version 2 or later
  • Fix menu items used for tag field case conversion
  • Marek Černocký’s Czech translation
  • Christian Kirbach’s German help translation

Install/Upgrade EasyTag in Ubuntu 14.04/Linux Mint 17:

To install the latest EasyTag and receive future updates as part of system update, run below command in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) to add its official ppa:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:amigadave/ppa

easytag-ppa

Then update system cache and install the editor:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install easytag

Or upgrade the software through Software Updater or Updater Manager if you have an previous release installed.

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).

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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.