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Kid3 audio tag editor 3.6.1 was released earlier today. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 17.10, Ubuntu 16.04, and/or Ubuntu 14.04.

This bugfix release improves the speed when saving with a lot of unchanged files in the directory. It fixes wrong parsing of the xid atom when using the Mp4v2Metadata plugin, scrolling to the opened file when using a custom sort order in the file list and avoids changing the file name extension when setting file names from the tags.

Kid3 3.6.1 changelog:

  • Faster saving when many files are unchanged.
  • Do not change file extension when creating file name from tags.
  • Support for cross building.
  • Fix parsing of xid atom with Mp4v2Metadata plugin.
  • Scroll to opened file after sorting file list.
  • Avoid recursion when automatically applying format.

Kid3 Audio Tagger

How to Install Kid3 3.6.1 in Ubuntu:

The developer maintains a PPA repository with the latest packages for all current Ubuntu releases.

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for ‘terminal’ from app launcher. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ufleisch/kid3

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

Kid3 PPA

2. Then run following commands to install or upgrade the audio editor:

sudo apt update 

sudo apt install kid3-qt

For KDE users, replace kid3-qt in the last command with kid3 for better integration.

To upgrade Kid3 from an existing release, simply install the updates via Software Updater:

upgrade kid3 via software updater

Uninstall:

To remove the PPA, launch Software & Updates and navigate to ‘Other Software’ tab.

To remove Kid3 tag editor, either use system package manger or run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove kid3 kid3-*

Kid3 audio tag editor got an update by releasing v3.5.1 earlier today with performance improvements and a few fixes.

Changes in Kid3 3.5.1 include:

  • Compatibility of imported and exported CSV files with cells containing new line characters.
  • Do not show unknown frames for ID3v2.3 TDAT, TIME, TYER, TRDA frames.
  • Enable high-DPI scaling for Qt >= 5.6.
  • Change AppStream directory from appdata to metainfo.
  • Fix crash with DSF files having sample rates other than 2822400 or 5644800.

Kid3 Audio Tagger

How to Install Kid3 3.5.1 in Ubuntu:

The software has an official PPA that so far offers most recent packages for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 17.10, and derivatives.

1. Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching ‘terminal’ from app launcher. Then run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ufleisch/kid3

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

Kid3 PPA

2. Then upgrade Kid3 from an existing release via Software Updater:

upgrade kid3 via software updater

or run following commands to install or upgrade the audio editor:

sudo apt update 

sudo apt install kid3

Uninstall:

To remove the PPA, launch Software & Updates and navigate to ‘Other Software’ tab.

To remove Kid3 tag editor, either use system package manger or run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove kid3 kid3-*

MusicBrainz Picard is an open-source cross-platform music tagger written in Python. While Ubuntu repositories provide an old version of the software, here’s how to install the latest release (Picard 1.4.2 so far) in Ubuntu 16.04, and higher.

MusicBrainz Picard has an official Ubuntu PPA repository, however, it’s not been updated for more than a year. It now publishes the official Linux binaries only through Flathub repository.

1. Install Flatpak (Ubuntu 16.04 only).

While Ubuntu 16.04 does not ship Flatpak in the default repositories, open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T and run commands to install it from the PPA.

  1. Add the flatpak PPA via command (type your password when prompts and hit enter):
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alexlarsson/flatpak

  2. Then install flatpak via commands:
    sudo apt-get update
    
    sudo apt-get install flatpak

2. Add the Flathub repository via command:

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo

3. Finally grab and install the music tagger via command:

flatpak install flathub org.musicbrainz.Picard

Log out and back in after installation and then launch it from Unity Dash, Gnome launcher and enjoy!

Uninstall:

To uninstall the music tagger, run command:

flatpak uninstall --app org.musicbrainz.Picard

And remove the repository:

flatpak remote-delete flathub

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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