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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-*

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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.

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

kid3 command line interface

Kid3 Audio Tag Editor has reached v3.0 with new features and improvements. It adds command-line interface kid3-cli and supports GStreamer 1.0.

If you want to easily tag multiple MP3, Ogg/Vorbis, FLAC, MPC, MP4/AAC, MP2, Opus, Speex, TrueAudio, WavPack and WMA files (e.g. full albums) without typing the same information again and again and have control over both ID3v1 and ID3v2 tags, then Kid3 is the program you are looking for.

With Kid3 you can:

  • Edit ID3v1.1 tags
  • Edit all ID3v2.3 and ID3v2.4 frames
  • Convert between ID3v1.1, ID3v2.3 and ID3v2.4 tags
  • Edit tags in MP3, Ogg/Vorbis, FLAC, MPC, MP4/AAC, MP2, Speex, TrueAudio, WavPack, WMA, AIFF and WAV files
  • Edit tags of multiple files, e.g. the artist, album, year and genre of all files of an album typically have the same values and can be set together.
  • Generate tags from filenames
  • Generate tags from the contents of tag fields
  • Generate filenames from tags
  • Rename and create directories from tags
  • Generate playlist files
  • Automatically convert upper and lower case and replace strings
  • Import from freedb2.org, MusicBrainz, Discogs, Amazon and other sources of album data
  • Export tags as CSV, HTML, playlists, Kover XML and in other formats

What’s New in Kid3 3.0:
New:

  • Command-line interface kid3-cli.
  • Use common shared libraries for KDE, Qt-only and CLI versions.
  • Plugins for metadata libraries and importers.
  • Support Opus files with TagLib 1.9.
  • Support GStreamer 1.0.
  • Support libavresample 0.0.3.

Improved:

  • Editing without leaving the keyboard.
  • When saving a file fails, tell user if it is not writable.
  • Escape metacharacters in HTML export.
  • Updated Czech translation.
  • Updated Finnish translation.
  • Cleaned up configuration option sections.

Fixed:

  • Crash when saving non-FLAC file with flac extension.
  • Support minimum Mac OS X version 10.5.
  • Load Qt libraries only from bundle on Mac OS X.

DEBs for Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 13.10 and installer for MAC OS, Windows are available in Kid3 homepage