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Kid3 audio tag editor 3.8.0 was released today. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.04, and derivatives.

According to the changelog, Kid3 3.8.0 features:

  • kid3-cli: Support JSON output.
  • Format codes %{modificationdate} and %{creationdate}.
  • Support ID3v2 GRP1 frame introduced with iTunes 12.5.4.
  • Import from Tags function which operates on selected files.
  • Explicit frame names can be used by prepending a ‘!’ character.
  • Adapt unified frame type mapping for better iTunes compatibility.
  • Support multiple covers in M4A files.
  • kid3-cli: Remove dependencies to GUI libraries.
  • Android: Show info how to write to SD card.
  • Android: Support Qt 5.12.

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How to install Kid3 3.8.0 in Ubuntu 16.04/18.04:

The official Kid3 PPA has made the new release packages for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.04, and derivatives.

Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by searching for ‘terminal’ from application menu. When it opens, do following steps one by one.

1. Copy and paste following command in terminal and hit run to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ufleisch/kid3

Type user password (no asterisk feedback due to security reason) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2. Then you can upgrade Kid3 from a previous version via Software Updater:

upgrade kid3 via software updater

or run commands one by one in terminal to install or upgrade to the latest tag editor:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install kid3-qt

For KUbuntu user, replace kid3-qt with kid3 in the last command for KDE integration.

Uninstall

To remove the PPA repository, either open Software & Updates -> Other Software tab, or run command:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:ufleisch/kid3

To remove the audio tag editor, either use your system package manager or run command:

sudo apt remove --autoremove kid3 kid3-*

Kid3 audio tag editor released version 3.7.1 today. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 18.10, and higher.

Kid3 3.7.1 primarily brings bug fixes and usability improvements. Most new features target the Android version, which now supports a dark theme, a better file selection dialog and more configuration options.

  • Support max-, min-, unq- aggregation when renaming directories.
  • Android: Support dark and light themes.
  • Android: Support opening files with Kid3 from other apps.
  • Android: Settings for formats, character replacements and import profiles.
  • Improved support format codes in file name for cover.
  • Fixed support setting of ID3v2 version for DSF files.
  • Avoid jumping around frames while deleting.
  • Removal of multiple tags where not all tags are removed.
  • Setting of a simple string as value for IPLS frame with TagLib.
  • Adapted to Discogs server update.

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How to Install Kid3 3.7.1 in Ubuntu:

The official Kid3 PPA contains the latest software packages for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 18.10, and higher.

Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by searching for ‘terminal’ from software launcher. When it opens, do following steps one by one.

1. Copy and paste following command in terminal and hit run to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ufleisch/kid3

Type your password (no asterisk feedback due to security reason) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2. Then you can upgrade Kid3 from a previous version via Software Updater:

upgrade kid3 via software updater

or run commands one by one in terminal to install or upgrade to the latest tag editor:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install kid3-qt

For KUbuntu, you may replace kid3-qt with kid3 in the last command for KDE integration.

Uninstall

To remove the PPA repository, either open Software & Updates -> Other Software tab, or run command:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:ufleisch/kid3

To remove the audio tag editor, either use your system package manager or run command:

sudo apt remove --autoremove kid3 kid3-*

Kid3 audio tag editor released version 3.7.0 a few hours ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.10, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 16.04, and Linux Mint 18.x, 19.x.

The most important new feature in Kid3 3.7.0 is a playlist editor. Playlist items can be added, removed and reordered. Improvements include editors for the formats to convert between tags and file names and drop down lists with available tag values when multiple files are selected. The new file list fixes problems with updates when directories are renamed.

Kid3 3.7.0 release highlights:

  • Add and reorder playlist items using drag’n’drop.
  • Edit tags from files referenced in playlist.
  • Play songs from playlist.
  • Drag image files from file list to embed them in audio files.
  • Drag files from file list into other applications.
  • Reload action to refresh file list.
  • Completions with different values when selecting multiple files.
  • Option “–dbus” to have a D-Bus interface with kid3-cli.
  • Code “%{dirname}” to use current directory name when renaming.
  • Code “%{disk}” as alias for “%{disc number}”.
  • Edit list of availble formats to set file and directory names
  • Bug fixes and a few improvements.

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How to Install Kid3 3.7.0 in Ubuntu:

The official Kid3 PPA contains the latest software packages for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, and Ubuntu 18.10 so far.

Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by searching for ‘terminal’ from software launcher. When it opens, do following steps one by one.

1. Copy and paste following command in terminal and hit run to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ufleisch/kid3

Type your password (no asterisks feedback due to security reason) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2. Then you can upgrade Kid3 from a previous version via Software Updater:

upgrade kid3 via software updater

or run commands one by one in terminal to install or upgrade to the latest tag editor:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install kid3-qt

For KUbuntu, you may replace kid3-qt with kid3 in the last command for KDE integration.

Uninstall

To remove the PPA repository, either open Software & Updates -> Other Software tab, or run command:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:ufleisch/kid3

To remove the audio tag editor, either use your system package manager or run command:

sudo apt remove --autoremove kid3 kid3-*

A new bug-fix release for the Kid3 audio tag editor 3.6 series was released earlier today. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 19/18, and their derivatives.

This bug-fix release fixes the use of free form MP4 atoms, import from CSV with DOS line endings, the application icon in KDE wayland sessions and other bugs. The generation of file names from tags is improved by supporting conditional text around a value from the tags, which is only inserted when the corresponding value exists.

Changes in Kid3 3.6.2 include:

  • Format from tags with custom strings prepended / appended when replaced format code is not empty %{“t1″code”t2”}.
  • Fix MP4 free form names longer than 4 characters with TagLib.
  • Support DOS line endings with “Import CSV”.
  • Set CTOC and CHAP element ID from values in the frame table.
  • Correctly add frame when “Edit” is clicked on non existing frame.
  • Show correct icon in Wayland session.
  • Improve editing of ISO date/time values with validation enabled.
  • Bundle OpenSSL libraries with self-contained Linux package.

How to Install Kid3 3.6.2 in Ubuntu:

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

Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut key or by searching for ‘terminal’ from software launcher. When it opens, do following steps one by one.

1. Copy and paste following command in terminal and hit run to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ufleisch/kid3

Type your password (no asterisks feedback due to security reason) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2. Then you can upgrade Kid3 from a previous version via Software Updater:

upgrade kid3 via software updater

or run commands one by one in terminal to install or upgrade to the latest tag editor:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install kid3-qt

For KUbuntu, you may replace kid3-qt with kid3 in the last command for KDE integration.

Uninstall

To remove the PPA repository, either open Software & Updates -> Other Software tab, or run command:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:ufleisch/kid3

To remove the audio tag editor, either use your system package manager or run command:

sudo apt remove --autoremove kid3 kid3-*

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.

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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-*