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.
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.
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:
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-*