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Introduction

?MusicBrainz Picard is a cross-platform (Linux/Mac OS X/Windows) application written in Python and is the official ?MusicBrainz tagger.

Features

  • Support of major audio formats like mp3, wav, aac.
  • CD lookup and disc ID submission
  • Album oriented approach
  • Extensible via plugins

Installing

To install standard Picard on your computer run following command as root

aptitude install picard

Tips and tricks

Scripting

  • Lowercase filenames with undescores
     $lower($replace(%albumartist%/%album%/$num(%tracknumber%,2) %title%, ,_))
  • Remove "feat." from filenames
     $set(title,$rreplace(%title%,\\s\\\(feat. [^\)]+\\\),))
  • Remove "various artists" from compilation filenames
     $if($and($eq(%compilation%,1), $eq(%albumartist%,Various Artists)), $unset(albumartist) $unset(albumartistsort))

Plugins

Pcard has support for third party plugins. To install them, downloaded plugin files should be placed under directory ~/.config/MusicBrainz/Picard/plugins This page provides variety of plugins for picard, such as, album art downloader, additional search options and etc.


CategorySoftware