MusicBrainz Picard

MusicBrainz Picard is a program that allows you to automatically identify the audio-recording and semi-automatically add tags to audio files.

Project MusicBrainz — data about the music

The program developed by MusicBrainz Foundation. One of the projects of the company, is a project of the same name — MusicBrainz.

The MusicBrainz project aims to create an open database with data about music. Database does not contain the music itself. It contains information about music (metadata) — singers, songwriters, track names, album, length, tracks, album art and so on.

Features of the program MusicBrainz Picard

The program MusicBrainz Picard reads the audio files and compares available data with data in the database. Based on the comparison, the program selects the appropriate metadata for the file. Thus you can add new information to the records in an automatic or semi-automatic mode.

Picard can add not only basic tags, such as album name, track name, date of release, but also the lists of performers and their instruments.

If file non-existent metadata, the program can use the AcoustID to determine which track is in the file (this is the way to identify files and obtain special entry identifier). Comparing the AcoustID ID with the corresponding record in the MusicBrainz database, the program receives information about the file.

Also Picard allows you to edit tags from audio files manually.

Supported the extension of functionality using plugins. Additional plugins can be downloaded from the official website of the program.

Supported formats

The program supports all popular audio formats.

Supports MP3, FLAC, OGG, M4A, WMA, WAV and others.

The program’s interface

The main program window is divided into three main areas: a tree view list of audio files, a list of matches found in MusicBrainz database, table tags. At the top are the control buttons and menus.

The program interface is translated into Russian language.

MusicBrainz Picard is written in Python.

To install MusicBrainz Picard on Ubuntu Linux

To install MusicBrainz Picard on Ubuntu Linux from PPA-repository. To install, run the terminal command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:musicbrainz-developers/stable
sudo apt update
sudo apt install picard

The program website (free download):Official site MusicBrainz Picard
The program is cross-platform and works in:

  • MacOS
  • Windows
  • Linux

Screenshots of the program

  • The main window of the program (version: 2.1.2)

  • The program settings (version: 2.1.2)


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