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  • Audio Tag Tool
    Audio Tag Tool manages the information fields in MP3 and Ogg Vorbis files, commonly called tags.
  • btag
    btag is a command line based audio file tagger. It retains information about the filesystem structure so that you can tag a bunch of albums with ease.
  • Cantus
    Cantus is a very complete program to rename and tag mp3 files. It features: define filters for renaming, which you can proceed on a list of files, mass tagging of mp3s, dynamically tagging is implemented, that means, you can generate a tag out of the filename and/or directory name.
  • CurseTag
    CurseTag is a text-based audio file tag (metadata) editor. It aims to be a simplified, lightweight, non-graphical alternative for the quite popular tag editor called EasyTag.
  • EasyTAG
    EasyTAG is a utility for viewing and editing tags for MP3, MP2, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, MusePack and Monkey's Audio files. Its simple and nice GTK+ interface makes tagging easier under GNU/Linux or Windows. Read more
  • eyeD3
    eyeD3 is a Python module and program for processing ID3 tags. Information about mp3 files (i.e bit rate, sample frequency, play time, etc.) is also provided. The formats supported are ID3 v1.0/v1.1 and v2.3/v2.4.
  • GTagger
    GTagger is an ID3 tag editor designed for easy and efficient usage. Features include directory listing, viewing and editing ID3 tags, converting ID3 tags into several versions, filename suggestions appropriated from tag information, live filename suggestion alteration while editing the ID3 tag, the ability to rename and delete files, and short cuts for every function.
  • gtkid3tag
    gtkid3tag is a graphical ID3 tag editor for fast and comfortable editing of your MP3 or Ogg files. It is based on Gtk2 and handles any tagged file.
  • allows one to read and manipulate so-called ID3 informational tags on MP3 files through an object-oriented Python interface.
  • ID3edit
    ID3edit is a command line based ID3v1.1 tag editor for unix like systems.
  • id3ren
    id3ren is used to rename batches of mp3 files by reading the ID3 tag at the end of the file which contains the song name, artist, album, year, and a comment.
  • id3tool
    id3tool is a command line utility for easy manipulation of the ID3 tags present in MPEG Layer 3 audio files.
  • id3v2
    id3v2 is a command line editor for id3v2 tags.
  • K-Yamo
    K-Yamo is an MP3 and Ogg Vorbis tagger with ID3v2 support. It can store ID3v1, ID3v2.3, or ID3v2.4 tags. It also stores pictures in the tags. K-Yamo supports multi-file editing. It also cleans up your files into a structured filesystem tree which makes use of the tags in the files. Finally, it is a CD ripper with FreeDB support. A MySQL database can optionally be used for tagging.
  • Kid3
    If you want to easily tag multiple MP3, Ogg/Vorbis, FLAC, MPC, MP4/AAC, MP2, Speex, TrueAudio, WavPack, WMA, WAV and AIFF 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. Read more
  • KMP3Info
    KMP3Info is a simple K-Tool, to edit the ID3-Tags of MP3-Files.
  • KTagIt
    KTagIt is a tag Editor and file renamer for ogg and mp3 (and maybe later flac) will support CDDB request.
  • last.tag
    last.tag is a tag editor for the online music service. It can tag albums, artists, and tracks given on the command line, or it can read them from a configuration file.
  • libtagedit-python
    libtagedit provides a C++ and python interface to music file tag editing which should be as easy as possible. It has a plugin structure and is easily extendable. Currently, it includes plugins for MP3 (ID3v2 r/w and ID3v1 reading), OGG and FLAC files.
  • MooTag
    MooTag is an MP3 and Ogg Vorbis tag editor for the GNOME Desktop.
  • MP3-Database
    MP3-Database is an application to store the ID3-Tags of your MP3 files in a database.
  • MP3c
    MP3c is a curses-based audio-cd to MP3-converter with CDDB support.
  • MP3Info
    MP3Info is a little utility used to read and modify the ID3 tags of MP3 files. MP3Info can also display various techincal aspects of an MP3 file including playing time, bit-rate, sampling frequency and other attributes in a pre-defined or user-specifiable output format.
  • MP3Organizer
    MP3Organizer is designed to organize your MP3-collection. It gets the song information from the MP3-Files and its ID3-Tags or the filenames and stores it in a mysql-database.
  • mp3ql
    mp3ql is a tool for browsing, organizing and tagging large collections of mp3 files.
  • is a perl script for displaying or modifying ID3v1.x tags on MP3 files.
  • mp3r
    mp3r is a utility designed for non-interactive renaming of MP3 files (songs) according to information found in their ID3 tag.
  • Musicrename
    Musicrename helps you to rename and move your mp3/ogg files based on their tags.
  • PGID3 Tag Editor
    PGID3 is an ID3v1 and v2 tag editor for manipulating the information on files such as MP3s. It is written in PHP and uses PHP-GTK, so it can take advantage of the GTK+ Toolkit for rendering a GUI. The program itself is broken into three parts, a PHP Function Library called Pid Three (Pid3), a PHP CLI interface (PCLID3), and the GTK+ GUI itself.
  • Pinky-Tagger
    Pinkytagger is for editing and mass tagging music file tags. Pinkytagger uses the Musicbrainz service to find tags automatically. To do so, Pinkytagger generates fingerprints (TRM-Hashes) of your files and compares them with the data from a Musicbrainz server. Read more
  • Popol
    Popol is a small ID3v1.1 tagger.
  • puddletag
    puddletag is a tag editor loosely based on the Windows program Mp3tag. It uses a table layout so that all the tags you want to edit by hand are visible and easily editable.
  • QTagger
    QTagger is a Qt based mp3 tagger for GNU/Linux and Unix like operating systems. It makes use of id3lib to support id3v1 and id3v2 tags. id3v2 tags are now being supported by more and more players, though sadly few GUI based mp3 taggers provide support.
  • renameit
    renameit formats all your mp3 filenames (based on the ID3 tag info), remove embedded spaces, and notify you when an mp3 has no ID3 tag.
  • SmartTagFix
    SmartTagFix fills in missing ID3 tags for all MP3s within a directory structure. It uses the file name, directory name, and a bit of "common sense" to guess the correct labels.
  • stag
    stag is a C curses based mp3/ogg/flac tagging application.
  • Syrinx
    Syrinx is a semi-intelligent controller for mpg123 that features searching ID3 tags, weighted random song selection, and the ability to figure out what song the user is likely to want to hear next.
  • tag2html
    tag2html is a tool that converts most important ID3 tags from MP3 files into an HTML or XML file. It can be used to get an overview of all the MP3 files in one or more directories.
  • tagclean
    tagclean is a utility to make it easy to maintain a clean and structured collection of ogg's and mp3's. Give it a filename and it will go through great effort to extract useful information from IDv1, IDv2, vorbiscomments and filename, clean it up and present it for you to create nice tag.
  • taginfo
    Taginfo is a quick implementation of the taglib API for use in the music jukebox program Room Juice. It's meant to be fast, not featureful. It reads whatever tags taglib can read, which as of this writing are ID3, ID3v2, Ogg, and FLAC.
  • TagReport
    TagReport is an audio file "indexer" that recurses into directories and reads tags/Vorbis comments from MP3s, Ogg Vorbis files, and FLAC files, outputting the results to an HTML file which can be customized via a template interface.
  • TkTag
    TkTag is a Tk/Perl application that allows the user to edit and modify ID3 headers in mp3 files. In addition to editing and modifying tags manually, you can also set up input and output masks to either create tags from filenames, or rename files based on tag fields.
  • Xid3
    Xid3 is a simple editor for ID3 tags in MP3 files using the mp3info tool.

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