5 of the Best Free Linux Music Tag Editors
A tag editor (or tagger) is an application which allows
users to edit metadata of multimedia files. Metadata is the data
about the audio data. It lets information about the audio file
such as the title, artist, conductor, album, track length, lyrics,
embedded images, and other information be stored in the audio file
The most common form of audio tag is ID3, of which there are
two unrelated types (ID3v1 and ID3v2). There are also other types of
audio tags, including Vorbis Comments
(found in Ogg and FLAC audio files), and APE tags. Tag editors are not
just confined to audio files. Taggers for graphic formats (such as JPEG
and TIFF) are also available.
Tag editors are frequently used to correct and organise
multimedia files and they support popular digital audio formats. They
rename files based on the tag information, replace words in tags and
filenames, create playlists, and import/export tag information. An
important feature we look for is the ability to make online database
lookups, saving valuable time in collating tags and cover art for your
To provide an insight into the quality of software that is
available, we have compiled a list of 5 proficient music tag
editors. Hopefully, there will be something of interest here for anyone
who wants to keep their music collection organised.
Now, let's explore the 5 music tag editors at hand.
For each title we have compiled its own portal page, a full description
with an in-depth analysis of its features, screenshots, together with
links to relevant resources and reviews.
|Music Tag Editors
||Highly efficient audio tagger
MusicBrainz tag editor written in Python
||Mass tagger which supports the
MusicBrainz (PUID & TRM) service
editor for MP3, Ogg Vorbis files and more
||Elegant music organizer
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Last Updated Saturday, March 31 2012 @ 12:15 PM EST