Pinky-Tagger – MusicBrainz tagger for Linux

Pinky-Tagger is a mass tagger for Linux which supports the MusicBrainz (PUID & TRM) service to find the correct tag information for your files automatically.

With Pinky-Tagger, you can manage your files, download cover, tag via an integrated expression scanner, tag via the MusicBrainz information or even listen to your files (external player support).

Pinkytagger can tag complete albums, even if some fingerprints from your files are unknown to the Musicbrainz server. For that, Pinkytagger uses several algorithms like fault-tolerant string comparison, length comparison etc.

This software has not seen a new release for many years.

Features include:

  • View, edit, write tags of MP3, FLAC, Ogg and Monkey’s Audio files.
  • Support OFA/PUID fingerprint generation.
  • Supports the MusicBrainz (version 3) service.
  • Download cover and save them to disk.
  • Download album information with or without automatic preselection of album suggestions.
  • Tag complete albums.
  • Browse files with internal file- and directory browser.
  • Recursion directory mode for tagging.
  • Read file information like (bitrate, time and so on) and displays them.
  • Rename files via expression scanner from tag information.
  • Tag files via expression scanner from file name.
  • Control your favorite external player (play, append to playlist, pause and so on).
  • Tag files where you do not have any information (empty tag and implausible filename for example).
  • Decode with the fast libffmpeg (internal) or with “lame” (external) for fingerprint generation.
  • Powerful album tagger with automatic track assignment functionality.
  • Fully Drag & Drop compatible.
  • Offline mode.
  • Fast track browsing with internal MusicBrainz & MusicDNS cache.
  • Mark directories as tagged, files missing or untagged for better album management.
  • Manage your tools as you want (with dockwidgets).
  • Listen to your files with the integrated phonon music player.

The software is written in C++ using Qt4 widgets.

Developer: Sebastian Stadelmann
License: GNU GPL v2


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