puddletag – audio tag editor similar to Mp3tag

puddletag is an open source audio tag editor similar to the Windows program Mp3tag.

The software uses a spreadsheet-like layout so that all the tags you want to edit by hand are visible and easily editable.

The software depends on Python 2.6, PyQt4, PyParsing, and Mutagen. It’s recommended users also install Chromaprint.

Features include:

  • Batch editing of tags. Write ID3v1.1, ID3v2.3, ID3v2.4, MPEG-4, WMA, APEv2 Tags and Vorbis comments to multiple files at once.
  • Renaming files using tags by using patterns and basic tag editing.
  • Extracting tags from filenames.
  • Automated mass tagging of multiple albums including the ability to enrich existing metadata using one or more metadata sources in a single operation.
  • Importing your music library.
  • Quick search and replace text in highlighted tracks/fields without having to resort to actions
  • Using Actions to automate repetitive tasks.
  • Functions – offers the ability to replace text, trim it, perform case conversions, and a lot more.
  • Perform web lookups using Amazon (including cover art), Discogs (cover art), FreeDB, and MusicBrainz.
  • Full AcoustID integration. AcoustID is a music fingerprinting service provided by Lukas Lalinsky. It works by calculating a unique fingerprint for your audio files and trying to match it to data in the AcoustID database.
  • Automatically creates playlists.
  • User-defined field mappings.
  • Regular expressions.
  • Preview mode.
  • Supports embedded album cover art.
  • Recursive subfolder support.
  • Supported formats: ID3v1, ID3v2 (mp3), MP4 (mp4, m4a, etc.), VorbisComments (ogg, flac), Musepack (mpc), Monkey’s Audio (.ape) and WavPack (wv).
  • Reads Xing headers to accurately calculate the bitrate and length of MP3s. ID3 and APEv2 tags can be edited regardless of audio format.
  • Ability to extend functionality with plugins.
  • Opus support.
  • Unicode support.
  • Internationalization support including Czech, Dutch, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish.

Website: docs.puddletag.net
Support: Documentation, GitHub
Developer: concentricpuddle and many contributors
License: GNU GPL v3


puddletag is written in Python. Learn Python with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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