MusicBrainz Picard — a program that allows you to automatically recognize audio recordings and semi-automatically add tags to audio files.
The program is developed by the 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 music data. The base does not contain the music itself. It contains information about music (metadata) — artists, songwriters, track names, albums, track lengths, album art, and so on.
Features of MusicBrainz Picard
MusicBrainz Picard reads the audio files and compares the data in the files with the 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 automatic or semi-automatic mode.
Picard can add not only basic tags, such as album title, track title, release date, but also lists of artists and their instruments.
If the file does not have any metadata at all, the program can use the capabilities of AcoustID to determine which track is in the file (this is a way to recognize files and obtain a special record ID). By matching The acoustid with the corresponding entry in the MusicBrainz database, the program obtains data about the file.
Picard also allows you to edit the tags of audio files in manual mode.
It supports the expansion of functionality using plugins. Additional plugins can be downloaded from the official website of the program.
The program supports all popular audio formats. MP3, FLAC, OGG, M4A, WMA, WAV and others.
The main window of the program is divided into three main areas: tree view of the list of audio files, list of matches found in the MusicBrainz database, tag table. At the top there are control buttons and menus.
Installation latest version into Linux Mint:
May the Force be with you,
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:musicbrainz-developers/stable sudo apt update sudo apt install picard