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Puddletag

Puddletag is a Linux audio tag editor similar to Mp3tag (a popular Windows audio tagging tool) that supports ID3v1, ID3v2 (mp3), MP4 (mp4, m4a, etc.), VorbisComments (ogg, flac), Musepack (mpc), Monkey's Audio (.ape) and WavPack (wv).

I had this post saved as a draft for a few days because of a bug in Puddletag 0.10.4 which was finally fixed today in Puddletag 0.10.6.

So versions 0.10.5 and 0.10.6 only come with bug fixes but Puddletag 0.10.4 which was recently released, comes with some very interesting improvements:
  • export artwork to file option
  • a filter that behaves like the one in Mp3tag (more info about that here
  • retrieve track artists for Various Artist albums (for the Discogs tag source)
  • Unicode support for Replace with Regular Expression function
  • Tag to filename and Tag->Dir functions now handle patterns like '../%artist%' and './%artist%/%album%' correctly.
  • improved mass-tagging feature

You can find the complete changelog here.


As usual, the latest Puddletag is available in the Puddletag WebUpd8 PPA so Ubuntu users (Lucid, Maverick, Natty and Oneiric) can install it using the commands below:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/puddletag
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install puddletag

For other Linux distributions, see the Puddletag download page.
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