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Puddletag is an awesome Mp3tag-like audio tag editor for Linux which uses a spreadsheet layout so the tags are always visible, making it easy to edit them.

The application comes with a highly customizable interface and supports mass tagging and most features that should exist in an audio tag editor like extracting tag information from filenames, ranaming files based on their tags, along with some other cool features like support for downloading cover art via Amazon or retrieving tags from Discogs, FreeDB or MusicBrainz.

After 8 months of work, Puddletag 1.0.0 stable has been released today. Here are the major changes included in the latest Puddletag 1.0.0:
  • AcoustID support: AcoustID is a music fingerprinting service that works by calculating a unique fingerprint for your audio files and trying to match it to data in the AcoustID database. This allows you to find information for tracks that have no metadata. To be able to use this, you'll need libchromaprint-tools and libchromaprint0 - in Ubuntu, install them using "sudo apt-get install libchromaprint-tools libchromaprint0"
  • Mp3tag tag sources are fully supported
  • Massively updated parser
  • Fixed Amazon tag source as now requires AssociateTag to do lookups.
  • Improved mass tagging
  • Support for MusicBrainz's and Discogs's new API
  • $regex function added.
  • Updated icon
  • ID3v2.3 frames are written in same order as Mp3tag's.
  • VA album lookups for Discogs.
  • And many bug fixes

For how to use Puddletag, visit its online documentation (includes some tutorials too).

Install Puddletag in Ubuntu

To add the WebUpd8 Puddletag PPA and install the latest Puddletag 1.0 in Ubuntu Quantal, Precise, Oneiric, Natty, Maverick or Lucid, use the following commands (the package is also available in the main WebUpd8 PPA):
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/puddletag
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install puddletag

For other Linux distributions (there are also .deb files available for download if you don't want to use our PPA), get Puddletag via SourceForge.