MusicBrainz Picard
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MusicBrainz Picard lets you label and tag your music with the correct ID3 tags of artists, albums, etc. quickly and easily.

Picard is the next generation MusicBrainz tagging application. This new tagging concept is album oriented, as opposed to track/file oriented like the ClassicTagger was. Picard is written in Python, which is a cross-platform language, and makes use of cross-platform libraries - this allows the same code to run both on Windows, Linux and OS X.
What's New
Version 1.2:
  • Picard now requires at least Python 2.6
  • Removed support for AmpliFIND/PUIDs
  • Add support for the Ogg Opus file format
  • It’s now possible to download cover images without any plugin. Cover Art Archive images can be downloaded by image type
  • Improved directory scanning performance
  • Prefer already-loaded releases of the same RG when matching files
  • Allow dropping new files onto specific targets
  • Add basic collections management support (PICARD-84)
  • Allow adding custom tags in the tag editing dialog (PICARD-349)
  • Fix replacing of Windows-incompatible characters (PICARD-393)
  • Save both primary and secondary release types (PICARD-240)
  • Handle errors from the AcoustID service better (PICARD-391)
  • Accept HTTPS URLs on drag-and-drop (PICARD-378)
Version 1.2:
  • Picard now requires at least Python 2.6
  • Removed support for AmpliFIND/PUIDs
  • Add support for the Ogg Opus file format
  • It’s now possible to download cover images without any plugin. Cover Art Archive images can be downloaded by image type
  • Improved directory scanning performance
  • Prefer already-loaded releases of the same RG when more...
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later





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MusicBrainz Picard User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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+74

Mikael B reviewed on 03 Nov 2013
This looks good but give too much wrong info (98% or so is wrong as in totally wrong destruction) and couldn't identify a majority of tracks at all without acoustic id (which doesn't seem to work in practice).

In addition you can't block correct tags from being "corrected" in any sane way.

I went with MPFreaker that at $10 is certainly worth the fee as it actually works · for at least 30% of my files but nothing wrong  — and let's you tell which tags to leave alone.
[Version 1.2]

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+74
Mikael B replied on 04 Nov 2013
To be fair, of your results will vary depending on what music you have and the state you collection is in, but mine was in pretty good shape, except for release names (album).

Also, the complete lack of — or difficulty in finding — prevention of correct tags is the basis for my review.
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+9

Gaberdine reviewed on 11 Sep 2013
Great work by the dev!

This outperforms paid for apps like TuneUp. I would love to be able to add tracks from iTunes but I can live with creating a custom folder and opening that folder in Picard.

It isn't entirely intuitive but it still outperforms the overpriced commercial bloatware I just trialled.

Be aware that it seems to stall if you scan too many tunes at once for acoustic fingerprints.
[Version 1.2]


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+2

+229
bbw7 commented on 21 May 2013
The newest version is 1.2, which has branched into a 10.7+ bundle and a 10.4-10.6 bundle; the source code is also available at the dev's site.
[Version 1.1]


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+3

Traum reviewed on 21 Jan 2013
The Best Renaming Software I Have Found

Will rename all your tracks the same as your tags so saves a lot of time. I have a code that gives me 01 Artist - Trackname and that's just how I like it. Would absolutely love it if it had the option to make all tags TitleCase - maybe it does if you know the right codes but that makes it difficult to use if you're a non coder. Sometimes a little buggy but not too bad really

Prefer to do tagging in Itunes though as here you can only do one track at a time I think.
[Version 1.1]


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+21

Strych9 reviewed on 07 Oct 2012
Amazing program, really easy to use and do everything required to manage tags !
Just missing a search/filter to see files that have updated info, visible in the list by a *.
Great. I adopt it!
Thanks a lot
[Version 1.1]


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+31
Peterpan23 commented on 05 Feb 2012
Under http://wiki.musicbrainz.org/PicardTagger you can downloads version 0.16 final !!! (Macupdate should update this entry)
[Version 0.15.0beta2]

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+275
MisterE replied on 07 Sep 2012
I would like gere support too but I'd hope they would come from a crowd source like Last.fm
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+275
MisterE replied on 07 Sep 2012
genre* support :)
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Boulinguiez Benoit reviewed on 24 Aug 2011
Great and turn-key program to tag your music files, all format ogg, mp3, flac ...
[Version 0.15.0beta2]


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+1
Michael Baeumer commented on 31 Oct 2010
I am just happy to find some renaming ID3 Stuff with so many possibilities. Please get on that work!
My wishes are preferences for genres or other infos- just to get that info inside my ID3.

And support for viewing more fields, and please let me decide which one I will save. Some that are o.K. i can not save - so have to do by hand second time - that is not so helpful...

o.K. sound like some input... come on I will support this - if you make a step in to now!
[Version 0.11]


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+9
Brionybob commented on 28 Feb 2009
Fifty megabytes?!?
[Version 0.11]

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+90
Schmelding replied on 28 Feb 2009
My thoughts exactly!
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+451
Corpsecorps replied on 09 Mar 2009
WHAT?!

132MB on disk? That's bigger than DVD Studo Pro! X^D
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+451
Corpsecorps commented on 17 Oct 2008
I second that last review.

Is this proceeding at all toward a 1.0?
[Version 0.9b1]


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+32

Tommy_Gun rated on 27 Jul 2013

[Version 1.2]



+242

Monkeyjunkey rated on 11 Jul 2013

[Version 1.2]



+242

Monkeyjunkey rated on 09 Jul 2013

[Version 1.1]



steveyeu rated on 05 Jan 2013

[Version 1.1]



+26

AlexisDhooge rated on 08 Sep 2012

[Version 1.1]



+1

Rgmenke rated on 05 Jul 2011

[Version 0.15.0beta2]



Jgfreedom rated on 10 Jun 2011

[Version 0.15.0beta2]


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Version Downloads:5,998
Type:Home Personal : Music
License:Free
Date:31 Mar 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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MusicBrainz Picard lets you label and tag your music with the correct ID3 tags of artists, albums, etc. quickly and easily.

Picard is the next generation MusicBrainz tagging application. This new tagging concept is album oriented, as opposed to track/file oriented like the ClassicTagger was. Picard is written in Python, which is a cross-platform language, and makes use of cross-platform libraries - this allows the same code to run both on Windows, Linux and OS X.


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