MusicBrainz Picard


MusicBrainz Picard

A cross-platform music tagger using audio fingerprints to identify track information


Our rating: 

Get It: Linux | Mac OS | Windows (App)
License: Free (Open source)
Review & Alternatives: Best Free MP3 Tag Editor - Standalone

Pros & Cons:

Runs on multi platforms, identify track info by matching digital thumbprint with MusicBrainz database, show up existing tags with add and delete functions.
Cover arts not allowed to edit except updating from database.

Our Review:

MusicBrainz Picard runs on multi platforms and adopts a new tagging concept that is album oriented, as opposed to tracks or files oriented tagging.

It identifies track information by comparing a unique digital thumbprint to the information in the MusicBrainz database. Once the tracks are best matched, you can save their respective tag information into selected MP3 files. How To Tag Files With Picard is a helpful guide for a quick start.

As with Mp3tag, checking the details of a selected file evokes a list of all existing tags, including lyrics, which you can then edit. If a tag doesn't currently exist, you can always add it.

But in the version under review, cover art edits aren't possible except by updating from online databases.

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