MusicBrainz is a community music metadatabase that attempts to create a comprehensive music information site. You can use the MusicBrainz data either by browsing this web site, or you can access the data from a client program — for example, a CD player program can use MusicBrainz to identify CDs and provide information about the CD, about the artist or about related information. You can also use the MusicBrainz Tagger to automatically identify and clean up the metadata tags in your digital music collections
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 Mac OS X.
Since version 0.7.0, MusicBrainz Picard supports automatic identifying of audio files through the MusicDNS service using the Open Fingerprint Architecture acoustic fingerprinting technology.
Version 0.9.0 is a complete rewrite of the MusicBrainz Picard codebase, motivated by switch from wxPython to PyQt and Mac OS X support.
Supported file formats:
* MP3, TTA (ID3)
* Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, Speex (VorbisComment)
* Musepack, WavPack, OptimFROG, Monkey's Audio (APEv2 tag)
* AAC, ALAC (MP4)
* Windows Media Audio
MusicBrainz Picard is named after the character Captain Jean-Luc Picard from the TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Documentation for Users
These are all the documents that should help users of Picard:
- Picard Documentation
- Picard Screencasts
- Video guides on how to use Picard
- How To Tag Files With Picard
- Illustrated Picard quick start guide.
- Picard Linux installation
- Guide for tips on how to install Picard from sources on various linux distributions.
- Picard FAQ
- There is also a page covering Picard on Wikipedia.
sudo apt-get install picard
Source Code Tarball
Picard is licensed under the GPL 2.0 or later.
Are listed and available for download at PicardPlugins.
Development Source Code
bzr branch http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~musicbrainz-developers/picard/trunk picard
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