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MusicBrainz Picard

Python-based music tagging software with CD lookup and AcoustID to effortlessly ID music.

  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Python
  • PortableApps.com
Avg rating of 4.2 (18)| 20 comments

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MusicBrainz Picard Features

  1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsMusicBrainz Picard can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
  2.  PortableMusicBrainz Picard can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.

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  • English

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  •  12 Open Issues
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Our users have written 20 comments and reviews about MusicBrainz Picard, and it has gotten 369 likes

MusicBrainz Picard was added to AlternativeTo by Aerialsky on and this page was last updated . MusicBrainz Picard is sometimes referred to as Picard.

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tanktop
  
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This is without a doubt the best cross-platform tagging software available. It's incredibly powerful and versatile.

However (massive caveat), it's a pain to get used to using it, and any noob is not going to figure it out.

Tiny things like being able to link the power of the automatic search in the app with the manual power search on the MusicBrainz website. If you haven't found the release that you wanted through the Picard app, you can search for it on the MusicBrainz website. Once you've found the correct one, just click the 'tagger' icon in the top right hand corner of the window and it'll automatically insert it back into your Picard app, ready for you to drag and drop your tunes onto. This is a massive time saver.

The 'Scan' function is completely amazing, and although not 100% accurate, it's an incredible time saver. I don't know why they don't promote this more.

It could really do with

  • some user interaction, tool-tips suggesting that you can use complex search terms in the search window
  • possibly an automated system (I seem to click the same buttons in the same order every time)
  • more incentive to sign up to the MusicBrainz service
  • a reason why it never seems to find the artwork?

All in all, an indispensable piece of software that I use very regularly. Highly recommended.

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Railrunner
  
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I'd like to say that MusicBrainz Picard is an amazing tool, saving an ample amount of time spent in the tagging process. You open the files you need, you scan them, and Picard does the rest. It's just that easy. Quicker than any other tagging software I've used. Of course, after Picard does it's work, you can still make changes to the tags if you'd like.

This software can also automatically rename files on whatever naming pattern you want. Very useful feature. The Options menu is simple and self-explanatory, but also offers plenty of, you guessed it, options! In addition to this, there is also a script section, allowing you to code whatever you want when you run the scanner. More advanced users should definitely take a look at that if they need something done.

The interface is neat and smooth. The current picture is outdated. While the overall look of the UI remains unchanged from that, there are a few modifications that allow for more information to be fitted on the screen, with a better aesthetic feeling.

What else could I ask for? Maybe the ability to copy the tags from one file to another. That would be nice. No big deal though.

All in all, Picard's a very stable and functional cross-platform tagging tool. I haven't yet found anything like it. Great stuff.

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antonanton
  
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Non-intuitive interface with zero explanations (!!!!!). Moreover, Picard severely failed with album covers search in spite of the plugins, I have installed from official site. I am using freeware TACHYCARDIA (has step-by-step interface, especially for missing cover art search) and freeware MP3TAG currently - both progs have human, clear interfaces.

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Bricolas
  
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Powerful tool : does the job

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stevejohnson123
  
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thanks for sharing this information

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triumphalism
  
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Genius app! Saved a lot of time!

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thaikolja
  
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Easiest and most reliable auto music tagger available. Lots of functions (i.e file renaming on saving based on sophisticated syntax). And Open Source, running on macOS, Windows, and Linux. What can you ask more? However, some regular updates would be nice,

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  • audio-tagging

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