Organizing your music albums is not always a simple task, especially when searching for the right information. Well! MusicBrainz Picard can be a great solution.
MusicBrainz Picard is an open source, cross-platform software developed by the MetaBrainz Foundation, which is also responsible for the MusicBrainz database. Picard can, with just one click, find various music albums in different formats, such as MP3, FLAC, OGG, M4A, WMA, WAV, among others.
Using AcoustID audio fingerprints, files are identified and compared to the songs in the database, all without metadata being present in your files or incomplete. Editing the tags of your songs with the program is very practical.
Some news from MusicBrainz Picard 2.2
Several bugs were fixed, fixing bugs in their versions, either for Windows, Linux, macOS, etc.
Other more technical features have been added, if interested, visit this link and see the details. A novelty that can highlight, among others, the addition of a built-in music player. The feature is still beta, but simplifying the act of editing tags and other settings. Saving time by not having to use another player together. Something simple, but one that comes to add and make everything easier. You can still choose from another installed player, remember that as it is a feature in beta, bugs may occur with this new function.
Installation of MusicBrainz Picard 2.2
There are versions of the app for many platforms, I will demonstrate to Ubuntu via PPA, Flatpak and Snap to encompass as many Linux distributions as possible. Alis, Flatpak the way I advise and use the software on Linux. Other distributions may either install the Flathub version, which I will demonstrate below, or access the link Linux and choose as per your distro on the official Picard website (Snap also an option).
Download the version according to your operating system:
Picard via PPA
Ubuntu and derivative users can install Picard via PPA as I will show, however, I reinforce that the use of Flatpak and Snap decreases the obligation of such method.
Adding Picard's Stable PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa: musicbrainz-developers / stable
Updating the package list:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install picard
If you want to remove Picard via PPA, uninstall the program and then remove your PPA.
sudo apt removes picard
sudo add-apt-repository -r ppa: musicbrainz-developers / stable
Picard via Flatpak
Another way to get Picard via Flatpak. The program is in the repository Flathub, making it easy to install on major Linux distributions. Linux Mint users can search the store directly for Linux, if you are using Ubuntu, don't worry, this post demonstrates Flatpak configuration and added Flathub in the Canonical system. So just search the store for Picard flatpak and install the app. Users from other distros can configure Flatpak on their systems. by this link. J o Flatpak Official GuideIn addition to demonstrating the configuration, it teaches you how to add the Flathub repository. If you prefer to do everything via terminal, here are the commands below.
Adding the Flathub Repository:
flatpak remote-add –if-not-exists flathubhttps: //flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
Installing Picard Flatpak:
flatpak install flathub org.musicbrainz.Picard
The removal can be as follows:
flatpak remove org.musicbrainz.Picard
Picard via Snap
Picard is also at SnapcraftIt is noteworthy that as of this writing, this version is in 2.1 and I did not find it on the Picard website under a Snap package. Probably this Snap packaged by Canonical people, without involvement of Fundao MetaBrainz.
Installing Picard Snap:
sudo snap install picard
Removing Picard Snap:
sudo snap remove picard
Picard is a very interesting application, especially with its huge database, but if you want other alternatives EasyTag and Pudding are recommended and worth the test.
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