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MusicBrainz PicardPicard is a cross-platform music tagger written in Python Ubuntu Windows 10

[00:03] Your favorite song, you know its title, artist, album info and so on, right?

MusicBrainz PicardPicard is a cross platform music tagger written in Python Ubuntu Windows 10 | Linux-Ubuntu-MacOS

[00:09] However, music media players like WMP, iTunes, etc. can't do the same without metadata were embedded inside song files.

MusicBrainz PicardPicard is a cross platform music tagger written in Python Ubuntu Windows 10 | Linux-Ubuntu-MacOS

So when you download music from online services like: MP3Juices, Last.fm, etc., even you saved with its name like: Breathless – Shayne Ward.mp3

Your media player may fail in searching or sorting it properly if these file metadata are wrong or missing, like that: Title: Shayne Ward, Artist, Album: ZingMp3, etc.

So you need to fix this bad by "remember"-"look up"-"fill up"/"correct" these metadata file-by-file manually via the Properties menu of Windows Explorer, easy, huh?

Unfortunately, our music libraries always come with 50+ songs right?

And so, this job isn't easy anymore!

General, metadata of a file represent addition specialty information that its file name can't.

For music files, they are Album, Genere, Date Release, etc.

[00:29] You can see metadata of a song with Windows Media Player, like this:

MusicBrainz PicardPicard is a cross platform music tagger written in Python Ubuntu Windows 10 | Linux-Ubuntu-MacOS

[00:48] The 1st good news is modern music players like WMP, iTunes can let you edit metadata of a song quickly, and there are many tools can help you do this task automatically.

MusicBrainz PicardPicard is a cross platform music tagger written in Python Ubuntu Windows 10 | Linux-Ubuntu-MacOS

Oops, my new downloaded music file has nothing but a Title 🙁

[2:18] Luckily, MusicBrainz Picard is a powerful and free tool.

MusicBrainz PicardPicard is a cross platform music tagger written in Python Ubuntu Windows 10 | Linux-Ubuntu-MacOS

[3:16] "MusicBrainz Picard

Picard is a cross-platform music tagger written in Python"

http://picard.musicbrainz.org

The 2nd good news is Windows Media Player has an option to fix missing metadata at an acceptable level.

[4:12] Its capacities become endless with these useful plugins like fanart.tv cover art and Title Case .

[4:47] Installing MusicBrainz Picard

MusicBrainz PicardPicard is a cross platform music tagger written in Python Ubuntu Windows 10 | Linux-Ubuntu-MacOS

[4:57] "Even though most software media players have built-in music tag editors for editing song information such as title, artist name, and genre, they are often limited in what they can do. If you have a large selection of music tracks that need tag information, the most efficient way to work with metadata is to use a dedicated MP3 tagging tool to save time and ensure that your music files have consistent tag information" – lifewire.com

MusicBrainz PicardPicard is a cross platform music tagger written in Python Ubuntu Windows 10 | Linux-Ubuntu-MacOS

https://www.lifewire.com/free-tools-for-editing-song-information-2438490

[5:29] Picard will represent them along with you their metadata in columns.

MusicBrainz PicardPicard is a cross platform music tagger written in Python Ubuntu Windows 10 | Linux-Ubuntu-MacOS

First, you can add a whole of a folder to decide which files will be fixed later.

So you can see a missing one: Artist of Bailando.

[5:38] Most of my music songs have correct Title and Artist info.

MusicBrainz PicardPicard is a cross platform music tagger written in Python Ubuntu Windows 10 | Linux-Ubuntu-MacOS

However, remember, the music file's metadata contains 10+ fields, so it would be nice to have them on our hands for further discovering.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ID3

Choose a song then click Lookup to see its original info.

[5:47] Cluster Lookup Scan

MusicBrainz PicardPicard is a cross platform music tagger written in Python Ubuntu Windows 10 | Linux-Ubuntu-MacOS

[6:02] By default, Picard will look up entire songs of an album that the selected song belongs to.

MusicBrainz PicardPicard is a cross platform music tagger written in Python Ubuntu Windows 10 | Linux-Ubuntu-MacOS

This gives better grouping, referencing ability.

[5:49] SCAN : Create fingerprints out of 10secs of the audio file and compare it with the database for tag information.


https://musicbrainz.org/doc/AcoustID

LOOKUP : Just look in the database for the track metadata using existing metadata like filename and tags.

Cluster : Automatically group Tracks to albums.

http://forums.musicbrainz.org/viewtopic.php?id=1032

[6:23] You can see the position of this song in the album, its actual metadata, especially: cover art.

MusicBrainz PicardPicard is a cross platform music tagger written in Python Ubuntu Windows 10 | Linux-Ubuntu-MacOS

You can compare to the existing one.

[6:39] Cluster allows you to group added songs quickly, based on their current Album info.

MusicBrainz PicardPicard is a cross platform music tagger written in Python Ubuntu Windows 10 | Linux-Ubuntu-MacOS

[6:59] It's working fine with these default options. However, you can tweak them to suit your needs: Tags, Fingerprint CD Look, Plugins, etc.

MusicBrainz PicardPicard is a cross platform music tagger written in Python Ubuntu Windows 10 | Linux-Ubuntu-MacOS

[7:51] Searching based on wrong metadata can lead to bad results, so Picard has another method that is better.

MusicBrainz PicardPicard is a cross platform music tagger written in Python Ubuntu Windows 10 | Linux-Ubuntu-MacOS

It is Scan , based on Acoustid's fingerprint mechanism.

[8:06] You should register a free Acoustid account then get the API key.

MusicBrainz PicardPicard is a cross platform music tagger written in Python Ubuntu Windows 10 | Linux-Ubuntu-MacOS

[8:52] Installing plugins can extend Picard's functions.

MusicBrainz PicardPicard is a cross platform music tagger written in Python Ubuntu Windows 10 | Linux-Ubuntu-MacOS

[9:11] You can install a plugin via Plugin's menu.

MusicBrainz PicardPicard is a cross platform music tagger written in Python Ubuntu Windows 10 | Linux-Ubuntu-MacOS

If it's a simple plugin, you can select it from the Install plugin… button (Title Case).

[10:42] Restart Picard to finish this Last.fm plugin installing.

MusicBrainz PicardPicard is a cross platform music tagger written in Python Ubuntu Windows 10 | Linux-Ubuntu-MacOS

You need to extract it to Picard's directory.

This is the complex one that is in the "folder " form.

[11:08] You can do the same for the fanarttv plugin.
[11:41] Before you start to re-fix your music libraries, make sure new plugins were configured properly!

MusicBrainz PicardPicard is a cross platform music tagger written in Python Ubuntu Windows 10 | Linux-Ubuntu-MacOS

So far, you have 3 more functions: Title Case capitalizes your songs' file name, Last.fm improves metadata info, FanArtTV provides better cover images.

[11:47] FanArtTV needs an API key to work, for example.

MusicBrainz PicardPicard is a cross platform music tagger written in Python Ubuntu Windows 10 | Linux-Ubuntu-MacOS

[12:03] "Your music library is precious. It's full of hard-to-find tracks, ripped CDs, and rare downloads. It might also be a mess. It can be easier to look up those songs on Spotify than enjoy the high-quality audio files you own. Luckily, there are some great free tools to clean it up and make sure that never happens again. Let's check out the best" – lifehacker.com

MusicBrainz PicardPicard is a cross platform music tagger written in Python Ubuntu Windows 10 | Linux-Ubuntu-MacOS

https://lifehacker.com/the-best-apps-for-automatically-cleaning-up-your-music-1561265062

[13:30] Don't forget to save new metadata for your songs!

MusicBrainz PicardPicard is a cross platform music tagger written in Python Ubuntu Windows 10 | Linux-Ubuntu-MacOS

[14:05] "MusicBrainz itself is a massive open source database of music. The MusicBrainz Picard tool uses this database to identify and tag your music. It checks the songs against the MusicBrainz database to see if it can find a match. If it can’t find a match, then it uses AcoustID (a database of audio fingerprints) in order to figure out the song" – itsfoss.com

MusicBrainz PicardPicard is a cross platform music tagger written in Python Ubuntu Windows 10 | Linux-Ubuntu-MacOS

https://itsfoss.com/musicbrainz-picard/

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MusicBrainz PicardPicard is a cross-platform music tagger written in Python Ubuntu Windows 10

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