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MusicBrainz Picard 1.4 released – Install MusicBrainz Picard on Linux

MusicBrainz Picard 1.4 recently released, is a cross-platform music tagger which is written in Python. Furthermore, it supports all popular music formats, including MP3, FLAC, OGG, M4A, WMA, WAV, and more.

In addition, Picard uses AcoustID audio fingerprints, allowing files to be identified by the actual music, even if they have no metadata. As well as ability to lookup entire music CDs with a click.

MusicBrainz Picard

MusicBrainz Picard 1.4 Highlights

New Features

  • Test as well as integrate support for “local” cover art into Picard
  • Display infos (album, artist, tracklist) for clusters without release match
  • Add download plugin functionality to existing UI
  • Fallback on album artist’s tags if no tags are found for album
  • Add m2a as a supported extension
  • MusicBrainz as well as AcoustID entities should be hyperlinked in Picard
  • Support key tag, as well as AIF (ID3)
  • Export as well as import settings
  • Search releases from within a Picard dialog, as well as for artists from dialog


  • Link to Picard Scripting page under ‘File Naming’
  • Restore default settings button/s
  • Add more descriptive tooltips to buttons
  • Speed of Ogg tag writing/updating
  • Make it easier to remove everything currently loaded in Picard
  • Bring back keyboard shortcuts for editing tags
  • Make it possible to remove existing tags without clearing all tags
  • Customisable toolbars
  • Improvements to WMA tags
  • Show codec info for MP4 files
  • Allow scripting functions to have arbitrary number of arguments
  • Make list of scripts smaller than script text by default
  • Wait for save thread pool to be finished before exit
  • Use the more detailed icons in more places on windows

… and many more

How to install MusicBrainz Picard 1.4 on Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:musicbrainz-developers/daily

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install picard

How to uninstall MusicBrainz Picard from Ubuntu

sudo apt-get remove picard

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