MusicBrainz Picard

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MusicBrainz Picard
MusicBrainz Picard.svg
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MusicBrainz Picard 0.9.0alpha1 running on Linux/GNOME
Developer(s) MusicBrainz
Stable release 1.3.2 / 6 January 2015; 5 months ago (2015-01-06)[1]
Development status Active
Written in Python
Operating system Linux, Windows, Mac OS X
Type tag editor, acoustic fingerprinter
License GPL 2 or later

MusicBrainz Picard is a cross-platform MusicBrainz tag editor written in Python. Picard replaced an earlier "Classic" tagger is intended to be the next generation of tagger for MusicBrainz, with a focus on album-oriented (as opposed to track-based) tagging and cross platform compatibility.

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. It uses the Mutagen library.

Since version 0.16 Picard allows the use of AcoustID instead of MusicDNS.[1]

Supported file formats:

MusicBrainz Picard is named after the character Captain Jean-Luc Picard from the TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation.[why?]


  1. ^ "Picard 1.3.2 released". 6 January 2015. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 

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