Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Kid3 is a free, open-source, cross-platform application for tagging the following music file formats (similar to EasyTag): MP3, Ogg/Vorbis, FLAC, MPC, MP4/AAC, MP2, Speex, TrueAudio, WavPack, WMA, WAV and AIFF.
The latest version available is Kid3 3.2.0, which has been recently released, coming with the below changes:
- Support QML/JS scripts for user actions.
- Batch embed, export, and resize album art.
- Batch lyrics download.
- Recursive tag export.
- Support build with KDE 5.
- Support DSF files with TagLib 1.9.1.
- Option to mark pictures larger than a given size.
- Number tracks can reset track number for each folder.
- Number tracks can only format numbers or set total.
- Only expand subtree if shift is pressed with “Expand all”.
- Support Ogg FLAC files.
- QML plugin.
- File suffix for export (e.g. picture) is determined by mime type.
- Image dimensions are displayed below picture.
- Crash when TagLib file is saved with changes in tags and file name.
- Deletion of picture frames from Ogg/Opus files.
- Setting description of Ogg pictures in frame table.
- Reactivate support for AAC and MP2 files with TagLib.
- Adapted to Discogs server update.
- Adapted to Amazon server update.
In this article I will show you how to install Kid3 3.2.0 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2 and other Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 12.04 derivative systems.
Because it is available via PPA, installing Kid 3.2.0 on Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the kid3, kid3-qt or kid3-cli package, depending on your preferences. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ufleisch/kid3
$ sudo apt-get update
Fo KDE systems, install the kid3 package:
$ sudo apt-get install kid3
For non KDE systems, install the kid3-qt package:
$ sudo apt-get install kid3-qt
Or, if you prefer the command-line version of kid3, install the kid3-cli package:
$ sudo apt-get install kid3-cli
Optional, to remove either kid3, kid3-qt or kid3-cli, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove kid3*