How To Install Puddletag 1.0.4 On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Puddletag is an audio tag editor that uses a spreadsheet-like layout, in order to enable the users to easily edit tags. Among others, it has support for extracting tag info from filenames, renaming files based on tags, by using pattern matching. The latest version available is Puddletag 1.0.4, which has been recently released, coming with the below changes:


  • Regular expression parsing
  • Discogs API no longer working. Fixed it so that searches can be done using Discogs release id only.
  • Fixed comparison of boolean values in format strings.
  • Scripting function escaping wasn’t working.


  • All config options are stored as JSON. Should fix issues with not being able to store certain values.


  • $to_num scripting function. Converts text to numbers for easy comparison.
  • AIFF support.
  • Configuration is stored using XDG dirs. Settings are in ~/.config/puddletag and ~/.local/share/puddletag

In this article I will show you how to install Puddletag 1.0.4 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, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0 and other Ubuntu derivative systems.

Because it is available via PPA, installing Puddletag 1.0.4 on Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa, update the local repository index and install the puddletag package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/puddletag
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install puddletag

Optional, to remove puddletag, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove puddletag

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