Put the right tag to your MP3 – Kid3

Kid3 0.8 (Default branch)

ScreenshotKid3 tagger can edit the ID3v1 tags and all ID3v2frames in MP3 files and the tags in Ogg/Vorbis and FLAC files in an efficient way. It is easy to convert between ID3v1 and ID3v2, set the tags of multiple files to the same values and generate the tags from the file name or vice versa. Import impossible from freedb.org, MusicBrainz, and other sources of track data.

There are already binary packages available for the major distribution (debian, dapper, rpm). There is also the windows binary available.

Easy to install, it took just 2 minutes on my KUbuntu Edgy. I used the Dapper package.  Immediately after I was already able to use it. It is pretty straightforward, you select the directory with the music you want to tag. Kid3 automatically will import all the file in the directory and try to attribute the right information to the ID tag. If it doesn’t work then it is possible to check the various web database. The process is easy and most of the time it is required to just insert the Album name  and voila‘ all the info are imported and put in the right place. It is possible to edit the same field on all the file in one shot and save the file with a new generated name from the updated information.

The help file is well done and clear.


Easy to use, easy to install, stable and well done.


Still some small bug. The user interface can be improved with some caption.


It is worth to install and spend the few minute to practice. You will save time when you have to adjust your music collection.

License: GNU General Public License (GPL)

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