Musicbrainz App

Posted : admin On 1/2/2022

MusicBrainz Android app. The official android app for MusicBrainz. MusicBrainz for Android lets users search metadata all of the the metadata available on MusicBrainz. Users can scan barcode to search albums. Registered users can view, edit and modify their. MusicBrainz Picard is a 3rd-party application that connects the media folders on your computer to the MusicBrainz database. It will scan your MP3 library and attempt to identify the tracks, and then automatically fill in all of the metadata fields. There are 3 primary features of MusicBrainz Picard. MusicBrainz is an open music encyclopedia that collects music metadata and makes it available to the public. MusicBrainz aims to be: The ultimate source of music information by allowing anyone to contribute and releasing the data under open licenses. The API discussed here is an interface to the MusicBrainz Database. It is aimed at developers of media players, CD rippers, taggers, and other applications requiring music metadata. The API's architecture follows the REST design principles. Interaction with the API is done using HTTP and all content is served in a simple but flexible format, in either XML or JSON.

  • 2Setup from source code

Setup from Docker Compose

This method is recommended as it makes install, setup, and maintenance much easier for you, to the cost of a small overhead compared to the size of the database.

It can be used to:

  • Replicate the MusicBrainz website/web service/database,
  • Test your own app that queries MusicBrainz web service,
  • Develop MusicBrainz Server itself.

See MusicBrainz Docker and its release notes.

App

Setup from source code

This can potentially be a very laborious and time consuming method of getting a functioning MusicBrainz server. Use it only if you cannot use MusicBrainz Docker for some reason (disk space, development, …).

Get a copy of musicbrainz-server from git:

And follow the instructions in the INSTALL file.

Support

The setup process may look daunting, but please don't let this discourage you; the INSTALL is thorough and contains a lot of information, and we are willing to provide assistance. If you have questions about installing, join us in the #metabrainz IRC channel or post a question on the community forum and we will attempt to help you out.

We recommend that you dive in and give it a try - who knows how far you'll get and what you might learn along the way!

Requirements

In order to set up a running MusicBrainz server with the full database you will need:

  • A linux box, preferably Ubuntu.
  • 60GB+ of free disk space, (if you are a developer and only want the server code and database structure 2GB+ should do, count 6GB+ if you want sample data).
  • Git knowledge which will enable you to check out the source code.
  • PostgreSQL 9.5 or later (and some other dependencies)

As a developer the following knowledge/skills are beneficial:

  • Perl and a number of perl modules, PostgreSQL, React/JSX.
  • How to compile and install packages from source on a Linux box.
  • How to patch existing packages, although we can help you out if you have questions about that.

Note: The server has never been ported to Windows, and we suspect that it would be a fair amount of work to make that happen.

Musicbrainz Android App

External Links

  • MusicBrainz Server on GitHub
    • List of MusicBrainz Server updates on the MetaBrainz blog
    • List of supplemental instructions on the MetaBrainz blog

Musicbrainz App Windows

  • MusicBrainz Docker on GitHub
    • List of MusicBrainzB Virtual Machine releases on the MetaBrainz blog
    • List of MusicBrainz Docker releases on GitHub

This is a list of plugins that are currently available for use with Picard. The current production release of Picard 2.x uses API v2. The older Picard 1.x releases use API v1. The table is generated from the data of our plugin repository.

Musicbrainz App
NameVersionDescriptionAuthor(s)
Abbreviate artist-sort0.2

Abbreviate Artist-Sort and Album-Artist-Sort Tags.e.g. 'Vivaldi, Antonio' becomes 'Vivaldi, A.'This is particularly useful for classical albums that can have a long list of artists.%artistsort% is abbreviated into %_artistsort_abbrev% and%albumartistsort% is abbreviated into %_albumartistsort_abbrev%.

Sophist Download
AcousticBrainz Mood-Genre0.0

Uses AcousticBrainz for mood and genre.

WARNING: Experimental plugin. All guarantees voided by use.

Andrew Cook Download
AcousticBrainz Tonal-Rhythm0.1

Add's the following tags:

  • Key (in ID3v2.3 format)
  • Beats Per Minute (BPM)
  • </ul>from the AcousticBrainz database.
    Note: This plugin requires Picard 1.4.
Sophist Download
Add Album Column1.0

Add the Album column to the main window panel.

Evandro Coan Download
Add Cluster As Release0.7.1

Adds a plugin context menu option to clusters and single files to help you quickly add them as releases or standalone recordings to the MusicBrainz database via the website by pre-populating artists, track names and times.

Frederik 'Freso' S. Olesen, Lukáš Lalinský, Philip Jägenstedt Download
Album Artist Website0.6

Add's the album artist(s) Official Homepage(s)(if they are defined in the MusicBrainz database).

Sophist Download
AlbumArtist Extension0.5

This plugin provides standardized, credited and sorted artist informationfor the album artist. This is useful when your tagging or renaming scriptsrequire both the standardized artist name and the credited artist name, ormore detailed information about the album artists.
The information is provided in the following variables:

  • _aaeStdAlbumArtists = The standardized version of the album artists.
  • _aaeCredAlbumArtists = The credited version of the album artists.
  • _aaeSortAlbumArtists = The sorted version of the album artists.
  • _aaeStdPrimaryAlbumArtist = The standardized version of the first (primary) album artist.
  • _aaeCredPrimaryAlbumArtist = The credited version of the first (primary) album artist.
  • _aaeSortPrimaryAlbumArtist = The sorted version of the first (primary) album artist.
  • _aaeAlbumArtistCount = The number of artists comprising the album artist.</ul>PLEASE NOTE: Tagger scripts are required to make use of these hiddenvariables.
Bob Swift (rdswift) Download
BPM Analyzer0.1

Calculate BPM for selected files and albums.

Len Joubert Download
Classic Disc Numbers0.1

Moves disc numbers and subtitles from the separate tags to album titles.

Lukas Lalinsky Download
Classical Extras0.9.1

Classical Extras provides tagging enhancements for artists/performers and,in particular, utilises MB’s hierarchy of works to provide work/movement tags.All options are set through a user interface in Picard options->plugins.While it is designed to cater for the complexities of classical music tagging,it may also be useful for other music which has more than just basic song/artist/album data.
The options screen provides four tabs for users to control the tags produced:

  1. Artists: Options as to whether artist tags will contain standard MB names, aliases or as-credited names.Ability to include and annotate names for specialist roles (chorus master, arranger, lyricist etc.).Ability to read lyrics tags on the file which has been loaded and assign them to track and album levels if required.(Note: Picard will not normally process incoming file tags).
  2. Tag mapping: in some ways, this is a simple substitute for some of Picard's scripting capability. The main advantageis that the plugin will remember what tag mapping you use for each release (or even track).
  3. Works and parts: The plugin will build a hierarchy of works and parts (e.g. Work -> Part -> Movement orOpera -> Act -> Number) based on the works in MusicBrainz's database. These can then be displayed in tags in a varietyof ways according to user preferences. Furthermore partial recordings, medleys, arrangements and collections of worksare all handled according to user choices. There is a processing overhead for this at present because MusicBrainz limitslook-ups to one per second.
  4. Advanced: Various options to control the detailed processing of the above.
    All user options can be saved on a per-album (or even per-track) basis so that tweaks can be used to deal withinconsistencies in the MusicBrainz data (e.g. include English titles from the track listing where the MusicBrainz worksare in the composer's language and/or script).Also existing file tags can be processed (not possible in native Picard) or cleared without affecting cover art.
    See the readme file for full details
Mark Evens Download
Copy Cluster to Clipboard0.1

Exports a cluster's tracks to the clipboard, so it can be copied into the tracklist field on MusicBrainz

Michael Elsdörfer Download
Decode Cyrillic1.0

This plugin helps you quickly convert mis-encoded cyrillic Windows-1251 tags to proper UTF-8 encoded strings. If your track/album names look something like'Àëèñà â ñò›àíå ÷óäåñ', run this plugin from the context menubefore running the 'Lookup' or 'Scan' tools

aeontech Download
Disc Numbers0.1

Moves disc numbers and subtitles from album titles to separate tags. For example:
'Aerial (disc 1: A Sea of Honey)'

  • album = 'Aerial'
  • discnumber = '1'
  • discsubtitle = 'A Sea of Honey'
Lukas Lalinsky Download
fanart.tv cover art0.5

Use cover art from fanart.tv. To use this plugin you have to register a personal API key on https://fanart.tv/get-an-api-key/

Philipp Wolfer Download
Feat. Artists in Titles0.4

Move 'feat.' from artist names to album and track titles. Match is case insensitive.

Lukas Lalinsky, Michael Wiencek, Bryan Toth, JeromyNix (NobahdiAtoll) Download
Feat. Artists Removed0.3

Removes feat. artists from track titles. Substitution is case insensitive.

Lukas Lalinsky, Bryan Toth Download
Generate Cuesheet0.2

Generate cuesheet (.cue file) from an album.

Lukáš Lalinský Download
Generate M3U playlist0.3

Generate an Extended M3U playlist (.m3u8 file, UTF8encoded text). Relative pathnames are used where audio files are in the samedirectory as the playlist, otherwise absolute (full) pathnames are used.

Francis Chin Download
Keep tags1.1

Adds a $keep() function to delete all tags except the ones that you want.Tags beginning with musicbrainz_ are kept automatically, as are tagsbeginning with _.

Wieland Hoffmann Download
Last.fm0.4

Use tags from Last.fm as genre.

Lukáš Lalinský Download
Last.fm.Plus0.14

Uses folksonomy tags from Last.fm to

  • Sort music into major and minor genres based on configurable genre 'whitelists'
  • Add 'mood', 'occasion' and other custom categories
  • Add 'original release year' and 'decade' tags, as well as populate blank dates.
RifRaf, Lukáš Lalinský, voiceinsideyou Download
Load as non-album track0.1

Allows loading selected tracks as non-album tracks. Useful for tagging single tracks where you do not care about the album.

Philipp Wolfer Download
Moodbars0.1

Calculate Moodbars for selected files and albums.

Len Joubert Download
Musixmatch Lyrics0.2

Fetch first 30% of lyrics from Musixmatch

m-yn Download
No release0.1

Do not store specific release information in releases of unknown origin.

Johannes Weißl Download
Non-ASCII Equivalents0.1

Replaces accented and otherwise non-ASCII characterswith a somewhat equivalent version of their ASCII counterparts. This allows olddevices to be able to display song artists and titles somewhat correctly,instead of displaying weird or blank symbols. It's an attempt to do a littlebetter than Musicbrainz's native 'Replace non-ASCII characters' option.

Currently replaces characters on 'album', 'artist', and 'title' tags.

Anderson Mesquita Download
Padded disc and tracknumbers1.0

Adds padded disc- and tracknumbers so the length of all disc- and tracknumbersis the same. They are stored in the _paddedtracknumber and _paddeddiscnumbertags.

Wieland Hoffmann Download
Paper CD case0.2

Create a paper CD case from an album or cluster using http://papercdcase.com

Philipp Wolfer Download
Re-order sides of a release0.1

Split mediums and re-order sides to match side order rather than medium order. E.g., if a release has two mediums with track numbers A1, A2, ..., D1, D2, ... and B1, B2, ..., C1, C2, ..., this plugin will split the release into four mediums and reorder the new mediums so that the track numbers are A1, A2, ..., B1, B2, ..., C1, C2, ..., D1, D2, ...

This is primarily intended to make vinyl records designed for record changers (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Record_changer#Automatic_sequencing) play in the correct order.

David Mandelberg Download
Release Type1.3

Appends information to EPs and Singles

Elliot Chance Download
Remove Perfect Albums0.2

Remove all perfectly matched albums from the selection.

ichneumon, hrglgrmpf Download
ReplayGain0.1

Calculate ReplayGain for selected files and albums.

Philipp Wolfer Download
Save and rewrite header0.2

This plugin adds a context menu action to save files and rewrite their header.

Nicolas Cenerario Download
Sort Multi-Value Tags0.2

This plugin sorts multi-value tags e.g. Performers alphabetically.
Note: Some multi-value tags are excluded for the following reasons:

  1. Sequence is important e.g. Artists
  2. The sequence of one tag is linked to the sequence of another e.g. Label and Catalogue number.
Sophist Download
Soundtrack0.1

Sets the albumartist to 'Soundtrack' if releasetype is a soundtrack.

Samir Benmendil Download
Standardise Feat.0.1

Standardises 'featuring' join phrases for artists to 'feat.'

Sambhav Kothari Download
Standardise Performers0.2

Splits multi-instrument performer tags into singleinstruments and combines names so e.g. (from 10cc by 10cc track 1):

becomes:
Sophist Download
Tango.info Adapter0.1.5

Load genre, date and vocalist tags from the online databasetango.info.

This plugin uses web scraping, but only once per album. In so doingit does not cause unnecessary server load for either MusicBrainz.orgor tango.info

Felix Elsner Download
Title Case0.1

Capitalize First Character In Every Word Of A Title

Javier Kohen Download
Video tools0.1

Improves the video support in Picard by adding support for Matroska, WebM, AVI, QuickTime and MPEG files (renaming and fingerprinting only, no tagging) and providing $is_audio() and $is_video() scripting functions.

Philipp Wolfer Download
View script variables0.5

Display a dialog box listing the metadata variables for the track / file.

Sophist Download
wikidata-genre0.2

query wikidata to get genre tags

Daniel Sobey Download
NameVersionDescriptionAuthor(s)
Abbreviate artist-sort0.4

Abbreviate Artist-Sort and Album-Artist-Sort Tags.e.g. 'Vivaldi, Antonio' becomes 'Vivaldi, A.'This is particularly useful for classical albums that can have a long list of artists.%artistsort% is abbreviated into %_artistsort_abbrev% and%albumartistsort% is abbreviated into %_albumartistsort_abbrev%.

Sophist Download
AcousticBrainz Mood-Genre1.2.1

Uses AcousticBrainz for mood and genre.

WARNING: Experimental plugin. All guarantees voided by use.

Andrew Cook, Sambhav Kothari Download
AcousticBrainz Tonal-Rhythm1.1.4

Add's the following tags:

  • Key (in ID3v2.3 format)
  • Beats Per Minute (BPM)
  • </ul>from the AcousticBrainz database.
Sophist, Sambhav Kothari Download
Add Cluster As Release0.7.3

Adds a plugin context menu option to clusters and single files to help you quickly add them as releases or standalone recordings to the MusicBrainz database via the website by pre-populating artists, track names and times.

Frederik 'Freso' S. Olesen, Lukáš Lalinský, Philip Jägenstedt Download
Additional Artists Variables0.7.1

This plugin provides specialized album and track variables for use innaming scripts. It is based on the 'Album Artist Extension' plugin, butexpands the functionality to also include track artists. Note that itcannot be used as a direct drop-in replacement for the 'Album ArtistExtension' plugin because the variables are provided with differentnames. This will require changes to existing scripts if switching tothis plugin.
Please see the user guide on GitHub for more information.

Bob Swift (rdswift) Download
Album Artist Website1.0.4

Add's the album artist(s) Official Homepage(s)(if they are defined in the MusicBrainz database).

Sophist, Sambhav Kothari Download
AlbumArtist Extension0.6

This plugin provides standardized, credited and sorted artist informationfor the album artist. This is useful when your tagging or renaming scriptsrequire both the standardized artist name and the credited artist name, ormore detailed information about the album artists.
The information is provided in the following variables:

  • _aaeStdAlbumArtists = The standardized version of the album artists.
  • _aaeCredAlbumArtists = The credited version of the album artists.
  • _aaeSortAlbumArtists = The sorted version of the album artists.
  • _aaeStdPrimaryAlbumArtist = The standardized version of the first (primary) album artist.
  • _aaeCredPrimaryAlbumArtist = The credited version of the first (primary) album artist.
  • _aaeSortPrimaryAlbumArtist = The sorted version of the first (primary) album artist.
  • _aaeAlbumArtistCount = The number of artists comprising the album artist.</ul>PLEASE NOTE: Tagger scripts are required to make use of these hiddenvariables.
Bob Swift (rdswift) Download
Amazon cover art1.0

Use cover art from Amazon.

MusicBrainz Picard developers Download
BPM Analyzer1.5

Calculate BPM for selected files and albums. Linux only version with dependancy on Aubio and Numpy

Len Joubert, Sambhav Kothari, Philipp Wolfer Download
Classic Disc Numbers0.2

Moves disc numbers and subtitles from the separate tags to album titles.

Lukas Lalinsky Download
Classical Extras2.0.12

Classical Extras provides tagging enhancements for Picard and, in particular,utilises MusicBrainz’s hierarchy of works to provide work/movement tags. All options are set through auser interface in Picard options->plugins. This interface provides separate sectionsto enhance artist/performer tags, works and parts, genres and also allows for a generalised'tag mapping' (simple scripting).While it is designed to cater for the complexities of classical music tagging,it may also be useful for other music which has more than just basic song/artist/album data.
The options screen provides five tabs for users to control the tags produced:

  1. Artists: Options as to whether artist tags will contain standard MB names, aliases or as-credited names.Ability to include and annotate names for specialist roles (chorus master, arranger, lyricist etc.).Ability to read lyrics tags on the file which has been loaded and assign them to track and album levels if required.(Note: Picard will not normally process incoming file tags).
  2. Works and parts: The plugin will build a hierarchy of works and parts (e.g. Work -> Part -> Movement orOpera -> Act -> Number) based on the works in MusicBrainz's database. These can then be displayed in tags in a varietyof ways according to user preferences. Furthermore partial recordings, medleys, arrangements and collections of worksare all handled according to user choices. There is a processing overhead for this at present because MusicBrainz limitslook-ups to one per second.
  3. Genres etc.: Options are available to customise the source and display of information relating to genres,instruments, keys, work dates and periods. Additional capabilities are provided for users of Muso (or others whoprovide the relevant XML files) to use pre-existing databases of classical genres, classical composers and classicalperiods.
  4. Tag mapping: in some ways, this is a simple substitute for some of Picard's scripting capability. The main advantageis that the plugin will remember what tag mapping you use for each release (or even track).
  5. Advanced: Various options to control the detailed processing of the above.
    All user options can be saved on a per-album (or even per-track) basis so that tweaks can be used to deal withinconsistencies in the MusicBrainz data (e.g. include English titles from the track listing where the MusicBrainz worksare in the composer's language and/or script).Also existing file tags can be processed (not possible in native Picard).
    See the readme file on GitHub here for full details.
Mark Evens Download
Collect Album Artists0.1

Adds a context menu shortcut to collect all track artists from a release and format them as the releases album artist.

johbi Download
Compatible TXXX frames0.1

This plugin improves the compatibility of ID3 tags by using only a single value for TXXX frames. Multiple value TXXX frames technically don't comply with the ID3 specification.

Tungol Download
Copy Cluster to Clipboard1.0

Exports a cluster's tracks to the clipboard, so it can be copied into the tracklist field on MusicBrainz

Michael Elsdörfer, Sambhav Kothari Download
Decade function1.0

Add a $decade(date) function to get the decade from a year. E.g. $decade(1994-04-05) will give '90s'. By default decades between 1920 and 2000 will be shortened to two digits. You can disable this with setting the second parameter to 0, e.g. $decade(1994,0) will give '1990s'.

Philipp Wolfer Download
Decode Cyrillic1.1

This plugin helps you quickly convert mis-encoded cyrillic Windows-1251 tagsto proper UTF-8 encoded strings. If your track/album names look something like'Àëèñà â ñò›àíå ÷óäåñ', run this plugin from the context menubefore running the 'Lookup' or 'Scan' tools

aeontech Download
Decode Cyrillic Greek1.3

This plugin helps you quickly convert mis-encoded Greek Windows-1253 tagsto proper UTF-8 encoded strings. If your track/album names look something like'Àëèñà â ñò›àíå ÷óäåñ', run this plugin from the context menubefore running the 'Lookup' or 'Scan' tools

aeontech, Lefteris NeNpO Download
Deezer cover art1.1.0

Fetch cover arts from Deezer

Fabio Forni Download
Disc Numbers0.1

Moves disc numbers and subtitles from album titles to separate tags. For example:
'Aerial (disc 1: A Sea of Honey)'

  • album = 'Aerial'
  • discnumber = '1'
  • discsubtitle = 'A Sea of Honey'
Lukas Lalinsky Download
fanart.tv cover art1.6

Use cover art from fanart.tv.
To use this plugin you have to register a personal API key on fanart.tv.

Philipp Wolfer, Sambhav Kothari Download
Feat. Artists in Titles0.5

Move 'feat.' from artist names to album and track titles. Match is case insensitive.

Lukas Lalinsky, Michael Wiencek, Bryan Toth, JeromyNix (NobahdiAtoll) Download
Feat. Artists Removed0.4

Removes feat. artists from track titles. Substitution is case insensitive.

Lukas Lalinsky, Bryan Toth Download
Fix Track Numbers0.2.1

Fix the track numbers in a cluster by either using the track titles (1) or sequential order (2).

  1. The title should contain something like '#-#' (number dash number) and be unique.
    All non-numbers and non-dashes will be removed when comparing the titles.
    This is especially useful for Language Audio Lessons, like this: For example, take the following titles and track numbers: The track numbers will be changed to: 1, 2, 4, 3
    The 3rd one will be changed to Track #4 because Lesson 1 < Lesson 10.
    The titles will remain unchanged.
  2. The track numbers will be set based on the sequential order they appear within the cluster.

How to use:

  1. Cluster a group of files
  2. Right click on the cluster
  3. Then click one:
    • Plugins => Fix track numbers using titles
    • Plugins => Fix track numbers using sequence
Jonathan Bradley Whited Download
Format Performer Tags0.8

This plugin provides options with respect to the formatting of performertags. It has been developed using the 'Standardise Performers' plugin bySophist as the basis for retrieving and processing the performer data foreach of the tracks. The format of the resulting tags can be customizedin the option settings page.

Bob Swift, Philipp Wolfer Download
Generate Cuesheet1.2

Generate cuesheet (.cue file) from an album.

Lukáš Lalinský, Sambhav Kothari Download
Generate M3U playlist1.1

Generate an Extended M3U playlist (.m3u8 file, UTF8encoded text). Relative pathnames are used where audio files are in the samedirectory as the playlist, otherwise absolute (full) pathnames are used.

Francis Chin, Sambhav Kothari Download
Haiku BFS Attributes1.1.2

Save and load metadata to/from Haiku BFS attributes.

Philipp Wolfer Download
Happi.dev Lyrics2.1

Fetch lyrics from Happi.dev Lyrics, which provides millions of lyrics from artist all around the world. Lyrics provided are for educational purposes and personal use only. Commercial use is not allowed.
In order to use Happi.dev you need to get a free API key at happi.dev

Andrea Avallone, Philipp Wolfer Download
Hyphen unicode1.0.1

Replaces unicode character HYPHEN (U+2010) [0xE2 0x800x90] with typographically identical HYPHEN-MINUS (U+002D) [0x2D] for fontsthat do not support HYPHEN and to prevent visually duplicate filenamesdifferentiated only by their hyphens.

Unicode duplicated hyphen from ASCII as an unambiguous way to designate ahyphen from a minus whilst still being typographically indentical. Sincetext processing on music tags is rare so choice is purely pedantic esepciallyas keyboards only have HYPHEN-MINUS.

Replaces character on 'album', 'title', 'artist', 'artists', 'artistsort','albumartist', 'albumartists' and 'albumartistsort' tags.

Alan Swanson Download
Instruments1.0.1

Adds a multi-valued tag (~instruments) containing all the instruments (including vocals), for use in scripts.

David Mandelberg Download
Keep tags1.2

Adds a $keep() function to delete all tags except the ones that you want.Tags beginning with musicbrainz_ are kept automatically, as are tagsbeginning with _.

To keep all tags that can have a description (like comment, lyricsandperformer), add(not including:`) to thelist of tags to keep.

Wieland Hoffmann Download
Last.fm0.10

Use tags from Last.fm as genre.

Lukáš Lalinský, Philipp Wolfer Download
Load as non-album track0.4

Allows loading selected tracks as non-album tracks. Useful for tagging single tracks where you do not care about the album.

Philipp Wolfer Download
Moodbars2.3.1

Calculate Moodbars for selected files and albums.
According to WikiPediaa 'Moodbar is a computer visualization used for navigating within a piece of music or any other recording on a digital audio track. This is done with a commonly horizontal bar that is divided into vertical stripes. Each stripe has a colour combination showing the 'mood' within a short part of the audio track.'
To use this plugin you will need to download special executables to create the moodbars - at the time of writing, executables are only available for various Linux distributions(see the Amarok Moodbar page for details).

Len Joubert, Sambhav Kothari Download
Musixmatch Lyrics1.1.1

Fetch first 30% of lyrics from Musixmatch

m-yn, Sambhav Kothari, Philipp Wolfer Download
No release0.3

Do not store specific release information in releases of unknown origin.

Johannes Weißl, Philipp Wolfer Download
Non-ASCII Equivalents0.3

Replaces accented and otherwise non-ASCII characterswith a somewhat equivalent version of their ASCII counterparts. This allows olddevices to be able to display song artists and titles somewhat correctly,instead of displaying weird or blank symbols. It's an attempt to do a littlebetter than Musicbrainz's native 'Replace non-ASCII characters' option.

Currently replaces characters on 'album', 'artist', and 'title' tags.

Anderson Mesquita Download
Padded disc and tracknumbers1.0.1

Adds padded disc- and tracknumbers so the length of all disc- and tracknumbersis the same. They are stored in the _paddedtracknumber and _paddeddiscnumbertags.

Wieland Hoffmann Download
Paper CD case1.2.1

Create a paper CD case from an album or cluster using http://papercdcase.com

Philipp Wolfer, Sambhav Kothari Download
Re-order sides of a release1.2

Split mediums and re-order sides to match side order rather than medium order. E.g., if a release has two mediums with track numbers A1, A2, ..., D1, D2, ... and B1, B2, ..., C1, C2, ..., this plugin will split the release into four mediums and reorder the new mediums so that the track numbers are A1, A2, ..., B1, B2, ..., C1, C2, ..., D1, D2, ...

This is primarily intended to make vinyl records designed for record changers (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Record_changer#Automatic_sequencing) play in the correct order.

David Mandelberg, Sambhav Kothari Download
Release tag aggregation functions0.4

Add functions to aggregate tags on a release:

  • $album_all(name)
  • ‎$album_avg(name, precision=2)
  • ‎$album_max(name, precision=2)
  • ‎$album_min(name, precision=2)
  • ‎$album_mode(name)
  • ‎$album_distinct(name, separator=; )
  • ‎$album_multi_avg(name, precision=2)
  • ‎$album_multi_max(name, precision=2)
  • ‎$album_multi_min(name, precision=2)
  • ‎$album_multi_mode(name)
  • ‎$album_multi_distinct(name, separator=; )
The functions work only in file naming scripts and the files should either be part of a release or cluster!
Philipp Wolfer Download
Release Type1.4

Appends information to EPs and Singles

Elliot Chance Download
Remove Perfect Albums0.3

Remove all perfectly matched albums from the selection.

ichneumon, hrglgrmpf Download
Replace Forbidden Symbols0.3

Replaces Windows forbidden symbols: :, /, *, ?, ', ., etc. with a similar UNICODE version. Currently replaces characters on 'album', 'artist', 'title', 'albumartist', 'releasetype', 'label' tags. Also add $replace_forbidden() function for Tagger. Example: $set(composer,$script_forbidden(%composer%))

Alex Rustler Download
ReplayGain0.3

Calculate ReplayGain for selected files and albums.

This plugin calculates the ReplayGain values for Albums and / or Tracks.These values are stored in tags and music players use this informationto adjust the played volume so that all tracks have a similar volumeand you don't get tracks that you can barely hear and need to turn up the volume forfollowed by tracks with a mucg louder volume so that you are then deafened.

This plugin needs separate external executables to be run to calculate the replay gains.You need to download these executables and then configure the ReplayGain plugin inOptions / Plugins / ReplayGain with the path and filename of the executable.

As executables, they are probably best stored in a directory which is normally read-only for normal usersand requires administrative write access to store the executable (e.g. the Picard executable directory),but you can store them in the plugins directory if you wish.

Whilst this version works, it has some issues:

  • It doesn't work with file paths / names containing unicode characters
  • On Windows it opens an empty window whilst processing
  • Tags are stored directly in the files, are not displayed in Picard until the files are reloaded and will be overwritten if Picard saves the files
  • You need to add the replay gain tags to Options / Tags / Preserve these tags from being overwritten with MusicBrainz data (because Musicbrainz does not provide this data)
  • The tags written to the file may be non-standard (depending on the ReplayGain executable you use)

Windows

  • vorbisgain - Executable 0.37 inside zip file from https://www.rarewares.org/ogg-tools.php
  • mp3gain - Use AACGain from https://www.rarewares.org/aac-encoders.php#aacgain
  • metaflac - Download the latest flac-*-win.zip file from https://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/xiph/releases/flac/ and extract metaflac.exe
  • wvgain - http://www.wavpack.com/downloads.html

You may also have some success using the Chocolatey package manager for aacgain, flac and wavpack.

Linux

  • vorbisgain - Build from source from https://www.rarewares.org/ogg-tools.php
  • mp3gain - Install aacgain using your package manager e.g. apt.
  • metaflac - Use package manager to get FLAC
  • wvgain - http://www.wavpack.com/downloads.html

Mac

  • vorbisgain - Build from source from https://www.rarewares.org/ogg-tools.php
  • mp3gain - https://ports.macports.org/port/aacgain/summary
  • metaflac - Install using 'brew install flac'
  • wvgain - http://www.wavpack.com/downloads.html

You might also liketo try MP3Gain Express for MacOS from https://projects.sappharad.com/mp3gain/ as an alternative to mp3gain/aacgain.

Philipp Wolfer, Sophist Download
Save and rewrite header0.3

This plugin adds a context menu action to save files and rewrite their header.

Nicolas Cenerario Download
Search Engine Lookup2.0.1

Adds a right click option on a cluster to look up album information using a search engine in a browser window.

Bob Swift Download
Smart Title Case0.4

Capitalize First Character In Every Word Of Album/Track Title/Artist.
Leaves words containing embedded uppercase as-is i.e. USA or DoA.
For Artist/AlbumArtist, title cases only artists not join phrases
e.g. The Beatles feat. The Who.

Sophist based on an earlier plugin by Javier Kohen Download
Sort Multi-Value Tags1.0

This plugin sorts multi-value tags e.g. Performers alphabetically.
Note: Some multi-value tags are excluded for the following reasons:

  1. Sequence is important e.g. Artists
  2. The sequence of one tag is linked to the sequence of another e.g. Label and Catalogue number.
Sophist Download
Soundtrack0.2

Sets the albumartist to 'Soundtrack' if releasetype is a soundtrack.

Samir Benmendil Download
Standardise Feat.0.3

Standardises 'featuring' join phrases for artists to 'feat.'

Sambhav Kothari Download
Standardise Performers1.0

Splits multi-instrument performer tags into singleinstruments and combines names so e.g. (from 10cc by 10cc track 1):

becomes:

Update: This version now sorts the performer tags in order to maintain a consistent value and avoid tags appearing to change even though the base data is equivalent.

Sophist Download
Tango.info Adapter1.1.2

Load genre, date and vocalist tags for latin dance music from tango.info.

This plugin uses web scraping, but only once per album. In so doingit does not cause unnecessary server load for either MusicBrainz.orgor tango.info

Felix Elsner, Sambhav Kothari, Philipp Wolfer Download
TheAudioDB cover art1.3

Use cover art from TheAudioDB.

Philipp Wolfer Download
Title Case1.0.2

Capitalize First Character In Every Word Of A Title

Javier Kohen, Sambhav Kothari Download
Video tools0.4

Improves the video support in Picard by adding support for Matroska, WebM, AVI, QuickTime and MPEG files (renaming and fingerprinting only, no tagging) and providing $is_audio() and $is_video() scripting functions.

Philipp Wolfer Download
View script variables0.7.1

Display a dialog box listing the metadata variables for the track / file.
This allows you to see metadata variables beginning with '~' which are not normally visible in the metadatapane of the main Picard window, which can be useful when you are writing tagging or file naming scripts.

Sophist Download
Wikidata Genre1.4.4

Query wikidata to get genre tags

Daniel Sobey, Sambhav Kothari Download
Work & Movement1.0.1

Set work and movement based on work relationships

Philipp Wolfer Download