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EasyTAG is an utility for viewing, editing, and writing tags for your MP3, MP2, Ogg Vorbis, and FLAC files using a nice simple GTK+ user interface. Features include (among others):

  • view, edit, write MP3, MP2, FLAC and Ogg Vorbis tags
  • can edit more tag fields : Title, Artist, Album, Disc Album, Year, Track Number, Genre, Comment, Composer, Original Artist/Performer, Copyright, URL and Encoder name
  • auto tagging: parse filename and directory to automatically complete the fields (using masks)
  • ability to rename files and directories from the tag (using masks) or by loading a text file
  • process selected files of the selected directory
  • ability to browse subdirectories
  • recursion for tagging, removing, renaming, saving, etc.
  • can set a field (artist, title, …) to all other selected files
  • read file header information (bitrate, time, …) and display them
  • auto completion of the date if a partial is entered
  • undo and redo last changes
  • can process fields of tag and file name (convert letters into uppercase, lowercase, ...)
  • ability to open a directory or a file with an external program
  • a tree based browser or a view by Artist & Album
  • a list to select files
  • a playlist generator window
  • a file searching window
  • simple and explicit interface
  • optional Nautilus extension
  • Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Ukrainian translation languages


Online documentation available at:

"IRC irc:// " IRC general channel

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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey22 November 2000

Leaders and contributors

Kip Warner Maintainer 2010-2012
Jérôme Couderc Maintainer 2000-2008
David King Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Developer VCS Repository Webview
Tarballs Download
Developer Bug Tracking
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Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to build GTK+ 3.10.0
Required to use taglib
Required to use libid3tag
Required to use wavpack
Required to use id3lib 3.7.12
Source requirement glibc 2.1
Required to use flac
Required to use libogg and libvorbis
Required to build GLib 2.38.0
Required to use opus and opusfile

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 23 February 2016.


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