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[http://www.foobar2000.org/ foobar2000] is an advanced freeware audio player for the Windows platform. Some of the basic features include full unicode support, ReplayGain support and native support for several popular audio formats. Functionality can be extended using many available plugins; one of them, [http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=70623 foo_musicbrainz], uses data from [[MusicBrainz]] to tag media files and Audio CD by Disc ID lookup (before eventually ripping it).
[http://www.foobar2000.org/ foobar2000] is an advanced freeware audio player for the Windows platform. Some of the basic features include full unicode support, ReplayGain support and native support for several popular audio formats. Functionality can be extended using many available plugins; one of them, [http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=70623 foo_musicbrainz], uses data from [[MusicBrainz]] to tag media files and Audio CDs by Disc ID lookup (before eventually ripping it).

Revision as of 17:55, 2 March 2011

This is a list of applications that have MusicBrainz support built in:

Open Source Applications

MusicBrainz Picard

MusicBrainz Picard is a cross platform (Linux, Mac OS X, Windows) album oriented MusicBrainz tagger with support for acoustic fingerprinting of MP3, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, MPC, MP4 and WMA formats.

MusicBrainz Tagger (Classic)

ClassicTagger was our classic tagger that supported TRM-based acoustic fingerprinting, WAV, MP3, FLAC and Ogg Vorbis formats. This tagger is track oriented, has limited UNICODE support and runs on Windows only. This version is no longer supported, and no active development or bug fixes are being made on it. As of some time in 2010, it will probably stop working completely. Users should migrate to Picard or one of the other options on this list.


AmaroK is a music player for KDE. It supports many multimedia frameworks (like GStreamer, XINE, and aRts) to play music media and streams, and features a fresh and efficient approach to playlist handling. The emphasis is on the quick and easy user interface, allowing for fast access to the media library. Amarok versions 1.1 through 1.4 supported lookups via MusicBrainz^.


aRanger aims at organizing mp3 files automatically for you. The idea is that you should be able to run the script on a large amount of files to get them organized in a consistent manner according to your desires.


Audacious Media Player is a fork of beep-media-player. Last.fm plugin comes with most installation flavours, but you might have to compile the player yourself. Supports playlists, audio CD and a variety of digital formats including FLAC, OGG and so on.


Banshee is an audio management and playback application for the GNOME Desktop, allowing users to import audio from CDs, search their library, create playlists of selections of their library, sync music to/from iPods, and burn selections to a CD.


beets is a flexible command-line music library manager written in Python. It includes a tag corrector and album art downloader that use MusicBrainz as their backend.


BMPx is a media player that features support for specifications like XDS DnD, XSPF and DBus. BMPx is highly interoperable and integrates well with other applications and a variety of desktop environments.


CDex is a Windows CD ripper with support for tagging files using MusicBrainz metadata (added in version 1.70 beta 2).

cdINFO Tool

cdINFO Tool is a (free) "Windows Sidebar" Gadget allows you to quickly search album information from your Windows desktop. Mainly for use as a quick reference. Created by Intelligroup Ltd.


dcd is a command line CD player for linux. It supports playlists and the usual features a CD player typically has.


Domo is a music organizer which indexes digital audio sources (cda,mp3,ogg,wma dirs/CD's, csv,pls,b4s (xml),m3u,txt playlists), extracts all possible information and inserts everything into a MySQL database.


Flactag is a linux console based tagger for single album FLAC files with embedded CUE sheets. The tags are downloaded from the MusicBrainz service and can be written to the FLAC file as Vorbis comments. Once tagged, the file can be renamed based on a 'template' naming scheme.


GCstar is a free (GNU GPL) application for managing personal collections. For music collections, it could use MusicBrainz to get information about an album based on album title or artist name. This application is multi-platform. GNU/Linux, *BSD and Microsoft systems are supported. Some users also installed it on MacOS X.


IEatBrainz is a Mac OS X tagger to fix your MP3 and AAC tags in iTunes after they've been ripped using acoustic matchings. Requires Mac OS X 10.3 and iTunes 4.0.


JuK is a KDE based media player that has support for looking files up at MusicBrainz, but lacks support for submitting information back to MusicBrainz.


JMP3Renamer is a plugin-based renamer/tagger written in Java. It supports automatical assignment of the data to the files and magic cookies to specify the filename format. Currently available plugins: FreeDB, Filename, Filetag, Manual Input, Mp3, Ogg, MusicBrainz.


KTag is a KDE tool for easy audio tags edition of MP3 and OGG files. KTag supports pictures embeded in ID3V2 tags and comes with a KDE service plugin which can use this picture in Konqueror file preview.


Max is an open source CD ripper for Mac OS that uses MusicBrainz to look up metadata.


Moosak an alpha quality Gnome audio app (written in Python)


MP3Cat is a MP3 tool to tag and organize large collections of MP3s.


NotMD facilitates the transfer of music onto various devices: Initially aimed at MiniDiscs exclusively, NotMD's latest code provides an abstract framework to support more or less any music device with the help of easily written drivers.

Pinky Tagger

Pinky Tagger is a program for editing and mass tagging music file tags for Linux.

Quod Libet

Quod Libet is a GTK+-based audio player written in Python. It's designed around the idea that you know better than we do how to organize your music. It lets you make playlists based on regular expressions (don't worry, regular searches work too). It lets you display and edit any tags you want in the file. And it lets you do this for all the file formats it supports.


QMBTagger is QT based MP3 Tagging application.

Quick Namer

QuickNamer is made for the music interested witch want to do something about his/her unorganized mp3 collection with ease! It's very simple, just drag the music-files to QuickNamer and it will connect to internet and receive information about the music automatically, just like MoodLogic.


Rhythmbox is an integrated music management application, originally inspired by Apple's iTunes. It is free software, designed to work well under the GNOME Desktop, and based on the powerful GStreamer media framework.

Sound Juicer

Sound Juicer is a clean, mean, and lean CD ripper for GNOME 2. It sports a clean interface and simple preferences, aiming to do The Right Thing and What You Mean all of the time. It requires GNOME 2.14 and GStreamer 0.10. Sound Juicer is shipped with Ubuntu.


TuneTagger is a text based Python tagging application. A GUI for this application is coming shortly.


Zinf (formerly FreeAmp) is text and graphical mp3 player for windows and linux. It uses MusicBrainz to look up Audio CDs.


Zombie is a tagger for BeOS / Zeta.

Freeware/Closed Source Applications


foobar2000 is an advanced freeware audio player for the Windows platform. Some of the basic features include full unicode support, ReplayGain support and native support for several popular audio formats. Functionality can be extended using many available plugins; one of them, foo_musicbrainz, uses data from MusicBrainz to tag media files and Audio CDs by Disc ID lookup (before eventually ripping it).


Mp3tag is a powerful and yet easy-to-use tool to edit metadata (ID3, Vorbis Comments and APE) of common audio formats. It can rename files based on the tag information, replace characters or words from tags and filenames, import/export tag information, create playlists and more. The program supports online freedb database lookups for selected files, allowing you to automatically gather proper tag information for select files or CDs.

Rapid Tagger

Rapid Tagger is a free tagger for the Windows platform.

Shareware/Commercial Applications

The following applications are part of the TaggerAffiliateProgram:

Jaikoz MP3 Tag Editor

Jaikoz MP3 Tag Editor is a cross platform tagger written in Java enabling you to use it on Windows, UNIX and Mac OS X. It has been designed for managing large music collections. It uses a spreadsheet view to allow you to edit information quickly and provides many auto-matching and auto-formatting tasks that do much of the work for you. Jaikoz currently supports tagging of MP3 files with all versions of ID3; other formats will be added in the future.

Jaikoz integrates with the MusicBrainz online database allowing your files meta-information to be automatically updated, whilst giving you full control over the changes you save. More information and a free 1 month trial is available from http://www.jaikoz.net/ and for every purchase of Jaikoz MP3 Tag Editor 10% is paid to MusicBrainz.

Magic MP3 Tagger

Magic MP3 Tagger was designed to enable an easy and effective renaming of audio files. This is done by

  • checking the available tag,
  • automatically interpreting the file and folder names,
  • selecting the most reliable data from the tags, file and folder names,
  • validating and completing the tags by cross-checking the songs with an internal music database.

Further, this program also supports the MusicBrainz online database, many different options, a clear and easy user interface, recursive processing of folders... Further information is available at http://www.magic-tagger.com/. For every purchase of Magic MP3 Tagger 10% is paid to MusicBrainz.

My Music Collection

My Music Collection My Music Collection is comprehensive music catalog software for Windows designed for CD collectors, DJs and home users with large media collections. This music organizer software allows users to catalog CDs, MP3s, vinyl records and other media into an organized database with various searching, filtering and reporting options.

Since My Music Collection is connected to several online databases (including MusicBrainz), to add a CD, simply insert the CD, scan barcode with a barcode reader, or type the artist and title, and this music catalog software will get all missing information, including artist, release date, title, track names and album cover. Then you can organize, search and filter your CD collection to get a comprehensive report that can either be printed or exported to HTML, XML, PDF, Excel or text file.

Further information is available at http://my-music-collection.com/. For every purchase of My Music Collection 10% is paid to MusicBrainz.