MusicBrainz Enabled Applications
This is a list of applications that have MusicBrainz support built in:
- 1 Open Source Applications
- 1.1 Picard
- 1.2 MusicBrainz Tagger (Classic)
- 1.3 Amarok
- 1.4 aRanger
- 1.5 Audacious
- 1.6 Banshee
- 1.7 BMPx
- 1.8 CDex
- 1.9 cdINFO Tool
- 1.10 dcd
- 1.11 Domo
- 1.12 Flactag
- 1.13 GCstar
- 1.14 iEatBrainz
- 1.15 JuK
- 1.16 JMP3Renamer
- 1.17 KTag
- 1.18 Max
- 1.19 Moosak
- 1.20 MP3Cat
- 1.21 MP3Tag
- 1.22 NotMD
- 1.23 Pinky Tagger
- 1.24 Quod Libet
- 1.25 QMBTagger
- 1.26 Quick Namer
- 1.27 Rhythmbox
- 1.28 Sound Juicer
- 1.29 TuneTagger
- 1.30 Zinf
- 1.31 Zombie
- 2 Freeware/Closed Source Applications
- 3 Shareware/Commercial Applications
Open Source Applications
PicardTagger is the new cross platform (Linux and 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 late 2009, 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.
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).
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.
Moosak an alpha quality Gnome audio app (written in Python)
MP3Cat is a MP3 tool to tag and organize large collections of MP3s.
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.
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 is a program for editing and mass tagging music file tags for Linux.
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.
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 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 files.
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.
mp3Tag Pro is a tag editor for music files in different formats. It can fill out missing ID3 tag fields (title, artist, album, year, genre, comments etc.) using parts of filenames and folder names. If the required information is not there at all, mp3Tag Pro can download ID3 tags from internet services, like Amazon and FreeDB. You can export existing tags for a backup or for further processing, and import ID3 tags from a database through a CSV file.
mp3Tag Pro will also let organize collection by creating new folders and sorting music files into them according to the pattern that you specify.The program is also capable of downloading lyrics and album art for any selected group of files. The downloaded lyrics and cover art can be saved in ID3 tags inside the files, or as separate files.
mp3Tag Pro supports tags in MP3, WMA, OGG, WAV, FLAC, APE, WV, M4A, AAC, MPC files. All files are processed in the same way and don't need to be separated.