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MusicBrainz Picard is a cross-platform (Linux/Mac OS X/Windows) application written in Python and is the official MusicBrainz tagger.
Picard supports the majority of audio file formats, is capable of using audio fingerprints (PUIDs), performing CD lookups and disc ID submissions, and it has excellent Unicode support. Additionally, there are several plugins available that extend Picard's features.
When tagging files, Picard uses an album oriented approach. This approach allows it to utilize the MusicBrainz data as effectively as possible and correctly tag your music. For more information, see the illustrated quick start guide to tagging.
Picard is named after Captain Jean-Luc Picard from the TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation.
For Windows users: If you get an error about being unable to run the program, install the Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package (x86).
For Linux users: Picard is also available in many distributions' software repositories. (Using Fedora? See the FAQ.)
For earlier releases of Picard, browse the FTP server.
Need further help?
If you need help or have any questions about using Picard, you can turn to the users mailing list or the forum. If you think you have found a bug, please report it on the bug tracker. In other cases you can contact us.
As of late 2009, Picard development has been put temporarily on hold while the MusicBrainz development team works towards its next major server release. A new version of Picard is expected to come out with that server release.
bzr branch lp:picard
If you are interested in providing development assistance, contact us by either posting on the developers mailing list or joining the #musicbrainz IRC channel on irc.freenode.net.
Picard is licensed under the GPL 2.0 or later.