MusicBrainz Picard/Plugins

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There are many plugins available for Picard. A number of these are written by the Picard developers, however many are written by users and enthusiasts. If you are having issues with a plugin, please check the forums for answers and ask any questions.


To install a plugin:

  1. download .py file(s)
  2. create a 'plugins' directory (if not existing already) under
    1. Windows: either C:\Program Files\Musicbrainz Picard\plugins (for default Picard application folder) or %APPDATA%\MusicBrainz\Picard\plugins
    2. *Nix: either Picard application directory/plugins or ~/.config/MusicBrainz/Picard/plugins
    3. OSX: Follow These Steps:
      1. Open a Terminal (can be found in: Applications/Utilities/Terminal)
      2. type mkdir -p $HOME/.config/MusicBrainz/Picard/plugins (needs to be done only once)
      3. type open $HOME/.config/MusicBrainz/Picard/plugins to display the folder in finder. Now move the plugins there.
  3. Move downloaded .py file(s) to 'plugins' directory
  4. Enable the plugin. Check the box beside the individual plugin in the plugins menu, which can be found at
    1. Windows/*Nix: Options Menu >> Options... >> Plugins
    2. OSX: MusicBrainz Picard >> Preferences >> Plugins


Name Description Author Compatibility Adds Context Menu Item? Download Known issues/Notes
Disc Numbers Moves (disc X) from releases titles into separate tags (discnumber and discsubtitle). Lukáš Lalinský 0.9a - 0.12 No here -
Feat. Artists Removes (feat. Artist) parts from track titles. Lukáš Lalinský 0.9a - 0.12 No here -
Title Case Converts track and release titles to Title Case (capitalizes first character of every word) Javier Kohen, Lukáš Lalinský 0.9a - 0.12 No here -
Cover Art Downloader Downloads cover art for optional tag embedding and/or saving as a separate image file (using standard Options >> Cover Art Picard settings) Oliver Charles, Philipp Wolfer 0.12 No here See 3528 Tags Use tags as "genre" Lukáš Lalinský 0.9a - 0.12 No 1 2 (copy both files to directory plugins/lastfm/) Plus Use tags as "genre/moods/occasions/countries/originalyear" and more. Modified version of above plugin. RifRaf 0.9a - 0.11 No here (copy both files to directory plugins/lastfmplus/) Tutorial, forum thread
Add Cluster As A Release Adds right click option to an unmatched cluster to allow adding releases to MB based on tags. Lukáš Lalinský 0.9a - 0.12 Yes here See 2544, *You cannot add a release to the 'Deleted Artist'.* workaround
Generate Cuesheet Generates a cuesheet from a release Lukáš Lalinský 0.10 - 0.12 Yes here -
Bonus Disc Moves (bonus disc: Bonus Disc Title) from album titles to separate tags. (bonusdisc and bonusdisctitle) Jan van Thiel 0.9a - 0.11 No here -
Release Type Appends information to EPs and Singles such as " EP" or " (single)" (customisable, see file for details). Useful for separating releases with singles/EPs of the same name. Elliot Chance 0.9a - 0.9.0 No here -
Search Plugins Launches searches for clusters or releases to external non-MB websites from Picard Brian Schweitzer 0.9a - 0.10+ Yes All Music Guide -
Amazon Supports: .ca, .com, .de, .fr, .jp, and (Musicals)
Discogs - ("Film Music Search")
Game Music Revolution (Game Soundtracks)
Google -
The Lortel Archives (Off-Broadway Musicals) (Soundtracks)
SoundtrackINFO (Soundtracks)
Change Encoding Converts the tags of individual files or clusters between different character encodings. This is often necessary with files that have only ID3v1 tags in a non-Latin encoding. foolip 0.9a - 0.11 Yes here You will probably only need to change the target encoding. If the encoding you're looking for isn't in the list, you can type it in yourself and it will hopefully work.
Original Release Date Set the original release date of a release by using the release events and "earliest release" advanced relationships. Philipp Wolfer 0.12 No here

Context Menu Items

Note that not all plugins will add options to the "Plugins" section of the right click context menu you get on tracks, files and clusters. Plugins in the above list that do not add a context menu item should work automatically on all new metadata that is loaded into the right-hand pane, once they are enabled in the options.