Audio Tag Tool: Simple, MP3 & Ogg Vorbis Tag Editor for Ubuntu

“Audio Tag Tool” is an easy to use tag editor that you can use in Ubuntu Linux. When comparing with other more popular, powerful tools such as “EasyTAG” for instance, its file format support and the functionality is a bit limited (only supports MP3 and Ogg Vorbis).

But still, if you don’t have audio files in wide variety of formats and looking for an easy way to edit them (renaming included), then it’s a pretty decent tool in my opinion.

One small issue that’s worth mentioning is that, by default, its window seems to have a fixed minimal size. Perhaps that’s a good thing, because if you reduce the window size too much, then you’ll have to scroll up/down while editing tags as some of the fields might get hidden.

But still, it would’ve been better, if we could freely resize it.


Few main features …

*. Only supports MP3 and Ogg Vorbis file formats.

*. Edit (including removal of attached album-art images), remove or create tags from scratch.

*. Supports both ID3 v1 and v2 versions (you can copy the whole ID3 v1 data over to v2, vice versa).

*. Rename files based on their meta-data (artist, album, title etc).

*. Supports both individual or batch file processing.

*. Shows information such as the: file type, bitrate, sample rate, copyright info etc when you select a file.

*. Create playlists.

*. By default it shows few editing options. But if you want additional control, then click on the “Advanced” button.

You can install “audio Tag Tool” in Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, 12.04 Precise Pangolin, 11.10, 11.04, 10.10, 10.04 etc by using the below command in your Terminal window.

sudo apt-get install tagtool

If you use the “Unity” desktop, then you should able find it by searching for the term “tagtool” in “Dash”. That’s it. Enjoy!.

An RHCE, 'Linux' user with 14+ years of experience. Extreme lover of Linux and FOSS. He is passionate to test every Linux distribution & compare with the previous release to write in-depth articles to help the FOSS community.

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