Entagged is an Open-source audiofile tagger.
You are wondering what the hell is a tag then ?
A tag is a piece of information stored inside the audio file that contains the title, artist, track number, and other data relative to that file. Every audio format has its own way of storing this data, the MP3 uses ID3 tags, OGG uses it's own tag format and so on (WMA, APE, MPC,...). This data is used by many audio players (winamp, xmms, ..) , to display artist name, album title etc.
So what can Entagged do ?
Entagged provides a convenient way of changing the value of these fields, either manually, or automatically via the freedb database. The freedb database is a server to wich you can connect, and ask about a precise CD (album, or compilation), if this CD is found in the database, it returns all the data needed to correctly tag your audio files. Originally it used only with CD, but it can also be used with audio files as soon as it only need the length (in seconds) of the files.
Entagged can also do a lot of organization work. You can rename your files from their tag in any way you like, including complex directory structures. You can also tag the files from their filename, this avoid copying all the information by hand.
Best of all, Entagged hides all the different format complexity, with one unique interface, you can work with mixed file formats eg. you can use freedb with a mixed album of WMA, MP3 and OGG files without worrying!
How can I try it ?
Simply go to the download area and read carefully the instructions.
Entagged V0.35 released
Wed, 26 Mar 2008 18:55:47 GMT
We are four French students and we have worked in order to improve Entagged.
We have made a new release.
We have mainly worked on the GUI of Entagged to make the indexed files easier to manage.
Here are the main things we have made:
- Folder explorer added in order to see which folders are indexed and to index or un-index them
- Button added to display indexed files in explorer
Indexed files can now be seen in green. Files that are not indexed are in red.
- One button allows you to (re)index the directory from the explorer
Download Software Packages:
Ubuntu 8.04 “Hardy Heron”:
Ubuntu 10.04 “Lucid Lynx”:
Ubuntu 11.04 “Natty Narwhal”:
Ubuntu 12.04 “Precise Pangolin”:
Ubuntu 12.10 “Quantal Quetzal”:
These are screenshots of current and less current versions .
The general view
The freedb feature
The rename from tag feature
The tag from filename feature
If you liked this article, subscribe to the feed by clicking the image below to keep informed about new contents of the blog: