Puddletag is an audio file tagging application for Linux based operating systems like Ubuntu. It enables audio tagging for arranging files according to a proper name sequence and allows adding additional information about the selected audio file(s). The supported audio formats include, ID3v1, ID3v2 (mp3), MP4, Ogg, Flac), MPC, APE and WAV.
Using Puddletag is easy, just add a directory containing the audio files (e.g. default Music folder in Ubuntu) and start adding tags. You can enter the artist name, title, album name, track number, year, genre, and additional comments from the Tag Panel. Likewise, the buttons on the top toolbar enable arranging the audio files according to a proper name and number sequence. For instance, you can click on the Tag File button (F button) to set a name for the file according to the available information such as the Artist name. Similarly, you can use the file directories containing music files and use the numbering wizard to arrange files by proper number sequence.
The Functions button opens a new window which provides several options for managing metadata. You can use the dropdown menu for case conversion, exporting artwork from directory, managing auto numbering options, merging and removing fields, trimming whitespace and setting text to tag formats. An example of using these features would be to configure the numbering wizard by adding extra zeroes to the track name. For example, if a file the track has number ‘12’, you can set a value of 3, which will return the number ‘012’. The value of 1 will leave the number unchanged since it’s length is already greater than the Max Length. This will enable proper sequential numbering.
You can install Puddle tag by entering the following commands in a Terminal window or from the download link at the bottom of the post.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/puddletag sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install puddletag