Tag Sound Files With Easytag (Linux Mint 12)

Tag Sound Files With Easytag (Linux Mint 12)

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Author: Christian Schmalfeld <c [dot] schmalfeld [at] 
projektfarm [dot] de>

This tutorial is supposed to show you how to change your sound
files’ information like artist or title, also called tags, in a fast
way using Easytag.


1 Preliminary Note

I am using Linux Mint 12 as an operating system, however the steps
should not differ greatly from other Ubuntu based distributions.
Easytag is only capable of tagging MP3, MP2, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, MP4/AAC,
MusePack or Monkey’s Audio files.

I do not issue any guarantee that this will work for you!


2 Install Easytag

For installation, open a terminal and enter following:

sudo apt-get install easytag

After you typed in your password and confirmed with enter, the package will be downloaded and
installed. Alternatively, you can also open Synaptic
Package Manager
and use the search bar to look for Easytag.


3 Tag Your Soundfiles

You can find Easytag in Applications >
Sound & Video > Easytag
after installation. Open it and
use the left Tree panel to browse to the
directory where the files you want to tag are located in. All the
folder’s compatible audio content is then displayed in the mid panel.

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To select multiple items left-click them with the Ctrl key pressed. The available tags are then
displayed on the right Tag panel. If you
have more than one item selected and want to apply a tag for all of
them equally, fill it in to the appropriate tag field and click the
small button right next to it. Save the file after you are done with
all your changes. You can proceed tagging the files manually or use the
database search to retrieve possible information from the internet:

This method needs all of the album’s tracks to work best however, it
is unlikely you will find the correct album information if one or more
tracks are missing. Which database you are using is configurable in the program settings as well as many other options.

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