What's a good utility for tagging and renaming audio files (m4a, mp3, aac etc.), on Linux, using a GUI?


  • Libre
  • Gratis
  • Supports at least a bit of automation (e.g. renaming using a filename pattern)

Desired features:

  • Small
  • Loads quickly
  • Doesn't have a lot of dependencies (e.g. won't drag half of GNOME or KDE)


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Website: https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/EasyTAG

Basic features:

  • Written in C using GTK 3, part of the GNOME project
  • Source: Open source, see website or the Gitlab
  • License: GNU GPL v2
  • Supported audio formats: MP3, MP2, MP4/AAC, FLAC, Ogg Opus, Ogg Speex, Ogg Vorbis, MusePack, Monkey's Audio, and WavPack
  • Platforms: GNU/Linux, MS Windows

Some automation features:

  • Autocomplete
  • Scan and add data automatically from databases like FreeDB and GnuDB.
  • Auto tagging by fields using masks/templates
  • Rename files and directories using file tags, using masks
  • Field processing (uppercasing, lowercasing etc.)
  • Action undo capability


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