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The tagbrainz program allows you to update the metadata tags in a FLAC audio file with data from the MusicBrainz music service. It accepts a list of audio files to tag and then tries to locate the correct MusicBrainz ID for each file, using this information to properly retrieve and update the audio metadata stored in the file. If the ID cannot be determined from existing metadata it can be specified on the command line.

Release History

Release History

Mar. 6, 2009 - Version 0.1 of tagbrainz released


You can obtain the program either as a source package meant to be installed using Python or as a Debian package meant to be installed with dpkg.

Source Tarball

The source tarball contains all files for the program and uses the standard Python distutils system to enable installation. You also need to be sure to install the Mutagen and python-musicbrainz2 Python packages using for example easy_install in order for tagbrainz to work. To use the source tarball to install tagbrainz, just download the file and then execute e.g.

tar -xzf tagbrainz-0.1.tar.gz  
cd tagbrainz-0.1  
sudo python setup.py install

or use some means other than sudo to run the final command as root. Consult the README file in the package for more information.

Debian Package

This package is suitable for users of any Debian-based system—Debian and Ubuntu come to mind, but there are many others. To use it, just download it and then run dpkg -i tagbrainz_0.1_all.deb as root, e.g. using sudo.


This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

The text of the GNU General Public License is available at the website of the GNU project.