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Linux alternatives: Mp3tag → EasyTAG

A big part of my move from Windows to Linux has been finding replacements for the applications that I had previously used day-to-day that are not available on Linux. For the major applications like my web browser (Firefox), e-mail client (Thunderbird), password manager (KeePass2) this hasn’t been a problem because they are all available on Linux as well. Heck you can even install Microsoft Office with the latest version of wine if you wanted to.

Unfortunately there still remains some programs that will simply not run under Linux. Thankfully this isn’t a huge deal because Linux has plenty of alternative applications that fill in all of the gaps – the trick is just finding the one that is right for you.

Mp3tag is an excellent Windows application that lets you edit the meta data (i.e. artist, album, track, etc.) inside of an MP3, OGG or similar file.

Mp3tag on Windows

Mp3tag on Windows

As a Linux alternative to this excellent program I’ve found a very similar application called EasyTAG that offers at least all of the features that I used to use in Mp3tag (and possibly even more).

EasyTAG on Linux

EasyTAG on Linux

For anyone looking for a good meta data editor I would highly recommend trying this one out.

  1. Charles
    May 29th, 2015 at 12:25 | #1

    I, also, am looking for Windows replacements such as MP3tag, and have tried Easytag. However, I can’t get it to do a very useful thing that MP3tag does, and that is edit multiple files simultaneously -e.g. ‘album’ or ‘genre’ or ‘composer’. It is a pain having to do this for each file.

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