date: 2008-11-15 23:47:57+00:00

Essential audio tools

categories: - Linux - Tools

I heavily rely on the following tools to manage my music. I must be using Easytag on a daily basis really. This is definitely the best tool to manage hundreds of MP3's. If you are like me and like to see your music properly sorted in your player, this is definitely the tool you need.

Sound Converter has been able to convert every file I submitted to it. Essential !

Easytag :

EasyTAG is an utility for viewing, editing and writing the ID3 tags of different audio files, using a GTK+ interface.

Currently EasyTAG supports the following: - View, edit, write tags of MP3, MP2 files (ID3 tag), FLAC files (FLAC Vorbis tag), Ogg Vorbis files (Ogg Vorbis tag), and MusePack, Monkey's Audio files (APE tag), - Auto tagging: parse filename and directory to complete automatically the fields (using masks), - Ability to rename files from the tag (using masks) or by loading a text file, - Process selected files of the selected directory, - Ability to browse subdirectories, - Recursion for tagging, removing, renaming, saving..., - Can set a field (artist, title,...) to all other selected files, - CDDB support (from http protocol), - Etc...

Debian package name : easytag

id3tool

A command line ID3 tag editor

A simple and complete editor for ID3 tags in MP3 files. ID3 tags are a way of identifying mp3 music files - you can store Artist, Album, Title, Track, Year, and Genre in a tag, as well as a 28-character comment.

Debian package name : id3tool

Gnome Sound Converter :

SoundConverter is a simple sound converter application for the GNOME environment. It reads sound files in any format supported by GStreamer and outputs them in Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, or WAV format, or MP3 format if you have the GStreamer LAME plugin.

Debian package name : soundconverter

Now blame me for not using Ogg :-)