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MusicBrainz Picard


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This package was approved by moderator ferventcoder on 1/7/2015.

MusicBrainz Picard is a cross-platform (Linux/Mac OS X/Windows) application written in Python and is the official MusicBrainz tagger.

Picard supports the majority of audio file formats, is capable of using audio fingerprints (AcoustIDs), performing CD lookups and disc ID submissions, and it has excellent Unicode support. Additionally, there are several plugins available that extend Picard's features.

When tagging files, Picard uses an album-oriented approach. This approach allows it to utilize the MusicBrainz data as effectively as possible and correctly tag your music. For more information, see the illustrated quick start guide to tagging.

Picard is named after Captain Jean-Luc Picard from the TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation.

To install MusicBrainz Picard, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install picard --version 1.3.2

To upgrade MusicBrainz Picard, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade picard --version 1.3.2


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'picard'
    $fileType = 'exe'
    $silentArgs = '/S'
    $url = ''
    Install-ChocolateyPackage $packageName $fileType $silentArgs $url

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • MusicBrainz


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
MusicBrainz Picard 2.1.2 1065 Wednesday, January 30, 2019 approved
MusicBrainz Picard 2.1 1083 Saturday, December 22, 2018 approved
MusicBrainz Picard 2.0.4 1439 Wednesday, September 5, 2018 approved
MusicBrainz Picard 2.0.3 888 Friday, August 10, 2018 approved
MusicBrainz Picard 2.0.2 673 Monday, July 30, 2018 approved
MusicBrainz Picard 2.0.1 621 Sunday, July 22, 2018 approved
MusicBrainz Picard 1.4.2 2418 Tuesday, May 9, 2017 approved
MusicBrainz Picard 1.4.1 814 Saturday, April 1, 2017 approved
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