MusicBrainz Picard

MusicBrainz Picard is a free and open-source software application for identifying, tagging, and organising digital audio recordings.wikipedia
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MusicBrainz

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It was developed by the MetaBrainz Foundation, a non-profit company that also operates the MusicBrainz database.
A separate application, such as MusicBrainz Picard, must be used for this.

AmpliFIND

This early incarnation of the program could identify songs based on tags or MusicDNS acoustic fingerprints.
One of their customers was MetaBrainz Foundation, a non-profit company that used MusicDNS in their MusicBrainz and MusicBrainz Picard software products.

Tag editor

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MusicBrainz Picard is a free and open-source software application for identifying, tagging, and organising digital audio recordings. MusicBrainz Picard has tag editing features, and is extensible with plug-ins.
MusicBrainz Picard – Supports MP3, Ogg, FLAC, Musepack, WavPack, OptimFROG, Monkey's Audio, MP4, Windows Media Audio. Available for FreeBSD, Linux, Mac OS and Windows.

MetaBrainz Foundation

It was developed by the MetaBrainz Foundation, a non-profit company that also operates the MusicBrainz database.

Free and open-source software

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MusicBrainz Picard is a free and open-source software application for identifying, tagging, and organising digital audio recordings.

Application software

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MusicBrainz Picard is a free and open-source software application for identifying, tagging, and organising digital audio recordings.

Digital audio

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MusicBrainz Picard is a free and open-source software application for identifying, tagging, and organising digital audio recordings.

Compact disc

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Picard identifies audio files and Compact Discs by comparing either their metadata or their acoustic fingerprints with records in the database.

Metadata

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Picard identifies audio files and Compact Discs by comparing either their metadata or their acoustic fingerprints with records in the database.

Acoustic fingerprint

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Picard identifies audio files and Compact Discs by comparing either their metadata or their acoustic fingerprints with records in the database.

Record label

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When Picard identifies an audio file, it can add new information to it, such as the recording artist, the album title, the record label, and the date of release.

Plug-in (computing)

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MusicBrainz Picard has tag editing features, and is extensible with plug-ins.

Jean-Luc Picard

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It is named for Captain Jean-Luc Picard, a character in the US television series Star Trek: The Next Generation. Since Kaye was trying to make a "next-generation tagger", he thought of the science fiction television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, in which Patrick Stewart plays the role of Captain Jean-Luc Picard.

Star Trek: The Next Generation

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It is named for Captain Jean-Luc Picard, a character in the US television series Star Trek: The Next Generation. Since Kaye was trying to make a "next-generation tagger", he thought of the science fiction television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, in which Patrick Stewart plays the role of Captain Jean-Luc Picard.

Python (programming language)

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It was developed in the Python programming language, and ran only on Microsoft Windows operating systems.

Operating system

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It was developed in the Python programming language, and ran only on Microsoft Windows operating systems.

Streaming media

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Streaming media company RealNetworks took an interest in MusicBrainz, and gave the developers a grant to improve the Tagger software.

RealNetworks

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Streaming media company RealNetworks took an interest in MusicBrainz, and gave the developers a grant to improve the Tagger software.

Grant (money)

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Streaming media company RealNetworks took an interest in MusicBrainz, and gave the developers a grant to improve the Tagger software.

Code name

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As a sponsor of the development project, RealNetworks asked Kaye to come up with a project code name.

Patrick Stewart

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Since Kaye was trying to make a "next-generation tagger", he thought of the science fiction television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, in which Patrick Stewart plays the role of Captain Jean-Luc Picard.

User interface

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With funding from RealNetworks, MusicBrainz developers designed a new user interface for Picard.

Tree view

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When the new software identified tracks, it grouped them by album in a collapsible tree view.

Library (computing)

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The developers also switched from a software library called wxPython to another called PyQt, and ported Picard to the operating systems Linux and macOS.

WxPython

The developers also switched from a software library called wxPython to another called PyQt, and ported Picard to the operating systems Linux and macOS.