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MP3 Taggers

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If you want to easily tag multiple MP3, Ogg/Vorbis, Opus, DSF, FLAC, MPC, MP4/AAC, MP2, Opus, Speex, TrueAudio, WavPack and WMA files (e.g. full albums) without typing the same information again and again and have control over both ID3v1 and ID3v2 tags, then Kid3 is the program you are looking for.

With Kid3 you can:
- Edit ID3v1.1 tags
- Edit all ID3v2.3 and ID3v2.4 frames
- Convert between ID3v1.1, ID3v2.3 and ID3v2.4 tags
- Edit tags in MP3, Ogg/Vorbis, FLAC, MPC, MP4/AAC, MP2, Speex, TrueAudio, WavPack, WMA, AIFF and WAV files
- Edit tags of multiple files, e.g. the artist, album, year and genre of all files of an album typically have the same values and can be set together.
- Generate tags from filenames
- Generate tags from the contents of tag fields
- Generate filenames from tags
- Rename and create directories from tags
- Generate playlist files
- Automatically convert upper and lower case and replace strings
- Import from, MusicBrainz, Discogs, Amazon and other sources of album data
- Export tags as CSV, HTML, playlists, Kover XML and in other formats
- Edit synchronized lyrics and event timing codes, import and export LRC files
Last changelog:

Kid3 3.7.1 4 months ago

Mon Mar 18 16:19:08 CET 2019 Urs Fleisch
* Release 3.7.1
* New:
+ Support max-, min-, unq- aggregation when renaming directories.
+ Android: Support dark and light themes.
+ Android: Support opening files with Kid3 from other apps.
+ Android: Settings for formats, character replacements and import
* Improved:
+ Support format codes in file name for cover.
+ Support WMV extension.
+ Android: Better file select dialog.
* Fixed:
+ Support setting of ID3v2 version for DSF files.
+ Avoid jumping around frames while deleting.
+ Removal of multiple tags where not all tags are removed.
+ Setting of a simple string as value for IPLS frame with TagLib.
+ Adapted to Discogs server update.
+ Windows: Avoid insert disk dialog.
+ Android: Save settings when app is suspended.
+ Android: GUI updates on changes.


14 years ago

It would be really nice of you to add RPM packages for MandrakeLinux.

Anyway, congrats for this very nice app!




14 years ago

Maybe this:
In the directory below, there are source RPM and spec files, so you could also rebuild it.



14 years ago

Your program looks great...but i got a problem with it:
I installed your SuSE rpm on my system and no errors occured. But when i want to start kid3, it's loading about 30 seconds and aborts then. What could this referr to?





14 years ago

If you are using another SUSE version than 8.2, download the RPM from Packman, links can be found at If it still does not work, make sure you have id3lib installed and build it yourself. Maybe you can get more information about the problem by starting kid3 from the shell and looking if there is some console output. Finally, you could trace it using "strace kid3".



14 years ago

hey! thanks for your message, with the packman rpm it works fine!




15 years ago

I compiled from source, and it runs. But, there is no option on the file menu to create a playlist. Did I miss something?




15 years ago

KDE apps get their "non-standard" menu items from an XML UI file, in the case of kid3 it is (on my SuSE installation) in


I suppose there are a few places to look for this file, so a user can overwrite the system settings by having his own file in the home directory (~/.kde/...)

Try the following:
strace -e trace=file kid3 2>&1 | grep kid3ui.rc

stat64("/home/urs/.kde/share/apps/kid3ui.rc", 0xbfffe8c0) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
stat64("/etc/opt/kde3/share/apps/kid3ui.rc", 0xbfffe8c0) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
stat64("/opt/kde3/share/apps/kid3ui.rc", 0xbfffe8c0) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
stat64("/home/urs/.kde/share/apps/kid3/kid3ui.rc", 0xbfffe710) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
stat64("/etc/opt/kde3/share/apps/kid3/kid3ui.rc", 0xbfffe710) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
stat64("/opt/kde3/share/apps/kid3/kid3ui.rc", {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=297, ...}) = 0
open("/opt/kde3/share/apps/kid3/kid3ui.rc", O_RDONLY|O_LARGEFILE) = 10

As you can see, the following directories are searched until it is found:

Try the command on your installation to see which kid3ui.rc is used. I suppose you have a kid3ui.rc from an old kid3 version somewhere on your system or no kid3ui.rc installed. Remove any old kid3ui.rc and keep/install the new (which is the same as the one in the source package).

If you do not use KDE or do not want to install KDE rc files, you can compile kid3 as a pure Qt application without KDE.



15 years ago

When editing a field it would be great to have a keyboard shortcut to jump to the next/previous song. Right now you pretty much have to switch and use the mouse (or tab through all the input fields).

Otherwise a great app!



15 years ago

This is a very good program! Easy to use & powerful at the same time. There are just a few missing features, IMHO. (more like details, actually):
*I'd like to be able to change the working directory more easily, maybe with a side directory tree, on the left hand side. Having to click "open" every time can be tedious after a while.
*When importing from, comparing the number of tracks in the album selected on freedb and the number of files in the dir would help a lot, since there can be different versions of the same album.

I know I'm bickering over details, but it would make the program near perfect. Thanks a lot for your great work!




15 years ago

Thanks for your suggestions!
* Directory tree sidebar: I almost never use "Open" (only to switch the filename filter between *.mp3 and "all files"), I use drag and drop instead: Just use your favourite file manager (Konqueror, Krusader, Nautillus, xffm, ...) and drag a folder or any file from the folder into Kid3. I think this should suffice and that there is no need to add a small "filemanager".
* Number of tracks in I'll add a warning in case of a mismatch. Maybe I will even implement a "track time verification" if it is feasible.



15 years ago

I absolutely love this app, it is very useful and easy to use. It would be nice if it could format tags and filenames (i.e. apply Normal Formatting) or substitute spaces in filenames with underscores... I guess it would be more than a id3 tagger is supposed to do... but it would be nice :)

Anyway great app!




15 years ago

Thanks for the nice comment. You can format tags and filenames using "Settings/Configure Kid3..." and setting case conversions (e.g. "all first letters uppercase") and string replacements. This can be used to substitute spaces with underscores: Just enter " " in the "From" column of "Filename Format" and "_" in the "To" column. To make the format active you can either mark "Format while editing" (can be annoying) or manually apply the format settings to all selected files using the "Tools/Apply Format" menu item.



15 years ago

Yikes! If only I had noticed this feature a week ago, I renamed the whole Queen discography by hand! Over 300 files full of spaces in their names... LOL!

Anyway... my opinion on this program has radically changed... it's -p e r f e c t- :D



15 years ago

That would be nice to see "directory rename by tag" option. ;]




15 years ago

Should be no problem, I will add it in the next version.



15 years ago

I would really love to see flac tagging support in this application. Unfortunately there isn't any tagger outside which is able to tag flac files. EasyTag is great but can only tag the old flac tagging format.


Kid3 3.7.1 4 months ago

Mon Mar 18 16:19:08 CET 2019 Urs Fleisch
* Release 3.7.1
* New:
+ Support max-, min-, unq- aggregation when renaming directories.
+ Android: Support dark and light themes.
+ Android: Support opening files with Kid3 from other apps.
+ Android: Settings for formats, character replacements and import
* Improved:
+ Support format codes in file name for cover.
+ Support WMV extension.
+ Android: Better file select dialog.
* Fixed:
+ Support setting of ID3v2 version for DSF files.
+ Avoid jumping around frames while deleting.
+ Removal of multiple tags where not all tags are removed.
+ Setting of a simple string as value for IPLS frame with TagLib.
+ Adapted to Discogs server update.
+ Windows: Avoid insert disk dialog.
+ Android: Save settings when app is suspended.
+ Android: GUI updates on changes.

Kid3 3.7.0 7 months ago

Sun Dec 23 12:05:20 CET 2018 Urs Fleisch
* Release 3.7.0
* New:
+ Add and reorder playlist items using drag'n'drop.
+ Edit tags from files referenced in playlist.
+ Play songs from playlist.
+ Drag image files from file list to embed them in audio files.
+ Drag files from file list into other applications.
+ Reload action to refresh file list.
+ Completions with different values when selecting multiple files.
+ Option "--dbus" to have a D-Bus interface with kid3-cli.
+ Code "%{dirname}" to use current directory name when renaming.
+ Code "%{disk}" as alias for "%{disc number}".
+ Edit list of availble formats to set file and directory names
from the tags and vice versa.
* Improved:
+ Reduce number of open file handles.
+ Allow user to resize file and directory list columns.
+ Modernize code base, support only Qt 5, C++11, CMake 3.
* Fixed:
+ Add a number if a file is renamed with an existing name.
+ Avoid losing changes when a directory is renamed.
+ Change notifications for files in renamed directory.

Kid3 3.6.2 11 months ago

Fri Aug 24 12:15:09 CEST 2018 Urs Fleisch
* Release 3.6.2
* Improved:
+ Format from tags with custom strings prepended/appended when
replaced format code is not empty %{"t1"code"t2"}.
* Fixed:
+ MP4 free form names longer than 4 characters with TagLib.
+ Support DOS line endings with "Import CSV".
+ Set CTOC and CHAP element ID from values in the frame table.
+ Correctly add frame when "Edit" is clicked on non existing frame.
+ Show correct icon in Wayland session.
+ Improve editing of ISO date/time values with validation enabled.
+ Bundle OpenSSL libraries with self-contained Linux package.

Kid3 3.6.1 1 year ago

Mon Apr 23 11:26:19 CEST 2018 Urs Fleisch
* Release 3.6.1
* Improved:
+ Faster saving when many files are unchanged.
+ Do not change file extension when creating file name from tags.
+ Support for cross building.
* Fixed:
+ Parsing of xid atom with Mp4v2Metadata plugin.
+ Scroll to opened file after sorting file list.
+ Avoid recursion when automatically applying format.

Kid3 3.6.0 1 year ago

Sun Mar 18 16:49:46 CET 2018 Urs Fleisch
* Release 3.6.0
* New:
+ New look for Android app using Qt Quick Controls 2.
+ Editor for star ratings, configurable mapping between rating
values and number of stars.
+ Option to restrict length of file names.
+ Option to show hidden files in file and directory lists.
* Improved:
+ Support adding unknown 4 letter atoms to M4A files.
+ Allow Camelot wheel value 1A-12A, 1B-12B for initial key.
* Fixed:
+ Windows: Renaming directories which contain subfolders.
+ Adding and finding unified frames by their frame ID.
+ Deletion of M4A atoms which are not known or which have an
unofficial free form prefix.
+ Support files with m4v extension.

Kid3 3.5.1 1 year ago

Wed Nov 1 12:36:45 CET 2017 Urs Fleisch
* Release 3.5.1
* Improved:
+ Compatibility of imported and exported CSV files with cells
containing new line characters.
+ Do not show unknown frames for ID3v2.3 TDAT, TIME, TYER, TRDA
+ Enable high-DPI scaling for Qt >= 5.6.
+ Change AppStream directory from appdata to metainfo.
* Fixed:
+ Crash with DSF files having sample rates other than 2822400 or

Kid3 3.5.0 2 years ago

Fri Jun 16 15:41:09 CEST 2017 Urs Fleisch
* Release 3.5.0
* New:
+ Tags which violate the ID3v2 standard are marked.
+ Filter for marked files.
+ Configurable keyboard shortcuts for user actions.
+ Set and get frame fields from scripts and CLI.
+ Select a subset of frames for copy, paste, remove from scripts
and CLI.
+ Set and get multiple frames of the same kind from scripts and CLI.
+ Support field names in export and filter expressions.
+ Support xid and ownr atoms in M4A files.
+ Danish translation.
* Improved:
+ Better performance when files are added to selection.
+ The script actions in the file list context menu only operate on
selected files.
+ Only jump to tagged files with previous/next in GUI.
+ Show passed/total after "filtered" in title bar.
+ kid3-cli can run from a console without GUI/X11.
* Fixed:
+ Adding and deleting tag 3 frames from CLI.
+ Deletion of multiple METADATA_BLOCK_PICTURE picture frames.
+ Wrong depth 32 instead of 24 stored in METADATA_BLOCK_PICTURE.
+ Use Ogg/Vorbis Comment field name setting also for Opus files.

Kid3 3.4.5 2 years ago

Sat Feb 18 19:21:55 CET 2017 Urs Fleisch
* Release 3.4.5
* New:
+ Settings to include and exclude folders in the file list.
* Improved:
+ Use HTTPS for imports where possible.
+ Much faster expanding of the file list by avoiding GUI
updates during the operation.
+ Faster filtering by avoiding GUI updates during the
+ Reduced memory usage when filtering.
+ Updated Czech and Dutch translations.
* Fixed:
+ Import from MusicBrainz.
+ Rate limit for import from Discogs.
+ Do not display multiple frames of same type as different.
+ Application not responsive when using a new filter after
filtering a huge number of files.
+ Application not responsive when loading the tags after
selecting a lot of files, is now abortable.
+ Terminate kid3-cli if EOF is received.

Kid3 3.4.4 2 years ago

Fri Dec 23 08:33:40 CET 2016 Urs Fleisch
* Release 3.4.4
* New:
+ If the first command line argument is "--portable", the
configuration is stored in a file kid3.ini in the program folder.
+ Image data can be copied to clipboard.
+ MPRIS2 D-Bus interface for the audio player.
* Improved:
+ "Import CSV" can import to different files if no matching
file paths found.
* Fixed:
+ Importing of durations from text formats (file/clipboard).
+ Building with Chromaprint 1.4.

Kid3 3.4.3 2 years ago

Tue Nov 1 20:16:59 CET 2016 Urs Fleisch
* Release 3.4.3
* New:
+ The RIFF track field name is configurable (IPRT, ITRK, TRCK)
for better interoperability.
+ The RIFF chunk name for ID3v2 tags in WAV files is configurable
(ID3, id3) for better interoperability.
+ ID3v2 tags in WAV files can have version 2.3.0 or 2.4.0.
* Improved:
+ Support new classical music frames introduced with iTunes 12.5.
* Fixed:
+ Use the last sort order and column for the file list on startup.
+ Display expected ID3v2 version if no ID3v2 tag exists yet.
+ Tag 3 can be addressed in kid3-cli by number "3".
+ Support translated display frame names in kid3-cli.
+ Avoid crash when pictures in FLAC files are empty or too large.

Changes in version 3.4.2 2 years ago

Wed Aug 24 14:44:04 CEST 2016 Urs Fleisch
* Fixed:
+ Embed Lyrics works again with and
+ Do not add an empty frame when deleting a non existant frame
in kid3-cli.
+ Support setting multiple frames of the same type with
+ Allow editing of quick access frames which are not yet present
in the file.
+ Reset shortcuts and appearance configuration when the defaults
are restored in the settings.
* Improved:
+ Do not show any disabled tag values in the Tag 1 section
for files which do not support an ID3v1 tag.
+ Set the file filter for the file list in the file settings,
not with the filter used in the open dialog.
+ Disable the global app menu on Ubuntu's Unity desktop.

15 years ago

Fri Jun 24 20:20:20 CEST 2016 Urs Fleisch
* Fixed:
+ Avoid wrong marking of ID3v2 Date frames as modified.
+ Enable setting M4A, Vorbis date with ISO date/time also when no
tag exists.
+ Windows: Fix separators and relative file names in playlists.
+ Windows: Install missing SSL DLLs, needed for Discogs import.
+ Windows: Fix temporary file creation in id3lib.

Sat Apr 23 16:30:36 CEST 2016 Urs Fleisch
* Release 3.4.0
* New:
+ Support more than two tags for MP3 files with ID3v1, ID3v2 and APE
tags, FLAC files with ID3v1, ID3v2 and Vorbis tags.
+ Support RIFF INFO tags in WAV files.
+ Filename to tag format can be defined as a regular expression with
+ Perl regular expressions with Qt 5.
* Improved:
+ Import from tags is also available from CLI, QML and D-Bus.
+ Help for editing synchronized lyrics.
+ Handle redirects when downloading.
* Fixed:
+ Windows: Saving files which are open in player, e.g. when editing
synchronized lyrics.
+ Windows: Timestamp preservation with non-ASCII file names.
+ KDE 5: Jumping to a specific help topic.
+ Enable setting ID3v2.4 date with ISO date/time also when no tag
+ Crash when writing to a FLAC file which cannot be opened.

Thu Mar 10 17:55:29 CET 2016 Urs Fleisch
* Release 3.3.2
* New:
+ Setting for text encoding used in playlists and exports.
* Improved:
+ Support removing tags in MPC, WavPack with TagLib 1.11.
* Fixed:
+ Windows: Fix plugin name in qmldir.
+ Windows: Crash when adding large pictures to Ogg files.
+ Windows: Go back to older Qt 5.4.2 to avoid random crashes.
+ Stripping of ID3v2 tags from WAV files with TagLib 1.11.
+ Adapted to Discogs server update.

Thu Dec 17 14:53:06 CET 2015 Urs Fleisch
* Release 3.3.1
* New:
+ Package for Android.
+ Support setting of data in GEOB frames from CLI and scripts.
+ Icons for high pixel density displays.
* Improved:
+ Trim values from tags in format strings to avoid whitespace when
setting file names from tags.
+ Updated Czech translation.
* Fixed:
+ List picture in get command of kid3-cli also if its description
is empty.
+ Set configured text encoding in picture frames.
+ Make file renaming work when saving non writable files.
+ Use high resolution icon in task switcher.
+ Avoid cropping in picture preview window on high pixel density

Thu Oct 1 17:09:46 CEST 2015 Urs Fleisch
* Release 3.3.0
* New:
+ Make order of quick access frames configurable.
+ Support separators and submenus in user action context menu.
+ Restore defaults button in settings dialog.
+ CSV import from multiple directories.
+ Support for in embed lyrics script.
+ Support for chapter and table of contents audiobook frames.
+ Mac, Windows: Support for podcast frames.
* Improved:
+ Display user friendly names for all supported frames.
+ Updated Czech translation.
+ Change file permissions in the case of modified file names.
* Fixed:
+ Wrong and missing translations.
+ Removing ID3v1 genre with id3lib.
+ KDE 5: Name filters used in file dialogs, blocking file dialogs.
+ KDE 5: Invoking help in settings dialog.
+ KDE 4: Build with kdelibs-4.14.11.
+ Qt 5.5: Spurious popping up of download dialog.
+ Do not abort build if qmlplugindump cannot be started.

Sat May 9 11:18:57 CEST 2015 Urs Fleisch
* Release 3.2.1
* New:
+ Support APE cover art.
* Improved:
+ Mac: Do not show empty menu icons for About, Find, Replace.
* Fixed:
+ Wrong size of picture when switching from file with only IDv1 tag to file with picture.
+ Mac: Empty root instead of file tree when opening file on network share.
+ Allow escaping of single quotes in kid3-cli.
+ Qt4: Do not run qmlplugindump when building, it needs an X11 connection.

Fri Mar 13 06:36:03 CET 2015 Urs Fleisch
* Release 3.2.0
* New:
+ Support QML/JS scripts for user actions.
+ Batch embed, export, and resize album art.
+ Batch lyrics download.
+ Recursive tag export.
+ Support build with KDE 5.
+ Support DSF files with TagLib 1.9.1.
+ Option to mark pictures larger than a given size.
+ Number tracks can reset track number for each folder.
+ Number tracks can only format numbers or set total.
+ Only expand subtree if shift is pressed with "Expand all".
+ Support Ogg FLAC files.
+ QML plugin.
* Improved:
+ File suffix for export (e.g. picture) is determined by mime type.
+ Image dimensions are displayed below picture.
* Fixed:
+ Crash when TagLib file is saved with changes in tags and file name.
+ Deletion of picture frames from Ogg/Opus files.
+ Setting description of Ogg pictures in frame table.
+ Reactivate support for AAC and MP2 files with TagLib.
+ Mac OS X: Avoid excessive memory consumption.
+ Adapted to Discogs server update.
+ Adapted to Amazon server update.

Sun Nov 9 13:30:51 CET 2014 Urs Fleisch
* Release 3.1.2
* New:
+ Allow user to change the file permissions of read-only files.
* Improved:
+ Updated Simplified Chinese translation.
+ Reduce number of open file descriptors with TagLib >= 1.8.
* Fixed:
+ Adapted to Discogs server update.
+ Correctly add missing frames when editing multiple files.
+ The value of an existing frame on multiple files can be set
via D-Bus.
+ File names with special characters in Mp4V2Metadata on Windows.
+ Appdata passes appdata-validate check.

Thu Aug 21 19:06:09 CEST 2014 Urs Fleisch
* Release 3.1.1
* New:
+ Validation for date/time, track and disc number frames.
+ Mac OS X: Drop on dock icon.
+ Timeout command in kid3-cli to overwrite command timeout.
+ Build option WITH_NO_MANCOMPRESS to disable gzipped manpages.
* Improved:
+ Updated Czech translation.
+ Support drag'n'drop from https, ftp.
+ Show picture type in frame table.
+ Allow import from file/clipboard with empty date fields.
+ Mac OS X: Placement of Preferences, Quit, About in application menu.
+ Add AppData and comment in desktop file for GNOME Software.
+ Handling of RPATH to private libraries.
* Fixed:
+ Setting of POPM frames using kid3-cli.
+ Removing of COMM, PRIV, TXXX, free form frames.
+ Windows: kid3-cli output redirection.
+ Mac OS X: Support case-sensitive filesystems.
+ Mac OS X: Fix drag'n'drop on OS X 10.10 Yosemite Preview.
+ Restore Ogg files if writing fails.
+ Format while editing for tag 2.
+ Support composer when importing from MusicBrainz.
+ Opening external links from handbook.

Mon Apr 21 09:34:23 CEST 2014 Urs Fleisch
* Release 3.1
* New:
+ Support for synchronized lyrics and event timing codes.
+ Import and export of LRC (synchronized lyrics/Karaoke) files.
+ Find and replace strings in tags and file names.
+ Display details and sort columns in file list.
+ Open and Open Containing Folder file list actions.
+ Support Ogg and Opus cover art.
+ Export format CDRDAO TOC for CDs with CD-text from WAV tags.
+ D-Bus command expandFileList() to expand the whole file list.
* Improved:
+ Updated Czech, Finnish, Estonian translations.
+ GUI and usability, keyboard navigation.
* Fixed:
+ Restore Quick Access Tags settings properly.
+ Support tags from file name with 2 character extensions (e.g. ".wv").
+ Keyboard shortcuts settings with Mac OS X 10.9.
+ Build without Phonon.
+ Fingerprint decoding and resampling with libav.
+ D-Bus command expandDirectory().

Wed Nov 27 17:39:57 CET 2013 Urs Fleisch
* Release 3.0.2
* Fixed:
+ Translations and handbook are not found on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
+ Application termination when main window is closed while handbook
is open.
+ Tag 1 genre combobox is empty if "show only custom genres" is set.
+ Session restoration.
+ Detection of installed Qt 5.
+ KDE application does not find libraries if prefix is not /usr.
+ Build if all translations are disabled.
* Improved:
+ Added new genres introduced in Winamp 5.6.

Tue Oct 29 18:15:04 CET 2013 Urs Fleisch
* Release 3.0.1
* Fixed:
+ Filename format configuration can not be changed.
+ Menus get broken when toolbar is changed in KDE version.
+ Incorrect conversion of configuration in KDE version.
+ Unintended result selection in first track of fingerprint import.
+ Crash at exit after canceling fingerprint import with GStreamer.
+ Prefer GStreamer 0.10 over 1.0 to avoid hang in Phonon.
+ Build with readline needing termcap (as used in Slackware).
+ Build with FFmpeg 2.0 (as used in openSUSE 12.3).
+ Honor LIB_SUFFIX if set (as used in Fedora).

Mon Oct 14 21:30:42 CEST 2013 Urs Fleisch
* Release 3.0
* New:
+ Command-line interface kid3-cli.
+ Use common shared libraries for KDE, Qt-only and CLI versions.
+ Plugins for metadata libraries and importers.
+ Support Opus files with TagLib 1.9.
+ Support GStreamer 1.0.
+ Support libavresample 0.0.3.
* Improved:
+ Editing without leaving the keyboard.
+ When saving a file fails, tell user if it is not writable.
+ Escape metacharacters in HTML export.
+ Updated Czech translation.
+ Updated Finnish translation.
+ Cleaned up configuration option sections.
* Fixed:
+ Crash when saving non-FLAC file with flac extension.
+ Support minimum Mac OS X version 10.5.
+ Load Qt libraries only from bundle on Mac OS X.

Sat Mar 2 09:36:02 CET 2013 Urs Fleisch
* Release 2.3
* New:
+ Automatic batch import for multiple directories.
+ Import catalog number and release country from Discogs and
+ Quick access tags are configurable for tag 2.
+ Setting for default file name to save cover art.
+ Select all in directory.
+ Apply text encoding.
+ Support Qt 5.0.
* Improved:
+ Better responsiveness when working with a huge number of files,
long operations can be aborted (filtering, renaming, expanding).
+ Support custom frame names in formats and imports.
+ Display accuracy and cover art URL for imports.
+ Added more unified frame types.
+ GUI and usability.
* Fixed:
+ Swapped mapping of too and enc for M4A files.
+ Compatibility of ID3v2.4.0 COMM frames with iTunes.
+ Do not remove spaces in Vorbis comment field names.
+ Crash and decoding for fingerprints with libav 9.1.

Mon Dec 3 11:09:12 CET 2012 Urs Fleisch
* Release 2.2.1
* Improved:
+ Updated Czech translation.
* Fixed:
+ Fixed selection of language and handbook with Qt 4.8.

Fri Oct 26 17:07:27 CEST 2012 Urs Fleisch
* Release 2.2
* New:
+ Option to load last opened file on startup.
+ Option to use locale for character conversion.
+ Support new features of TagLib 1.8: More ID3 frames, ID3v2.3,
tracker modules (MOD, S3M, IT, XM).
+ Support use of GStreamer instead of FFmpeg for Chromaprint decoding.
+ Support building with latest libav/FFmpeg libraries.
* Improved:
+ Extract year from "YYYY-MM.." date frame for %{year} format code.
+ Character conversion for roman numbers.
+ Dutch translation.
+ Finnish translation.
* Fixed:
+ Avoid crash when exporting album cover while editing multiple files.
+ Check if file format supported before converting to ID3v2.3.0.
+ Rewritten Discogs import to use Discogs API v2.0.

Fri May 11 21:20:06 CEST 2012 Urs Fleisch
* Release 2.1
* New:
+ Keyboard shortcuts configuration for Qt-only version.
+ Use Chromaprint for import from MusicBrainz Fingerprint, is now
also available on Windows and Mac OS X.
+ Serbian translation.
+ Support build with Qt5.
* Improved:
+ Support most frames in format codes with %{framename}.
+ Support iTunes ID3v2.4 frames TCMP, TSO2, TSOC.
+ Option to use the native file dialogs for Qt-only version.
+ Handling of pictures in WMA files.
+ Use themed icons.
+ Building with shared libraries on KDE.
+ Handle carriage return characters in output from user commands.
* Fixed:
+ Windows: Avoid truncation of file when renaming with illegal
+ Limit number of open file handles.
+ Nicer icons, install SVG instead of SVGZ in kid3-qt.
+ Fixed import from Amazon.
+ Adapted to Discogs server update.

Sat Oct 29 11:23:46 CEST 2011 Urs Fleisch
* Release 2.0.1
* Fixed:
+ Prevent cursor from jumping to end in format line edits.
+ Correctly update file selection after add, edit or delete frame.
+ Build system finds DocBook XSL on various Linux distributions,
finds Phonon on Ubuntu 11.10, can build with shared libraries.
+ Correctly set bundle version on Mac OS X.
+ Czech translation.

Tue Aug 30 19:02:37 CEST 2011 Urs Fleisch
* Release 2.0
* New:
+ Import from tags to extract and move information between tags.
+ Play a track on double click (optional).
+ Searching in help browser.
+ Move files to trash instead of deleting them.
+ Automatic setting of checkboxes when frame is changed.
+ Support for APE tags with TagLib 1.7.
* Improved:
+ Major refactoring to improve software architecture, separated
GUI from application logic using the Qt 4 Model/View
architecture. This required dropping support for Qt 3 and
KDE 3. Unified build system using CMake for KDE and Qt-only
+ The file list is updated on file system changes and is faster.
+ Import sub-dialogs are modeless and do not block import dialog.
+ Import table is editable and has optional columns for file
names and paths (selectable with context menu).
+ The tracks to import can be selected, e.g. to import only one
CD from a doulbe-CD album.
+ Number Tracks can number the tracks of multiple directories.
+ Multiple directories can be selected with Rename Directory.
+ M4A support with TagLib (can fully replace libmp4v2).
+ Exports are displayed in a table if they contain tabulators.
+ Adding and editing formats is now more user friendly.
+ GUI and usability.
* Fixed:
+ Genre and track total in M4A files with TagLib.
+ Execution of user action without command.
+ Adapted to Discogs server update.

Sat Jan 15 16:52:22 CET 2011 Urs Fleisch
* Release 1.6
* Improved:
+ The total number of tracks can be set in the "Number Tracks"
+ All numeric fields can be padded with zeros.
+ Parts of the filename can be ignored when generating tags from
the filename.
+ Updated Estonian, Italian and Czech translations.
* Fixed:
+ Track number digits option works now with ID3v2.4 and UTF8/UTF16.
+ Adapted to Discogs server update.

Sun Sep 26 14:14:55 CEST 2010 Urs Fleisch
* Release 1.5
* New:
+ Versions without KDE (kid3-qt, Windows, Mac OS X) now have also
icons, a toolbar, and functions "Open Recent", "Show Statusbar".
+ A simple audio player is available via "Tools" and context menu.
+ Option "Auto Hide Tags" to hide unused tags.
+ Option to set number of digits in track number.
+ Support for cover art in WMA files.
+ Context menu items "Expand all" and "Collapse all".
+ Double click on picture to add or edit cover art.
+ Chinese translation.
* Improved:
+ Faster filter.
+ Frame difference shows all frames of the selected files.
+ The buttons "From Filename" are now beside the corresponding
format and named "To Tag 1" and "To Tag 2". The buttons
"From Tag 1" and "From Tag 2" are beside their format.
* Fixed:
+ Setting pictures using D-Bus function setFrame().
+ Correct extensions for ".aac" and ".mp2" files when generating
filenames from tags.
+ Correct setting of URL field in WXXX frames when set in table.
+ Do not lose focus in frame tables when window is deactivated.
+ MIME types, documentation adapted for KDE 4.5.

Sun Feb 28 2010 Urs Fleisch
* Release 1.4
* New:
+ Support for cover art in Ogg files.
+ Import from Amazon.
+ Separate formats for "to filename" and "from filename".
+ Czech translation.
* Improved:
+ Use of UTF8 and UTF16 encoding when non-ASCII characters are used.
+ GUI and usability.
* Fixed:
+ Correctly set tags when tags of multiple files are selected,
edited, and then copied to the other tag.
+ Adapted to Discogs server update.

Fri Oct 23 2009 Urs Fleisch
* Release 1.3
* New:
+ Advanced playlist dialog.
+ Support for WMA/ASF, AIFF and WAV files.
+ Estonian, Finnish and Turkish translations.
* Improved:
+ When changing the current file while a tag field is being edited,
the changes are preserved.
+ Translation system.
+ Settings in Number Tracks dialog can be saved.
+ Filter files without attached pictures.
+ Support for libmp4v2 1.9 and TagLib 1.6.
* Fixed:
+ Show album art when multiple files are selected.
+ From Tag 2 option can be restored in Rename Directory dialog.
+ Picture download.
+ Adapted to Discogs server update.

Wed Apr 29 2009 Urs Fleisch
* Release 1.2
* New:
+ Import of album cover art from various sources.
+ Mark changed tag fields and filenames.
+ Option to store ID3v2 genre as text instead of numeric string.
+ Track number format with configurable amount of leading zeros.
* Improved:
+ Directory deb to generate Debian packages for KDE 4 and Qt 4 or KDE 3 and Qt3.
+ Proxy authentication with Qt 4.
+ Display and editing of COMM, PRIV, UFID, MCDI and POPM frames.
+ Technical details (bitrate, codec, ...) for export and filter.
* Fixed:
+ Format replacements %c, %y, ... are replaced with empty strings if the corresponding field is empty
+ Charset for import.
+ ID3v1 fields are displayed correctly after saving when the ID3v2.3 encoding is set to UTF16.
+ Correct header information for MP3 files with attached picture or without ID3v1 tag.
+ Adapted to Discogs server update.

Sat Oct 25 2008 Urs Fleisch
* Release 1.1
* New:
+ Dutch translation.
+ New general frame types Album Artist, Grouping, Lyrics, Media, Remixer.
+ Setting character encoding for ID3v1.1 tags.
+ Import additional tags from Discogs and MusicBrainz.
* Improved:
+ All frame types (not only Artist, Album, ...) can be used for all operations (e.g. import, export, tag file name, rename, ...).
* Fixed:
+ Build for KDE 3 without id3lib or TagLib
+ Supress using unsupported UTF-8 for ID3v2.3
+ Qt 4, KDE 4: Wrong track times in import dialog when some track times are missing.
+ KDE 4: Translations with arguments (%1, %2).
+ Windows: Displaying pictures with JPEG plugin.
+ MacOS X: Dropping and displaying pictures.

Thu Apr 3 2008 Urs Fleisch
* Release 1.0
* New:
+ File filter.
+ D-Bus interface to control application by scripts.
+ Long format codes %{title}, %{album}, ... and tooltips for formats.
+ Support for FLAC pictures.
+ Polish translation.
* Improved:
+ GUI and usability.
+ Rename directory wizard.
+ Use xdg-open as the default web browser.
+ Display description instead of TXXX and WXXX.
+ Add pictures to files by drag and drop and from cllipboard.
+ Compilation with GCC 4.3 and compiler detection for kid3-qt.
+ Support for TagLib 1.5.
* Fixed:
+ KDE 4 docs in correct directory.
+ Crash when TSST frame was added to ID3v2.3.0 tag.
+ Disappearing ID3v1 genres.
+ Possible crash when import or export format was added.

Thu Nov 15 2007 Urs Fleisch
* Release 0.10
* New:
+ All frames can be edited in tables, not only the standard tags.
+ Support for MP4/AAC, MP2, Speex, TrueAudio, and WavPack files.
+ Default encoding can be configured.
+ Italian translation.
+ Support build with KDE 4.
* Improved:
+ Conversion between ID3v2.3 and ID3v2.4 for all supported frames.
+ GUI and usability.
+ Qt4 version builds without Qt3Support module
* Fixed:
+ Correct kid3-qt icon.
+ kid3-qt builds correctly without id3lib or without MusicBrainz.
+ Remove deleted user actions from configuration.
+ Allow new export/import formats with empty fields.
+ Reread file after conversion from ID3v2.4 to ID3v2.3.
+ Rename directory does not rename when tags are empty.

Sat May 5 Urs Fleisch
* Release 0.9
* New:
+ Hierarchical directory tree instead of flat file list.
+ Enhanced context menu commands, can be used to browse for lyrics and album art.
+ Import from
+ Conversion between ID3v2.3 and ID3v2.4 tags.
+ Editor for custom genres.
+ Option to mark truncated ID3v1.1 fields.
* Improved:
+ Frames are listed alphabetically and can be edited and deleted in multiple files.
+ Import from (formerly
* Fixed:
+ MusicBrainz fingerprint import.

Tue Nov 21 Urs Fleisch
* Release 0.8.1
* Fixed:
+ A new Custom genre was added on termination.

Sat Nov 11 Urs Fleisch
* Release 0.8
* New:
+ Import from, Discogs and MusicBrainz release database.
+ Support for ID3v2.4 and MPC using TagLib.
+ Context specific help in dialogs.
+ Support build with Qt4.
* Improved:
+ Show tag formats.
+ Remove non-letter characters before matching by title in import dialog.
+ Buttons to save dialog specific settings.
* Fixed:
+ Allow building with tunepimp 0.5.x.
+ Place kid3.desktop in /usr/share/applications/kde/.
+ Fix inadvertent changes of ID3v2.3 genre strings.
+ Remove trailing zeroes in unicode strings.

Wed Jun 7 2006 Urs Fleisch
* Release 0.7
* New:
+ Export dialog can export tags as CSV, HTML, playlists, Kover XML and other formats. CSV files can be imported again.
+ Show/hide ID3v1.1/ID3v2.3 controls.
+ Custom strings can be used for ID3v2.3, Ogg/Vorbis and FLAC genres.
+ Automatic numbering of tracks.
* Improved:
+ Direct menus for and MusicBrainz import.
+ import has suggested search string, search history.
+ Imported tracks can be reordered to match track number, title or length.
+ Format while editing affects most operations, is split into separate options for filenames and tags, menu commands to apply filename format and tag format.
+ Case conversion is done before string replacements, so that "case exceptions" can be corrected.
+ Builds with libtunepimp 0.4.x.
* Fixed:
+ Remove temporary Ogg file when filename and tags are changed.
+ Mark file as changed when Ogg genre is changed.
+ Correct length restriction for ID3v1.1 comment.
+ Open directories with special characters from the command line.
+ Import from file/clipboard does not use durations from previous import.

Mon Oct 24 2005 Urs Fleisch
* Release 0.6
* Support for Ogg/Vorbis and FLAC files
* Import from MusicBrainz
* Usability improvements

Mon Jul 26 2004 Urs Fleisch
* Release 0.5
* When importing, check the length and the count of the tracks
* Keyboard shortcut configuration
* Rename and create directories from tags
* Display information about tags, bitrate, length, ...

Sat Jan 24 2004 Urs Fleisch
* Release 0.4
* Direct import from
* compliant kid3.desktop file
* Accept input if there is no year or genre information
* File renaming works on Windows filesystems if case changed
* Context menu in string replacement table
* Progress bar while saving directory

Sat Oct 18 2003 Urs Fleisch
* Release 0.3
* Automatic case conversion and string replacements
* Import of album data from and other sources
* Improved Windows (Qt only) version: persisted configuration, online help
* Support files for KDevelop and Visual C++
* Improved Unicode support, however some bugs in id3lib have to be fixed before this is of real use

Sat Sep 06 2003 Egor S. Orlov
* Added russian translation

Thu May 13 2003 Urs Fleisch
* Release 0.2.1
* Now uses the standard automake/autoconf build process provided by kapptemplate.

Sat Apr 26 2003 Urs Fleisch
* Release 0.2
* Use QScrollView for control widgets at the right side and separate them from the filelist by a QSplitter, so that the window can be resized to a small size.
* Show busy cursor while reading and writing files.

Thu Jan 16 2003 Urs Fleisch
* Started ChangeLog.

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