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Organise your music with Picard

Jul 09, 2009, 13:03 (0 Talkback[s])

"Don't panic if your machine can't tell Barry White apart from the White Stripes, though: the creators of Picard feel your pain. That's why, by the time Picard is finished with your music collection, each file will know the album it belongs to, the artist who performed it, its track number within the album and a host of other details. Picard is simple to get hold of - it's available in the software repositories of most distributions. That means it's just a matter of running either the apt-get install picard or yum install picard command to get started.

"However, while the default view when you launch Picard is sufficient, we think that it adds an unnecessary degree of separation between you and your files. Thankfully, Picard also includes a far superior File Browser view, which you can switch to by going to View > File Browser.

"Now that you've changed the view, any new files you add to Picard will initially show up in the middle panel under the heading Unmatched Files. Click on one of these files and the left-hand pane of the bottom panel will display any metadata currently associated with that file."

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