Available Plugins

This is a list of plugins that are currently available for use with Picard. The current production release of Picard 2.x uses API v2. The older Picard 1.x releases use API v1. The table is generated from the data of our plugin repository.

Name Version Description Author(s)
Abbreviate artist-sort 0.2 Abbreviate Artist-Sort and Album-Artist-Sort Tags. e.g. "Vivaldi, Antonio" becomes "Vivaldi, A." This is particularly useful for classical albums that can have a long list of artists. %artistsort% is abbreviated into %_artistsort_abbrev% and %albumartistsort% is abbreviated into %_albumartistsort_abbrev%. Sophist Download
Abbreviate Artist-Sort v2 1.0 Abbreviate Artist-Sort and Album-Artist-Sort Tags. e.g. "Vivaldi, Antonio" becomes "Vivaldi A" This is particularly useful for classical albums that can have a long list of artists. This version of the plugin differs from version 1 as it modifies the relevant metadata in place (rather than copying it into new variables. Sophist Download
AcousticBrainz Mood-Genre 0.0 Uses AcousticBrainz for mood and genre. WARNING: Experimental plugin. All guarantees voided by use. Andrew Cook Download
AcousticBrainz Tonal-Rhythm 0.1 Add's the following tags:
  • Key (in ID3v2.3 format)
  • Beats Per Minute (BPM)
from the AcousticBrainz database.

Note: This plugin requires Picard 1.4.
Sophist Download
Add Album Column 1.0 Add the Album column to the main window panel. Evandro Coan Download
Add Cluster As Release 0.7.1 Adds a plugin context menu option to clusters and single files to help you quickly add them as releases or standalone recordings to the MusicBrainz database via the website by pre-populating artists, track names and times. Frederik "Freso" S. Olesen, Lukáš Lalinský, Philip Jägenstedt Download
Album Artist Website 0.6 Add's the album artist(s) Official Homepage(s) (if they are defined in the MusicBrainz database). Sophist Download
AlbumArtist Extension 0.5 This plugin provides standardized, credited and sorted artist information for the album artist. This is useful when your tagging or renaming scripts require both the standardized artist name and the credited artist name, or more detailed information about the album artists.

The information is provided in the following variables:
  • _aaeStdAlbumArtists = The standardized version of the album artists.
  • _aaeCredAlbumArtists = The credited version of the album artists.
  • _aaeSortAlbumArtists = The sorted version of the album artists.
  • _aaeStdPrimaryAlbumArtist = The standardized version of the first (primary) album artist.
  • _aaeCredPrimaryAlbumArtist = The credited version of the first (primary) album artist.
  • _aaeSortPrimaryAlbumArtist = The sorted version of the first (primary) album artist.
  • _aaeAlbumArtistCount = The number of artists comprising the album artist.
PLEASE NOTE: Tagger scripts are required to make use of these hidden variables.
Bob Swift (rdswift) Download
BPM Analyzer 0.1 Calculate BPM for selected files and albums. Len Joubert Download
Classic Disc Numbers 0.1 Moves disc numbers and subtitles from the separate tags to album titles. Lukas Lalinsky Download
Classical Extras 0.9.1 Classical Extras provides tagging enhancements for artists/performers and, in particular, utilises MB’s hierarchy of works to provide work/movement tags. All options are set through a user interface in Picard options->plugins. While it is designed to cater for the complexities of classical music tagging, it may also be useful for other music which has more than just basic song/artist/album data.

The options screen provides four tabs for users to control the tags produced:

1. Artists: Options as to whether artist tags will contain standard MB names, aliases or as-credited names. Ability to include and annotate names for specialist roles (chorus master, arranger, lyricist etc.). Ability to read lyrics tags on the file which has been loaded and assign them to track and album levels if required. (Note: Picard will not normally process incoming file tags).

2. Tag mapping: in some ways, this is a simple substitute for some of Picard's scripting capability. The main advantage is that the plugin will remember what tag mapping you use for each release (or even track).

3. Works and parts: The plugin will build a hierarchy of works and parts (e.g. Work -> Part -> Movement or Opera -> Act -> Number) based on the works in MusicBrainz's database. These can then be displayed in tags in a variety of ways according to user preferences. Furthermore partial recordings, medleys, arrangements and collections of works are all handled according to user choices. There is a processing overhead for this at present because MusicBrainz limits look-ups to one per second.

4. Advanced: Various options to control the detailed processing of the above.

All user options can be saved on a per-album (or even per-track) basis so that tweaks can be used to deal with inconsistencies in the MusicBrainz data (e.g. include English titles from the track listing where the MusicBrainz works are in the composer's language and/or script). Also existing file tags can be processed (not possible in native Picard) or cleared without affecting cover art.

See the readme file for full details
Mark Evens Download
Copy Cluster to Clipboard 0.1 Exports a cluster's tracks to the clipboard, so it can be copied into the tracklist field on MusicBrainz Michael Elsdörfer Download
Decode Cyrillic 1.0 This plugin helps you quickly convert mis-encoded cyrillic Windows-1251 tags to proper UTF-8 encoded strings. If your track/album names look something like "Àëèñà â ñò›àíå ÷óäåñ", run this plugin from the context menu before running the "Lookup" or "Scan" tools aeontech Download
Disc Numbers 0.1 Moves disc numbers and subtitles from album titles to separate tags. For example:
"Aerial (disc 1: A Sea of Honey)"
  • album = "Aerial"
  • discnumber = "1"
  • discsubtitle = "A Sea of Honey"
Lukas Lalinsky Download
fanart.tv cover art 0.5 Use cover art from fanart.tv. To use this plugin you have to register a personal API key on https://fanart.tv/get-an-api-key/ Philipp Wolfer Download
Feat. Artists in Titles 0.4 Move "feat." from artist names to album and track titles. Match is case insensitive. Lukas Lalinsky, Michael Wiencek, Bryan Toth, JeromyNix (NobahdiAtoll) Download
Feat. Artists Removed 0.3 Removes feat. artists from track titles. Substitution is case insensitive. Lukas Lalinsky, Bryan Toth Download
Generate Cuesheet 0.2 Generate cuesheet (.cue file) from an album. Lukáš Lalinský Download
Generate M3U playlist 0.3 Generate an Extended M3U playlist (.m3u8 file, UTF8 encoded text). Relative pathnames are used where audio files are in the same directory as the playlist, otherwise absolute (full) pathnames are used. Francis Chin Download
Keep tags 1.1 Adds a $keep() function to delete all tags except the ones that you want. Tags beginning with `musicbrainz_` are kept automatically, as are tags beginning with `_`. Wieland Hoffmann Download
Last.fm 0.4 Use tags from Last.fm as genre. Lukáš Lalinský Download
Last.fm.Plus 0.14 Uses folksonomy tags from Last.fm to
* Sort music into major and minor genres based on configurable genre "whitelists"
* Add "mood", "occasion" and other custom categories
* Add "original release year" and "decade" tags, as well as populate blank dates.
RifRaf, Lukáš Lalinský, voiceinsideyou Download
Load as non-album track 0.1 Allows loading selected tracks as non-album tracks. Useful for tagging single tracks where you do not care about the album. Philipp Wolfer Download
Moodbars 0.1 Calculate Moodbars for selected files and albums. Len Joubert Download
Musixmatch Lyrics 0.2 Fetch first 30% of lyrics from Musixmatch m-yn Download
No release 0.1 Do not store specific release information in releases of unknown origin. Johannes Weißl Download
Non-ASCII Equivalents 0.1 Replaces accented and otherwise non-ASCII characters with a somewhat equivalent version of their ASCII counterparts. This allows old devices to be able to display song artists and titles somewhat correctly, instead of displaying weird or blank symbols. It's an attempt to do a little better than Musicbrainz's native "Replace non-ASCII characters" option. Currently replaces characters on "album", "artist", and "title" tags. Anderson Mesquita Download
Padded disc and tracknumbers 1.0 Adds padded disc- and tracknumbers so the length of all disc- and tracknumbers is the same. They are stored in the `_paddedtracknumber` and `_paddeddiscnumber` tags. Wieland Hoffmann Download
Paper CD case 0.2 Create a paper CD case from an album or cluster using http://papercdcase.com Philipp Wolfer Download
Re-order sides of a release 0.1 Split mediums and re-order sides to match side order rather than medium order. E.g., if a release has two mediums with track numbers A1, A2, ..., D1, D2, ... and B1, B2, ..., C1, C2, ..., this plugin will split the release into four mediums and reorder the new mediums so that the track numbers are A1, A2, ..., B1, B2, ..., C1, C2, ..., D1, D2, ... This is primarily intended to make vinyl records designed for record changers (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Record_changer#Automatic_sequencing) play in the correct order. David Mandelberg Download
Release Type 1.3 Appends information to EPs and Singles Elliot Chance Download
Remove Perfect Albums 0.2 Remove all perfectly matched albums from the selection. ichneumon, hrglgrmpf Download
ReplayGain 0.1 Calculate ReplayGain for selected files and albums. Philipp Wolfer Download
Save and rewrite header 0.2 This plugin adds a context menu action to save files and rewrite their header. Nicolas Cenerario Download
Smart Title Case 0.1 Capitalize First Character In Every Word Of Album/Track Title/Artist.
Leaves words containing embedded uppercase as-is i.e. USA or DoA.
For Artist/AlbumArtist, title cases only artists not join phrases
e.g. The Beatles feat. The Who.
Sophist based on an earlier plugin by Javier Kohen Download
Sort Multi-Value Tags 0.2 This plugin sorts multi-value tags e.g. Performers alphabetically.

Note: Some multi-value tags are excluded for the following reasons:
  1. Sequence is important e.g. Artists
  2. The sequence of one tag is linked to the sequence of another e.g. Label and Catalogue number.
Sophist Download
Soundtrack 0.1 Sets the albumartist to "Soundtrack" if releasetype is a soundtrack. Samir Benmendil Download
Standardise Feat. 0.1 Standardises "featuring" join phrases for artists to "feat." Sambhav Kothari Download
Standardise Performers 0.2 Splits multi-instrument performer tags into single instruments and combines names so e.g. (from 10cc by 10cc track 1):
Performer [acoustic guitar, bass, dobro, electric guitar and tambourine]: Graham Gouldman
Performer [acoustic guitar, electric guitar, grand piano and synthesizer]: Lol Creme
Performer [electric guitar, moog and slide guitar]: Eric Stewart
becomes:
Performer [acoustic guitar]: Graham Gouldman; Lol Creme
Performer [bass]: Graham Gouldman
Performer [dobro]: Graham Gouldman
Performer [electric guitar]: Eric Stewart; Graham Gouldman; Lol Creme
Performer [grand piano]: Lol Creme
Performer [moog]: Eric Stewart
Performer [slide guitar]: Eric Stewart
Performer [synthesizer]: Lol Creme
Performer [tambourine]: Graham Gouldman
Sophist Download
Tango.info Adapter 0.1.5

Load genre, date and vocalist tags from the online database tango.info.

This plugin uses web scraping, but only once per album. In so doing it does not cause unnecessary server load for either MusicBrainz.org or tango.info

Felix Elsner Download
Title Case 0.1 Capitalize First Character In Every Word Of A Title Javier Kohen Download
Video tools 0.1 Improves the video support in Picard by adding support for Matroska, WebM, AVI, QuickTime and MPEG files (renaming and fingerprinting only, no tagging) and providing $is_audio() and $is_video() scripting functions. Philipp Wolfer Download
View script variables 0.5 Display a dialog box listing the metadata variables for the track / file. Sophist Download
wikidata-genre 0.2 query wikidata to get genre tags Daniel Sobey Download
Name Version Description Author(s)
Abbreviate artist-sort 0.4 Abbreviate Artist-Sort and Album-Artist-Sort Tags. e.g. "Vivaldi, Antonio" becomes "Vivaldi, A." This is particularly useful for classical albums that can have a long list of artists. %artistsort% is abbreviated into %_artistsort_abbrev% and %albumartistsort% is abbreviated into %_albumartistsort_abbrev%. Sophist Download
AcousticBrainz Mood-Genre 1.1.1 Uses AcousticBrainz for mood and genre. WARNING: Experimental plugin. All guarantees voided by use. Andrew Cook, Sambhav Kothari Download
AcousticBrainz Tonal-Rhythm 1.1.2 Add's the following tags:
  • Key (in ID3v2.3 format)
  • Beats Per Minute (BPM)
from the AcousticBrainz database.

Sophist, Sambhav Kothari Download
Add Cluster As Release 0.7.3 Adds a plugin context menu option to clusters and single files to help you quickly add them as releases or standalone recordings to the MusicBrainz database via the website by pre-populating artists, track names and times. Frederik "Freso" S. Olesen, Lukáš Lalinský, Philip Jägenstedt Download
Album Artist Website 1.0 Add's the album artist(s) Official Homepage(s) (if they are defined in the MusicBrainz database). Sophist, Sambhav Kothari Download
AlbumArtist Extension 0.6 This plugin provides standardized, credited and sorted artist information for the album artist. This is useful when your tagging or renaming scripts require both the standardized artist name and the credited artist name, or more detailed information about the album artists.

The information is provided in the following variables:
  • _aaeStdAlbumArtists = The standardized version of the album artists.
  • _aaeCredAlbumArtists = The credited version of the album artists.
  • _aaeSortAlbumArtists = The sorted version of the album artists.
  • _aaeStdPrimaryAlbumArtist = The standardized version of the first (primary) album artist.
  • _aaeCredPrimaryAlbumArtist = The credited version of the first (primary) album artist.
  • _aaeSortPrimaryAlbumArtist = The sorted version of the first (primary) album artist.
  • _aaeAlbumArtistCount = The number of artists comprising the album artist.
PLEASE NOTE: Tagger scripts are required to make use of these hidden variables.
Bob Swift (rdswift) Download
BPM Analyzer 1.3 Calculate BPM for selected files and albums. Linux only version with dependancy on Aubio and Numpy Len Joubert, Sambhav Kothari Download
Classic Disc Numbers 0.1 Moves disc numbers and subtitles from the separate tags to album titles. Lukas Lalinsky Download
Classical Extras 2.0.3 Classical Extras provides tagging enhancements for Picard and, in particular, utilises MusicBrainz’s hierarchy of works to provide work/movement tags. All options are set through a user interface in Picard options->plugins. This interface provides separate sections to enhance artist/performer tags, works and parts, genres and also allows for a generalised "tag mapping" (simple scripting). While it is designed to cater for the complexities of classical music tagging, it may also be useful for other music which has more than just basic song/artist/album data.

The options screen provides five tabs for users to control the tags produced:

1. Artists: Options as to whether artist tags will contain standard MB names, aliases or as-credited names. Ability to include and annotate names for specialist roles (chorus master, arranger, lyricist etc.). Ability to read lyrics tags on the file which has been loaded and assign them to track and album levels if required. (Note: Picard will not normally process incoming file tags).

2. Works and parts: The plugin will build a hierarchy of works and parts (e.g. Work -> Part -> Movement or Opera -> Act -> Number) based on the works in MusicBrainz's database. These can then be displayed in tags in a variety of ways according to user preferences. Furthermore partial recordings, medleys, arrangements and collections of works are all handled according to user choices. There is a processing overhead for this at present because MusicBrainz limits look-ups to one per second.

3. Genres etc.: Options are available to customise the source and display of information relating to genres, instruments, keys, work dates and periods. Additional capabilities are provided for users of Muso (or others who provide the relevant XML files) to use pre-existing databases of classical genres, classical composers and classical periods.

4. Tag mapping: in some ways, this is a simple substitute for some of Picard's scripting capability. The main advantage is that the plugin will remember what tag mapping you use for each release (or even track).

5. Advanced: Various options to control the detailed processing of the above.

All user options can be saved on a per-album (or even per-track) basis so that tweaks can be used to deal with inconsistencies in the MusicBrainz data (e.g. include English titles from the track listing where the MusicBrainz works are in the composer's language and/or script). Also existing file tags can be processed (not possible in native Picard).

See the readme file on GitHub here for full details.
Mark Evens Download
Compatible TXXX frames 0.1 This plugin improves the compatibility of ID3 tags by using only a single value for TXXX frames. Multiple value TXXX frames technically don't comply with the ID3 specification. Tungol Download
Copy Cluster to Clipboard 1.0 Exports a cluster's tracks to the clipboard, so it can be copied into the tracklist field on MusicBrainz Michael Elsdörfer, Sambhav Kothari Download
Decode Cyrillic 1.1 This plugin helps you quickly convert mis-encoded cyrillic Windows-1251 tags to proper UTF-8 encoded strings. If your track/album names look something like "Àëèñà â ñò›àíå ÷óäåñ", run this plugin from the context menu before running the "Lookup" or "Scan" tools aeontech Download
Disc Numbers 0.1 Moves disc numbers and subtitles from album titles to separate tags. For example:
"Aerial (disc 1: A Sea of Honey)"
  • album = "Aerial"
  • discnumber = "1"
  • discsubtitle = "A Sea of Honey"
Lukas Lalinsky Download
fanart.tv cover art 1.5 Use cover art from fanart.tv. To use this plugin you have to register a personal API key on https://fanart.tv/get-an-api-key/ Philipp Wolfer, Sambhav Kothari Download
Feat. Artists in Titles 0.4 Move "feat." from artist names to album and track titles. Match is case insensitive. Lukas Lalinsky, Michael Wiencek, Bryan Toth, JeromyNix (NobahdiAtoll) Download
Feat. Artists Removed 0.3 Removes feat. artists from track titles. Substitution is case insensitive. Lukas Lalinsky, Bryan Toth Download
Fix Track Numbers 0.2 Fix the track numbers in a cluster by either using the track titles (1) or sequential order (2).
  1. The title should contain something like "#-#" (number dash number) and be unique.
    All non-numbers and non-dashes will be removed when comparing the titles.
    This is especially useful for Language Audio Lessons, like this:
    - Title: "Unit 1 - Lesson 10"
    For example, take the following titles and track numbers:
    - Title: "Unit 1 - Lesson 1"  - Track #1
    - Title: "Unit 1 - Lesson 2"  - Track #1
    - Title: "Unit 2 - Lesson 10" - Track #2
    - Title: "Unit 2 - Lesson 1"  - Track #2
    The track numbers will be changed to: 1, 2, 4, 3
    The 3rd one will be changed to Track #4 because Lesson 1 < Lesson 10.
    The titles will remain unchanged.
  2. The track numbers will be set based on the sequential order they appear within the cluster.
How to use:
  1. Cluster a group of files
  2. Right click on the cluster
  3. Then click one:
    • Plugins => Fix track numbers using titles
    • Plugins => Fix track numbers using sequence
Jonathan Bradley Whited Download
Generate Cuesheet 1.0 Generate cuesheet (.cue file) from an album. Lukáš Lalinský, Sambhav Kothari Download
Generate M3U playlist 1.1 Generate an Extended M3U playlist (.m3u8 file, UTF8 encoded text). Relative pathnames are used where audio files are in the same directory as the playlist, otherwise absolute (full) pathnames are used. Francis Chin, Sambhav Kothari Download
Keep tags 1.1 Adds a $keep() function to delete all tags except the ones that you want. Tags beginning with `musicbrainz_` are kept automatically, as are tags beginning with `_`. Wieland Hoffmann Download
Last.fm 0.8 Use tags from Last.fm as genre. Lukáš Lalinský, Philipp Wolfer Download
Load as non-album track 0.1 Allows loading selected tracks as non-album tracks. Useful for tagging single tracks where you do not care about the album. Philipp Wolfer Download
Moodbars 2.3 Calculate Moodbars for selected files and albums. Len Joubert, Sambhav Kothari Download
Musixmatch Lyrics 1.0 Fetch first 30% of lyrics from Musixmatch m-yn, Sambhav Kothari Download
No release 0.2 Do not store specific release information in releases of unknown origin. Johannes Weißl, Philipp Wolfer Download
Non-ASCII Equivalents 0.2 Replaces accented and otherwise non-ASCII characters with a somewhat equivalent version of their ASCII counterparts. This allows old devices to be able to display song artists and titles somewhat correctly, instead of displaying weird or blank symbols. It's an attempt to do a little better than Musicbrainz's native "Replace non-ASCII characters" option. Currently replaces characters on "album", "artist", and "title" tags. Anderson Mesquita Download
Padded disc and tracknumbers 1.0 Adds padded disc- and tracknumbers so the length of all disc- and tracknumbers is the same. They are stored in the `_paddedtracknumber` and `_paddeddiscnumber` tags. Wieland Hoffmann Download
Paper CD case 1.2 Create a paper CD case from an album or cluster using http://papercdcase.com Philipp Wolfer, Sambhav Kothari Download
Re-order sides of a release 1.1 Split mediums and re-order sides to match side order rather than medium order. E.g., if a release has two mediums with track numbers A1, A2, ..., D1, D2, ... and B1, B2, ..., C1, C2, ..., this plugin will split the release into four mediums and reorder the new mediums so that the track numbers are A1, A2, ..., B1, B2, ..., C1, C2, ..., D1, D2, ... This is primarily intended to make vinyl records designed for record changers (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Record_changer#Automatic_sequencing) play in the correct order. David Mandelberg, Sambhav Kothari Download
Release Type 1.4 Appends information to EPs and Singles Elliot Chance Download
Remove Perfect Albums 0.2 Remove all perfectly matched albums from the selection. ichneumon, hrglgrmpf Download
ReplayGain 0.1 Calculate ReplayGain for selected files and albums. Philipp Wolfer Download
Save and rewrite header 0.3 This plugin adds a context menu action to save files and rewrite their header. Nicolas Cenerario Download
Smart Title Case 0.3 Capitalize First Character In Every Word Of Album/Track Title/Artist.
Leaves words containing embedded uppercase as-is i.e. USA or DoA.
For Artist/AlbumArtist, title cases only artists not join phrases
e.g. The Beatles feat. The Who.
Sophist based on an earlier plugin by Javier Kohen Download
Sort Multi-Value Tags 0.4 This plugin sorts multi-value tags e.g. Performers alphabetically.

Note: Some multi-value tags are excluded for the following reasons:
  1. Sequence is important e.g. Artists
  2. The sequence of one tag is linked to the sequence of another e.g. Label and Catalogue number.
Sophist Download
Soundtrack 0.2 Sets the albumartist to "Soundtrack" if releasetype is a soundtrack. Samir Benmendil Download
Standardise Feat. 0.1 Standardises "featuring" join phrases for artists to "feat." Sambhav Kothari Download
Standardise Performers 0.4 Splits multi-instrument performer tags into single instruments and combines names so e.g. (from 10cc by 10cc track 1):
Performer [acoustic guitar, bass, dobro, electric guitar and tambourine]: Graham Gouldman
Performer [acoustic guitar, electric guitar, grand piano and synthesizer]: Lol Creme
Performer [electric guitar, moog and slide guitar]: Eric Stewart
becomes:
Performer [acoustic guitar]: Graham Gouldman; Lol Creme
Performer [bass]: Graham Gouldman
Performer [dobro]: Graham Gouldman
Performer [electric guitar]: Eric Stewart; Graham Gouldman; Lol Creme
Performer [grand piano]: Lol Creme
Performer [moog]: Eric Stewart
Performer [slide guitar]: Eric Stewart
Performer [synthesizer]: Lol Creme
Performer [tambourine]: Graham Gouldman
Sophist Download
Tango.info Adapter 1.1

Load genre, date and vocalist tags from the online database tango.info.

This plugin uses web scraping, but only once per album. In so doing it does not cause unnecessary server load for either MusicBrainz.org or tango.info

Felix Elsner, Sambhav Kothari, Philipp Wolfer Download
Title Case 1.0 Capitalize First Character In Every Word Of A Title Javier Kohen, Sambhav Kothari Download
Video tools 0.3 Improves the video support in Picard by adding support for Matroska, WebM, AVI, QuickTime and MPEG files (renaming and fingerprinting only, no tagging) and providing $is_audio() and $is_video() scripting functions. Philipp Wolfer Download
View script variables 0.6 Display a dialog box listing the metadata variables for the track / file. Sophist Download
wikidata-genre 1.2 query wikidata to get genre tags Daniel Sobey, Sambhav Kothari Download