[Solved] How to install Kid3 or similar in Mint 17

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[Solved] How to install Kid3 or similar in Mint 17

Postby Mint2be on Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:04 pm

Hey all. Newbie here.

How can I install Kid3 on my Linux Mint 17. I downloaded it already, but don't know how to get it installed. OR, can someone recommend a good tag editor that will rename the files/save them to specific folders.

TIA
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Re: How to install Kid3 or similar in Mint 17

Postby WinterTroubles on Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:37 pm

Where did you download it from, if I may ask?

Kid3 is available for automatic download and install in the Software Manager and Synaptic Package Manager, both built in to Mint as standard. :D

The Software Manager is a bit like an app store, except it's all free :D

Unlike Windows there is often no need to go to websites looking for software, the software in the Software Manager and Synaptic Package Manager are all safe and kept updated automatically, as stable software versions which shouldn't break your machine.


Oh.. Software Manager and Synaptic Package Manager are two different user interfaces to access the same core software management tools within Mint, so which one you use is simply about preference :)

My advice is to delete the files you downloaded for Kid3 and then use one of the interfaces I mentioned once or twice above :lol:

Hope this helps.
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[Solved] Re: How to install Kid3 or similar in Mint 17

Postby Mint2be on Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:42 pm

I decided to use apt install Kid3 and that did the trick. I thought I had looked in the software manager for it and couldn't find it, but not in the Synaptics. Anyway, thanks. Hopefully I can learn how to use it now. In Windows, the player I used could rename the file, create a folder of the Artists names, and send the file to my default folder. Any idea how to do that?
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Re: How to install Kid3 or similar in Mint 17

Postby WinterTroubles on Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:52 pm

.. and apt install uses the system tools directly. You so obviously didn't need the beginners lesson, sorry :lol:

I'm afraid I've not used it, I just remembered seeing it the other day when looking for something else. The best I can do is offer the link to the Kid3 handbook http://kid3.sourceforge.net/kid3_en.html, Hope that helps.
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Re: How to install Kid3 or similar in Mint 17

Postby Mint2be on Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:01 pm

So far, I've learned how to tag (sort of) and rename the file, but still don't know how to send them to my preferred folder. In my Windows player, for example: I have Backup Music/Newest Songs that I save my new songs to (clever, huh?) When I click rename it creates a folder of the Artist and auto sends files to it in the "Newest Music" folder . So, I would have Newest Music/Some Singer/acoolsong.mp3.
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