Working With Picard, Episode 1


The first episode in my series of “Working with Picard” screencasts has now been recorded, and is available for public consumption πŸ™‚ A YouTube link to the video is available, and a higher resolution Ogg Theora file is also also available. You’ll probably find the Ogg Theora easier to read due to the higher resolution.

In this first screencast I go through the basics of Picard – how to load files, how the interface works, and basic usage with clusters.

If there’s something that’s unclear, or you have future ideas for screencasts – let me know! Other wise, enjoy the screencast – and show you’re friends and convince why MusicBrainz is so cool (if you haven’t already πŸ™‚

4 thoughts on “Working With Picard, Episode 1”

  1. I’d like to see what happens when you try to tag about 100 files that have no relation whatsoever.

    After doing a lookup, do I need to do the 3 clicks to select every file manualy and check the info; or is there a way like in the classic tagger where I get a list and approve or dissaprove very fast.

    I havent used picard yet (its too difficult) but it appears to me that it’s only usefull if your music is already sorted on your computer, not if you have a batch of random music with no mp3 tags at all.

  2. Another thing…
    what when picard makes an error, it says the track comes from one album, but in fact it comes from another album? Is there a place to select from different possibilities?

    Is there a way to automatically save files that have a certain similarity (so I don’t have to do it anymore)

    I would really enjoy an extensive manual I can read at easy.

    (sorry to appear whining but I would love to understand and use the application but I find the classic tagger so handy that I can’t understand this new approach)

  3. In this cast I didn’t really want to get past the very basics – but thanks for the comments! I think your questions would be best anwsered if you popped by in the irc channel (#musicbrainz on If that’s not an option, shot me an email and I’ll get back to you πŸ™‚

    And one quick answer, no you don’t need to select tracks to cluster – I’m working on a slight re-edit of this video to show that – but you can just click cluster and then lookup all the clusters in one go.

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