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Kid3 Audio Tag Editor 3.9.5 Released with Webp Image Support

Kid3, the free open-source Qt based audio tag editor, release new 3.9.5 version on Saturday.

The release brings keyboard shortcut support for its built-in player. Meaning user can specify custom shortcuts to control play/pause, stop playback, next/previous track playback actions.

The release also added new option to fix the audio output used. And, the code has been modernized for C++17 and now supports TagLib 2.0.

Configure Kid3 shortcut for audio playback

Other changes include:

  • Webp image format support.
  • arm64 support for macOS.
  • Snap package support (available in Ubuntu Software)
  • Clicking again on 1 star makes star rating disappear.
  • Support ‘\|’ to escape string list separators.
  • Support multiple values in APE text items.

How to Get Kid3 audio tagger

The project provides official packages available to download at See the link below:

For Ubuntu users who are OK with Snap package runs in sandbox, just search for and install it from Ubuntu Software (or App Center).

Kid3 in App Center

For those who prefer the classic .deb package format, there’s also an official PPA that supports Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 22.04, Ubuntu 23.10 on Intel/AMD platforms.

1. First, open terminal by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ufleisch/kid3

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) when it asks and hit Enter to continue.

2. For Linux Mint, you have to manually update the package cache by running command in terminal:

sudo apt update

3. Finally, either update Kid3 using Software Updater (Update Manager) if an old package installed on your system.

Or, run command in terminal to install the tag editor.

sudo apt install kid3-qt

For KDE Plasma 5, replace kid3-qt in command with kid3 with better integration.

Uninstall Kid3

For the Snap package, just remove it from Ubuntu Software or App Center.

To remove the PPA repository, either open ‘Software & Updates‘ and remove the source line under ‘Other Software’ tab:

Or, open terminal and run the command instead to remove the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:ufleisch/kid3

To remove the audio tag editor .deb package, run command:

sudo apt remove kid3 kid3-qt kid3-core

That’s all. Enjoy!



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