amded - Audio Meta-Data EDitor

‘amded’ is a very lowlevel application for reading and altering meta-data (“tags”) in audio files (such as mp3, mp4, ogg-vorbis and flac). The tool is meant as a backend for higher level applications to build upon. No attention has been paid to make calls to the program especially convenient.

The program uses KDE's excellent TagLib to do the heavy lifting. It is written in C++ (a C++11 compiler is required). Related links:


  • amded version 0.7 released January 19th, 2014
  • amded version 0.6 released November 5th, 2013
  • Project renamed from “taggit” (the name was taken) to “amded” on November 5th, 2013
  • taggit version 0.5 released November 4th, 2013
  • taggit version 0.4 released November 2th, 2013

Example application

Personally, I am using amded as a backend for my zsh atag function, which allows the use of the zsh REPL to deal with audio-meta data. Functions built on top of ‘amded’ and ‘atag’ include atag-editor, atag-replay and atag-reset.