How to Install Qoobar Tag Editor on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Qoobar is a free and open-source tag editor for Linux, Windows, or macOS. It can create/edit music tags in files using the following features: Batch edit any tag; copy & paste between groups of files with auto-completion that Remembers everything you type (even while typing another word); add Cover Art Pictures from Discogs as well as GnuDB GD3 Integration, so they are easily accessible through one interface – this also includes ReplayGain info if applicable! Finally, there’s Import functionality allowing users to bring their own cover images into designated spots on each page.

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install Qoobar Tag Editor on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa.

Update Ubuntu System

Update your Ubuntu operating system to make sure all existing packages are up to date:

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y

Import Qoobar Tag Editor PPA

By default, Qoobar is not available on Ubuntu’s repository; luckily, you can import the PPA with the following command.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:aleksej-novichkov/ppa -y

Next, run an apt update to sync the new addition.

sudo apt-get update

Install Qoobar Tag Editor

With the PPA now imported and added securely, you can begin installing using the following terminal command.

sudo apt-get install qoobar -y

Next, confirm the installation by using the qoobar –version command.

qoobar --version

Example output:

Install Qoobar Tag Editor on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Launch Qoobar Tag Editor

To launch the application, you can use the terminal command in your console:


Alternatively, run qoobar & command in the background to free up the terminal:


However, this isn’t practical, and you would use the following path on your desktop to open with the path: Activities > Show Applications > Qoobar


Install Qoobar Tag Editor on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Once launched, you will land on the default landing screen, where you can begin editing your tags.


Install Qoobar Tag Editor on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Update/Upgrade Qoobar Tag Editor

You can run your standard apt update or upgrade commands to receive updates.

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

Remove (Uninstall) Qoobar Tag Editor

Use the following command to remove when you no longer require tag editor to be installed on your Ubuntu system.

sudo apt autoremove qoobar --purge -y

Next, remove the imported PPA.

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:aleksej-novichkov/ppa -y

Comments and Conclusion

In the tutorial, you have learned how to install Qoobar Tag Editor on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

Qoobar is an excellent tool for editing tags in files of classical music, and it is easy to use and has many features that make it a valuable tool for tag editing. I highly recommend using Qoobar if you are looking for an easy way to edit your tags.

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