Downloads of v 3.8.6:


Last Update:

18 Mar 2021

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Urs Fleisch


kid3 audio tag editor

Kid3 - Audio Tagger

3.8.6 | Updated: 18 Mar 2021



Downloads of v 3.8.6:



Software Author(s):

  • Urs Fleisch

Kid3 - Audio Tagger 3.8.6

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2 Passing Test

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


To install Kid3 - Audio Tagger, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Kid3 - Audio Tagger, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Kid3 - Audio Tagger, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade kid3 -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade kid3 -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure kid3 installed
    name: kid3
    state: present
    version: 3.8.6
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'kid3' do
  action    :install
  version  '3.8.6'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: kid3,
    Version: 3.8.6,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller kid3
   Name     = 'kid3'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '3.8.6'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'kid3':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '3.8.6',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install kid3 version="3.8.6" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 18 Mar 2021.



With Kid3 you can:

  • Edit ID3v1.1 tags
  • Edit all ID3v2.3 and ID3v2.4 frames
  • Convert between ID3v1.1, ID3v2.3 and ID3v2.4 tags
  • Edit tags in MP3, Ogg/Vorbis, DSF, FLAC, MPC, MP4/AAC, MP2, Opus, Speex, TrueAudio, WavPack, WMA, WAV, AIFF files and tracker modules (MOD, S3M, IT, XM)
  • Edit tags of multiple files, e.g. the artist, album, year and genre of all files of an album typically have the same values and can be set together.
  • Generate tags from filenames
  • Generate tags from the contents of tag fields
  • Generate filenames from tags
  • Rename and create directories from tags
  • Generate playlist files
  • Automatically convert upper and lower case and replace strings
  • Import from,, MusicBrainz, Discogs, Amazon and other sources of album data
  • Export tags as CSV, HTML, playlists, Kover XML and in other formats
  • Edit synchronized lyrics and event timing codes, import and export LRC files
  • Automate tasks using QML/JavaScript, D-Bus or the command-line interface





Kid3 is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.

Kid3 is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with this program.  If not, see <>.
Verification is intended to assist the Chocolatey moderators and community
in verifying that this package's contents are trustworthy.
Package can be verified like this:
1. Download:
2. You can use one of the following methods to obtain the SHA256 checksum:
   - Use powershell function 'Get-FileHash'
   - Use Chocolatey utility 'checksum.exe'
   checksum type: sha256
   checksum32: 81C10E8AFCB7B7EEB7D96D3F3463CB653B380464CBD4432644DF05038EF5D8A9
   checksum64: 3A66CA6B8C9973DBF46B07CC8BE4F11223040BC36A5AD7D0255B977FAE5C1D70
File 'LICENSE.txt' is obtained from:
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
$toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  destination   = "$toolsDir"
  file          = "$toolsDir\"
  file64        = "$toolsDir\"  

if (Get-OSArchitectureWidth -compare 32) {
    $architectureWidth = ''
} else {
    $architectureWidth = '-x64'

Get-ChocolateyUnzip @packageArgs
Remove-Item $packageArgs.file

# Install start menu shortcut
$programs = [environment]::GetFolderPath([environment+specialfolder]::Programs)
$shortcutFilePath = Join-Path $programs "Kid3.lnk"
$targetPath = Join-Path $toolsDir "kid3-3.8.6-win32${architectureWidth}\kid3.exe"
Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath $shortcutFilePath -targetPath $targetPath
# Remove start menu shortcut
$programs = [environment]::GetFolderPath([environment+specialfolder]::Programs)
$shortcutFilePath = Join-Path $programs "Kid3.lnk"
if (Test-Path $shortcutFilePath) { Remove-Item $shortcutFilePath }
md5: FCB70D1FAC4B913EEDF6BF34C06B750A | sha1: EFEBA66FAD4363CC08740B4209F92278C71B124F | sha256: 3A66CA6B8C9973DBF46B07CC8BE4F11223040BC36A5AD7D0255B977FAE5C1D70 | sha512: 726666E075591738A74E7541387F37F20135312EDB2F3D76694411B6DB27C5C89BB498A885096E70F994CE2D34112AC0235C2A95D809F85BE5D8CB7191B1851B
md5: 39BB08B37675F2D07B47FF2B001A2184 | sha1: 7D9CDCA2E49B0B6CBD57BBC4F7C9CAF0803BF847 | sha256: 81C10E8AFCB7B7EEB7D96D3F3463CB653B380464CBD4432644DF05038EF5D8A9 | sha512: FBB9C7738ECBA766ACE7139ED5E4D1FDA0780F6EBB373E7040348E172245E8A7DD57D1549D47BC468254981A82C059D6565BCBD6EB8F1656A09EA7AE9D1009BD

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Kid3 - Audio Tagger 3.8.5 209 Wednesday, February 10, 2021 Approved
Kid3 - Audio Tagger 3.8.4 523 Saturday, September 26, 2020 Approved
Kid3 - Audio Tagger 3.8.3 380 Saturday, May 16, 2020 Approved
Kid3 - Audio Tagger 3.8.2 367 Thursday, January 23, 2020 Approved
Kid3 - Audio Tagger 3.8.1 188 Monday, December 23, 2019 Approved
Kid3 - Audio Tagger 3.8.0 244 Saturday, August 24, 2019 Approved
Kid3 - Audio Tagger 3.7.1 127 Wednesday, July 10, 2019 Approved
Kid3 3.3 708 Saturday, November 7, 2015 Approved
Kid3 3.1.2 393 Sunday, November 16, 2014 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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