Thursday, August 25, 2016 kid3 Portable, simple audio tag editor!
"Excellent ID3 Tool! I've tried tons and each seems to have their hangup/issues. I required same feature set that could work against MP3, M4A, AIFF files and Kid3 does just that. Easy to use and straight forward." —branchh (a user), (01/19/2014)
"Kid3 is only useful if you have a scattered, unorganized collection and want to arrange it using a media organizer application that relies on ID tag info. Anyhow, it will save you a lot of time if you use it to adjust your music collection rather than using your MP3 player." —Mihai Marinof, (December 28th, 2006 09:58 GMT)
Kid3 is a simple audio tag/meta data editor. You can easily tag multiple MP3, Ogg/Vorbis, FLAC, MPC, MP4/AAC, MP2, Opus, Speex, TrueAudio, WavPack, WMA, WAV and AIFF files (e.g. full albums) without typing the same information again and again and have control over both ID3v1 and ID3v2 tags.

Size: 48.8 MB (51,191,808 bytes) Packed Size: 13.4 MB (14,143,488 bytes)
SHA-256: 819ACED06856BA03E02EA827566A4FFF9A1E2789E70111CBC438AAAE920B49B1

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Release Details

Developer: Urs Fleisch &
Requirements: Windows 2000 or later
License: Open source (personal and business use)—GNU General Public License (GPL)
Source: Included in the package (.ini files)

DIY/Do It Yourself: Upgrade to the Latest Release

Requirements 7-Zip, NPP/Notepad++ or other text editor, Launcher Generator/PAL, Installer/PAI.

  1. Get the latest portable app. template, and extract the content with 7-Zip.
  2. Get the latest Kid3 release.
  3. Put it in the same folder as the extracted template, in our example C:\0TEST, then extract the package contents to kid3Portable\App\kid3 folder, Extract package to App\kid3
  4. Browse to kid3Portable\App\AppInfo and open appinfo.ini file with NPP. Replace the [Version] section with the latest version number. Make sure the PackageVersion entry is in 4 place digit, eg. not just 3.6.1,
  5. Run PAL, paste the template folder address C:\0TEST\kid3Portable, and click Go—a new launcher will be created, Create new launcher
  6. Test the new launchers by following this guide.
  7. When all is OK, then delete the kid3Portable\Data folder and run PAI, paste the package folder address C:\0TEST\kid3Portable, and click Go—to create the installer package. Create installer
  8. Use the installer package to upgrade your portable application. Don't forget to at least backup your Data folder before any upgrade :)
  9. If you find any changes that's not handled by the launcher, consult the PAL help file to modify the launcher yourself or ask for our paid upgrade support.

Portability Notes

  • kid3 stores its settings in Windows registry while running.
  • Make sure it exits cleanly before plugging out your thumbdrive.


Our gratitude to Urs Fleisch—the developer. This tag editor is such a lifesaver in those days, until we found out about TagScanner. But we will keep this in our portable portfolio! Thanks for your consistent work, Urs :)

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