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Should I remove MusicBrainz Picard?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,764
United States Rank #2,987
Reach 0.2184%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.13 days
416.71 days >
Average installed length: 218.95 days


2.2.3 0.09%
2.1.3 0.07%
2.1.2 0.02%
2.0.4 0.02%
1.4.2 3.07%
1.4.1 0.44%
1.4.0final0_win_20170214120233 1.12%
1.4.0dev5_win_20160509100108 0.02%
1.4.0dev5_win_20160403100044 0.02%
1.4.0dev5_win_20160312120055 0.02%
1.4.0dev3_win_20151101110421 0.05%
1.4.0dev3_win_20150731100134 0.02%
1.4.0dev3_win_20150712100034 0.02%
1.4.0dev2_win_20150704100111 0.02%
1.4.0dev2_win_20150625120035 0.02%
1.4.0dev2_win_20150530095939 0.02%
1.4.0dev2_win_20150209110006 0.02%
1.4.0dev2_win_20150204105928 0.02%
1.4.0dev2_win_20150112105942 0.02%
1.3.2 26.60%
1.3.1 1.12%
1.3.0dev4_win_20140912095756 0.02%
1.3 3.97%
1.2 38.57%
1.1 10.25%
1.0 4.25%
0.16 4.62%
0.15.1 0.93%
0.15.0beta2 0.09%
0.15 1.02%
0.14 0.33%
0.13 1.07%
0.12.1 2.02%

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MusicBrainz Picard

What is MusicBrainz Picard?  (from MusicBrainz)

MusicBrainz Picard is a cross-platform (Linux/Mac OS X/Windows) application written in Python and is the official MusicBrainz tagger. Picard supports the majority of audio file formats, is capable of using audio fingerprints (PUIDs, AcoustIDs), performing CD lookups and disc ID submissions, and it has excellent Unicode...  Read more


MusicBrainz Picard is a software program developed by MusicBrainz. The most common release is 1.2, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named picard.exe. The setup package generally installs about 73 files and is usually about 32.89 MB (34,483,917 bytes). The program is built using the Nokia Qt cross-platforms native C++ framework. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 45% of users of MusicBrainz Picard come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: musicbrainz.org/doc/MusicBrainz_Picard
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\musicbrainz picard
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\MusicBrainz Picard\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 32.89 MB

Program filesFiles installed by MusicBrainz Picard

Program executable:picard.exe
The next generation MusicBrainz tagger
Path:C:\Program Files\musicbrainz picard\picard.exe
Additional files:
  • uninst.exe - MusicBrainz Picard (Installation for MusicBrainz Picard)
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • SSLEAY32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • discid.dll (by MetaBrainz Foundation) - libdiscid (MusicBrainz disc ID library)
  • pywintypes27.dll - PyWin32
  • python27.dll (by Python Software Foundation) - Python (Python Core)
  • QtCore4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • QtGui4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • QtNetwork4.dll
  • QtXml4.dll
  • avcodec-52.dll
  • avformat-52.dll
  • avutil-50.dll
  • fpcalc.exe
  • libfftw3-3.dll
  • libgcc_s_dw2-1.dll
  • libofa.dll
  • libstdc++-6.dll
  • w9xpopen.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • fpcalc.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D640CBDE-4963-43B3-8188-A41110ACC9D0}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • picard.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\MusicBrainz Picard\picard.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:35.78 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0012734241%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00071957%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00055386%
0.015104% average

How do I remove MusicBrainz Picard?

You can uninstall MusicBrainz Picard from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program MusicBrainz Picard, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove MusicBrainz Picard.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.26%
Windows 10 42.08%
Windows XP 3.04%
Windows Vista 2.60%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.07%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.16%
Windows 7 Professional 12.20%
Windows 10 Home 11.99%
Windows 10 Pro 7.81%
Windows 8.1 7.23%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.04% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.04%
  Germany 12.72%
  France 7.26%
  Italy 5.54%
  United Kingdom 4.72%
  Canada 3.06%
  Australia 1.90%
  Netherlands 1.85%
  Belgium 1.73%
  Austria 1.17%
  Brazil 1.13%
  Switzerland 1.07%
  Spain 0.97%
  India 0.77%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.68%
Dell 20.77%
Acer 14.97%
ASUS 13.85%
Toshiba 4.69%
Samsung 4.43%
Lenovo 4.39%
Medion 2.88%
MSI 1.46%
Intel 1.38%
Common models
ASUS All Series 9.28%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.19%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.87%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.06%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 1.93%
Dell XPS 8300 1.93%


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