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In Nautilus, I would like to add columns displaying metadatas contained in files.

This is mostly useful with audio and pictures files:

  • Audio : Artist, album, Track Title, Year ...(ID3 Tags)
  • Photos : Date taken, Image resolution,

Columns would be editable in the standard 'View - Visible Columns' option in Nautilus

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up vote 6 down vote accepted

Follow this excellent how-to: Adding metadata columns in Nautilus (Ubuntu).

Here is a screenshot I took after following the how-to:

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Works like i wanted thx ! – teo96 Nov 16 '10 at 15:19

nautilus-columns from ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 works great. You can install it with:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nautilus-columns

These are the columns that are added:

nautilus-columns screen shot

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Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – Bruno Pereira Jul 10 '12 at 7:54
Bruno, please see my above edits. Hope this is better. :-) – Jason Hartley Jul 10 '12 at 18:17
The above link doesn't seem to be working. Any mirror site? – VedVals Nov 19 '12 at 15:28
VedVals, I have updated the link. – Jason Hartley Dec 4 '12 at 22:56

There may be a problem with nautilus-python and this extension (maybe just as of Ubuntu 13.04). If so, try one of these two solutions:


sudo ln -sf /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ /usr/lib/
sudo ldconfig



A ppa that fixes nautilus-python:

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