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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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


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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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/libpython2.7.so.1 /usr/lib/libpython2.7.so.1
sudo ldconfig

(From https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nautilus/+bug/1157246)


A ppa that fixes nautilus-python: https://launchpad.net/~mc3man/+archive/n-p-testfix

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