In Nautilus, we have dedicated tabs for images, pdf files, etc. However, there is no such tabs for mp3 ID3 information.

Nautilus Properties Window

Is it possible to add this tab? If a plugin is needed, which plugin does provide this functionality?

  • Which version of Ubuntu are you using? Mine does show basic information about the audio file. – navjotjsingh Nov 27 '15 at 13:46
  • @navjotjsingh I'm using Nautilus 3.14.2 on Ubuntu 15.10. – frogatto Nov 27 '15 at 14:38
  • @navjotjsingh Could you please tell me which Nautilus extensions are you using? – frogatto Nov 27 '15 at 15:07

There's something called MediaInfo which does this. Here's a link to the website:


To install MediaInfo, enter the terminal and paste in the following commands:

sudo apt-get install mediainfo

nautilus -q && nautilus & (this restarts nautilus).

Now you should have a tab in the properties of audio files which looks like this:


  • I installed that package but still there's no such tab in my Nautilus. – frogatto Nov 27 '15 at 16:25
  • It worked for me, but I'm using linux mint 17. Did you completely restart nautilus? – Dominic Sherry Nov 27 '15 at 16:45
  • You could try killall nautilus in the terminal, then launch by pressing [Alt] + [F2] and typing "nautilus". – Dominic Sherry Nov 27 '15 at 16:56
  • I found a way to get this tab to show. – frogatto Nov 27 '15 at 16:57
  • @HiI'mFrogatto How? – Ken Sharp Jul 18 '16 at 22:39

You have to install totem or gnome-mplayer. Both provide a nautilus plugin that brings this info on the properties window in nautilus.

Credits: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=173489

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