Looking for a CLI tool for MP3 tagging

Alexandra Zaharia f0rg3r at gmail.com
Thu Feb 28 15:21:15 UTC 2008

On 2/28/08, Joachim Schrod <jschrod at acm.org> wrote:
>  Concerning renaming files with Amarok, you must be careful.
>  I haven't yet tried amarok 1.4.8, but 1.4.7 sucks if you have UTF-8
>  chars in your song titles and want to have them in your file names
>  as well. (I'll not done the update yet, because I'm still waiting
>  for libgpod 0.60 to hit Gutsy backports, which supports iPod
>  classic. Sigh, it seems I have to compile it myself.)

Hello Joachim,

No Amarok version from 1.4.5 -> 1.4.8 had ever 'sucked' in my case
when fiddling around with retagging files. By the way, ~60-70% of my
music uses non-Latin tags (encoded in UTF-8 I suppose) and the file
names as well. Could you explain what problems you've had with amarok
1.4.7 and Unicode tags / file names?

Don't get me wrong, if I were in your place I'd choose a CLI id
tagging tool, too, in order to retag a big collection, not mentioning
that this is indeed a good scripting exercise -- I'm just curious as
to why amarok "failed" in your case.



More information about the ubuntu-users mailing list