Looking for a CLI tool for MP3 tagging

Loïc Martin loic.martin3 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 28 21:17:31 UTC 2008

Joachim Schrod a écrit :
> Loïc Martin wrote:
>> Joachim Schrod a écrit :
>>> Christoph Bier wrote:
>>>> Joachim Schrod schrieb am 20.02.2008 17:08:
>>> Hello all,
>>>>> Can somebody recommend a command-line tool to change _one_ ID tag 
>>>>> in an MP3 file? (I want to change the Genre tag, all other tags 
>>>>> shall stay with the old values.)
>>> Rather late, I would like to thank all folks who answered my question.
>> Rather late me too :)
>> You can also try renaming a group of selected files with Amarok. Unless 
>> you're into writing shell scripts, that sould even prove faster than the 
>> cli, especially if the audio files are in different folders on different 
>> partitions - once Amarok has scanned all your drives, you can chose to 
>> add all of them to the playlist, then rename all of them from there (or 
>> select only a few, whatever the directories they are in. Quite 
>> convenient if you use multiple partition and can't remember some odd 
>> files scattered here and there.
> In Amarok, we would have to open the artist in the collection view, 
> double-click on each song to add it to the playlist, and then one 
> could retag the songs in the playlist. For each song, two 
> interactions. (Many songs of one artist one could mark with range 
> select, but that doesn't change it in principle.)

If you have 1000 different artists, I must agree. However, if you have 
between 10 (1CD) to 100 (6 CD or so) songs per artists, Amarok is 
faster. Just put all files on the playlist, then it's just 3 or 4 
letters on the search line, and voilà! :)

But I agree the cli is nice sometimes, however nobody would cope with 
adding a letter to each file for more than 1000 songs :) it's just too 
long (I know I wouldn't - I had to retag my 7000 song when I moved to 
Amarok a few years ago, and I'm thankful for the batch retaging in 
Amarok, cause it didn't take more than a few minutes (Artist/Album) else 
I might have coped with xmms)

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