MP3 Tag editor?

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Fri Mar 18 02:42:32 UTC 2022


In addition to what others have suggested, you can try kid3. While 
I do
not like its graphical interface, its command line version invoked 
the kid3-cli is what I normally use to tag my sound files, be they 
m4a, ogg or even wma formats.

For instance, in a directory with paths like ~/music/artist/album, 
you can tag your files
like this:

$ kid3-cli
to invoke  it in interactive mode. When it comes up, the prompt 
will be
something like


 The application has got few commands you can
run in this interactive mode such as fromtag to rename files using 
tags, totag to save files using string format based on path and 
names. tag 1 to change tags to the tag one format; tag 2 to switch 
v2.3 tags; save to save your tagged files; select all to select 

So you can format a  string which tells it the
structure of your files.
You separate files, directories and
subdirectories using a slash. You use its builtin tag references 
"year", "albumartist", "artist", "genre", "track" "title". Title 
simply the title for a file, track is the track number, and the 
rest are
self explanatory. Thus, a folder with these files:

1 Country Boy.mp3
2 Make me believe.mp3

By an artist called Roy Fitz, in a directory structure such as
"~/Music/Roy Fitz/", you would do something like this:

$ kid3-cli

kid3-cli> totag "{artist}/{track} {title}"

And all your mp3 files will be tagged. After tagging, before 
you have to save with the "save" command.

You can check to see which files changed by simply issuing a "ls"
command. Any modified files will have a  Star before it.



On Thu, Mar 17, 2022 at 09:55  Linux for blind general discussion 
<blinux-list at> wrote:
> You can try something like to find track information 
> for
> disks that you couldn't find in cddb, although you will need a
> starting place, like the CD title, the artist, or maybe a song 
> title
> you know that you can pop into the search box. You can then fill 
> in
> the information and submit it to cddb, I think freedb actually,
> assuming you still have the CD. I'm not sure though what will 
> submit
> to freedb, and getting this information may or may not be useful 
> for
> automatic tagging, meaning that you may need to fill in your 
> tags
> manually as well. Keep in mind also that discogs has lots of 
> disks you
> cannot find in freedb, but I have found at least one CD on 
> freedb that
> discogs knows nothing about, so depending on what you have, your
> mileage can certainly vary.
> ~Kyle
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