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eyeD3: displays and manipulates id3-tags on mp3 files

NAME

eyeD3 - displays and manipulates id3-tags on mp3 files

SYNOPSIS

eyeD3 [options] file [file...]
eyeD3 [options] dir [dir...]

DESCRIPTION

eyeD3 Manipulates ID3 tags in mp3 files and is able to read/write and convert between ID3 v1.0, v1.1, v2.3 and v2.4 tags. High-level access is provided to most frames, including APIC (i.e., images) frames.

OPTIONS

-h, --help Shows a brief help string and exit.
--version
Show program's version number and exit.
--no-color
Disable color output.
-v, --verbose
Show all available tag information.
--debug
Trace program execution; for debugging.

TAG VERSIONS

-1, --v1
Only read/write ID3 v1 tags. By default, v1 tags are only read if there is not a v2 tag.
-2, --v2
Only read/write ID3 v2.x tags.
--to-v1.1
Convert the file's tag to ID3 v1.1. (Or 1.0 if there is no track number)
--to-v2.3
Convert the file's tag to ID3 v2.3.
--to-v2.4
Convert the file's tag to ID3 v2.4

TAG DATA

Options for manipulating tag data have the side-effect of removing a frame when the data specified is the empty string. For example, --artist="" (or -a "") would cause the artist frame to be removed. This is especially useful for removing comment frames.

-a STRING, --artist=STRING
Set artist the to STRING.
-A STRING, --album=STRING
Set album to STRING.
-t STRING, --title=STRING
Set track title to STRING.
-n NUM, --track=NUM
Set track number to NUM.
-N NUM, --track-total=NUM
Set total number of tracks to NUM.
-G STRING, --genre=STRING
Sets genre to STRING. (See --list-genres)
-Y YEAR, --year=YEAR
Set the four digit year.
-p STRING, --publisher=STRING
Set the publisher/label text.
--comment=[LANGUAGE]:DESCRIPTION:COMMENT
Add (or remove when COMMENT is "") a comment. Note that the argument value MUST always contain exactly two ':' characters to delimit the fields even when the default language is being used. The DESCRIPTION string is the comment title. The optional LANGUAGE string MUST be a three-character ISO 639 language code. The default is "eng" for English.

A tag may not have more than one comment frame with the same DESCRIPTION and LANGUAGE values.

--remove-comments
Remove all comment frames from the tag.
--lyrics=[LANGUAGE]:DESCRIPTION:LYRICS
Add (or remove when LYRICS is "") a comment. Note that the argument value MUST always contain exactly two ':' characters to delimit the fields even when the default language is being used. The DESCRIPTION string is the lyrics title. The optional LANGUAGE string MUST be a three-character ISO 639 language code. The default is "eng" for English.

A tag may not have more than one lyrics frame with the same DESCRIPTION and LANGUAGE values.

--remove-lyrics
Remove all lyrics frames from the tag.
--add-image=IMG_PATH:TYPE[:DESCRIPTION]
Add an image to the tag (APIC frame). The IMG_PATH is the image file to add to the tag. If the path value is empty the image frame with a value of TYPE is removed from the tag. The TYPE is one of the types listed when 'eyeD3 --list-image-types' is run. The DESCRIPTION is optional and will default to "".

A tag may not have more than one image frame with the same TYPE values.

--remove-images
Remove all image (APIC) frames from the tag.
--add-object=OBJ_PATH[:DESCRIPTION[:MIME-TYPE[:FILENAME]]]
Add an encapsulated object to the tag (GEOB frame). The description and filename are optional, but when used, the ':' delimiters must be present. If the OBJ_PATH value is empty the GEOB frame with DESCRIPTION is removed.

A tag may not have more than one object (GEOB) frame with the same DESCRIPTION values.

-i DIR, --write-images=DIR
Causes all attached images (APIC frames) to be written to the specified directory. They are named by their "image type". For example, if the image is a png and the type is OTHER, a file named OTHER.png is written to the desired directory. If the file name already exist, a unique numeric value is appended to the type string.
-o DIR, --write-objects=DIR
Causes all attached objects (GEOB frames) to be written to the specified directory. The files are written with the name "<filename>.<mime-subtype>" in the specified directory.
--set-text-frame=FID:TEXT
Set the value of a specific (i.e., FID) text frame. To remove the frame, specify an empty value. e.g., --set-text-frame="TDRC:"
--set-user-text-frame=DESC:TEXT
Set the value of a TXXX text frame with a unique description. To remove the frame, specify an empty value. e.g., --set-user-text-frame="Description:"
--set-url-frame=FID:URL
Set the value of a specific (i.e., FID) URL frame. To remove the frame, specify an empty URL. e.g., --set-url-frame="WCOM:"
--set-user-url-frame=DESC:URL
Set the value of a WXXX frame with unique description string. To remove the frame, specify an empty URL. e.g., --set-user-url-frame="Description:"
--play-count=[+]N
Set the play count (PCNT). If the argument value begins with '+' the value is incremented by N, otherwise it is set to exactly N.
--bpm=N
Set the beats per minute value. The value MUST be greater than 0.
--unique-file-id=OWNER_ID:ID
Add a UFID frame. If the ID arg is empty the UFID frame with OWNER_ID is removed. An OWNER_ID MUST be specified.
--set-encoding=latin1|utf8|utf16-LE|utf16-BE
Set the encoding that is used for _all_ text frames in the tag. The encoding is applied only when the tag is updated, therefore a frame must be set or --force-update is present. Note that, unfortunately, utf8 is not supported by ID3 v2.3 tags.
--remove-v1
Remove ID3 v1.x tag.
--remove-v2
Remove ID3 v2.x tag.
--remove-all
Remove all tags.

MISC. OPTIONS

--rename=PATTERN
Rename the file based on PATTERN which may contain the following substitution variables: %A (artist), %a (album), %t (title), %n (track number), and %N (the total track count). The PATTERN string MUST not contain the file name extenstion.
--fs-encoding=ENCODING
Use the specified character encoding for filenames when renaming files. The default value is iso-8859-1.
-l, --list-genres
Display the table of "valid" ID3 genres and exit.
--list-image-types
List all possible image types for APIC frames.
--strict
Fail for tags that violate the ID3 specification.
--jep-118
Output the tag per the format described in JEP-0118. See http://www.xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0118.html
--nfo
Output NFO information for each album directory.
--lametag
Prints the LAME Tag.
--force-update
Update the tag regardless of whether any frames were set on the command line.
--no-zero-padding
Don't pad track or disc numbers with 0's.
--no-tagging-time-frame
When saving tags do not add a TDTG (tagging time) frame.
-F DELIM
Specify a new delimiter for option values that contain multiple fields (default delimiter is ':')

AUTHOR

eyeD3 was written by Travis Shirk <travis [at] pobox.com>. This manpage was written by Alexander Wirt <formorer [at] debian.org> for the Debian Distribution and Travis Shirk.