I do not have Gnome or KDE on my Slack system - I do have QT and some GTK stuff laying around but that doesn't do a hell of a lot of good in most cases. I've got a *lot* of files with busted names and sometimes problematic recognition of tags. I'm looking for a flexible yet simple renamer that can handle id3v2 files without going weird on me and can rename the files based on the tag. And that can convert id3v1x and id3v2 tags back and forth. Preferable in a gui with a preview function or at least with a 'test' mode from the CLI. I don't want to rename them and look at the carnage and say 'Oh, $#!t.' when I'm done.
I was using EasyTAG (yeah, go ahead and laugh - vorbiscomment is not my idea of fun)
but it doesn't seem to recognize perfectly good tags all of a sudden. (Made in Windows with Tagscanner 4.5/4.7, but still...) It's fine with adding vorbis tags but doesn't seem to handle mp3 tags well. I had to apply a patch to the sourcecode over another issue - maybe I screwed it up, but I doubt it. Still works fine with oggs.
Amazingly, a search of LQ turned up a whopping 3 threads.
I've already been doing this
and downloaded and compiled several before I gave up and came here - 'How was your Sunday, digiot?' 'Well, I spent the whole frigging day compiling taggers, thanks. You?' I was wondering if anyone could help me out with direct experience of the Killer App. Donkey shine.
PS - how the hell do you extract tag info from a file? If I knew that, maybe I could just do a script.
-- Got to thinking and did 'strings' but
Never Mind the Bollocks
1977digiot rip (02-04-27)
at the end doesn't seem real helpful.