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How to recover lost mp3's for free-p5 of 8.

Posted 05-11-2010 at 11:20 PM by GlennsPref

Next we want to get most of our file names back,  For this I found EasyTag, a a tag search like mp3info with a very handy bulk scanning and renaming tool with a graphical user interface.

Example of reading data tags with mp3info... 
mp3info -F /home/glenn/storage/recovery/mp3/f81018974.mp3
File: /home/glenn/storage/recovery/mp3/f81018974.mp3 
Title:   The River                      Track: 6 
Artist:  Bruce Springsteen & The E Stre 
Album:   Live In New York City (Disc 1) Year:  2001 
Comment:                                Genre: Other [12]
Retrieving Filenames ref. EasyTag 2.1.6 Using Mandriva 'urpmi easytag' will install the package. Dependencies.... Checking the sourceforge site for EasyTag, the dependent libraries are listed as such
The program depends on the following libraries:
GTK 2.4, 
id3lib to handle MP3 files, 
libvorbis for Ogg Vorbis files, 
libFLAC (with libogg and libvorbis) for FLAC Vorbis files, 
mpeg4ip for MP4 files.
urpmi installed the package EasyTag with no questions, but due to previous experience I went ahead and checked to see if I could find them. I did not find them all, some of the library names have changed and some were plain missing. I used a combination of locate, urpmq and urpmf to search for the libs and subsequent dependants. And also “Install and Remove Software” to see the info on the package I could not find. Here are my findings... an explanation follows...
EasyTag deps.... 

#GTK 2.4, 
#id3lib to handle MP3 files, (optional, except to write ID3v2.3 tags in MP3 files),
#libvorbis forsupport for  Ogg Vorbis and flac files, 
#libFLAC (with libogg and libvorbis) support for FLAC Vorbis files, 
#mpeg4ip support MP4/ACC file
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