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Old 01-06-2012, 07:56 AM   #1
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Software for modifying mp3 tags

I'm currently looking for software with ability to change mp3 tags for multiple files at time.

It's being very annoying as I have a large music collection and lots of tracks are basically from same author, but differ little bit in the author tag (so they are recognized as different author).

I use Banshee currently, and don't see feature like that (although it might be there) implemented.


Old 01-06-2012, 08:05 AM   #2
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sudo apt-get install easytag

A possible alternative - kid3
Old 01-06-2012, 08:07 AM   #3
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I use Easytag. I keep my music collection on a server in my basement. With Easytag, I can edit tags whether I am working on my Linux desktop or my Windows laptop.
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Thank you two,

seems like exactly what I'm looking for.

Old 01-06-2012, 09:38 PM   #5
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I currently use kid3 myself nowadays. There's a -qt version if you don't need the full kde integration.

I like many of the editing features of easytag, particularly the find/replace tools, but I don't like the way it always wants to autoload/autocorrect everything for you. Also, it doesn't allow the manipulation of arbitrary tags and the interface is a bit clunky to use.

Not that kid3 doesn't have its weak points too, of course.

I also find myself using the cli vorbistagedit a lot these days. Simple, direct access to the tags in your favorite text editor. Very nice. As you can guess from the name though, it doesn't support id3.

BTW, as a kind of side-tangent, if you haven't seen mp3diags yet, I heartily recommend it. It did a superb job cleaning up all the crappie mp3's in my collection. Be sure to read all the documentation first!


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