Section: User Commands (1)Updated: December 12th, 2009Local indexUp
mid3v2 - audio tag editor similar to 'id3v2'
mid3v2 [options] filename ...
mid3v2 is a Mutagen-based replacement for id3lib's id3v2. It supports
ID3v2.4 and more frames; it also does not have the numerous bugs that
This program exists mostly for compatibility with programs that want to tag
files using id3v2. For a more usable interface, we recommend Ex Falso.
Be quiet: do not mention file operations that perform the user's request.
Warnings will still be printed.
Be verbose: state all operations performed. This is the opposite of
--quiet. This is the default.
Display all supported ID3v2.3/2.4 frames and their meanings.
List all ID3v1 numeric genres. These can be used to set TCON frames,
but it is not recommended.
List all tags in the files. The output format is not the same as
id3v2's; instead, it is easily parsable and readable. Some tags
may not have human-readable representations.
List all tags in the files, in raw format. Although this format is
nominally human-readable, it may be very long if the tag contains
embedded binary data.
Delete ID3v2 tags.
Delete ID3v1 tags.
Delete all ID3 tags.
Delete specific ID3v2 frames (or groups of frames) from the files.
Convert ID3v1 tags to ID3v2 tags. This will also happen automatically
during any editing.
Set the artist information (TPE1).
Set the album information (TALB).
Set the title information (TIT2).
Set a comment (COMM). The language and description may be omitted, in which
case the language defaults to English, and the description to an empty string.
Set the genre information (TCON).
-y, --year=, --date=YYYY-[MM-DD]
Set the year/date information (TDRC).
Set the track number (TRCK).
Any text or URL frame (those beginning with T or W) can be modified or
added by prefixing the name of the frame with "--". For example,
--TIT3 "Monkey!" will set the TIT3 (subtitle) frame to Monkey!.
No sanity checking is done on the editing operations you perform, so
mid3v2 will happily accept --TSIZ when editing an ID3v2.4 frame. However,
it will also automatically throw it out during the next edit operation.
Joe Wreschnig is the author of mid3v2, but he doesn't like to admit it.