Section: User Commands (1)Updated: February 19, 2004Local indexUp
mp3tag - view and manipulate ID3v1 tags.
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This manual page briefly documents the mp3tag command. This manual page
was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution because the original program
does not have one.
mp3tag is a program that allows you to both view and manipulate ID3v1
metadata tags. Running the command with just a filename will display the
file's current tag. Setting some options will cause the tag to be updated and
Set the artist name to artist. Strings over thirty characters are
Set the comment to comment. Strings over thirty characters are truncated.
Set the genre to genre. This is a single integer with a value of 0 to 254
corresponding to the appropriate Winamp compatible genre (use '-g list'
to list all supported genres).
Set the track number to track. This is a single integer with a value of 0
to 255. Specifying this field truncates the comment field to twenty-eight
characters, as per the ID3v1.1 standard.
Set the album name to album. Strings over thirty characters are truncated.
Merge new tag with any preexisting tag in the file.
Set the song name to song. Strings over thirty characters are truncated.
Set the year to year. Strings over four characters are truncated.
Display foo.mp3's current ID3v1 info:
Set foo.mp3's artist to 'Bar', and album to 'Baz':
mp3tag -a Bar -l Baz foo.mp3
Set foo.mp3's year to 2001, merging it with any tag already present: