[TriLUG] Sound files editor: ogg files ID3 tags and wav metafiles
slitt at troubleshooters.com
Sat Dec 19 11:03:34 EST 2009
On Saturday 19 December 2009 05:54:49 Scott G. Hall wrote:
> Can anyone recommend an ID3 editor that works well from arguments on the
> command line? I would like to write a script to either extract ID3 info
> and create wav metafiles, or read metafiles and insert ID3 info. I am
> also looking for doing the same with MP3 files.
> The idea is I've created a lot of recordings for area churches, and would
> like to add ID3 info on them, so that extracted sermons and performance
> tracks will display correctly on MP3 players. I have a DVD player that
> presumably plays ogg files and should display their ID3 info.
> It was easy to modify my Myth system to display metafile info on screen
> when playing wav files. The metafiles were updated with correct dates,
> genres, copyright info and track number (the artists and "albums" are
> taken from the directory structure).
> Also comments and pointers for this project would be appreciated. I don't
> want to reinvent work others have already done.
With the Ubuntu 9.10 distro you can package install something called id3:
slitt at mydesk:/d/at/books/pdf/old$ id3
usage: id3 -[tTaAycg] `text' file1 [file2...]
id3 -d file1 [file2...]
id3 -l file1 [file2...]
-t Modifies a Title tag
-T Modifies a Track tag
-a Modifies an Artist tag
-A Modifies an Album tag
-y Modifies a Year tag
-c Modifies a Comment tag
-g Modifies a Genre tag
-l Lists an ID3 tag
-L Lists all genres
-R Uses an rfc822-style format for output
-d Deletes an ID3 tag
-h Displays this help info
-v Prints version info
slitt at mydesk:/d/at/books/pdf/old$
I have no idea whether it works with .ogg files.
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