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Which app would you recommend for Linux to tag MP3s? Under Windows I used to use tag&rename and liked it a lot; it works well under Wine, but I want something that runs natively

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There are various:

  • easytag has a lot of options
  • kid3 if you're on a Qt/KDE environment
  • id3v2 or eyeD3 for the command line
  • Generally music players can also edit common tags, f.e. banshee, rhythmbox or amarok

and a lot others, try searching your distributions repository and test some of them.

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I use Ex Falso. It was installed with QuodLibet music player, so I gave it a shot.

I've used it with single files, batches of files... It's pretty intuitive, and best of all, works very well.

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I've been a dedicated user of Picard for quite some time. The only cross-platform tagger that feels truly solid. Don't forget MusicBrainz's huge music database.

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For GUI, I suggest easytag, and you can lookup more alternatives here. For the command line check out id3v2, but the alternatives are endless.

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I like TagTool and id3tool. Both are for the command line. I also find Picard useful for music files that exist in the MusicBrainz database.

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I found this thread and decided to use id3tool. I was only interested in a very light-weight tool, command-line was fine. Trying to keep my system free of clutter brought on occasionally by weighty GUI-intensive tools.

Installing was super easy on Linux Mint:

sudo apt-get install id3tool

As far as I remember it didn't require any additional libraries or anything. To get a full list of the available options:

man id3tool

To see the current metadata for an mp3 file:

id3tool <filename.mp3>

Here is the command I used to update quite afew mp3's:

id3tool -t "<song title>" -a "<album name>" -r "<artist name>" -y "<year>" -c <track number, no quotes, just the number, like 1> <filename.mp3>

After doing this, I told Banshee to rescan my music library and there were no longer any files in the "Unknown" Category. Thanks to strangeronyourtrain for this tip!

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I would also suggest lltag.

Works on the command line, rather easy and fast. It also supports CDDB.

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