I have a number of FLAC files that I'm converting into MP3 files with the following:

flac -cd file.flac | lame ... - file.mp3

Is there a utility which will copy Vorbis (FLAC and OGG) metadata, convert it to appropriate ID3 tags, and tag an MP3 with the same tags as the FLAC file?

  • You can use avconv for the conversion and have it copy the metadata. ("Trivial answer converted to comment" -- why, thank you SE!) – Raphael Jan 2 '15 at 6:02
  • I'm trying to piece something together with mutagen to translate and copy the tags. I'm a purist and like to deal with the actual flac and lame binaries ;) – Naftuli Kay Jan 2 '15 at 6:05
  • Happy tinkering then; from my reading, there's no clean method but "read all tags with tool A and write them with tool B" since the tag formats are incompatible. See here, for instance. (Note that avconv uses flac and lame internally.) – Raphael Jan 2 '15 at 6:10

FFmpeg can do this

ffmpeg -i infile.flac -c copy outfile.mp3



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