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I have a folder of FLACs that I want to change the album on. I use Ubuntu linux with Gnome. Is there a command line program that can do what I need? I can't seem to find an appropriate program.

Ideally it would be something like...

flacchange --Album NewAlbumName *.flac

Any help would be appreciated!

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If you want a general command-line tagger that should work the same for any music file regardless of the format, try pytags, included in the pytagsfs package.

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ooo, that looks interesting. bonus, it uses mutagen as the tagging library. –  quack quixote Oct 31 '09 at 5:21
    
Yeah, mutagen is a giant bucket of win. Ditto Quod Libet/Ex Falso. I was previously using mid3v2, the mutagen-based reimplementation of id3v2, along with a local customization to support multiple tag values. But since pytags does this already, and for all file types, I suppose I'll switch over to it. –  Ryan Thompson Oct 31 '09 at 8:14
    
might wanna rethink -- i read pytagsfs currently uses mutagen's EasyID3 interface so doesn't support all the tags ExFalso will. tho that may be the same as mid3v2, i can't recall. i always just used EF for any multi-tag use (only needed multiple genre tags anyways, and only tagging mp3s). –  quack quixote Nov 2 '09 at 23:17
    
Hmm. You're right. It seems that the magical format-agnostic tagging ability is built into Quod Libet/Ex Falso, not mutagen itself. –  Ryan Thompson Nov 3 '09 at 5:04
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