Questions tagged [id3]

ID3 is a metadata container most often used in conjunction with the MP3 audio file format.

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id3 tags and the APIC tag in particular

Please forgive my misuse of nomenclature since I'm still finding my way around. I don't know if I have "mp3 tags" or "id3 tags", and if I have "id3 tags" what the "v&...
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Retrieving UFID tag from audio file with ffprobe

Context I'm using ffprobe to retrieve metadata from audio files. To do so, I usually use the following command: ffprobe -hide_banner -v 0 -i audio.mp3 -show_entries format -of json This gives the ...
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Add timed ID3 metadata to HLS using ffmpeg

For interactive video, I want to add timed ID3 metadata (different metadata at different times in the video) using FFmpeg but I couldn't find anything related to it on the internet. I want to add ...
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using ffmpeg, how would i be able to transfer/convert id3 tags (artist, track name, album art etc) from mp3 to oga (opus)?

simple question, but i haven't found any simple answers (that worked). i would prefer to not have to apply them using different software, but if necessary, a batch converting .sh template would be ...
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MP3 - copy one ID3 tag to another

How to copy PURL tag to URL using ffmpeg or some other command line tool? OS: Windows 7 or CentOS 7. Ideally should work on both. The program where I see the "URL" named field is either Tag&...
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youtube-dl + ffmpeg: Import description and URL of an original video to ID3 tags

Following bundle is used to download and encode audio: /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl --playlist-reverse -o "%(upload_date)s %(title)s.%(ext)s" --write-annotations --download-archive "....
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How to embed cover art into MP4 without errors?

I want to add artwork to my MP4 file. How do I do this successfully / without errors? I've tried these methods with numerous MP4 files, none worked. If you would like to replicate the errors / bugs, ...
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Scrambled mp4 videos due to inproper use of id3v2 - how to fix?

I used id3v2 with this command for i in *.mp4; do id3v2 --artist "Artist Name" "$i"; done with the intention to populate the otherwise empty tag fields of some mp4 videos in a folder. It worked ...
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foobar2000 usage of id3 rating tags

foobar2000 seems to be mapping %rating% tags to the id3v2+ tag using POPM with the value of "POPM:Windows Media Player 9 Series", and remapping values (1,2,3,4,5) to (1, 64, 128, 196, 255). It does ...
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How do you backup / re-apply custom (not downloaded) ID3 tags on MP3s?

I've seen various players, song library managers, and other apps strip tags from mp3s. So it's not that hard to mistakenly delete or modify tags in batch. I've seen a lot of suggestions for ...
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Windows Media Player - Missing ID3 tags on some ripped CD tracks

Consider that you have WMP configured to automatically rip CDs when they are inserted. You insert a CD WMP starts ripping it, and also starts looking up the CD metadata online. During the lookup ...
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Is there a way to automatically bulk-update specific ID3 fields in MP3s but leave other fields untouched?

I have thousands of MP3s which are missing the "Year" ID3 field which means I can't sort albums chronologically. I'm looking for a way to automatically download ID3 metadata in bulk and populate only ...
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How can I make the Year/Date tag be displayed completely in media players?

I'm using Mp3Tag to tag some of my music files, and I like to use the YYYY.MM.dd format. I prefer that instead of just the year. However, I found that both in VLC Media Player and in Groove Music, ...
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How to change ID3 tags using VLC via a script?

I have a number of mp3 files that require to have their ID3 tags to be changed (my car only orders songs by alphabetical order of the title, so I need to prepend the track number to their names). I ...
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Fetch and embed lyrics into mp3 via command line

I'm looking for a CLI way to fetch the lyrics of a song from the Internet and embed them as an ID3v2 tag into a music file (“Artist - Title.mp3”). There are half a dozen tools for doing this on Linux ...
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Is FFmpeg able to read multiple values in an ID3v2.4 tag?

Altough FFmpeg states that it has support for ID3v2.4 tags, there is one thing I can't get to work properly. The ID3v2.4 specifications state the following: There may only be one text information ...
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How to stop Windows Explorer from automatically creating metadata/ID3 tags for .mp3 files

I just recently updated my laptop PC to the Windows 10 Creator's Update (1703), and I have run into a problem. I often download music via YouTube converting using www.flvto.biz. I download these .mp3 ...
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detect encoding of id3v2 tags of mp3 file

I am trying to detect encoding of tags. Using eyeD3 file.mp3 outputs information about file however my c++ program prints unreadable garbage as title for some mp3 file which i assume is due to ...
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SEEK frame in id3v2 tag of MP3 audio file

How do I add a SEEK frame while adding the id3v2 tag of a .mp3 file using ffmpeg? Which id3 tags can be added using FFmpeg? What are the commands to do so?
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Adding ID3 Tags to Non-MP3 Files

I was wondering if there was a way to add ID3 tags to anything that isn't a .mp3 file. I commonly write guitar tabs using a program called Guitar Pro, and the output files are in a .gpx format. It ...
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Setting ID3 "album artist" to be equal to "artist - album" combined

I tried to do it with EasyTAG but it doesn't seem to be possible. I'm going to create a big compilation of music and every song is from different artist and album.
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Setting unicode id3 tag from command line (Linux)

How do I pass unicode in an argument to a command? I want to reset all of my Björk music to have the same name (different rips/downloads have slightly different names) so I plan on doing the ...
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Automatically retrieve ID3 track name from certain part of filename

I have a lot of live mp3 files which are untagged. I can put them in Foobar2000 for automatic track numbers which isn't the issue. This is my Windows Explorer view: I'm wondering if there is a way ...
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Put date modified field of the MP3 file into it's ID3 tag

Is there a quick way to do what title says? I tried MP3Tag but I don't think it's possible at all. Google search didn't help either.
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MP3 Player on Mac which can display the music label?

Is there a music (mp3) player on Mac which is able to display the ID3-TPUB (Music Label) tag in list view? For me the label is as important as the artist, so I would like to view them side by side ...
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How can I add a tracklist to a .mp3 file

Recently I downloaded some music mixes from youtube to listen when I'm offline but often I want to know the music name and I can't put all of them on the file name. But recently when I was playing the ...
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How to manually set a cover in Musicbrainz Picard?

Is it possible to manually set a cover for a given MP3 file instead of letting the program automatically fetching it from the web? I have noticed that I can alter every other field to my liking ...
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ID3 tagging of remotely stored files

Is it possible to change ID3 tags of files that are stored in the cloud (Google Drive, One Drive, Drop Box, etc)? Ideally, I want to use a Windows MP3 tagging program (like MP3Tag, or similar) to edit ...
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Linux Clementine show part of file path

Clementine music player has an option to show genres, but the genres supported by id3tag don't exactly fulfill my needs. However, my music is sorted like so. `/home/me/Music/GENRE` I was wondering ...
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VLC - Sort by multiple columns, e.g. Artist, then Year, then Album

A two part question, related to playing music in VLC: Can you sort by multiple columns? For example, Artist > Year > Album > Track Number. Is there a way to get VLC to show the year in the playlist? ...
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Needing advanced ID3 tag handling for specific situation

My situation is probably quite rare and complex, so I'll explain it in detail. Many years ago, I put together a hand-selected collection of MP3s, which ended up taking a month or so and is now at ...
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MusicBrainz Picard: How to fill only certain tags, sort into least albums, and "disallow" multi-artist albums

Here is what I want: Fill only: Genre, Date (As the original release), and Album Sort into the least amount of albums Don't use albums with multiple/various artists The artist and title tags are ...
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How can I display the ID3 version of a mp3 in VLC?

I would like to display the ID3 version of an mp3 in VLC. Is that possible? I use VLC 2.1.3 on Win7.
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FFMPEG Track Number not written

How can I write the track number when re-encoding an audio file using ffmpeg? Currently, I have the following command: ffmpeg -i "in.wav" -acodec libmp3lame -aq 0 -id3v2_version 3 -write_id3v1 1 "out....
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How to add album art (picture/jpeg) to MP3s with ID3 Mass Tagger?

I need to mass-tag MP3 files, so, I found this tool from this Super User question: ID3 mass tagger 0.78 I couldn't find how to add images (album art/cover) thought that CLI (command line interface) ...
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Which type of cover is album cover?

I am using this software called mp3tag and I don't know if it's the right forum but it's clearly not their forum cause it's more about ID3 tags. Say I have a song. I have a band cover, an album cover, ...
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Album arts are not updated in windows media library

I keep my audio files tagged in windows media library. I have media information using a ID3 tag editor. Album Arts(thumbnails) are not updated in the media library. But correct album arts are ...
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How to automatically fix MP3 Genre and Year tags?

All the Artist/Album tags on my MP3 collection are fine, but the Genres and Year tags are all horrendous. For Genre, songs just seem to be all over the place. It classifies Iron Maiden is Alternative,...
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How to create a playlist after trimming down another based on rating?

I want to create a mp3 playlist after trimming down another playlist (m3u). New playlist should contain only those mp3 whose "RATING WMP" ID3 tag value is 4 or 5 (this ID3 tag is used by WMP & ...
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How can I edit many music files in the same unique way? [duplicate]

I have a lot of audio files that I want to change in different ways depending on which ones they are. Is there a way on Windows 7 or a program that can do the following? Turn all lower cased files to ...
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Auto-organise media folder structure using unusual metadata such as "Publisher" or "Copyright" ID tags?

Is there a way to auto-organise my media folder using unusual metadata such as "Publisher" or "Copyright" ID tags? I've been searching high and low, using many apps including MediaMonkey and can only ...
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Linux command line tool to batch rename MP3 files based on ID3 tag info, or give random name if no ID3 info present

I have a bunch of recovered mp3 files that have system generated filenames. I want to use any embedded ID3 tag info in the files to rename each one to something human readable. I've tried 'mp3rename' ...
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How do I batch-copy ID3v1 info to ID3v2 and back? in MP3 music files

I want to batch copy the info in one ID3v1 field, to it's counterpart on the ID3v2 side including both lyrics fields so that all media players pick up the same data, including the ones that don't have ...
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Unable to play in WMP when converting to ID3v2.3 with eyeD3

I store my MP3s on my NAS. I mount a CIFS share on my Raspberry Pi running Raspbian and manage my music using Beets. However, I also access my MP3s through my Windows desktop using Windows Media ...
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Update podcast feed on existing pre-downloaded MP3s

When I used to have a poor internet connection, I found it easier to download the .NET Rocks! podcasts from the archive on their site as MP3s, and add them to iTunes (the iTunes podcast automatic ...
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Can Xbox Music be configured to recognize "Band Name" and "The Band Name" as the same band?

In Xbox Music, "Band Name" and "The Band Name" are grouped as two different bands. This can be frustrating, especially if the band's name starts with a letter nowhere near "T". As a corollary, can ...
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Can different id3v2 tags in the same song be of a different version (ex. version 2.3 and 2.4)?

I'm confused on the difference between id3v2 version 2.3 and version 2.4 and would really appreciate it if anyone can clear this all up for me. For example can the same file have TIT2 tag of Black ...
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Advanced ID3 tag inter-field processing

I have a bunch of MP3s with the same generic album "_misc". In the comment field, the files also have the real album name stored using the pattern album[REAL_ALBUM_NAME]. There may or may not be other ...
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Unable to see some Russian id3 tags in ncmpc

I'm running urxvt with the current env: $ env | grep LC LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8 The problem is either with ncurses or ncmpc and I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on what the problem might ...
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Windows Media Player 11 and ID3v2.4 Support

It seems that Windows Media Player 11 won't read ID3v2.4 tags, either on windows xp or windows 7. Is there a plugin that will the player to fetch ID3v2.4 data?
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