Using ‘eyeD3’ to show/edit/copy MP3 ID3 tags in Ubuntu 12.04 shell

How to use ‘eyed3’ from an Ubuntu 12 command-line terminal to display ID3 tags, edit ID3 tags, copy ID3v2 to ID3v1, copy ID3v1 to ID3v2 and more.

 Posted April 10, 2016

To install eyeD3:

Note: lowercase ‘d’ unlike the actual command.

To display ID3 info, use “eyeD3 <filename>”, surrounding the filename in quotes if it contains spaces:

Note: uppercase ‘D’ when using the command.

Output:

You can also display the ID3 info for multiple files at once, for example to see the ID3 tags for every file in a directory:

 

There’s lots you can do with eyeD3, including retagging, copying tags, removing tags, converting one tag format to another, etc.. here’s the full “eyeD3 –help” usage output:

 

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