mid3v2 - audio tag editor similar to 'id3v2'
mid3v2 [options] filename ...
mid3v2 is a Mutagen-based replacement for id3lib's id3v2. It supports ID3v2.4 and more
frames; it also does not have the numerous bugs that plague id3v2.
This program exists mostly for compatibility with programs that want to tag files using
id3v2. For a more usable interface, we recommend Ex Falso.
Be quiet: do not mention file operations that perform the user's request. Warnings
will still be printed.
Be verbose: state all operations performed. This is the opposite of --quiet. This
is the default.
Display all supported ID3v2.3/2.4 frames and their meanings.
List all ID3v1 numeric genres. These can be used to set TCON frames, but it is not
List all tags in the files. The output format is not the same as id3v2's; instead,
it is easily parsable and readable. Some tags may not have human-readable represen-
List all tags in the files, in raw format. Although this format is nominally human-
readable, it may be very long if the tag contains embedded binary data.
Delete ID3v2 tags.
Delete ID3v1 tags.
Delete all ID3 tags.
Delete specific ID3v2 frames (or groups of frames) from the files.
Convert ID3v1 tags to ID3v2 tags. This will also happen automatically during any
Set the artist information (TPE1).
Set the album information (TALB).
Set the title information (TIT2).
Set a comment (COMM). The language and description may be omitted, in which case
the language defaults to English, and the description to an empty string.
Set the genre information (TCON).
-y, --year=, --date=YYYY-[MM-DD]
Set the year/date information (TDRC).
Set the track number (TRCK).
Any text or URL frame (those beginning with T or W) can be modified or added by prefixing
the name of the frame with "--". For example, --TIT3 "Monkey!" will set the TIT3 (subti-
tle) frame to Monkey!.
No sanity checking is done on the editing operations you perform, so mid3v2 will happily
accept --TSIZ when editing an ID3v2.4 frame. However, it will also automatically throw it
out during the next edit operation.
Joe Wreschnig is the author of mid3v2, but he doesn't like to admit it.
December 12th, 2009 mid3v2(1)