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tagmp3(1)							    User manual 							 tagmp3(1)

tagmp3 - manipulate ID3v1 tags SYNOPSIS
tagmp3 [ -n ] mode [ format ] [ file ] ... DESCRIPTION
tagmp3 allows you to set and remove ID3v1 tags from mp3 files. Additionaly move mode can be used to move mp3 files according to their ID3v1 tag. An ID3v1 tag is a chunk of extra informations such as artist name, album and genre. ID3v1 tags are displayed by most mp3 players. MODE
show show file's ID3v1 tag. set sets file's ID3v1 tag according to format. move move file to a destination based on FORMAT. del remove file's ID3v1 tag if any. list displays numeric music genres along with their meaning. -h print a (not so) short help message. -v print version and exit. OPTIONS
-n Show what will be done, don't alter any file. FORMAT STRING
The format string is a character string composed of zero or more directives: ordinary characters (not %), which are not interpreted and conversion specifications, each of which results in the corresponding ID3v1 tag field substitution. Each conversion specification is introduced by the character %. The following lines describes each conversion specification along with its associated ID3v1 field. Special sequence %% is substituted with a single %. %A Artist Name %a Album Name %t Song Title %T Track Number %y Year %g Genre %c Comments format string for set mode For set mode the format string is a list of ID3v1 fields followed by a ':' (next chars are the field value) or a '?' (ask user for field value) example: tagmp3 set "%A:Pink Floyd %a:The Wall %t? %T?" *.mp3 For each mp3 of this directory, sets the artist name to Pink Floyd and the album to The Wall. For each file ask for the title and the track number. Leave the other fields untouched. Be aware that genre field require a numeric value. Known genres can be dis- played with the list mode. format string for move mode The format string is the destination path where each field identifier is substituted with the tag value. example: tagmp3 move "/home/foo/mp3/%A/%a/%T-%t.mp3" *.mp3 with the set example above will move all mp3 to "/home/foo/mp3/Pink Floyd/The Wall/{track}-{title}.mp3" If you prefer the "flat" naming scheme, you will use something like tagmp3 move "%A-%t.mp3" *.mp3 NOTES
move mode never overwrite files. move mode creates intermediate directories specified in the format string. Each directory creation is to be confirmed by the user. ID3v2 tags are not supported so far. If a file can't be moved ( wrong file type, ID3v1 tag absent or blank field , ...) then it is left untouched. Fake mp3 (i.e. Wave file with .mp3 extension) are moved into "fake-mp3/" directory in move mode. set mode refuses to tag them since this would add noisy artifact at the end of the song. BUGS
Plenty of :) For move mode, source and destination must reside on the same file system / partition. AUTHOR
Laurent Alacoque <> CopyLeft 2001 Bugs, patch, infos, new releases, girls, money go to : Linux APRIL 2001 tagmp3(1)

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mp3wrap -- Utility for mp3 wrapping SYNOPSIS
mp3wrap [options] OUTPUTFILE f1.mp3 f2.mp3 [f3.mp3]... DESCRIPTION
Mp3Wrap is a free command-line utility, which wraps two or more mp3 files in one large playable file, without losing filename and ID3 informations. It's useful to make large files easy to download on internet and then easy to split again in few seconds. You can split orig- inal files using mp3splt: Mp3Wrap will create a file named: OUTPUTFILE_MP3WRAP.mp3. It's important you don't remove the MP3WRAP string, because this will tell the split program Mp3Splt that the file is wrapped and can be splitted just with -w option. There is also the possibility to specify a custom extension to created file (such as "OUTPUTFILE - MP3WRAP - wrapped by me.mp3"). This can be done using config file (see below), just adding the line "EXT=my ext.mp3" into it. Note that your custom extension must contain MP3WRAP string anywhere, otherwise program will add it by itself. Mp3Wrap will also add to the file a ID3v2 containing informations on how to split the file; you can change Title and Album tags but PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE THE COMMENT. OPTIONS
-a Add specified files to an existing Mp3Wrap file. Files are appended and the index is updated. -l List all files wrapped into a Mp3Wrap file. Doesn't extract anything -v Verbose mode. Mp3Wrap will display additional informations on process and, when using list option (-l) it will show many extra infos on wrapped files. CONFIGURATION FILE
For Linux version valid configuration files are: ~/.mp3wrap (in home directory) .mp3wrap (in the dir you are in that moment). For WIN32 version: PROG_DIR/mp3wrap.ini (dir where mp3wrap.exe is) mp3wrap.ini (in the dir you are in that moment). FILE FORMAT The file consists of key-value pairs in the form KEY=value where key contains no whitespace and no equal signs. value will be all of the text after the equal sign until (but not including) the end- ing newline. Beware of extra spaces at the end of the line! They will probably be interpreted as part of the option value. Valid option keys are: EXT The extension mp3wrap will append to created files. Here is an example: EXT=_MP3WRAP_wrapped by me.mp3 EXAMPLES
mp3wrap album.mp3 file1.mp3 file2.mp3 file3.mp3 file4.mp3 mp3wrap -v album.mp3 file*.mp3 mp3wrap -a album.mp3 file5.mp3 file6.mp3 mp3wrap -l album.mp3 mp3wrap -lv album.mp3 BUGS
Report any bugs you find to Author (see below). Advices and info requests are welcome. SEE ALSO
mp3splt(1) AUTHOR
Matteo Trotta <>. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License. This can be found as COPYING in mp3wrap directory. MP3WRAP(1)
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