|ID3(1)||General Commands Manual||ID3(1)|
id3 — an ID3 tag
id3 tool is an ID3 v1.1 tag editor.
ID3 tags are traditionally put at the end of compressed streamed audio files
to denote information about the audio contents. Up to thirty characters of
Title, Artist, and Album information can be stored, as well as a
28-character comment, four-digit year, track number up to 255, and an
id3 tool accepts the following
- Sets the title tag to the first 30 characters of the title argument.
- Sets the track tag to a number between 0 and 255.
- Sets the artist tag to the first 30 characters of the artist argument.
- Sets the album tag to the first 30 characters of the album argument.
- Sets the year tag to the first 4 characters of the year argument.
- Sets the comment tag to the first 28 characters of the comment argument.
- Sets the genre number tag using a genre number or predefined genre label.
- List/view the ID3 tag.
- List all genre tags.
- Use rfc822-style output for tag printout.
- Delete the ID3 tag.
Not taken into consideration.
id3 utility exits 0 on success,
and >0 if an error occurs.
The ID3 version 1 (and 1.1) format has never really been
id3 tool follows what is pretty
much a commonly-agreed-on file format.
The ID3 format has some shortcomings. There is a 1 in 16777216
chance of your mp3 having a certain bit-pattern, causing id3 to write over
the last 128 bytes of your mp3 upon tag creation. If you add a track number
to an ID3 v1.0 tag, the last two characters of the comment string will be
truncated. Any bugs found in the
id3 tool should be
forwarded to the author.
id3 tool was originally developed by
Robert Woodcock ⟨email@example.com⟩. Some
patches were developed by Stefan Ott
⟨firstname.lastname@example.org⟩. In 2016, development was taken over by
Peter Pentchev ⟨email@example.com⟩.
|August 14, 2016||Debian|