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       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


       -q, --quiet
              Be quiet: do not mention file operations that perform the user’s
              request.  Warnings will still be printed.

       -v, --verbose
              Be verbose: state all operations performed. This is the opposite
              of --quiet. This is the default.

       -f, --list-frames
              Display all supported ID3v2.3/2.4 frames and their meanings.

       -L, --list-genres
              List  all  ID3v1  numeric  genres. These can be used to set TCON
              frames, but it is not recommended.

       -l, --list
              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 representations.

              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.

       -d, --delete-v2
              Delete ID3v2 tags.

       -s, --delete-v1
              Delete ID3v1 tags.

       -D, --delete-all
              Delete all ID3 tags.

              Delete specific ID3v2 frames (or  groups  of  frames)  from  the

       -C, --convert
              Convert  ID3v1  tags  to  ID3v2  tags.  This  will  also  happen
              automatically during any editing.

       -a, --artist=artist
              Set the artist information (TPE1).

       -A, --album=album
              Set the album information (TALB).

       -t, --song=title
              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.

       -g, --genre=genre
              Set the genre information (TCON).

       -y, --year=, --date=YYYY-[MM-DD]
              Set the year/date information (TDRC).

       -Tnum/num, --track=num/num
              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 (subtitle) 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


       Joe Wreschnig is the author of mid3v2, but he doesn’t like to admit it.

                              December 12th, 2009                    mid3v2(1)