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NAME

       mid3v2 - audio tag editor similar to 'id3v2'

SYNOPSIS

       mid3v2 [options] filename ...

DESCRIPTION

       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.

OPTIONS

       -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.

       -e, --escape
              Enable  interpretation  of  backslash escapes for tag values.  Makes it possible to
              escape the colon-separator in  TXXX,  COMM  values  like  '\:'  and  insert  escape
              sequences like '\n', '\t' etc.

       -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-raw
              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-frames=FRAMES
              Delete specific ID3v2 frames (or groups of frames) from the files.  FRAMES is a ","
              separated list of frame names e.g. "TPE1,TALB"

       -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).

       -c,--comment=<DESCRIPTION:COMMENT:LANGUAGE>
              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.

       -p,--picture=<FILENAME:DESCRIPTION:IMAGE-TYPE:MIME-TYPE>
              Set the attached picture (APIC). Everything except the filename can be  omitted  in
              which case default values will be used.

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

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

       -T,--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!.

       The  TXXX frame requires a colon-separated description key; many TXXX frames may be set in
       the file as long as they have different keys. To set this key, just separate the text with
       a colon, e.g. --TXXX "ALBUMARTISTSORT:Examples, The".

       The  USLT  frame  has the format <DESCRIPTION:TEXT:LANGUAGE>. The language and description
       may be omitted, in which case the language defaults to English, and the description to  an
       empty string.

       The  special POPM frame can be set in a similar way: --POPM "bob@example.com:128:2" to set
       Bob's rating to 128/255 with 2 plays.

BUGS

       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.

AUTHOR

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

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