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Tipps for Handling mp3 files, incl. adding covers

With Linux you have severel ways to edit your mp3 files. Some very useful tipps i will share here using eyeD3.

Install the python program "eyeD3". It is included in nearly every distribution, or get it from eyed3.nicfit.net

* Add a cover to all mp3s in current directory

for i in *mp3; do eyeD3 --add-image=zzzcover.jpg:FRONT_COVER  "$i"; done

* Change genre of all mp3s in current directory

for i in *mp3; do eyeD3 --genre "15"  "$i"; done

* Change id3 tag album of all mp3s in current directory

for i in *mp3; do eyeD3 --album "Aversion"  "$i"; done

* Remove comment and description of all mp3 files in current directory

eyeD3  --user-text-frame="COMMENT:" *mp3
eyeD3  --user-text-frame="DESC:" *mp3

* Change date of a mp3 file

eyeD3 --recording-date 2013 my-file.mp3

* Rename the filename of mp3s according to the tag (examples, YMMV)

eyeD3 --rename '$artist - $album - $track:num $title' *mp3
eyeD3 --rename '$album - $track:num $artist - $title' *mp3