Date: prev next · Thread: first prev next last
2013 Archives by date, by thread · List index

Hi :)
Typing manually!!!  

Is that something to do with old tags being id3 and new ones being id6?  Something like that?  
iTunes probably uses id6 and leaves the id3 empty and linux ones that you have been using probably 
use the id3 and ignore the id6s.  Hmmm

Have you searched through your package manager yet?  It's good to get "Synaptic Package Manager" to 
handle fine-grained stuff like this.  The 1st couple of searches i tried gave me nothing useful but 
then i searched using "music tags" and got tons of things that looked worth trying;  


 * Guayadeque is a player that handles both/all types of tags and might be able to copy&paste them 
fairly quickly so that each track has both types properly filled in.  

 * Clementine again a fast and light-weight one.  This says it's speciality is fast searching.  

 * Cowbell is a tag editor so hopefully you might be able to use it "headlessly" to copy your v6 
tags into v4 format keeping both.  test on a small batch before committing yourself tho!

There are 3 command-line that might be powerful but i tend to avoid command-line if possible
1.  id3
2.  id3tool
3.  id4v2

Musiclibrarian is more about organising, i'm not sure if it plays at all.  

Sorune similarly

These 3 might be useful, hopefully the 1st one might do the job or make it very easy

1.  puddletag

2.  pyrenamer  (i use this for renaming srt subtitles for tele series when i want to watch the 
whole series at lowish volume to avoid disturbing the neighbours tooo much).  I didn't realise it 
can edit music tags too

3.  python-tagpy

Regards from 

Tom :)  

From: Dries Feys <>
To: James Knott <> 
Cc: LibreOffice <> 
Sent: Tuesday, 16 April 2013, 13:45
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] OT : good cd import software on linux

Thanks all for your responses.

Yes, I have the original cd's, but my question is not which
application I can use for playback. I have very good results with
exaile, but tend to fallback to my nexus7 which is easier to use when
friends are with me.

My main question is rather to know why the id tags are recognised in
iTunes, while they are not on any of the linux rippers, causing a lot
of administration to type the tracknames & group names manually,
instead of the plug & rip which is offered by iTunes.


On 16 April 2013 14:25, James Knott <> wrote:

Dries Feys wrote:

This is waaaaay of topic, but as there are many linux adepts over
here, I wonder what software you use to rip cd's to mp3. (or ogg
vorbis, but I prefer mp3 as that's supported on more hardware than

I use K3b, which comes with the KDE desktop.  I can write both mp3 and ogg, though you have to 
add a codec for mp3, IIRC.

For unsubscribe instructions e-mail to:
Posting guidelines + more:
List archive:
All messages sent to this list will be publicly archived and cannot be deleted


Privacy Policy | Impressum (Legal Info) | Copyright information: Unless otherwise specified, all text and images on this website are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. This does not include the source code of LibreOffice, which is licensed under the Mozilla Public License (MPLv2). "LibreOffice" and "The Document Foundation" are registered trademarks of their corresponding registered owners or are in actual use as trademarks in one or more countries. Their respective logos and icons are also subject to international copyright laws. Use thereof is explained in our trademark policy.