A disturbance in the Force

After I downloaded an album from Jamendo this morning, I realized that my Awesome-based console system, which also doubles as the music machine for the house, lacks something appropriate for managing id3 tags in ogg files.

Ordinarily I rely on EasyTag, which is a great piece of software for renaming, clearing, arranging and polishing the tags in mp3 and ogg files. Jamendo has a habit of sometimes dumping unrelated strings into certain fields — putting the creative commons license into the “encoded by” field. :???: I guess it could be the artist that does that though, so maybe Jamendo isn’t to blame.

Regardless, I make a habit of cleaning out the tags and adjusting the filenames when I download them, and realized I had no analogy for EasyTag at the console. I don’t see any kind of editing tools in MOC, but I don’t expect there to be either.

I’ll have to research this more in the future; I found a few options with a quick Scroogle search, but they all looked like backends. I want something … powerful, flexible, terse and efficient. Something … user-friendly. :twisted:

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4 Responses to “A disturbance in the Force”


  1. 1 Bernhard 2009/03/10 at 3:17 PM

    you could try dagger (http://freewarepoint.de/dagger/) which does a wonderful job! i am using it on arch without any problems….

  2. 2 nightmorph 2009/03/10 at 4:58 PM

    I browsed through Gentoo’s list of suitable tagging apps. There’s a fair amount of mp3-only tools, but these are some apps that can handle several formats (mp3, ogg, flac, etc.):

    lltag

    omptagger

    audiotag

  3. 3 Belak 2009/03/11 at 9:59 AM

    If you feel like going back to MPD, ncmpcpp has builtin tagging.

  4. 4 Congac 2009/03/12 at 3:45 PM

    Ex Falso is one of the best taggers out there. Unfortunaly it comes bundled with quod-libet.


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