Fix "broken" ID3 tags in the current directory and subdirectories

find -iname '*mp3' -exec mid3iconv {} \;
Some MP3s come with tags that don't work with all players. Also, some good tag editors like, EasyTAG output tags that don't work with all players. For example, EasyTAG saves the genre as a numeric field, which is not used correctly in Sansa MP3 players. This command corrects the ID3 tags in MP3 files using mid3iconv, which comes with mutagen. To install Mutagen on Fedora use "yum install python-mutagen"
Sample Output
Updating ./Stars_Go_Dim/Love_Gone_Mad/Stars_Go_Dim-Love_Gone_Mad-02-Incredible.mp3
Updating ./Stars_Go_Dim/Love_Gone_Mad/Stars_Go_Dim-Love_Gone_Mad-07-Crazy.mp3
Updating ./Stars_Go_Dim/Love_Gone_Mad/Stars_Go_Dim-Love_Gone_Mad-06-Where_Has_Our_Love_Gone.mp3
Updating ./Stars_Go_Dim/Love_Gone_Mad/Stars_Go_Dim-Love_Gone_Mad-08-Letting_Go.mp3
Updating ./Stars_Go_Dim/Love_Gone_Mad/Stars_Go_Dim-Love_Gone_Mad-10-Walk_On.mp3
Updating ./Stars_Go_Dim/Love_Gone_Mad/Stars_Go_Dim-Love_Gone_Mad-You've_Got_Me.mp3
Updating ./Stars_Go_Dim/Love_Gone_Mad/Stars_Go_Dim-Love_Gone_Mad-01-Get_Over_It.mp3
Updating ./Stars_Go_Dim/Love_Gone_Mad/Stars_Go_Dim-Love_Gone_Mad-03-Come_Around.mp3
Updating ./Stars_Go_Dim/Love_Gone_Mad/Stars_Go_Dim-Love_Gone_Mad-04-Love_Gone_Mad.mp3
Updating ./Stars_Go_Dim/Love_Gone_Mad/Stars_Go_Dim-Love_Gone_Mad-05-Catch_Me_If_You_Can.mp3
Updating ./Stars_Go_Dim/Love_Gone_Mad/Stars_Go_Dim-Love_Gone_Mad-09-Hoping_for_Tomorrow.mp3

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By: schlaegel
2010-10-29 05:35:46

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This works very well. I was a bit skeptical, afraid it might totaly hose my mp3 files but it didn't. :)
SharpyWarpy · 215 weeks ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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