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Compile mp3info and install from source
Authored by: neuralstatic on Aug 02, '10 10:09:28AM

people like doing things in different ways. but i see two reasons probably:
it has many more options, and lets you do some things that itunes wants to prevent.
and it's bash scriptable.

my question is why not just install it from macports?

from the man:

-a artist Specify ID3 artist name
-c comment Specify ID3 comment
-g genre Specify ID3 genre (use -G for genre list)
-l album Specify ID3 album name
-n track Specify ID3 v1.1 track number
-t title Specify ID3 track title
-y year Specify ID3 copyright year

-G Display valid genres
-h Display this help page
-x Display technical attributes of the MP3 file
-r a|m|v Report bit rate of (VBR) files as:
a - Average bit rate (float)
m - Median bit rate (integer)
v - Simply use the word 'Variable' (string) [default]

-i Edit ID3 tag interactively
-d Delete ID3 tag (if one exists)
-f Force processing if file is not a standard MP3
-F Full Scan (see man page for details)

-p "FORMAT_STRING" Print FORMAT_STRING with substitutions

Conversion Specifiers

%f Filename without the path (string)
%F Filename with the path (string)
%k File size in KB (integer)

%a Artist (string)
%c Comment (string)
%g Musical genre (string)
%G Musical genre (integer)
%l Album name (string)
%n Track (integer)
%t Track Title (string)
%y Year (string)

%C Copyright flag (string)
%e Emphasis (string)
%E CRC Error protection (string)
%L MPEG Layer (string)
%O Original material flag (string)
%o Stereo/mono mode (string)
%p Padding (string)
%v MPEG Version (float)

%u Number of good audio frames (integer)
%b Number of corrupt audio frames (integer)
%Q Sampling frequency in Hz (integer)
%q Sampling frequency in KHz (integer)
%r Bit Rate in KB/s (see also '-r')

%m Playing time: minutes only (integer)
%s Playing time: seconds only (integer)
%S Total playing time in seconds (integer)

%% A single percent sign

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