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Compile mp3info and install from source
Authored by: Gnarlodious on Aug 31, '10 07:40:01AM

The main advantage of the mp3info tool is to show an obsolete MP3 tag that iTunes infowindow ignores. The Terminal output of this command is not the same as what shows in iTunes and incidentally may display all sorts of irrelevant, embarrassing or incriminating data. You may also notice the strings are truncated at 30 characters because the inventors of this primitive tag did not imagine song titles exceeding 30 characters.

For a more modern printout of metadata use the id3info or id3v2 CLI tools. However, as you explore more modern metadata be prepared to see all sorts of junk you wish wasn't there.



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