Friday, January 23, 2009

How to convert unreadable mp3 tag in Ubuntu?

In Asian language (for me, Thai) always suffer unreadable mp3 tag. Here is a workaround to solve it.

install python-mutagen with this command

sudo apt-get install python-mutagen

cd to directory that your files at

and use it with this command

find . -iname "*.mp3" -execdir mid3iconv -e [encode] {} \;


you can choose encode that suit to your language here. For Thai user use ISO-8859-11

credit : ConvertingMP3Tags


xTina said...

do you know how to solve the problem using a mac ? thank you

TAP said...

I'm sorry. I don't know about this. For Thai Mac user, there's some one write an iTunes's script to do this.

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