id3convert - Man Page

Converts between id3v1 and id3v2 tags of an mp3 file.


id3convert [ OPTION ] [ FILE ]


Id3convert converts between id3v1 and id3v2 tags of an mp3 file. Id3convert will render both types of tag by default. Only the last tag type indicated in the option list will be used. Non-rendered tags will remain unchanged in the original file. Id3convert will also parse and convert Lyrics3 v2.0 frames, but will not render them.


-1,  --v1tag

Render only the id3v1 tag

-1,  --v2tag

Render only the id3v2 tag

-s,  --strip

Strip, rather than render, the tags

-p,  --padding

Use padding in the tag

-h,  --help

Display help and exit

-v,  --version

Display version information and exit

See Also

id3tag(1), id3info(1), id3v2(1)


id3lib was originally designed and implemented by Dirk Mahoney and is maintained by Scott Thomas Haug <>. Manual page written for Debian GNU/Linux by Robert Woodcock <>.

Referenced By

id3cp(1), id3info(1), id3tag(1), id3v2(1).

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