I found this thread and decided to use id3tool. I was only interested in a very light-weight tool, command-line was fine. Trying to keep my system free of clutter brought on occasionally by weighty GUI-intensive tools. Mp3 share.
Installing was super easy on Linux Mint:
sudo apt-get install id3tool
As far as I remember it didn't require any additional libraries or anything. To get a full list of the available options:
To see the current metadata for an mp3 file:
Free mp3 online
Here is the command I used to update quite afew mp3's:
After doing this, I told Banshee to rescan my music library and there were no longer any files in the "Unknown" Category. Thanks to strangeronyourtrain for this tip!
I just discovered this little program called puddletag. It is not as wonderful as Tag & Rename, but it's close enough.
puddletag is an audio tag editor (primarily created) for GNU/Linux similar to the Windows program, Mp3tag. Unlike most taggers for GNU/Linux, it uses a spreadsheet-like layout so that all the tags you want to edit by hand are visible and easily editable.
The usual tag editor features are supported like extracting tag information from filenames, renaming files based on their tags by using patterns and basic tag editing.
Then there’re Functions, which can do things like replace text, trim it, do case conversions, etc. Actions can automate repetitive tasks. Doing web lookups using Amazon (including cover art), Discogs (does cover art too!), FreeDB and MusicBrainz is also supported. There’s quite a bit more, but I’ve reached my comma quota.
Supported formats: ID3v1, ID3v2 (mp3), MP4 (mp4, m4a, etc.), VorbisComments (ogg, flac), Musepack (mpc), Monkey’s Audio (.ape) and WavPack (wv).
Audacity has a metadata editing tool, which can be shown when exporting files or by going to 'File'>'Edit metadata':
Note I think this uses ID3v2.4 tags (in Mp3), which are not compatible with some devices (and flippin Windows, even Win8...). Easytag however does have an options to use ID3v2.3, which should be compatible.