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NAME  -  rename  MP3  files using their corresponding
       CDDB entries


DESCRIPTION is a utiliy  intended  for  renaming  MP3  files
       using  their  corresponding CDDB entries. It works best in
       combination with cdda2wav(1), but it is  also  usefull  in
       combination with other rippers like cdparanoia(1).  If run
       without any option specified on the command line it  looks
       in  the current directory for the file audio.cddb which is
       written by cdda2wav(1).  Out of this file  tries
       to  extract  the disc id which used to identify the corre­
       sponding CDDB entry. It looks also in the  current  direc­
       tory  for  MP3 files containg a one or two digit number in
       the filename (not in the extension  ;-).  Then  it  simply
       renames  all  found  MP3  files  using  a default pattern.
       Optionally an ID3 tag can be attached to  the  MP3  files.  can retrieve the disc information from a remote
       CDDB over the internet or a local CDDB, created by cd (and
       other) players like xmcd(1), kscd, gcd or xmms.

       -r, --remote-cddb
              retrieve  the  disc  information from a remote CDDB
              server. If omitted it will use a  local  CDDB.  The
              correct  CD  has  to  be  inserted  into your cdrom

       -cs SERVER[:PORT], --cddb-server SERVER[:PORT]
              use SERVER as CDDB server. Optionally you can spec­
              ify  the  port  used to connect to the server.  The
              default is

       -cd DEVICE, --cdrom-device DEVICE
              use DEVICE as cdrom device. Defaults to /dev/cdrom.

       -id ID, --disc-id ID
              use  ID as disc id, do not look for audio.cddb.  If
              used in combination with remote cddb mode you  have
              to  specify  the genre using the -g option. In this
              case will not try to calculate  the  disc
              id from the CD in your cdrom drive.

       -if FILE, --id-file FILE
              look in FILE for the disc id.

       -g GENRE
              use  GENRE  as  the genre the album (the set of MP3
              files to rename) is listed under at  the  CDDB  (or
              FreeDB).  This  is  most useful in combination with


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              -id in remote CDDB mode, which enables you  to  use
              the  CDDB  even  if  you  don't have the cd the MP3
              files  where  ripped  from  (inserted  in  your  CD
              drive). You could use the web interfaces to CDDB or
              FreeDB to obtain the disc id and the genre assigned
              to the album.

       -G     print  the  list  of  CDDB genres known by the CDDB
              server.  On first use it should be used in combina­
              tion  with  remote CDDB mode to let down­
              load the list from a CDDB server. It will then save
              the  obtained  information  in a file called .cddb-
              genres in your home directory.  Next time when used
              in  local  CDDB  mode  it  will  use  this  file to
              retrieve the list of known genres.

       -c, --use-cdda2wav
              use cdda2wav(1) to determine the disc id. The  cor­
              rect CD has to be inserted into your cdrom drive.

       -C, --use-cd
              calculate  the  disc  id using the CD in your cdrom

       -db PATH, --cddb-path PATH
              look in PATH for CDDB files. Defaults  to  ~/.cddb,
              ~/cddb,       /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xmcd/cddb      and

       -x FILE, --xmms-cdinfo-file FILE
              use  FILE  as  xmms  cdinfo   file.   Defaults   to

       -xo, --xmms-cdinfo-only
              search  in the xmms cdinfo file only for a matching
              CDDB entry.

       -f FILES, --file[s] FILES
              rename FILES instead of all the MP3  files  in  the
              current  directory.   This option must be specified
              as the last  one,  because  all  options  specified
              after  -f will be treated as normal filenames. If a
              filename does not contain any track number you have
              to specify the correct one with -l.

       -l LIST, --track-list LIST
              use  LIST  instead of the numbers in the filenames.
              Multiple track numbers must be seperated  by  comma
              or colon. This option also invokes -S.

       -S, --dont-sort
              don't sort file list.


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       -n NUMBER, --use-number NUMBER
              use  the n'th number (not digit) in the mp3's file­
              names as the track number, where n is specified  by
              NUMBER. Default is to use the first number.

       -p PATTERN, --pattern PATTERN
              rename  files  using  PATTERN.  PATTERN may contain
              the following symbols:
                - %%, means a single %
                - %a or %{artist}, mean the artist's name
                - %b or %{album}, mean the album name
                - %n or %{number}, mean the track number
                - %t or %{title}, mean the track title.
              PATTERN defaults to "%b - %n - %t".

       -t, --add-id3-tag[s]
              append ID3 tag to each file. The comment section of
              the  tag will be used for storing the track number.

       -to, --id3tag[s]-only
              append ID3 tags only, do not rename files.

       -T, --remove-tag[s]
              remove ID3 tag from each file.

       -u [UNDOFILE], --undo [UNDOFILE]
              create an undo file wich enables you to restore the
              old filenames in case the result of renaming is not
              what you expected. This defaults to  undo  but  you
              can specify another name with UNDOFILE.  To be able
              to use this file you must  have  mmv(1)  installed.
              All  you have to do to restore the old filenames is
              typing "cat UNDOFILE | mmv".

       -uo [UNDOFILE], --undo-only [UNDOFILE]
              same as above with the  difference  that  only  the
              undo file is created and no file is renamed.

       -s, --silent
              supress any output (except error messages and warn­

       -q, --quiet
              same as above.

       -d, --debug
              do not rename files, just print the resulting names
              to STDOUT.

       -h, --help
              print a short summary of all available commands.



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              may  contain  a list of paths (seperated by colons)
              where to look for CDDB files.   Overridden  by  -db

              may  contain  a  default  pattern. Overridden by -p

              may contain the a default CDDB server, where server
              and  port have to be seperated by a colon. Overrid­
              den by -cs option.

       If all oprations  complete  successfully  exits
       with status 0, otherwise it returns a non-zero status.

       The  following  example is usefull when run in combination
       with cdparanoia(1). It uses the CD in the cdrom  drive  to
       calculate  the disc id, uses a local CDDB, renames all mp3
       files in the current directory that  have  a  one  or  two
       digit  number  in  the filename, appends ID3 tags to these
       files and creates an undo file.

     -C -t -u

       The next example uses the cdrom drive at /dev/hdc  to  get
       the  CD's  table  of  contents  and the remote CDDB server at port 8880 to get the disc information.

     -r -cs -cd /dev/hdc

       This example will use a local CDDB to get the  information
       about  a disc with the id 3b115617 and then rename foo.mp3
       to 03 - The Black Rider.mp3 and  bar.mp3  to  19  -  Jesus
       Gonna Be Here.mp3.

      -id  3b115617  -p  '%n  - %t' -l 4,20 -f
              foo.mp3 bar.mp3

       The last example uses the disc id 06118912 in  combination
       with  the genre misc to fetch the correct disc information
       from a remote cddb server, renames the files found in  the
       current  working directory using this information and cre­
       ates an undo file. This way don't need to have the correct
       CD in your cdrom drive.

     -r -id 06118912 -g misc -u

       Not known but maybe there are a few. Drop me a mail if you
       find one.


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       Thomas Weiss <>

       cdda2wav(1), cdparanoia(1), mmv(1), xmcd(1)