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  • This only sets the ID3v1 tag. MP3::Info does not write ID3v2 yet. I hope to change that at some point in the next few months. In case you (or a reader) doesn't know, ID3v1's main disadvantage is that each field (artist, album, title) is limited to 30 characters. MP3::Info can read ID3v2.2.0 through ID3v2.4.0 (in theory; I have some bug reports that need looking into), but cannot yet write.

    So if you writing ID3v1 is fine with you, you will either want to remove the ID3v2 tag (MP3::Info can do that for y
    • I love the id3convert utility that comes with the id3lib package []. It solved my tagging hell (which was different from yours: ripped in RealAudio, tags buggered in iTunes).


  • Can anyone elaborate on what iTunes is not updating in the file? I checked a few of the files I updated through iTunes and everything seemed to update.
  • I've done simplistic parsing of the .xml file in pure Perl, to generate a list of albums here []. It works well enough for my needs, and I generate and curl the list every morning...