Converting MP3 Tags To UTF-8

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EasyTag supports IDv2.4, which allows UTF-8, as of version 3.1.1. This is GNOME-based GUI utility. You can install easytag from the universe repository:

sudo apt-get install easytag


Utility mid3iconv is a part of Python-mutagen package. It is a tool which can do mass conversion of mp3 files. You can install python-mutagen from the universe repository:

sudo apt-get install python-mutagen

Convert MP3 Tags using mid3iconv

find . -name "*.mp3" -print0 | xargs -0 mid3iconv -e CP1251 -d


tag2utf is a little Python script that converts the encoding of ID3 tags from koi8 or cp1251 (two most widely used Russian encodings) to utf8. Installation is pretty simple. Just download to the ~/bin. Be sure that you have installed package python-eyed3 on your PC.

Convert MP3 Tags using tag2utf

tag2utf <path to dir with MP3 files>