[Flac-users] command line util to read tag info

Josh Coalson xflac at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 17 11:06:10 PDT 2003

--- Mike Erickson <mee at quidquam.com> wrote:
> [edit: sorry Josh, sent the first one to the wrong address]
> I'm trying to automate the process of converting flac to mp3 while
> preserving tag information, but can't find any way of reading the
> fields
> from the flac file on the command line (unix). Neither flac nor
> metaflac
> seem to have any option for printing the tag info to stdout.

there are lots of ways with metaflac:

  metaflac --export-vc-to=- file.flac
  metaflac --list --block-type=VORBIS_COMMENT file.flac
  metaflac --show-vc-field=ARTIST file.flac

for more, see:

  metaflac --help


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