Autotagging mp3 Files

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I frequently use youtube-dl to download mp3s or whole channels.

youtube-dl -f bestaudio --extract-audio --audio-format mp3 <link>

However these mp3s won’t come with the right ID3 tags. I usually name the mp3s in a consistent fashion, which should make make tagging straightforward. In python, there’s a package called mutagen which has an easy ID3 editing package.

Editing tags is as simple as:

from mutagen.easyid3 import EasyID3

file = EasyID3("filename.mp3")
audio["title"] = "Title"
audio["artist"] = ["Artist 1", "Artist 2"]

Putting it all into a simple script lets me tag them all at once, so audio players have an easier time categorizing and sorting.