In the past couple of weeks I have been dabbling with command line to tag and inspect tags of mp3 files. Linux has an abundance of tools to fill this niche and it’s confusing to know what to use. What follows are my conclusions.
id3: only handles 1.1 tags.
id3v2: does not handle 2.4 tags.
id3tool: does not handle 2.4 tags. Not maintained.
eyeD3: handles everything (especially 2.4 tags), has lots of options and seems to be supported.
So it’s fairly obvious what to choose. Please let me know if you have any more candidates to add to this list or you disagree with any of my conclusions.