Introduction to id3lib

id3lib is a library for reading, writing and manipulating id3v1 and id3v2 multimedia data containers.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-8.3 platform.

Package Information

Additional Downloads

User Notes:

Installation of Id3lib

Install id3lib by running the following commands:

patch -Np1 -i ../id3lib-3.8.3-consolidated_patches-1.patch &&

libtoolize -fc                &&
aclocal                       &&
autoconf                      &&
automake --add-missing --copy &&

./configure --prefix=/usr --disable-static &&

This packages does not come with a working test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install  &&
cp doc/man/* /usr/share/man/man1 &&

install -v -m755 -d /usr/share/doc/id3lib-3.8.3 &&
install -v -m644 doc/*.{gif,jpg,png,ico,css,txt,php,html} \

Command Explanations

--disable-static: This switch prevents installation of static versions of the libraries.


Installed Programs: id3convert, id3cp, id3info, and id3tag
Installed Library:
Installed Directories: /usr/include/id3 and /usr/share/doc/id3lib-3.8.3

Short Descriptions


converts between id3v1/v2 tagging formats.


extracts id3v1/v2 tags from digital audio files.


prints id3v1/v2 tag contents.


is a utility for editing id3v1/v2 tags.

provides functions for the id3v1/v2 tag editing programs as well as other external programs and libraries.

Last updated on 2018-08-21 13:14:23 -0700