id3-unicodify fixes non-ASCII ID3 tags that where wrongly stored as Latin-1 by misconfigured software.
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It was tested against
- Python 3.6 (on GNU/Linux)
Run this script against a music file (
-f FILE), or a directory (
-d DIR) of music files (it will be scanned recursively). Optionally, aid encoding detection by passing suspected encodings with
-c CODEPAGE_1,CODEPAGE_2. If the script is not called with
--dryrun, changes will be written immediately to the files, so beware.
-h, --help show this help message and exit -d DIR, --dir DIR Source directory path -f FILE, --file FILE Source file -c CODEPAGE, --codepage CODEPAGE Suspected encodings to aid detection. Comma-seperated list. --dryrun Do not actually write changes to file
Encoding detection is not 100% accurate. In my tests, it was reasonably accurate with up to two encodings mixed together in a music library. Always use
--dryrun first to spot problems. Consider unicodifying stubborn files or directories individually with the correct
-codepage CODEPAGE and then running the script against your whole music library.
The script is not optimised for performance yet. It might waste more CPU than needed.