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# Up to date as of r222

0.7.2 - TBD (TBD)
New Features:
  • Documentation and examples are now included in source distribution.
  • [classic plugin] Removed -p for setting publisher since using it when -P is intended is destructive.
  • [statistics plgin] Added rules for "lint-like" checking of a collection. The rules are not yet configurable.
  • Error is now the default log level.
Bug fixes:
  • Convert '/' to '-' in TagTemplate names (i.e. --rename)
  • Drop TSIZ frames when converting to ID3 v2.4
  • ID3 tag padding size now set correctly.
  • Fixes for Unicode paths.
  • License clarification in pkg-info.
  • The -b setup.py argument is now properly supported.
0.7.1 - 11.25.2012 (Feel It)
New Features:
  • [:bbissue:`5`] Support for ID3 chapters and table-of-contents frames (i.e.CHAP and CTOC).
  • A new plugin for toggling the state of iTunes podcast files. In other words, PCST and WFED support. Additionally, the Apple "extensions" frames TKWD, TDES, and TGID are supported. Run eyeD3 -P itunes-podcast --help for more info.
  • Native frame type for POPM (Popularity meter). See the :func:`eyed3.id3.tag.Tag.popularities` accessor method.
  • Plugins can deal with traversed directories instead of only file-by-file. Also, :class:`eyed3.plugins.LoaderPlugin` can optionally cache the loaded audio file objects for each callback to handleDirectory.
  • [classic plugin] New --remove-frame option.
  • [statistics plugin] More accurate values and easier to extend.
Bug fixes:
  • Fixed a very old bug where certain values of 0 would be written to the tag as '' instead of 'x00'.
  • [:bbissue:`6`] Don't crash on malformed (invalid) UFID frames.
  • Handle timestamps that are terminated with 'Z' to show the time is UTC.
  • Conversions between ID3 v2.3 and v2.4 date frames fixed.
  • [classic plugin] Use the system text encoding (locale) when converting lyrics files to Unicode.

0.7.0 - 11.15.2012 (Be Quiet and Drive)


This release is NOT API compatible with 0.6.x. The majority of the command line interface has been preserved although many options have either changed or been removed.

New Features:
  • Command line script eyeD3 now supports plugins. The default plugin is the classic interface for tag reading and editing.
  • Plugins for writing NFO files, displaying lame/xing headers, jabber tunes, and library statistics.
  • Module name is now eyed3 (all lower case) to be more standards conforming.
  • New eyed3.id3.Tag interface based on properties.
  • Improved ID3 date frame support and 2.3<->2.4 conversion, and better conversions, in general.
  • Native support for many more ID3 frame types.
  • Python Package Index friendly, and installable with 'pip'.
  • Improved mime-type detection.
  • Improved unicode support.
  • Support for config files to contain common options for the command-line tool.
0.6.18 - 11.25.2011 (Nobunny loves you)
New features:
  • Support for disc number frames (TPOS). Thanks to Nathaniel Clark <nate@misrule.us>
  • Added %Y (year) and %G (genre) substitution variables for file renames. Thanks to Otávio Pontes <otaviobp@gmail.com>
  • Improved XML (--jep-118) escaping and a new option (--rfc822) to output in RFC 822 format. Thanks to Neil Schemenauer <nas@arctrix.com>
  • --rename will NOT clobber existing files.
  • New option --itunes to write only iTunes accepted genres. Thanks to Ben Isaacs <Ben XO me@ben-xo.com>
  • If available the 'magic' module will be used to determine mimetypes when the filename is not enough. Thanks to Ville Skyttä <ville.skytta@iki.fi>
  • --set-encoding can be used along with a version conversion arg to apply a new encoding to the new tag.
  • Increased performance for mp3 header search when malformed GEOB frames are encountered. Thanks to Stephen Fairchild <sfairchild@bethere.co.uk>
  • Less crashing when invalid user text frames are encountered.
  • Less crashing when invalid BPM values (empty/non-numeric) are encountered.
0.6.17 - 02.01.2009 (The Point of No Return)
Bug fixes:
  • Workaround invalid utf16
  • Show all genres during --list-genres
  • Workaround invalid PLCT frames.
  • Show all tracks during --nfo output.
New features:
  • Support for URL frames (W??? and WXXX)
  • Program exit code for the 'eyeD3' command line tool
0.6.16 - 06.09.2008 (Gimme Danger)
Bug fixes:
  • Typo fix of sysnc/unsync data. Thanks to Gergan Penkov <gergan@gmail.com>
  • Infinite loop fix when dealing with malformed APIC frames.
  • Tag.removeUserTextFrame helper. Thanks to David Grant <davidgrant@gmail.com>
0.6.15 - 03.02.2008 (Doin' The Cockroach)
Bug fixes:
  • ID3 v1 comment encoding (latin1) bug fix (Renaud Saint-Gratien <rsg@nerim.net>)
  • APIC picture type fix (Michael Schout <mschout@gkg.net>)
  • Fixed console Unicode encoding for display.
  • Fixed frame de-unsnychronization bugs.
  • Round float BPMs to int (per the spec)
0.6.14 - 05.08.2007 (Breakthrough)
Bugs fixes:
  • Fixed a nasty corruption of the first mp3 header when writing to files that do not already contain a tag.
  • Fixed a bug that would duplicate TYER frames when setting new values.
  • Fixed the reading/validation of some odd (i.e.,rare) mp3 headers
New Features:
  • Encoding info extracted from Lame mp3 headers [Todd Zullinger]
  • Genre names will now support '|' to allow for genres like "Rock|Punk|Pop-Punk" and '!' for "Oi!"
0.6.13 - 04.30.2007 (Undercovers On)
  • Numerous write fixes, especially for v2.4 tags. Thanks to Alexander Thomas <dr-lex@dr-lex.34sp.com> for finding these.
  • Add --no-zero-padding option to allow disabling of zero padding track numbers
  • Add --nfo option to output NFO format files about music directories.
  • Time computation fixes when MP3 frames headers were mistakingly found.
0.6.12 - 02.18.2007 (Rid Of Me)
  • Handle Mac style line ending in lyrics and display with the proper output encoding. [Todd Zullinger]
  • TDTG support and other date frame fixes. [Todd Zullinger]
  • Output encoding bug fixes. [Todd Zullinger]
0.6.11 - 11.05.2006 (Disintegration)
0.6.10 - 03.19.2006 (Teh Mesk release)
  • Unsynchronized lyrics (USLT) frame support [Todd Zullinger <tmz@pobox.com>]
  • UTF16 bug fixes
  • More forgiving of invalid User URL frames (WXXX)
  • RPM spec file fixes [Knight Walker <kwalker@kobran.org>]
  • More details in --verbose display
0.6.9 - 01.08.2005 (The Broken Social Scene Release)
  • eyeD3 (the CLI) processes directories more efficiently
  • A specific file system encoding can be specified for file renaming, see --fs-encoding (Andrew de Quincey)
  • Faster mp3 header search for empty and/or corrupt mp3 files
  • Extended header fixes
  • Bug fix for saving files with no current tag
  • What would a release be without unicode fixes, this time it's unicode filename output and JEP 0118 output.
0.6.8 - 08.29.2005 (The Anal Cunt Release)
  • Frame header size bug. A _serious_ bug since writes MAY be affected (note: I've had no problems reported so far).
0.6.7 - 08.28.2005 (The Autopsy Release)
  • Beats per minute (TPBM) interface
  • Publisher/label (TPUB) interface
  • When not in strict mode exceptions for invalid tags are quelled more often
  • Support for iTunes ID3 spec violations regarding multiple APIC frames
  • Bug fix where lang in CommentFrame was unicode where it MUST be ascii
  • Bug fixed for v2.2 frame header sizes
  • Bug fixed for v2.2 PIC frames
  • File rename bug fixes
  • Added -c option as an alias for --comment
  • -i/--write-images now takes a destination path arg. Due to optparse non-support for optional arguments the path MUST be specified. This option no longer clobbers existing files.
0.6.6 - 05.15.2005 (The Electric Wizard Release)
  • APIC frames can now be removed.
  • An interface for TBPM (beats per minute) frames.
  • Utf-16 bug fixes and better unicode display/output
  • RPM spec file fixes
0.6.5 - 04.16.2005
  • Read-only support for ID3 v2.2
  • TPOS frame support (disc number in set).
  • Bug fixes
0.6.4 - 02.05.2005
  • Native support for play count (PCNT), and unique file id (UFID) frames.
  • More relaxed genre processing.
  • Sync-safe bug fixed when the tag header requests sync-safety and not the frames themselves.
  • configure should successfly detect python release candidates and betas.
0.6.3 - 11.23.2004
  • Much better unicode support when writing to the tag.
  • Added Tag.setEncoding (--set-encoding) and --force-update
  • Handle MP3 frames that violate spec when in non-strict mode. (Henning Kiel <henning.kiel@rwth-aachen.de>)
  • Fix for Debian bug report #270964
  • Various bug fixes.
0.6.2 - 8.29.2004 (Happy Birthday Mom!)
  • TagFile.rename and Tag.tagToString (eyeD3** --rename=PATTERN). The latter supports substitution of tag values: %A is artist, %t is title, %a is album, %n is track number, and %N is track total.
  • eyeD3 man page.
  • User text frame (TXXX) API and --set-user-text-frame.
  • Python 2.2/Optik compatibility works now.
  • ebuild for Gentoo (http://eyed3.nicfit.net/releases/gentoo/)
0.6.1 - 5/14/2004 (Oz/2 Ohh my!)
  • Unicode support - UTF-8, UTF-16, and UTF-16BE
  • Adding images (APIC frames) is supported (--add-image, Tag.addImage(), etc.)
  • Added a --relaxed option to be much more forgiving about tags that violate the spec. Quite useful for removing such tags.
  • Added Tag.setTextFrame (--set-text-frame=FID:TEXT)
  • Added --remove-comments.
  • Now requires Python 2.3. Sorry, but I like cutting-edge python features.
  • Better handling and conversion (2.3 <=> 2.4) of the multiple date frames.
  • Output format per JEP 0118: User Tune, excluding xsd:duration format for <length/> (http://www.jabber.org/jeps/jep-0118.html)
  • Lot's of bug fixes.
  • Added a mailing list. Subscribe by sending a message to eyed3-devel-subscribe@nicfit.net
0.5.1 - 7/17/2003 (It's Too Damn Hot to Paint Release)
  • Temporary files created during ID3 saving are now properly cleaned up.
  • Fixed a "bug" when date frames are present but contain empty strings.
  • Added a --no-color option to the eyeD3 driver.
  • Workaround invalid tag sizes by implyied padding.
  • Updated README
0.5.0 - 6/7/2003 (The Long Time Coming Release)
  • ID3 v2.x saving.
  • The eyeD3 driver/sample program is much more complete, allowing for most common tag operations such as tag display, editing, removal, etc. Optik is required to use this program. See the README.
  • Complete access to all artist and title frames (i.e. TPE* and TIT*)
  • Full v2.4 date support (i.e. TDRC).
  • Case insensitive genres and compression fixes. (Gary Shao)
  • ExtendedHeader support, including CRC checksums.
  • Frame groups now supported.
  • Syncsafe integer conversion bug fixes.
  • Bug fixes related to data length indicator bytes.
  • Genre and lot's of other bug fixes.
0.4.0 - 11/11/2002 (The Anniversary Release)
  • Added the ability to save tags in ID v1.x format, including when the linked file was IDv2. Original backups are created by default for the time being...
  • Added deleting of v1 and v2 frames from the file.
  • Zlib frame data decompression is now working.
  • bin/eyeD3 now displays user text frames, mp3 copyright and originality, URLs, all comments, and images. Using the --write-images arg will write each APIC image data to disk.
  • Added eyeD3.isMp3File(), Tag.clear(), Tag.getImages(), Tag.getURLs(), Tag.getCDID(), FrameSet.removeFrame(), Tag.save(), ImageFrame.writeFile(), etc...
  • Modified bin/eyeD3 to grok non Mp3 files. This allows testing with files containing only tag data and lays some groundwork for future OGG support.
  • Fixed ImageFrame mime type problem.
  • Fixed picture type scoping problems.
0.3.1 - 10/24/2002
  • RPM packages added.
  • Fixed a bug related to ID3 v1.1 track numbers. (Aubin Paul)
  • Mp3AudioFile matchs *.mp3 and *.MP3. (Aubin Paul)
0.3.0 - 10/21/2002
  • Added a higher level class called Mp3AudioFile.
  • MP3 frame (including Xing) decoding for obtaining bit rate, play time, etc.
  • Added APIC frame support (eyeD3.frames.Image).
  • BUG FIX: Tag unsynchronization and deunsynchronization now works correctly and is ID3 v2.4 compliant.
  • Tags can be linked with file names or file objects.
  • More tag structure abstractions (TagHeader, Frame, FrameSet, etc.).
  • BUG FIX: GenreExceptions were not being caught in eyeD3 driver.
0.2.0 - 8/15/2002
  • ID3_Tag was renamed to Tag.
  • Added Genre and GenreMap (eyeD3.genres is defined as the latter type)
  • Added support of ID3 v1 and v2 comments.
  • The ID3v2Frame file was renamed ID3v2 and refactoring work has started with the addition of TagHeader.
0.1.0 - 7/31/2002
  • Initial release.