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Linux command line utility to determine mp3 bitrate?

Linux command line utility to determine mp3 bitrate?

Is there a command-line utility to determine the bitrate of an mp3 file?

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Guest [Entry]

"You can get all ID3 meta-tags including the bitrate from exiftool:

ExifTool is free software used for
reading, writing, and manipulating
image, audio and video metadata. It is
platform independent and is both a
Perl library and command-line
application. ExifTool is a popular
tool to incorporate into different
types of digital workflows and
supports many types of metadata
including Exif, IPTC, XMP, JFIF,
GeoTIFF, ICC Profile, Photoshop IRB,
FlashPix, AFCP and ID3, as well as
manufacturer-specific metadata of many
digital cameras.

Starting with version 7.79 (June 20,
2009), ExifTool added read/write
support for Adobe InDesign files
(.IND, .INDD, .INDT), and ability to
geotag with KML files.

The command you want is:

$ exiftool -AudioBitrate File.mp3
Audio Bitrate : 128000

Running the command without any arguments gets you all the tags. It is cross-platform, and works for most multimedia types. This is available via the libimage-exiftool-perl package on Ubuntu."
Guest [Entry]

mpg321 should display this info when the -t switch is used. It is actually a command-line player, but -t should give you what you want.