macOS - ID3Lib

By Jack Szwergold • August 22, 2016

This tutorial explains how you can install ID3Lib directly from source code on macOS. Tested on macOS 10.11.5.

Installing ID3Lib via official source code archive.

First clone the source code from attilagyorffy’s id3lib-osx GitHub repository:

git clone

Now go into the repository directory:

cd id3lib-osx

Run this configure command:


Once the configure process completes, run make:


Finally install it by running sudo make install:

sudo make install

Binaires installed.

  • id3info
  • id3tag
  • id3convert
  • id3cp