Quote: Originally Posted by mistamontiel
I've had some songs I think used to properly display their tags, and some new ones that never have.
I use Winamp. I play them, and I can see they have tags, but in Explorer they appear to have nothing.
I don't have an explanation or solution for your problem. But I do have a suggestion, if you are serious about your music collection.
I'd like to recommend that you consider abandoning Windows Explorer as a primary tool for music collection organizing and browsing.
Instead, I'd like to suggest that you look into a wonderful player/organizer program named Jaangle
that I discovered a few months ago. I have since scrapped all of my old organizer programs (some obtained many years ago back in 1998, when I was first getting into creating MP3 files from my CDs so that I could play music conveniently on my PC).
Jaangle is my new all-in-one magic program that does it all, and also supports FLAC as well as MP3, and also automatically manages album art/reviews from Amazon, as well as artist bio/art from LastFM. If you have your own album art (e.g. "cover.jpg" in album folders) it will use what you've got.
So again, while I know I'm not really working towards finding a genuine solution to your current issue, I think that if you give Jaangle a try you may decide simply to flush Windows Explorer as your music organizer/browser.
There is a very informative thread in the Music and Pictures forum
which was initially concerning album art cache and Windows Explorer. I tried to help that OP, and in doing so also suggested that she look into Jaangle. Well... she's now a complete convert! Her days of trying using MS's WMP and Explorer to manage and play her music collection are now a thing of the past. The thread strayed far and wide after her initial problem was eliminated (by going to Jaangle, and cleaning tags up with MP3Tag, etc.) but as a result it now is a real reference thread for pretty much all-things music related.
Look through that thread, and give Jaangle a try. It is unbelievably powerful, great to look at, its built-in player sounds terrific, etc. You can still use Winamp as your default player to launch from "PLAY" button in other media programs or from a simple double-click on music files while in Explorer. But when you want to just play music using a player/organizer program, Jaangle is right at the top.