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Windows 7: Edited tags not working in itunes

13 Mar 2011   #1

Edited tags not working in itunes

When I edit tags for music files in windows explorer, either right-clicking and going into properties or editing whilst viewing the details, when I import the song into itunes it doesn't show up.

Sometimes it will work, where the album, the year, the genre, artist, and title show up. But sometimes when I upload an entire album 2 or 3 songs wont display the tags correctly. They only show 'artist - song' (which is the name of the file) in the name field in itunes. (It used to only show 'artist - song' when I imported using xp when the files didn't have any info in them except for the file name).

It's really time consuming to have to then re-edit all the details in itunes. Especially as itunes tends to stall when I try to edit properties.

Has anyone else had this problem?

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14 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 OEM --> RTM clean install

Hi sweetiecandykim and welcome to the forums.

I haven't had this problem - I don't use iTunes, but have had similar problems in the past. I recommend using Tagscanner. It's a free id3 tag editor. You can do a lot with it, including bulk tagging from online databases. Definately worth a look...
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19 Mar 2011   #3


I downloaded that program. It looks good because you can change the file names too and the text to lower/title case etc.
However, I don't really know how to use it and it will be longer to edit tags if I only have a couple that need editing.
I still haven't figured out how to make the tags work in itunes. I put the artist in the 'album artist' field for one album and they imported into itunes smoothly, however I did the same for another album and the album, genre,date, comments field didn't have any info. Also the title field was artist-title.
It worked fine in XP. Except that I used to have to do the comment field a few times because it would put random number and letter there.
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