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Windows 7: Windows & Itunes garbling Cyrillic ID3 tags

10 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Windows & Itunes garbling Cyrillic ID3 tags

Hi, I was wondering if anyone might know of a way to make windows be able to read non unicode cyrillic letters. I have a bunch of mp3's that I want to put into Itunes but all their info is garbled [Ėžįīāķīå ķąńņšīåķčå]. I know that its a Unicode problem because I found a few online converters that correctly change them. They are presently in CP1251 but windows thinks that they are from a different set and so ascribes different letters corresponding to that other set instead of the correct Cyrillic ones (or atleast that is what I've understood from the research I've done).

However, I still cannot find a solution to this problem. There are a few solutions for Macs such as Cyrfix which work directly with Itunes, but absolutely nothing for windows. It would seem that there would have to be a simple solution out there for such a small problem, but I'll be darned if I can find it.

The strange thing is that some of the files show up fine with the correct Cyrillic letters in windows explorer but when I transfer them into Itunes they get garbled. So I'm not sure if the problem is solely with windows and Unicode, or if I need two separate solutions for windows and Itunes for them to be able to correctly read the ID3 tags.

Thanks in advance for your Help!

P.S. and I'm running Windows 7 HP 64bit and the latest version of Itunes if that makes a difference. And FYI Cyrillic shows up fine in my web browsers and emails and I have the Russian keyboard installed, including several fonts specifically for CP1251.

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10 Jan 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Hi, Welcome to SF,

You could try Unicode Rewriter it's platform independent Unicode Rewriter is a Java tool which converts ID3 tags of MP3 files into Unicode. The reconverted MP3 files can be processed by iTunes

Unicode Rewriter | Get Unicode Rewriter at SourceForge.net

Hope this helps,
Captain
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10 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks, I can't get the program to install tho , when I click the install button I get the error message java.io.FileNotFoundException: C:\Program Files\Unicode Rewriter\README.txt (Access Denied). I just can't seem to catch a break! lol
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10 Jan 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pugamust View Post
Thanks, I can't get the program to install tho , when I click the install button I get the error message java.io.FileNotFoundException: C:\Program Files\Unicode Rewriter\README.txt (Access Denied). I just can't seem to catch a break! lol
Try to Right Click and Run as Administrator
Also Go To C:\Program Files\Unicode Rewriter Take Ownership of the Unicode Rewriter

Hope this helps,
Captain
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10 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post

Try to Right Click and Run as Administrator
Also Go To C:\Program Files\Unicode Rewriter Take Ownership of the Unicode Rewriter

Hope this helps,
Captain
It doesn't give me the option the run as administrator only to open, I was able to take ownership but, unfortunately, still nothing
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10 Jan 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

That's weird .. I'm assuming that your right clicking on the Setup file
If that didn't work, Right Click and Go To Properties then goto the Tab "Compatibility" then check on Run as administrator

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10 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Hopefully this work... This is all I get when I go into properties.

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10 Jan 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Ok... I guess for jar file it's not letting us to give Full permissions. You could Login to Hidden Administrator and try to install it from there.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable
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10 Jan 2010   #9

Windows 7
 
 

!!!!!!It worked!!!!!! Thank you sooooo much! The weird thing is that now its automatically converting them when I put them into Itunes without even having to use the program. IDK, and I'm not even going to ask lol. Thanks again, you have no idea how much of a headache this saves me!
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10 Jan 2010   #10
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pugamust View Post
!!!!!!It worked!!!!!! Thank you sooooo much! The weird thing is that now its automatically converting them when I put them into Itunes without even having to use the program. IDK, and I'm not even going to ask lol. Thanks again, you have no idea how much of a headache this saves me!
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