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Windows 7: Windows Media Player ID3 tag problem

10 Aug 2010   #1
AleksandarB

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Windows Media Player ID3 tag problem

Hi. I have a problem with WMP regarding song tags. I have a large collection of songs in various formats but tags are all screwed up so I used a tool Mp3tag to clean up the tags so everything would be sorted out in WMP.

After editing the tags I fired up WMP and songs were recognized and information was ok.

While trying to solve another problem with playlists that would pop-up in playlist pane which were deleted from the HDD but were indexed on the first run i used Restore media library option. After restarting WMP and re-indexing my music collection, tags on some, but not all, songs were missing.

What could be the reason, and the solution, for this?


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10 Aug 2010   #2
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AleksandarB View Post
Hi. I have a problem with WMP regarding song tags. I have a large collection of songs in various formats but tags are all screwed up so I used a tool Mp3tag to clean up the tags so everything would be sorted out in WMP.

After editing the tags I fired up WMP and songs were recognized and information was ok.

While trying to solve another problem with playlists that would pop-up in playlist pane which were deleted from the HDD but were indexed on the first run i used Restore media library option. After restarting WMP and re-indexing my music collection, tags on some, but not all, songs were missing.

What could be the reason, and the solution, for this?
Some files have ID3tag version 2.4 which WMP12 does not support. Use Mp3Tag Mp3tag - the universal Tag Editor (ID3v2, MP4, OGG, FLAC, ...) to locate the 2.4 tags and rewrite as 2.3.
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12 Aug 2010   #3
AleksandarB

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baarod View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AleksandarB View Post
Hi. I have a problem with WMP regarding song tags. I have a large collection of songs in various formats but tags are all screwed up so I used a tool Mp3tag to clean up the tags so everything would be sorted out in WMP.

After editing the tags I fired up WMP and songs were recognized and information was ok.

While trying to solve another problem with playlists that would pop-up in playlist pane which were deleted from the HDD but were indexed on the first run i used Restore media library option. After restarting WMP and re-indexing my music collection, tags on some, but not all, songs were missing.

What could be the reason, and the solution, for this?
Some files have ID3tag version 2.4 which WMP12 does not support. Use Mp3Tag Mp3tag - the universal Tag Editor (ID3v2, MP4, OGG, FLAC, ...) to locate the 2.4 tags and rewrite as 2.3.
I already know that and, as I mentioned before, already use Mp3Tag editor, and by default it is set to read and write ID3v2.3 not 2.4. So I use it to load some album and edit song data and save it. Next I fire up WMP12 and import that album and all of desired information is there, but after I use Restore Media Library option my Library is cleared and next time WMP is run everything is being indexed, again, but this time the information that was writen to the songs doesn't apply, they are not associated with a coresponding artist but are put under Unknown.

So I open Mp3Tag to view that same album I modified before and all of previously entered information is there so I save it and when I open WMP and import that album everything is put into place.

My concern is that when for some reason if I have to use Restore Media Library option that all my tags will be lost and that I will have to use Mp3Tag to go through my collection just saving already existing data, but somehow not recognised by WMP, just so it can be properly recognised. Don't tags stay associated with songs after they have been written?

I hope that my explanation is understandable despite a lot of loops.
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