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Windows 7: Music file tags can't be edited

07 Sep 2010   #11
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

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How many files are there? If you post them somewhere I will fix them. None of those tags are required but if they are there and suffering from Mojibake due to character encoding issues they will stop some programs dead. That's why REMOVING the tags and enforcing UTF-16 encoding when they are rewritten helps. If that doesn't fly then clear the those tags using MP3tag.
Thanks a lot for the offer, but there are quite a lot of files! I've tried everything I can think of with mp3tag - changing the tags to v2.3, removing the tags and hand-editing, trying different encodings, etc - as well as a few other solutions that people on this and other forums have suggested, and nothing's changed the error/problems I'm encountering. I think I'll just give up and re-rip the albums!

Thanks for the help.
Zip up a particularly good example and attach it or upload it to http://drop.io/wl5o9ln with password "kuy" and I'll fix it and tell you how to fix the others.


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08 Sep 2010   #12
kuy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baarod View Post

Zip up a particularly good example and attach it or upload it to http://drop.io/wl5o9ln with password "kuy" and I'll fix it and tell you how to fix the others.
Thanks a lot, that sounds great. I've uploaded two files (named 04 Hello Brooklyn 2.0.mp3 and 12 Success.mp3) to that website.
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08 Sep 2010   #13
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
try the latest version of MP3tag -- works 100% -- as well as MP3 you can edit FLAC and loads of other audio files too.

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Mp3tag - the universal Tag Editor (ID3v2, MP4, OGG, FLAC, ...)

cheers
jimbo


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08 Sep 2010   #14
kuy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
try the latest version of MP3tag -- works 100% -- as well as MP3 you can edit FLAC and loads of other audio files too.

Image enc

Mp3tag - the universal Tag Editor (ID3v2, MP4, OGG, FLAC, ...)

cheers
jimbo
Thanks, but like I said I've already tried mp3tag
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08 Sep 2010   #15
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Are these mp3s file that you "created" under a different user account from a previous install of windows?

They may be write locked to your current account because by permission they still belong to that other account. You can "Take Ownership" of them (Search this forum for those words) to get full edit permissions for them. This can be done on whole folders at once.

Before just blindly taking ownership though, right click one of the files then click Properties then Security, then click your user acount name and see if "Full Control" is checked (As well as Modify/Write). If not then you need to take ownership of the files.
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08 Sep 2010   #16
kuy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
Are these mp3s file that you "created" under a different user account from a previous install of windows?

They may be write locked to your current account because by permission they still belong to that other account. You can "Take Ownership" of them (Search this forum for those words) to get full edit permissions for them. This can be done on whole folders at once.

Before just blindly taking ownership though, right click one of the files then click Properties then Security, then click your user acount name and see if "Full Control" is checked (As well as Modify/Write). If not then you need to take ownership of the files.
Cheers, but Full Control is checked, as is everything else.
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08 Sep 2010   #17
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kuy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baarod View Post

Zip up a particularly good example and attach it or upload it to http://drop.io/wl5o9ln with password "kuy" and I'll fix it and tell you how to fix the others.
Thanks a lot, that sounds great. I've uploaded two files (named 04 Hello Brooklyn 2.0.mp3 and 12 Success.mp3) to that website.
You are not crazy. Something is seriously amiss with these two files. Sorry, I don't usually give up but...
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09 Sep 2010   #18
hybridfan

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

Foobar2000 can rebuild a .mp3 stream, try it might just work

foobar2000


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09 Sep 2010   #19
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kuy View Post
The troublesome files have ID3v2.3 tags, if that helps. They are also missing entries in the mp3Tag columns headed Codec, Bitrate, Frequency and VBR, and their Length is 00.00. However, they play fine! (I'm using Winamp v5.571 to play music files, if that matters)
This is usually the result of improper ripping settings and bad ripping software, and although they may play fine in your media player of choice, the files are indeed corrupted, so be sure to try out hybridfan's tip above. If not, I suggest you simply re-rip the stuff. For MP3 you can use Winamp if you bought the Pro version, but there are always open source alternatives such as Exact Audio Copy.
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13 Sep 2010   #20
kuy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks all, in the end I decided that I'll just re-rip the files and take more care in future! Thanks for all the help
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