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Thread: I Cannot Change Id3 Tags

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    Hi, this is for the gurus,
    ok - i can change nearly all of my MP3 tags very successfully, but one or two of them just refuse to be changed:

    In explorer, the "album, artist, track, date" fields are totally empty and will not change.
    I have tried using "MusicMatch, WinXP's own tag editor, and a couple of other tag editors" - but all i get is "error writing to disk".

    The strange thing is though, that in MusicMatch and the other tag editors i use, the tags show up very nicely - its ONLY in windows explorer i get the error message !! - Work that out

    Any practical help will be greatfully recieved. I am using Win XP - Pro if that means anything.

    Before you ask:
    NO - i dont have any other applications using the tracks
    YES - i have scanned for viruses.
    NO - the tracks are not write protected

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    edit: added extra info

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    Ive just solved my own problem
    In a final effort to solve the problem i did this:

    With MusicMatch, i marked all the files and used the "remove ID3 tag info".
    The i re-tagged them - and it worked

    Hope this helps anyone else with the same problem!

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    UKMan

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    there are two types of tags commonly used ID3v1 and ID3v2, i've got a feeling that explorer only see's one of these, whilst programs like musicmatch etc can see both, hence why u can see tags in that. ID3v1 doesn't have as much functionality as ID3v2 i think, the only one i can think of offhand is that the filenames can only be a certain length.

    i'm probably wrong, but i've had a hard day at uni lol.

    anyways, when using something like tag&rename, that's why i choose to write tags to both types.

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    Originally posted by UKMan@28 April 2003 - 17:29
    In explorer, the "album, artist, track, date" fields are totally empty and will not change.
    ...and Mivaro learned something again...

    i did'nt know you can view the ID3 tags in explorer.

    thanks UK!
    'English impaired'

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