[Resolved] FAQ - MP3 Tag Format (Version ID3V2.3)

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[Resolved] FAQ - MP3 Tag Format (Version ID3V2.3)

Post by HornedBeast » Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:59 pm

For a while I could not find out which version of MP3 tags TwonkyMedia read correctly. I had a vast collection of MP3s all tagged with ID3V2.4, all correctly tagged and placed. However, Twonky couldn't read about 20% of these tags for reasons unknown. However, an easy fix for this problem is just encode your MP3s with ID tags version ID3V2.3. Twonky seems to read these fine.

In short - MP3s need to be tagged with:

ID3V2.3

For Linux users, download EasyTag, and go to "Preferences" and set the tags to ID3V2.3. Then just click save and it'll reformat all your tags to the correct version!

To install EasyTag for Ubuntu or Debian users, in a command line, simply type:

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sudo apt-get install easytag
This should install everything you need.

Hope this helps someone - I spent weeks trying to figure out why only some of my MP3s work!

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Re: [Resolved] FAQ - MP3 Tag Format (Version ID3V2.3)

Post by 23646266 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 2:11 pm

for a huge collection of mp3 files this does not look a solution i want to opt for.
like to read my v2.4 tags properly.

=:-)f

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Re: [Resolved] FAQ - MP3 Tag Format (Version ID3V2.3)

Post by edrikk » Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:05 am

23646266 wrote:for a huge collection of mp3 files this does not look a solution i want to opt for.
like to read my v2.4 tags properly.

=:-)f

For windows, MP3Tag does the exact same thing. Set to id3v2.3, Load all files, save.

If you want to keep 2.4, I think you'll be waiting a long time.

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