Advanced Tag Edit works sometimes, sometimes not so much... help?

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by Soma, Dec 24, 2004.

  1. Soma

    Soma Guest

    Windows Media Player stores/accesses media information in both a database it
    keeps and in ID3 tags in MP3 files (and presumably inside windows media
    files). It is unclear where the info you are seeing in the GUI is coming from.

    In trying organize my MP3 files, I've found that the adv tag editor won't
    let me update the ID3 tag -- all the data goes into the database. I can tell,
    because I can edit the file using the adv tag editor, then remove the file
    from the library and re-add it... and the entered info is not there.

    Can anyone tell me what might be going on. Of course the files are
    read-write, etc.

    Now I am starting to feel that adv tag editor only stores data to the
    database and not ID3 tags... can it be so? Or do I just have some messed up
    MP3 files?
    Soma, Dec 24, 2004
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  2. Yeah, I've been having problems getting any changes I've made to the tags to
    actually stay. I've copied over all of my CDs to my computer using a program
    other then WMP10, but for some reason some groups of mp3s cause me problems.
    WMP10 seems to add more information to the mp3s even after I've turned off
    that feature, and if I make any changes they wont hold. I've made changes
    then watched as they've gone back to how they used to be in my library, or in
    some cases change to something entirely different. This has happened on
    multiple computers and I can't seem to find any mention of how to fix this.
    Mr Enthusiasm, Dec 28, 2004
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  3. Soma

    Soma Guest

    Thanks for the response(s).

    I re-read my original post -- in fact my problem is more like you describe
    -- adv tag edit works for some files, but some groups of files seem to fail.

    I bet something is wrong with the files-- they don't strictly follow mp3
    file format or something. But there is NO error feedback, just silent
    failure. The bane of all software.

    At least if the software would tell me what's wrong I would know that the
    files are buggy and not the software. At this point I am left feeling that
    Windows Media Player might just be a giant P.O.S. and thus feel unsure about
    trying to use it in earnest -- and I'd really like to. On the surface, I like
    the adv tag editor and library features.

    Soma, Dec 29, 2004
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