Any way to tell WMP11 to write ID3v2 only, not ID3v1?

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by Beans, Mar 2, 2008.

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    Beans Guest

    Ok, this may seem like an odd request, but is there any way to tell
    WMP11 to write ID3v2 tags only, not ID3v1, when tagging MP3 files?

    Long story short, my mp3 player (TrekStor vibez) can play back LAME
    encoded MP3 files gaplessly with absolute perfection, but only if they
    don't contain any ID3v1 tags. I've been using Media Monkey to clean out
    the ID3v1 tags where necessary, but if I want to re-edit any tag data
    using WMP11, WMP adds back in ID3v1 data.

    Thx.
     
    Beans, Mar 2, 2008
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    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    No, sorry.
     
    zachd [MSFT], Mar 3, 2008
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    Beans Guest

    Was afraid of that. Here's hoping it gets considered as a feature
    request for the next update.

    Thanks.
     
    Beans, Mar 3, 2008
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    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    Probably not high on the priority list, as opposed to the other app being
    updated to work properly here. =\
     
    zachd [MSFT], Mar 3, 2008
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    Swifty Guest

    In the meantime there are free ID3 tag editors that may get the job
    done. It's probably simpler to do the editing externally and in one "go"
    rather than changing things in WMP then fixing them up with an external
    program. Not a pleasant choice to have to make though.
     
    Swifty, Mar 4, 2008
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    Beans Guest

    Yep. That's what I'm doing now, using Media Monkey for tag editing. MM
    allows you specify writing ID3v2 only and has a nifty "Clean up ID3v1"
    tool to remove ID3v1 tags.

    I was just hoping I could the number of apps I need to use to manage my
    library.

    Thanks.
     
    Beans, Mar 4, 2008
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    Swifty Guest

    In your position I'd look to see if there were some application that
    would remove all ID3v1 tags from an entire directory with no manual
    intervention (other than starting it). That way, you could use WMP to
    edit your tags, then run this batch utility to cleanup.

    I have no idea if such a program exists though.
     
    Swifty, Mar 4, 2008
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