View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site. Joined Apr 24, Messages 9. Hello, I've Googled this using lots of different search terms and browsed through lots of results, but couldn't find anyone who had a similar problem how unlucky can you be?
I bought a new computer and, when I was happily transferring my files from my old laptop to the new desktop, thinking I had finally got rid of my old, slow, bad computer, I realised most of the MP3 files' info was somehow lost when I transferred them from my Windows XP Home to my Windows 7 Home Premium.
I tried zipping the files before transferring them - didn't work. I tried using iTunes to consolidate the songs into new MP3 files, then transfer them - didn't work.
No matter what I do, all album covers but one are lost, MP3), and about four fifths of the songs have ZERO info - no album name, no year, no track number, nothing, just the file names as song titles. On my old computer, the info shows correctly both on Windows Media Player the player I use and on iTunes, and the Properties window is also fine.
A weird thing about that problem is that, even though the info is still right in the pen-drive and in the external HD when I open it using my old computer, the same files have no info at all when I view the contents of the USB things on my new one!
I've transferred MP3 files from that laptop to quite a few others lots of times, and I've never had this kind of problem before. I think I know why this is happening, though. Not only it didn't help with the non-Unicode text at all, it literally "cut" my MP3 tags - song and artist names that had more than X characters had all characters after the Xth deleted.
I'm pretty sure this problem has something to do with that - I mean, it'd be too much of a coincidence for the two things not to be related, wouldn't it? Could anyone please, please, please tell me how to solve this? I mean How do I get rid of that ghost music? Selecting the songs on WMP and choosing the "delete" option doesn't help.
Thanks in advance! Joined May 22, Messages 7, The problem is iTunes uses ID3v2. ID3v1 tags are a much older version that had fixed field lengths, so that's what you're seeing when you said "had all characters after the Xth deleted".
The good news is it can be easily fixed with Mp3taga free tag editor. Leave APE unchecked under both. Make sure that ID3v2. Load some Mp3 files into Mp3tag and save them, that will change the ID3v2. While you're in there you might want to check some of the other fields to make sure they're correct.
Stick with ID3v2. Use Mp3tag to look at Found - Vegim - Lost & Found (File tags on the old computer, transfer the file to the new computer and then use Mp3tag to look at the tags on the new computer. Make sure APE tags are unchecked. What do you see? Here are a couple screen shots to show you which boxes should be checked:. I selected everything exactly like you did on the images, and the tags do show on Mp3tag on my new computer, but Windows Explorer still refuses to read them.
Thanks anyway. Look in the tag column, does it say ID3v2. Oddly enough, it says ID3v2. Maybe my not being able to delete the Windows Media Player database is preventing it from correctly reading that file's information? Thanks a lot, I've just fixed WMP! Though I still have the ID3 problem.
I can't change them with Mp3tag I save, save and save and they're still blank on Windows ExplorerI can't change them using Windows Media Player again, I MP3) the right info, but it's still blank on WE, and every few minutes the info I added on WMP is removed from there tooand I can't change them using the properties tab I click on the property I want to add, but I can't type - in fact, that's happening to ALL files, even the ones with the right info: I just Found - Vegim - Lost & Found (File change anything on the properites tab.
The Advanced Tag Editor on Windows Media Player is nowhere to be found as well - I have that feature on my old computer, but it's not on the new one. It's as if the files were read-only, even though they're not. Gosh, I'm starting to think I'll have to redownload everything Do you get any error messages when you try to change the tags with Mp3tag or Windows Explorer? If so, what are the exact messages? The Advanced Tag Editor ID3 tag editorwhich allowed users to edit metadata for media files file, is removed.
The tags can still be edited by displaying the tag column in the Library and left-clicking the tag to edit, or by installing a third-party tag editor, for instance the Windows Media Player Plus! As soon as the conversion is finished you can download the file by clicking on the download button.
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