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tedgo
post Mar 18 2005, 11:27
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I want to know if its possible to display m4a/mp4- or APEv2-tags in windows explorer like it does with the id3v2-tags in mp3/wma by default.
I tried a program called "AudioShell 1.0" that did a good job, but it only adds new column headers to windows explorer and i have to set these column headers in every folder by hand (its not a good idea for more than 500 album folders...)
So is there any shell extension for the windows explorer that uses the default audio column headers and displays file information like for mp3's/wma's?
Or is there any possibility to "persuade" windows explorer to recognise m4a/mp4 (and perhaps some other formats) as audio files and displaying their informations without a program?

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~*McoreD*~
post May 29 2008, 16:58
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andrewfg,

What he has installed is dbPowerAMP. I have dbPowerAMP installed too. Using Windows Vista 32-bit, I am getting the tag info from your extension quite fine.
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post May 30 2008, 19:27
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QUOTE (~*McoreD*~ @ May 29 2008, 16:58) *
What he has installed is dbPowerAMP. I have dbPowerAMP installed too. Using Windows Vista 32-bit, I am getting the tag info from your extension quite fine.

I notice that the popup hint in his screenshot says "Contains: ID Tag [Apple iTunes]" -- I don't know dbPowerAMP, so I wonder if this "ID" implies that his .m4a file contains an ID3v2 tag? (Rather than, or in addition to, the Apple proprietary tags.)

Presently my shell extension only handles the following two tag encoding types:
1) Apple undocumented extensions of the MPEG4 standard i.e. Apple defined box names within an Apple defined ILST box
2) The 3GPP working group's extensions of the MPEG4 standard i.e. 3GPP defined box names inside an MPEG4 defined UDTA box

I believe that it is also allowed to embed ID3v2 tag data in an MPEG4 file i.e. an ad hoc defined ID32 box containing tags in regular ID3v2 encoding. But I never encountered such files yet, and so I did not bother to write code for it. However if there is a demand, and somebody can post me a sample .m4a file for testing, then I would be willing to add this to the feature list.

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post May 30 2008, 20:51
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QUOTE (andrewfg @ May 30 2008, 11:27) *
I notice that the popup hint in his screenshot says "Contains: ID Tag [Apple iTunes]" -- I don't know dbPowerAMP, so I wonder if this "ID" implies that his .m4a file contains an ID3v2 tag? (Rather than, or in addition to, the Apple proprietary tags.)
That just means there is a metadata tag. The type used is listed in the brackets. So no, there is no ID3v2.3 tag there... just the Apple/iTunes tags.

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- tedgo   Displaying M4A/MP4-Tags in Windows Explorer?   Mar 18 2005, 11:27
- - Klyith   If you are comfortable with regedit, you may be ab...   Mar 18 2005, 19:58
- - tedgo   Thanks for your reply. But audioshell hasn't a...   Mar 18 2005, 21:55
- - spoon   >default audio column headers and displays file...   Mar 19 2005, 11:59
- - tedgo   It's too bad... But what do you mean with ...   Mar 19 2005, 20:27
- - spoon   I found it got the bitrates wrong (when XP was rel...   Mar 19 2005, 23:19
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- - spoon   That popup info box is from dBpoweramp.   May 29 2008, 17:16
- - spoon   >I believe that it is also allowed to embed ID3...   May 30 2008, 21:37
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