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ID3 tags changed by TagScanner are not updated in MediaMonkey, [TOS #6—was “Tagging issues” subt. “Question”—make an effort]
post Jan 8 2013, 22:44
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Hey guys, I'm new to this forum but it seems really cool! I just took finished taking DSP for my EE undergrad and this all looks very familiar smile.gif

I'm having an issue with some of the tags in my music collection, and my web searches haven't dug anything up.
I use tagscanner to edit everything by hand, and until now I haven't paid much attention to which id3 version I was using (or APE), and it was set to update the tags and not overwrite (apparently that function isn't there anymore). One thing I did read online is that sometimes tag information can be hidden, and won't get overwritten for some reason (it wasn't very detailed).

I'll give a quick example of my issues: I like to tag my music based on the release date of the audio cd, instead of the release date of individual songs. This is important for compilations and mix tapes. So I change all the tags with tagscanner, pop it back into my media player (currently using mediamonkey) and nothing has changed. The only lead I have right now is that most of my music files are using id3v2.3, and the files in question are using id3v2.3@utf16 (which technically should be BETTER, from what I've read). Another point worth noting is that when I created new tag information, in this case APE tag information, there was no change in the results... still mixed up dates.

I'm not really sure why this is happening... but it doesn't happen often. Out of my collection only a few albums and songs are like this.
Anyway, thanks for the help and all.
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post Jan 9 2013, 00:14
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(I don't use Media Monkey or Tag Scanner.)

I don't know what's going on... It could be a couple of things... Media Monkey might be reading the "wrong" tag, or it might have its own separate database. A separate database is pretty standard because when you sort by date (or any other field), or when you start-up the program, you'll notice that it doesn't have to re-read all of the music files on your system to find the information.

If Media Monkey is keeping a separate database, you'd need to figure-out how to make it re-scan the file for the new ID3 information. You should be able to test that by re-naming the file, or by making a copying the file (with a different name).

I would assume Tag Scanner would keep all of the tags versions "in-sync". I use Mp3Tag, and I'm pretty sure that's what it does.

I like to tag my music based on the release date of the audio cd, instead of the release date of individual songs. This is important for compilations and mix tapes.
Did you say what you meant to say? I've spent quite a bit of time doing the opposite... researching the original release dates for songs, instead of using the "default" CD release data. I have a lot of music that was originally released on records, and I have a few 'big-band' songs tagged with dates in the 1920s!
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