I'm using iTunes version

With music I've imported to iTunes (having ripped it elsewhere), it displays the filename rather than the metadata. This results in track numbers being included in song titles, symbols missing, and long titles being cut off.

For example, '02 Where Did All The Love Go_' rather than 'Where Did All The Love Go?', or '09 Ladies And Gentleman (Roll The' instead of 'Ladies And Gentleman (Roll The Dice)'.

I've checked the metadata in Windows Explorer and it is very definitely all there, and it's all correct.

This doesn't happen with music I ripped directly into iTunes, so I guess re-ripping all the other CDs would be one way of fixing it, but it would be a laborious process and not much of a solution.

Is there any way I can tell iTunes to display the metadata for song titles rather than the filename?

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    Do you know what version the meta data is stored in? The ID3 tagging should be using at least version V2.x for iTunes to read/write them. You could also try using get info on the song to see what it thinks the tags are (probably blank if it's replacing with filenames etc). – stuffe May 1 '14 at 15:10
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    Windows media players users ID3 tagging as a secondary tagging system, incorporating it's own standard. If you are checking these tags on a Windows machine, then chances are it knows how to read both standards. They may be tagged, but chances are they are not ID3 tagged. You will need to convert them. I'm not at a Mac to check, but there is a Convert Tag Format option somewhere in iTunes (you may need to right click a track, or it may be in the menu bar) - have a hunt. I'll convert these comments into an answer when I get to a Mac. – stuffe May 1 '14 at 15:50
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    iTunes uses 2.2 when it rips direct, but it will happily read the others. I'd probably go for 2.3 – stuffe May 1 '14 at 16:01
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    2.4 isn't readable by (for example) Windows Media Player on Windows 8 (according to Wikipedia), so 2.3 seems a safe bet. – stuffe May 1 '14 at 16:12

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