Questions tagged [id3-tag]

Metadata information for music files including MP3s.

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Where Does Music.app Store Classical Work/Movement Information?

Apple's Music.app allows for tagging the Work Name, Movement Number, and Movement Title of a classical track. Where does it store this data? I read a post from a couple of years ago that said it was ...
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Is there any way to create an iTunes smart playlist with a user defined text field as the condition?

I'm using iTunes 12.8 with Yate by 2manyrobots (https://2manyrobots.com/yate/) to manage metadata for a library of approx 50k AIFF tracks. Yate has the ability to retrieve data from Discogs and ...
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Copy ID3 tags _or_ audio between MP3 files

I had the Wrong audio in an MP3 file (W) in Music.app with the correct tags but. I opened that, and a file (C) with the Correct audio, with Amadeus Pro. I copied the good audio and pasted it in ...
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How to edit m4b audiobook metadata in Catalina?

In Catalina it is not possible to edit audiobook metadata anymore as it was possible using iTunes in previous macOS versions. I tried a third-party tag editor (kid3), successfully edited the audiobook ...
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Shuffle by album disk in iTunes

How I shuffle by disk in iTunes? Would I mean is if an album has 5 disks, I like each disk to treated as a separate album only for shuffling purposes. I think setting the sort album to disk ...
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"Private" data in ID3 tags created by Music

Music.app deleted 21 or more audio files in an unexpected way.  Some of those files have "Private" ID3 data which exiftool says has an “Invalid ID3 frame size.”  Some of the files with the ...
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Do ID3v2 tags need BOMs?

I've noticed an anomaly in ID3v2 tags created by Music.app.  It doesn't affect usability at all, at least not on my system. But it's odd and might affect how someone else sees the same file. I have ...
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Restore iTunes 12 without losing song ratings

iTunes has been acting up lately (album cover disappears, glitches when adding ID3-less tracks), and I want to erase my Library and re-add manually my music to iTunes. I know some data is written in ...
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How to get iTunes Match to match correctly on boxed sets?

Here's a concrete example: The Beatles Mono and Stereo remastered box sets from 2009. How do I ensure each is: matched to a box set, not individual albums. matched to the correct mono or stereo ...
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Changing language on ID3 lyrics

eyeD3 has an add-lyrics option that takes arguments Lyrics, Description, Language.  Lyrics is supposed to be a filename, description a string, and language the three character code from ISO3166-2. If ...
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