Any way to see character encoding in ID3 tags?


is there any way to tell what type of ID3 encoding a file has? I have a file that is listed as ID3v2.3 in the properties window but would like to know if it is UTF16 or ISO-8559-1 (or any other possible types UTF8?)

Thanks in advance for any suggestions

Hi Paul,

it's available via %_id3v2_character_encoding%

Kind regards,

Thanks for the quick reply Florian, you are the best! :slight_smile:

I can't seem to get this to work--am I doing it right:

  1. Tools-Options-Tag Panel-Add New field..

  2. Paste %_id3v2_character_encoding% into field

  3. Give it a name "Char Encoding"

  4. See it's been added but it's always blank no matter what mp3 I click on

Having trouble with a media player and would like to get everything straight. What am I doing wrong here?

No, it's for the columns!

Oh, my, that was quick! Thanks dano, I knew I was squirrelled-up somewhere...been fiddling with messed-up ID3s (from iTunes & MusicMatch etc) for many hours and not thinking straight.

Got it!!! It works!!! Mp3tag is the best!!!