character encoding greek to unicode


I'm struggling with converting some .mp3 files with apparently some greek character encoding to universal readable unicode. First of all I don't know which format was chosen. And the problem is that even mp3tag doesn't display the tags correctly. Look:

On the left you see the file browser with the file names for comparison. So should the id3 tags look like.
I haven't done any editing in mp3tag. The files are shown like that without me having done anything.

Any help?

Setup: mp3tag on OS X 10.10 Yosemite with Wine
(if that's the issue it would be no problem to get access to a Win 7 / 8 or 10 machine)

MP3diags has a function that converts strings to unicode under the assumption of a certain code page.
And foobar, I think, has also such a function.
Then again: which OS are you using? I think XP lacked a couple of screen font characters to display all characters correctly.

Yeah I heard of foobar but I'm currently running mp3tag on OS X 10.10 Yosemite with Wine.

If mp3tag isn't able to convert the character encoding format, I could get access to a Windows machine with foobar.

I am still not sure if this is a problem of the conversion.
Is it really MP3tag that has tagged the files like that?
I mean: the tag panel look strange in your screendump, yet the files list looks ok.

You can check the character encoding with the field

because it could be that some other application has not written the tags according to standard.

No, mp3tag didn't tag the files like that. I've never said so. I got the files like that and now want to convert the format to a readable one.

Please check my screenshot, I set it already to the second row. As you see it says UTF-16.

there is this "important topics" thread about unicode:

And yes: please try a genuine Windows system first.
And also I would seriously check the files with mp3diags

I solved my problem now by using foobar2000 and the chacon plugin on a windows machine. Detailed instructions can be found here.

Have a look there ... it could be of interest and help to understand ...
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