I came across an MP3 album that has both ID3v2.3 and ID3v1.1 tags. VLC is reading the v1.1 ones, and displays tag information that I don't want, and isn't displaying what I do want.
In a prior thread I learned that for FLAC files that have both Vorbis and ID3v2 tags I can use Ctrl-X and Ctrl-V to clear the ID3v2 tags. But this does not work here. Both the ID3v2.3 and ID3v1.1 tags remain.
Also in that prior thread was a comment about MP3tag not supporting ID3v1 tags.
The issue is the DISCNUMBER tag. Other tags I can change.
Thanks. I am almost entirely FLAC. So I've used MP3tag for few MP3 files. Yes, the not supporting ID3v1 tags was in the context of FLAC.
That Mpeg options page had the defaults. Never seen it before. I checked to remove ID2v1 and APE, but not ID3v2. I did Ctrl-X. The ID3v1 were removed. But I still have the wrong Disc Number in VLC, which is apparently reading a tag with a different name.
If you have cleared the old v1 data from the file, that is all you can do from within mp3tag. Does VLC store it’s own library of the metadata info? There must be a way to force it to refresh that from your current info. Usually in the file or settings menu somewhere.
Most other players I have seen do. Except for iTunes of course, which requires some outside influence to force the update with a script.
To answer your question on VLC, it reads all the tags when it loads the tracks in. When it gets to playing that track, it checks the major tags to see if they have changed, and updates if they have. The only way to update the minor tags is to reload all the tracks into VLC again.
What is unknown is just what tag names it is reading and putting into the columns. For the column "Disc number" there is an order of tag names that it checks. It is reading some tag and using that before it reads DISCNUMBER.