flac tags


#1

Hi all,

I am new to tagging. I wanna tag my 100GB flac collection. Just want to know what Tag options to check in mp3tag. Does flac support ID3V2 tags? I don't wanna corrupt my collection.

Regards,

raghu


#2

There are no options for flac files since there is only one native tag format for flac.


#3

Looks like I corrupted some of my flacs using mp3tag. I mean, I must have checked some options somewhere and now some of my flacs won't decode properly...help

Raghu


#4

Sorry, but there are no options for FLAC in Mp3tag - just reading and writing of tags.


#5

Hello Florian,

How do I ensure that FLACs are written with the right tags? What should I enable/disable in the 'Options>Tags' frame?

By the way, mp3tag is a nice tool, by far the cleanest tagging tool I have seen. I can see that it is evolving. Keep up the good work.

Raghu


#6

FLAC just supports just one kind of tags (Vorbis Comment). So you don't need to worry about anything. Mp3tag does it automatically.


#7

Will forcing ID3V2 tags with album art on Flacs corrupt them? Looks like that's what happened here. I used musicbrainz and amazon to tag my flacs with art work, and next thing I know dbpoweramp shows decoder errors. Would have had a heart attack if not for backups!


#8

Whatever you select and do within Mp3tag, FLAC never gets an ID3v2 tag. You must have added the ID3v2 tag with another program.


#9

Umm...not really. I found mp3tag after an exhaustive search and started using it since reviews were good. I actually saved artwork info in the tags. Maybe that caused the corruption. Read somewhere that FLAC does not support ID3V2 and artwork. I am not blaming mp3tag, but as I said in my first post I am a noob and I could be wrong! I am gonna use mp3tag from now on though. Thanks a ton for your replies Sebastian. They sure helped clear up some doubts about this program.


#10

You fail to understand that Mp3tag is incapabile of writing ID3v2 tags inside FLAC files. Since a late development build of 3.27, Mp3tag can write cover arts into FLAC tags, but Vorbis Comments are used not ID3v2. However, no data corruption should occur.


#11

I got your point. Thank you.