Help with m4a "Description" Tag


#1

Can someone help me figure out how to bring up the description tag from an m4a audio file in mp3tag? I attached a screenshot of it. I have tried to add it under "customize columns" and also went to view and extended tags but I can't get it to display. Any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks!




#2

Your screenshot seems to be not a screenshot from Mp3tag.
Give us a screenshot from the dialog Mp3tag "View/Extended Tags...".

For sure ...
Open "Customize columns"
Create a column:
Name: TagRead (TagTypes)
Value: %_tag_read%[' ('%_tag%')']

Which tagtype is read from the m4a file?

Open Mp3tag "View/Extended Tags..." [Alt+T] and have a look at the Metadata list.
Which tagfield name is associated with the m4a description?

DD.20170811.0811.CEST


#3

Attached is a screenshot of Extended Tags. The TagType is MP4 (MP4). I have dBpoweramp installed and this is where I am seeing the description tag. Thanks for your help!






#4

see perhaps here: /t/11417/1
The suggestion is to use SUBTITLE.


#5

Thanks for that suggestion but I had already found that post and didn't have any luck trying what it said. Nothing shows up under SUBTITLE on this file in Mp3tag.


#6

Could it then be that your player has a database on its own where it stores the data for "description"?
What happens in your player if you fill SUBTITLE in Mp3tag?


#7

Again you show us an example dialog window with an existing (?) tag-field named "Description", which is currently in "Edit Mode", having the text "TEST" within the edit line.
Just to make it sure ... please ... show us a picture from the dialog window with this tagfield being not in edit mode.

DD.20170811.2110.CEST


#8

I have attached two screenshots while playing the file in foobar2000. When I click on Metadata Properties it shows the Description field. If I open the file in Mp3tag and add something in the Subtitle field and then play the file in foobar2000 it adds the
Subtitle field under Description. I am still unable to see what is typed in the Description field when I open it in Mp3tag. Thanks for your help.






#9

I just opened up "Customize Columns" in Mp3tag and tried creating a description column one more time. I put the value and field both %description% and that worked. It is now showing what is typed in the Description field in Mp3tag. I am not sure why this didn't work originally but thanks everyone for all of your help!!


#10

You have created a user-defined field called DESCRIPTION and all the programs that can deal with user-defined fields will display it.
What you have not solved is this: where did the data go to that you entered in dbpoweramp? (Or you have found it out but did not tell us).

And quite honestly: if it is so difficult to extract the data from description - why don't you use SUBTITLE straightaway as this seems to be a standard field (and not user-defined) that is recognized by more applications.

Edit: I just learned that e.g. WE writes a special atom "Xtra" where it hides WM/SubTitle.
So I would not use other programs than MP3tag.