Guys, so what is the status of id3 tags in mp3 files at this stage in time? Should I merely use v2.4 because all players/programs of significance now support it? Or should I use v2.3 for greater compatibility?
And are v1 tags utterly obsolete?
Furthermore, what is the meaning of mp3tag displaying "ID3v2.4 (ID3v1 ID3v2.4)" in the tag column? Is it telling me that the file has both v1 and v2.4 tags inside it?
I setup mp3tag to read all versions of ID3 tags, but to only write v2.4, UTF-8, as well as to remove v1. So when does this removal of v1 tags take place? From the "ID3v2.4 (ID3v1 ID3v2.4)" it seems like mp3tag has failed to remove the v1 tags.
One of the reasons why i ask all this is that in mp3tag this one Grateful Dead album looks fine, in particular its album name is "Without a net", but in foobar2000, that same album has either the name "Without a net (Disc One)" or "Without a net (Disc Two)". I cannot figure why foobar2000 is displaying the old name (earlier, in mp3tag, I eliminated the junk in parentheses and added proper discnumber tags). I am speculating that maybe mpstag failed to remove the old v1 tags, while foobar2000 is reading the old v1 tags instead of the newer v2.4 tags. Please lemme know if you know what is really going on...