iTunes and Windows 7


#1

I had a nicely cleaned library under WindowsXP, Linux and Mac. I migrated to Windows 7 and half my ID3 tags seemed to disappear. Seems to be another feature of Windows7, fixed by reparing 2.4 tags to 2.3. Now i can see all the tags OK in most places (Windows Explorer, MP3Tag etc) but not in iTunes. A whole bunch of tracks resolutely refuse to show most of their tags, even if I try to reset the version of ID3 on them. Typically I am just getting the file name in the title field, and that's about it.

Anyone come across this before and know how to fix it? Thanks in advance.


#2
  1. Windows doesn't support ID3v2.4 tags. And when you edit ID3v2.4 with windows tools, a IDv2.3 tag gets added before it.

  2. Maybe it helps if you completely remove the ID3 tags with "Tag cut" (Ctrl+X) in Mp3tag and rewrite it with "Tag paste" (Ctrl+V)


#3

I'll second that. I've had a variety of issues with 2.4 and just added it to the cut list. I only use 2.3 and haven't had any issues in Win7 with foobar or when I copy the files to my iMac and later on my iDevices.