On my Windows machine, MP3TAG doesn't show any titles of my voice memo's. Why, I would like to know.
Whenever I record a voice memo on my iPhone, I save it with a descriptive title. Upon saving, a file name too is saved. This file name is generated automatically, consisting of date and time. The descriptive titles I add are helpful whenever I'm looking for a certain voice memo in my archives. I would like to use a tag editor such as MP3TAG to append (add) the descriptive title to the file name, making it one combined file name.
After importing such voice memo's to my Windows PC, my iTunes library presents each memo recording and uses my given title as the "name" of the track. So far, so good.
Now, as many of my voice memo's are of a confidential nature, I need to save them outside of my iTunes library, but still be able to search through the descriptions, meaning titles.
This is where I get stuck. I cannot use MP3TAG to append my descriptive title to the file name, as the "Title" tag shows empty for every voice memo. I have no clue, why this is. I expect that any title that is presented in iTunes, will also be shown in MP3TAG, but this isn't so.
This seems to be the case only with voice memo's. Titles of my iTunes music tracks are shown perfectly in MP3TAG.
Strangely, when I manually edit a voice memo's empty title tag in MP3TAG, this is automatically updated to the memo's name field in iTunes as well as to the title tag in the file properties in Windows Explorer. However, this doesn't work the other way round: MP3TAG doesn't show any change in the title made with other programs (Explorer, iTunes) even after I close and restart those applications and MP3TAG.
[EDIT RichardP: After another attempt I did get MP3TAG to read a voice memo's title after I had edited it in iTunes. So it seems that iTunes is programmed to automatically apply one of two different ways of storing voice memo titles. When importing a new voice memo, iTunes apparantly stores the title ONLY in its database; therefore, the title is not stored as a tag and MP3TAG cannot read the original title. But as soon as the title it changed from within iTunes, iTunes stores the edited title as a tag. END OF EDIT]I'm confused as to how MP3TAG handles all this and how I can use MP3TAG to present the tag contents I'm looking for.