I am sorry, but I did not find a recent entry for the following problem:
I am keeping my mp3 collection in well ordered directories, with the help of mp3tag for years and years now. (Great tool, by the way!) Recently I started to restructure the collection as I got myself a fileserver which acts as a music server (up to now, I transfered some of the files to a little mp3 player via usb.), so I started to revisit my old archives to make sure, they are properly tagged.
Unfortunately I come across mp3files quite regularly, that will play fine on little mp3 players, on my dlna server and on windows mediaplayer! All the tags I gave them over the years with various versions of mp3tag are displayed, but NOW I AM UNABLE TO READ THEM INTO MP3TAG. If I read in a directory of say 10 mp3s only 3 might show on mp3tag.
My analysis so far:
I did look for solutions on the web and came accross tools like mp3Diags mp3bookhelper etc. They tend to fix some of the files, but not very many. A solution that helps is to recode them using LAME, but it only works if I am doing one at a time ( ). Quite often files 1 and two are readable, so are 10 and above, but 3-9 (i am talking about tracknumbers here) are missing.
So far, I thought, the files got corrupted somehow and did not blame mp3tag, but now I downloaded some brand new files I bought on amazon with my cloudplayer (they were never touched with a third programme). AND THEY ARE MISSING TOO :blink :
I just updated to the latest version (was on 2.58 anyway), but it still does not work!
Anybody with an Idea???
PS: Most of the files were generated with audiograbber over the years (so probably with several versions) using the lame encoder. But as I mentioned this also affects others like the ones I downloaded from amazon.