Sorry, typo. I corrected that above. I use 2.4.
To which program is this sentence related? Tag&Rename? And are you stating, that tags are saved DIFFERENTLY depending on wether I edit them in the columns view, use actions, or use the tag-editor (double click on the song) ??? Have never heard of that!
In this particular case I made an edit with the tag-editor.
I use Picard to get the MB data (I guess I'll switch to MP3Tag exclusively once real MB support is added (not via WebSource)). Tags are saved in ID3v2.4 (UTF-8). I used to apply all subsequent changes with Tag&Rename, but although I have the most recent version (3.4.6) and it can read the tags saved by Picard, Tag&Rename converts them to 2.3 tags (no warnings, nothing in the options to change that). In MP3Tag, you can see with %_tag_read%[ (%_tag%)] that they were 2.4 before and 2.3 after. I lost a considerable amount of data with T&R(if you want I can post examples here), mostly multiple value fields. So even if T&R was really functional and handy, I have to stop using it.
Now, I really want to make sure that the information I enter in the tags is stored in a way that is most compatible to other applications and as compatible as possible to future id3 versions. I don't want to put my data into a dead-end street.
So you understand I was quite concerned when I read:
Thanks a lot for your help,
that's really nice of you.