Recently I have been experiencing an intermittent situation of random occurrences of data loss when editing files with MP3Tag. I cannot say that the situation began with Version 2.80, but that is when I first noticed it. It has occurred on 2.80, 2.80b and 2.80c.
Due to the somewhat random nature of the events, I suspect that both timing and size of the music directories active in MP3Tag are contributing factors.
When editing multiple files, such as all of the tracks from a single disc, there are times when data in fields not [intentionally] being changed is blanked out for some of the records. This situation can impact one, two or several of the selected records.
One example of this problem is documented in the attached pdf.
The missing data can be visually restored by single clicking on the blank line or by using the Refresh File View function. However, if the file(s) are saved while some of the fields are blank, the blank data is written to the music files which results in a loss of data.
The problem occurs frequently – perhaps 50% of the time – when the entire music library of 42k+ files are active in MP3Tag. The problem occurs infrequently, perhaps 10-20% of the time, when only 4k files are active. I have not noticed the problem occurring with less than 4k files loaded, but I haven’t performed exhaustive testing looking for the problem.
The music files are stored on a server located on the same network segment as the desktop that is accessing the files via MP3Tag and/or Windows Media Player. The music library consists of WMA and MP3 files for a total of 310GB, 42K+ files.
Thank you very much for your help. Please let me know if I can offer any additional information.
I will be happy to provide additional documentation and screen prints. I tried to upload more but ran into the 200kb limit.