I'm a first-time user (MP3TAG for Mac), and thought this program could be used to resize all my coverart for a specific application (player). I used the 'Adjust Cover' quick action, which was very straight forward. However, it did more than adjust the size of the coverart. It also changed the coverart text encoding format. Many of my files were using ISO-8859-1, and upon resizing MP3TAG changed this to UTF16.
All previous coverart (that was encoded with ISO-8859-1) is no longer visibile in iTunes or in my Mac file directory. Any coverart that was previously encoded with UTF16 (prior to resizing) is still visible.
I have discovered that adding a 'cover description' (which can be anything other than empty/null) to the UTF16 files fixes the problem. (It appears this field could be empty/null for ISO-8859-1 files, but not for UTF16 encoded files.)
Here's the main issue, I can't find a way to add 'cover descriptions' to all albums in a batch approach - MP3TAG will only let me modify 1 album at a time - which would take months to accomplish.
Is there a way, or a script, etc that will allow me to add cover_descriptions to all files in batch mode? (It would also be nice to batch change all the cover_types also.)
Is there a way to change the text encoding format back to ISO-8859-1 (with a batch procedure)?
Can MP3TAG be fixed (I assume this is a bug), so that 'adjust cover' only modifies the cover size, and doesn't change the text encoding format? Or if it's mandatory for the text encoding format to be changed, then also have a generic 'cover description' (such as <album_name>) be added simultaneously?
I'm using version 1.0.2 MP3TAG (for Mac)