In my quest to find a way to strip the ID3v1 tags from all of my .MP3 files, I finally realized MP3 Tag could do the job. Trying to make sure I would be doing it in the correct manner, I went to Tools -> Options -> Tags - Mpeg and starting investigating what all the checkmarks controlled. When I checked the control for Read - APE, I was surprised to learn that none of the tags appeared. When I unchecked that control, all the tags reappeared. Why does checking that box prevent the tags from appearing?
After configuring MP3Tag to remove only the ID3v1 tag, I selected one file, right-clicked the filename, and selected Remove Tag. In the Tag column, ID3v1 is removed. When I save the file, the tag is restored. Why does this occur. How can I remove the tag if saving the file brings it right back.
Ultimately, what I need to know is how can I remove the ID3v1 tag only from about 7000 MP3 files, en mass? And, I would like to not modify the time and date stamp. Is there another program capable of doing this? Or can MP3Tag do it using a procedure that I am not aware of?