Windows 7 and comments tag?


#1

Hi!!!

when i write a "comments" tag via windows7 file properties

i can then see this "comment tag" to mp3tag

but if i write a "comment tag" via mp3tag then i cant see is in the windows7 file properties or windows7 explorer :confused:

everything else is working cool!

any help please?


#2

You will find that none of the comments incorporated in an mp3 file and written by an mp3 tagger show up in the explorer's comment field.
I speculate that the order of tags changes once you use a decent mp3 tagger and that the explorer comment field then moves to a another place in the sequence so that the explorer does not recognize it. But this is just a wild guess.
Still: as Microsoft came later than the mp3 tags Microsoft should display and handle the comment tag correctly - which it does not.


#3

thanks very much ohrenkino!!

i quit comment and now using "album artist" for comment (i dont need album-artist anyway ... only the simple artist )

thank you


#4

Just if you want to still use the comment tag:
Apparently Windows considers the language settings for "comment" which have to be the same for the mp3 tag and the explorer comment field.
/t/7632/1
shows how to adapt the mp3tag default comment language setting.

As this is a method that only works on your local machine and for one language, most tags on the other hand are the treated equally regardless of the OS language, I would prefer to use the tags (just like you did now).

BUT: as MP3tag has so many functions to manipulate even such specialities, you may want to write a little action that sets the correct language for your comments


#5

Is there a way to show a column with the language of the ID tag so you easy see which language a tracks has?
I know you can add extra colums besides the standard ones,
i.e. I added %_id3v2_character_encoding% to see the Char encoding.
But what field to use to see the language (for the comment tag)? Is this possible? Would be a great help to clean up all my mp3's.