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Old Jan 11, 2009, 04:44 PM   #1
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ID3 Tag Editor for .AIFF files

Hey guys, I had a quick question about getting some kind of ID3 tag editor for use on my mac. A bunch of my music collection I have ripped losses to .AIFF on my MBP. When I put the songs into iTunes, I can edit the tags no problem. However when I read the tag via some third party software, there is no tag info.

MP3's on the other hand work fine, iTunes can tag them and other software can read it. I tries using Musorg, which can read and edit the tags. However it won't let me edit the .AIFF files, I tried MP3 and .Ogg and those worked fine.

What can I do? The reason I ask is that I put the songs onto my modded iPod Mini, which has a 16GB CF card and runs Rockbox. With Rockbox it doesn't recognize the tags, since there aren't any... I assume.
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Old Jan 11, 2009, 05:17 PM   #2
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That's because there are no ID3 tags for AIFF files. There is no designated space for them in the header of the file.

I would recommend converting them to MP3 using iTunes to play on your MP3-players, then deleting the lossy copies after transfer (unless you need them further).
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Old Jan 11, 2009, 05:39 PM   #3
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Apple Lossless supports tagging.
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Old Jan 11, 2009, 06:16 PM   #4
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I actually want to keep the lossless format... audiophile, what can I say. Plus I have storage space to use . So there is nothing you can associate .AIFF files with, some form of a tag. I remember reading of "wiki", yes wiki that .aiff support tagging.
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Old Jan 12, 2009, 09:37 AM   #5
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Any other recommendations? Thanks.
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Old Jan 12, 2009, 11:17 AM   #6
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Why don't you use Apple Lossless? It supports tagging and artwork, and you could save a lot of space compared to AIFF, which can take up almost twice as much room.
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Old Jan 12, 2009, 11:34 AM   #7
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Why don't you use Apple Lossless? It supports tagging and artwork, and you could save a lot of space compared to AIFF, which can take up almost twice as much room.
I want to use a more universal format than apple's, even though I use an apple computer. IIRC, Rockbox software on my mini doesn't support it anyway...
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Old Jun 10, 2009, 07:34 AM   #9
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I use Soundgrinder from monkey-tools.com
tag editor inclusive coverart.
works then in iTunes on Mac and Windows PC
I have all my music in this way on may NAS
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