iTunes ID3 Tag (v2.3) "vs" (v2.4)

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by sdcacevedo, Mar 17, 2006.

  1. sdcacevedo macrumors newbie

    Jan 11, 2006
    What I would like to know is whats the difference between ID3 tag v2.3 and v2.4, iTunes lets you convert/choose between the two. I'm just ready to batch edit the names of the genres that I have and I wonder if it would be faster in the long run to convert the ID3 tag version before I started batch editing my whole library. Right now most of my songs are ID3 tag v2.3, would I benifit if I convert all my music to v2.4?
  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    Mostly, 2.4 has more fields and can (potentially) contain more information. 2.4 has been around for 5 or 6 years now, so I'd hope that backward compatibility has ceased to be an issue by now.

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  3. bammac macrumors member

    May 20, 2005

    I have had issues when I have coverted music to ID2.4 such as the Album art will not bind to the file and and other tag information not sticking or showing up in iTunes. When I converted them to 2.3 all of the issues ceased. Beacuse of that I always covert to 2.3 to avoid these issues.
  4. KKKL macrumors 6502

    May 16, 2005
  5. Project macrumors 68020

    Aug 6, 2005
    So what exactly does it do when I select the option from the advanced menu

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