iTunes tagging

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by abciximab, Mar 1, 2006.

  1. abciximab macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Does changing the file info of a song in iTunes change the actual ID3 tag of the file itself, or does it just change the song's info in the iTunes Library file?

    I'm just curious because i lost info on one of my iTunes libraries and had to make a new one, and was wondering if all the tagging i had done is now lost.

    -yeah, i could go through and look myself, but at one point I stopped using iTunes to retag and started using iEatBrainz, so I don't want to scrutinize all my tags that closely if somebody knows the quick answer.

    Thanks!
     
  2. kgarner macrumors 68000

    kgarner

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    It should change the ID3 tag info itself. The iTunes Music Library file is used for storing playlists, playcounts, and stuf like that.
     
  3. abciximab thread starter macrumors newbie

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    cool, that's what i thought. Thanks for your reply.
     
  4. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

    calebjohnston

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    yeah, it edits the actual file. The playlist in iTunes is just representative of the actual file's id3 tag.
     

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