Anyone notice iTunes does this?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by paperinacup, May 8, 2005.

  1. paperinacup macrumors 6502

    Mar 30, 2005
    WHen you have a long titled song it cuts the title to a certain number of letters. It also changes the ID3 tag.

    Is there anyway to overide this?
  2. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

    Jan 23, 2005
    No, heres why:

    An MP3 or AAC or any song format can not be more than 32 letters, I believe. So if you have a song like, "I wrote this in 1989. I sang it with my best friend. Well, was my best friend. Now shes a loser. Anyway I sang it and wrote it and I forgot what its called but you know its called something..." is too long.

    Also, iTunes can not display the full song title in the time allocated for it.

    And the iPod will not be able to either.

    Shorten the song or change like You to U and too, two, or to to 2
  3. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    To prevent long titles to be cut (on mp3s) change the ID3 tag to the newest version. It's not a 32-letter limit (anymore, but I think there's a limit on version 1.x ID3 tags). Mark the mp3s and choose Advanced -> Convert ID3 tags... and choose version 2.4... (aacs doesn't have ID3 tags...)

    mp3s with the newest ID3 tag version may have fairly long names:

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