ID3 Tag Editor for .AIFF files

bmwpowere36m3

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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.
 

jackerin

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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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bmwpowere36m3

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I actually want to keep the lossless format... audiophile, what can I say. Plus I have storage space to use :D. 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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Jolly Jimmy

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Dec 13, 2007
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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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bmwpowere36m3

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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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nick-nb

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Jun 10, 2009
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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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zudet

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Oct 23, 2014
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AIFF is an extensible format, and can include ID3 tag. iTunes actually embed ID3 tag in AIFF, but there is little support in reading/editing it by other software/players. Some software that support ID3 tag in AIFF can be found here.
 
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