Import Metadata with MP3 file

Discussion in 'iPod' started by MarkusMouse, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. MarkusMouse macrumors newbie

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    I have recorded all my ‘big black CD’s (LP records), set them up in Artist/Albumn folders, converted them to MP3, and added all the title, artist, albumn, track no. data to the MP3 metadata. Big Job!

    Now I use ‘Add File (or Folder) to Library’ and it imports the files perfectly… EXCEPT that it ignores the metadata and leaves me with a million songs with no albumn, artist etc.!!!

    Why is this so?

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Bear macrumors G3

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    By metadata, I presume you mean the ID3 tags. How are you editing the metadata? iTunes on import will use the file name for the track name if it's not in the mp3 metadata. The file name otherwise does not matter and the folder name is not used for anything on the import.
     
  3. MarkusMouse thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Bear

    Yes, I was referring to the ID3 tags, which I updated with an ID3 command line utility. The tag info shows up in the Windows Explorer file properties.

    It appears the ID3 data is not read by iTunes however.
     
  4. Bear macrumors G3

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    Yes, it is being used by iTunes as I've had MP3 files that had no metadata issues being imported into iTunes.
     

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