iTunes Match Explicit Tag

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Kubaton, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. Kubaton macrumors member


    Aug 11, 2013
    I just noticed something tonight and searched the web but didn't find any news about it.

    Does anyone else tag their audio files with the ITUNESADVISORY tag? I had been doing it using MP3Tag on Windows and now using MP3Tag via CrossOver on Mavericks. In the past, iTunes Match would always strip the ITUNESADVISORY tag but tonight I tagged an album and after the album matched the advisory tag was left untouched. Now the explicit tag shows in iTunes and in the music app on iOS 7.

    I'm not sure if this was updated in iOS 7.0.3 or iTunes 11.1.3 but I hope it's not just a glitch. I've been so busy with work lately that I haven't had time to work on my music library.

    Just for clarification, the album was not purchased through the iTunes store. It was ripped and matched.

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  2. rangen macrumors regular


    Mar 8, 2011
  3. Bathplug macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2010
    I also use mp3tag but never bothered adding the explicit tags so I can't really help but if iTunes match now shows the explicit tags then I'll consider retagging my music and good album especially with the deluxe tracks.
  4. Kubaton thread starter macrumors member


    Aug 11, 2013
    I tried a second album yesterday and the tags stayed. It looks like the feature is here to stay. I'll have more time to test it on Wednesday and Thursday. I also tested restrictions by restricting explicit content in the music app and it worked as well.

    I've read some conflicting information on the ITUNESADVISORY tag. Previously, I had been using 4 as the value for explicit content. This time I used 1. So the values are 0 for no tag, 1 for the explicit tag, and 2 for the clean tag.

    Thanks for the comments and if you get around to trying it let me know if it works for you.

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