Will changing ID3 tags of MP3s ruin the iTunes Library

Discussion in 'macOS' started by dotdotdot, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

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    If I want to let a program change ID3 tags of MP3s outside of iTunes, would iTunes not be able to find or recognize the files after this? Would my library be ruined?

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  2. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    iTunes' database keeps track of the physical location of the files, then loads their information from those file's ID3 tags. You'll be fine (take a look at other threads here, lots of people use external ID3 tag editors without problems).

    jW
     

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