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Can't edit mp3 details in properties

  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 64-bit

    Can't edit mp3 details in properties


    My previous OS was Windows 7 64-bit. I used rip my favorite music tracks and was able to edit the details in the Details tab of the Properties window after right-clicking on the file name. The system hardware is the same. OS is now Windows 8 64-bit. But when I open the mp3 file's property window and go to the details tab, I get fewer options in detail and I CANNOT edit any one of them. I have run sfc - no problem. I have opened the Explorer as Administrator and still the same issue. Here's the screen capture:



    It might help to know that I am the sole user of the desktop PC. And that I have another PC at another place with same configuration also running Win 8 64-bit. On that PC for the same file I see more details on the screen and I can edit the fields. I might post the capture from that PC later when I go there.

    Meanwhile, any ideas for this odd behavior? I also ran the mp3Tag to get over the possible issue with ID3 tags.

    Need help to solve this. Thanks.
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  2. #2


    Some program might be "hogging"it. Shut down all the programs that might be using it and try.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 64-bit


    I have tried it but doesn'r help. Here's the capture from my other PC



    This PC shows all details Media, Audio, Content, File etc. and is editable. While previous capture that I posted had only File details and no other details. The file is the same in both instances.
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  4. #4


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    On my Windows 8 Laptop I see what you posted in your last screen shot and can edit all fields.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 64-bit


    So what can be the causing this difference in behavior? Both systems have been recently installed. Both have the same set of other Programs on them and yet both show different screens! Is there anything that needs to be changed in the registry perhaps?
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  6. #6


    DRM ?, UAC ? attribute -r ?. Take ownership ?
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  7. #7


    Posts : 467
    Windows 8 Pro


    Read only flag on file properties ?
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  8. #8


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I wish I knew?
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  9. #9


    Philadelphia
    Posts : 214
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Can I recommend some other software that would simplify those tasks instead? Mp3Tag works great for me.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 64-bit


    Logged in as Admin and yet the same. Attributes - archive. Not hidden not read-only. Given full control in UAC to all folders and sub-folders. Still no change. I copied the same file to the other PC without changing anything and I was able to edit and see all details. So I don't think it has anything to do with file attributes. For the time-being I started using MP3Tag to make my changes and that's really good. BUT I simply wish to know now is why this kind of weird behaviour?
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