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Solved Unable to edit MP3 properties in Windows 8


vind

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I have just recently acquired a brand new laptop running Windows 8, and I'm experiencing an issue with editing the details of MP3 files. I can right-click any MP3 to open its properties and access the Details tab, but when I click on the fields for the different tags, nothing happens.

I don't recall ever having this issue on my previous laptop with Windows Vista, so I'm at loss trying to understand what is going on here. I'm not very tech savvy about the subject of permissions and accessibility, but it doesn't really seem to be related to that. The files are listed under my local user directory.
 

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caperjack

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hi, been using a computer to
play mp3's, but never had reason to do what you are trying ,what is it you expect when you fields for different tags [what ever that means]
 

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Ztruker

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#3
Works for me. Here is a pic:

EditMP3.jpg

When I click on a editable field, I can then type into it.

Any chance the mp3 is read only?
 

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caperjack

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ok,i got it now ,
I had to mouse over the field ,[after clicking on it]then i could type in the box,
i don't get all the option struker does in my properties
 

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XweAponX

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You can save the file into iTunes and do it too. And Windows Media Player. If you look around, there are bunches of programs that can edit your tags. You can do it in VLC also, but there is a trick to it.

I'll see if I can find something that's easy to use, that gives you full access to ID3v2 and 3 tags.

OK here is it, this is what I used to use, we used to encourage this when I worked at the original Mp3.com

Mp3tag - the universal Tag Editor (ID3v2, MP4, OGG, FLAC, ...)
 

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vind

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Well, it seems I somehow managed to confuse my MP3 files with WAV files. The funny thing is that I ran into this like two days in a row, and immediately went into Windows Media Player to edit the tags instead of having a second look at the files. Brainfart, I guess.
 

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jimbo45

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Hi there
Use mp3tag -- FREE , works a treat and you can use it on FLAC and other codecs too --also decent export facilities so you can create a decent search DB or EXCEL spreadsheet of your music / albums / tracks / artists etc etc.


Click the Union Jack flag at the top right of the link for English version

Mp3tag - der universelle Tag Editor (ID3v2, MP4, OGG, FLAC, ...)

OOPS - someone (XweAponX) has already posted before me -- never mind just to emphasize -- good choice and program.

Cheers
jimbo
 

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XweAponX

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Hahaha!

I had to tell people to use that program, I worked for MP3.com from 1998 to 2000, I was what Shawn is, in their tech support forum. When MP3.com was new, there were not many good MP3 encoder programs, Mp3.com used to endorse MusicMatch. But it sucked.

The Problem was, the site required the ID3 tags to be properly put in for the songs to show up correctly in the lists. MP3tag was what I would tell people to use.

I remember the permutations MP3 format went through, there was actually NO good encoders back then, and MusicMatch used XING to encode MP3s, it's the absolute worst engine. I was supposed to endorse MusicMatch but I refused, and I MADE them re-write their FAQ section to include using LAME or WinLAME to encode. That's what I still use, for free floating WAV files. When I am mastering a song, I use the encoder built in to Sound Forge 9.

If you REALLY want to put tags onto WAV files, and you can, you can use Sound Forge. But it is quite a hefty priced program, but I bought it when version 9 was out, and it was well worth it, and the Plugins like Ozone and Waves Gold Collection. But the basic program allows you to tag a WAV file, and even drag an image into it, lyrics, etc. So when you open the WAV file up in a program that can read the tags, it puts all the info in automatically.

You may wanna try Audacity, I'm not sure if you can tag a WAV file with that, but it is free and powerful.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus § DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2300 MHz (11.5 x 200) 4400+ § Corsair Value Select
    CPU
    AMD 4400+/4200+
    Motherboard
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus/Asus A8M2N-LA (NodusM)
    Memory
    2 GB/3GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce 8400 GS/GeForce 210
    Sound Card
    nVIDIA GT218 - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Hitachi 40" LCD HDTV
    Screen Resolution
    "1842 x 1036"
    Hard Drives
    WDC WD50 00AAKS-007AA SCSI Disk Device
    ST1000DL 002-9TT153 SCSI Disk Device
    WDC WD3200AAJB-00J3A0 ATA Device
    WDC WD32 WD-WCAPZ2942630 USB Device
    WD My Book 1140 USB Device
    PSU
    Works 550w
    Case
    MSI "M-Box"
    Cooling
    Water Cooled
    Keyboard
    Dell Keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft Intellimouse
    Internet Speed
    Cable Medium Speed
    Browser
    Chrome/IE 10
    Antivirus
    Eset NOD32 6.x/Win Defend
    Other Info
    Recently lost my Windows 8 on my main PC, had to go back to Windows 7.