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Windows 7 not showing some mp3 tag info in explorer.. why?

DeusfauxDeusfaux Registered User regular
edited August 2010 in Help / Advice Forum

Many albums under Win7 will not show the tag information like track number in explorer. Yet other albums do. It's consistent which albums do not. Image shows a problem album, and an ideal album. All albums were tagged with Musicbrainz Picard

ALL the same directories/files will display full tag info when I boot into WinXP. So.... what about 7 is not jiving here with all the tags?

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  • MoudisMoudis Registered User
    edited August 2010
    Windows 7 will parse ID3 v2.3, but not v2.4. Make sure that Picard is set to use 2.3, and erase original tags when rewriting to keep Windows happy.

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  • Gilbert0Gilbert0 North of SeattleRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Could be this as well. I had this problem with my video files. Right click on each folder (up one level from where your screenshots are) and look.

    Vista and Windows 7 do not treat folders the same as previous versions of Windows do.

    Right Click on Documents -> Properties -> Customize

    Vista/Windows 7 lists these types of folder templates:

    “All Items” (generic folder, old style)
    “Documents” – Small icons, detail view. Name, Date modified, Type, Size, Tags.
    “Pictures and Videos” – Large icons / thumbnail view. Name, Date taken, Tags, Size, Rating
    “Music Details” – Small icons, detail view. Name, Artists, Album, Track #, Genre, Rating (stars).
    “Music Icons” – Large icons / thumbnail view. Name, Artists, Album, Track #, Genre, Rating (stars).

    In previous versions of Windows, if you set a folder view to “Details”, then clicked “Apply to All Folders”, Windows would reset the view of all folders to have the Details view.

    In Windows Vista and Windows 7, if you set a folder up as how you like it (such as the “Details” view), and then click on “Apply to Folders”, Vista/Win7 will only apply that view to folders of that *type*.

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