Windows 10: Win. 10 Unable to Edit Properties of Mp3 files

  1.    11 Feb 2018 #1

    Win. 10 Unable to Edit Properties of Mp3 files

    I run windows 10 and use Windows Media Player to listen to my music. Recently I noticed that i was getting a lot of "unknown (artist, genre, album, ect.)". Usually kept the song names as the file name.

    In Media Player I can edit the info so that it shows properly in the Media Player, but the file properties get deleted. Just to clarify, I can right click on the mp3 files in my music folder and edit the properties, but when i click "apply" or "ok" it deletes the details I just added and returns the song to "unknown artist".

    This becomes a problem to now when i try to put the music on my phone, half my library is under "Unknown Artist"

    Any help would be appreciated. Thank You!
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  2.    11 Feb 2018 #2

    Right click the MP3 file in File Explorer and choose Properties, make sure Read Only is Unchecked. If you unchecked it, then save it and close it an reopen it. the Read Only box should remain unchecked. Now go to the Details tab, here you can edit the tags, to the Title of the file, Contributing Artist, Album Name, Year and Track # etc
    If this fails, then try a 3rd party MP3 tagger: Best Free MP3 Tag Editor | Gizmo's Freeware
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    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.3 MATE (64 bit), W10 Home 1703 (64 bit), W10 Pro 1703 (64 bit) VM
       11 Feb 2018 #3

    W10 may still have issues with ID3v2.4 tags.

    Have a look at this thread:
    Is Windows 10's File Explorer able to read ID3 v2.4 tags on MP3s? (Post#7)
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  4.    12 Feb 2018 #4

    I've recently been sorting out / debugging MP3 metadata to play files in my car and found the following MP3 utilities useful:

    MP3 Diags
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