WMA11B files tags

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by harryy, Apr 16, 2006.

  1. harryy

    harryy LI Guru Member

    I have a Wireless Media Adapter, WMA11B, that will not list the songs' artist and album. I have found out that this is due to the files' tag being corrupt. They were corrupted when I used itunes to convert the songs to MP3 format. If I use Windows XP to edit the tag (even if I don't change any data) and then save the file, the media adapter will then pick up the album and artist. Since I don't want to individually edit 2,500 files, can anyone tell me of an easier way, or suggest a file conversion program that will convert to MP3 without corrupting the tag?
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    what file extension are the itunes in?
  3. harryy

    harryy LI Guru Member


    Thanks for the reply. The extensions are .mp3.

  4. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    so you want to convert from mp3 to mp3?
  5. harryy

    harryy LI Guru Member

    Sorry about my lack of clarification. Hopefully I can tell you the whole story here. When I initially downloaded/imported my music for my ipod, using itunes, I saved all the files with .m4a file extensions. Then I bought a media adapter. The media adapter won't read .m4a files so I copied and converted the files I want to play on the media adapter to .mp3, which the media adapter will read. Except that it won't read the complete tag, because itunes corrupted the tags.

    My goal it to end up with file tags the media adapter will read. I am looking for a practical way to get to that point.

  6. ianc153

    ianc153 Guest

    Try Media Monkey its free.

    Ok its another media player/manager but it's really easy to change multiple tags etc. and you can even autotag from amazon etc


  7. SigCool

    SigCool Guest

    wma11b media files tags

    Similar story, I switched to an iPod and used iTunes to convert my wma's to MP3's. Then my wma11b would not see the files or lose the ID3 tags (Title/ Artist/ Album). I now know why: iTunes writes ID3v2 tags, and the linksys media folder manager only handles ID3v1. (www.id3.org)

    The only option is to change the ID3 format of the files. iTunes can do this (the ‘Advanced’/'Convert ID3 tags’ option and I selected v1.1), and there is also a good program that can do it too, http://www.id3-tagit.de/english/index.htm

    Now everything works fine. But I had to resolve this on my own, Linksys tech support is useless!
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