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Windows Media Player 12 / Windows 7 makes it impossible to edit file properties, right? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I know others have posted issues similar to this, but I cannot find the answers I am looking for in their posts, sorry for the repetition.

    I relied heavily on the Advanced Tag Editor (ATE here on out) in WMP 11. It was great because I could edit every possible little detail AND it would change the root file properties as well. Now with WMP 12 on mi padre's computer combined with Windows 7, there is no ATE in the media player. I know you can right click+edit and edit some of the song properties that way, and that works in the media player. However, those properties do not follow the file to any other program/synchronized device outside the player. I recently put 6 new mp3 files into WMP 12 and edited the files into albums, album artists, artists, and titles. When I synchronized the files onto his phone, none of those attributes followed through. I pulled up the Windows Explorer, and the attributes didn't even apply to the files at all. With WMP 11 and the ATE, I could edit these files and it would follow through on to my mp3 player and phone. It also edits the actual file properties, which I verified through the Windows Explorer.

    What I am looking for is a way to edit these mp3 files so that the Artist, Album, etc. will change on the file properties, not just how it's classified in the media player. I know the ATE doesn't exist anymore, but is there a way to edit the file properties outside of WMP 12, or did Microsoft take that away from us too?

    Thanks in advance,

    TOWWTK

    Thursday, August 23, 2012 1:59 AM

Answers

  • The edits that you make in WMP's library should eventually get written to the MP3 files in the background, even on WMP 12. You can however force these edits to be written immediately by issuing the Tools - Apply media information changes command (press Ctrl+M if you don't see the Tools menu).

    You may also be interested in the Windows Media Player Plus! plug-in which adds its own tag editor to WMP including version 12.


    Tim De Baets
    http://www.bm-productions.tk

    • Proposed as answer by Jeremy_Wu Friday, August 24, 2012 6:18 AM
    • Marked as answer by Nicholas Li Thursday, August 30, 2012 6:57 AM
    Thursday, August 23, 2012 10:01 PM
  • Mp3tag is an advanced tool with batch processing for more than 10000 files

    The best one I ever used

    http://www.mp3tag.de/en/download.html

    Vgr1

    • Proposed as answer by KrrishinmasK Sunday, August 26, 2012 2:34 PM
    • Marked as answer by Nicholas Li Thursday, August 30, 2012 6:57 AM
    Saturday, August 25, 2012 6:51 AM

All replies

  • The edits that you make in WMP's library should eventually get written to the MP3 files in the background, even on WMP 12. You can however force these edits to be written immediately by issuing the Tools - Apply media information changes command (press Ctrl+M if you don't see the Tools menu).

    You may also be interested in the Windows Media Player Plus! plug-in which adds its own tag editor to WMP including version 12.


    Tim De Baets
    http://www.bm-productions.tk

    • Proposed as answer by Jeremy_Wu Friday, August 24, 2012 6:18 AM
    • Marked as answer by Nicholas Li Thursday, August 30, 2012 6:57 AM
    Thursday, August 23, 2012 10:01 PM
  • Mp3tag is an advanced tool with batch processing for more than 10000 files

    The best one I ever used

    http://www.mp3tag.de/en/download.html

    Vgr1

    • Proposed as answer by KrrishinmasK Sunday, August 26, 2012 2:34 PM
    • Marked as answer by Nicholas Li Thursday, August 30, 2012 6:57 AM
    Saturday, August 25, 2012 6:51 AM