Tuesday, July 6, 2010

PLEASE READ: Track Tagging

'ello. So I recently received a comment from a poster here that the ID3 track tags on some of the available music are coming up looking a bit haggard. For example, one of my early Who compilations may show up on his media player with the information for the various source CDs instead of displaying the artwork, track numbers, etc. for the new comp.

This is distressing to me because I have sunk a *lot* of time into getting my track tags "just so"; making sure the titles, album art, writers' credits etc. are all in good shape. Rather than using iTunes to do this, which I have found in the past doesn't really work well at all, I have been going with an app that was recommended to me called Stamp ID3 Tag Editor.

What I would love here is feedback from you all regarding the quality of my ID3 track tags on your end. Do they come up looking pretty consistent? What player/ platform are you using? I test everything in both iTunes and WinAmp on my Windows machine before upping it, but that may not help you if you're using Foobar or running Ubantu or OS-X. Anyway, please leave some feedback so I can get this sorted out. My goal is to get my tags looking as good as possible for everyone who visits the site!