Editing MP3 ID3 Tags

This section describes how to display and edit ID3 tags stored as part of MP3 files.

MP3 files contains ID3v2 tags used to store information about the MP3 file. This tutorial shows you how to view and edit ID3v2 tags with Windows file properties dialog box.

1. Go to http://music.download.com to download a MP3 music file. I downloaded the music track, A Song of Peace, by Russ Deane. It was saved as C:\temp\mp3\Russ_Deane-A_Song_of_Peace.mp3.

2. Run Windows Explorer, and browse through the folder tree to locate the MP3 file, C:\temp\mp3\Russ_Deane-A_Song_of_Peace.mp3.

3. Click the file name with the right mouse button, and select Properties from the context menu. The file properties dialog box shows up.

4. Click the Summary tab, ID3v2 tags from the MP3 file will be displayed.

5. Click on the Comments tag value column. It will allow to edit the value. I changed the comments to "Test on editing ID3v2 tags".

6. Here is a list of ID3v2 tags and audio information of my downloaded MP3 music file:

Artist:       Russ Deane
Album Title:  http://music.download.com
Year:         2004
Track Number: 1
Genre:        Other
Lyrics:
Title:        A Song of Peace
Comment:      Test on editing ID3v2 tags
Protected:    No
Duration:     0:04:27
Bit Rate:     192 kbps
Channels:     2 (stereo)
Audio sample rate: 44 KHz


Editing MP3 ID3v2 Tags

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Audio CD (Compact Disc Digital Audio or CD-DA) Format

 Audio CD (Compact Disc Digital Audio or CD-DA) Players

 Audio CD (Compact Disc Digital Audio or CD-DA) Rip Music

 WAV Audio File Format

MP3, MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3, Encoding Format

 MP3 Encoding and File Format

Editing MP3 ID3 Tags

 Converting MP3 to WAV

 Burning MP3 Music to Audio CD

 Windows Sound Recorder

 ISO 9660 Standard for Data CD

 Recording Data on CD

 VCD (Video CD) Standard

 DVD (Digital Video Disc) Standard Format

 TOC (Table Of Contents) on CDs

 IsoBuster - A Nice CD GUI Tool

 MPlayer - The Movie Player

 vStrip - Rip and Manipulate DVD VOB Files

 mpgtx - Manipulating MPEG Files

 CD/DVD - File Name Extension and Format Types

 References

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