Cannot change or delete meta data

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Cannot change or delete meta data

Post by Pineapple-Monkey » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:21 pm

I deleted meta data, e.g. artist names, for multiple albums. I also tried overwriting the meta data with new info.
However, after re scanning my library, the old meta data is reapplied.

This only applies to a few albums. The file type is FLAC, mp3 and m4a. Are there files where you cannot change meta data? Is there a trick to get around this?

Thank you!
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Re: Cannot change or delete meta data

Post by Lowlander » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:19 am

MediaMonkey (Windows User) may have no permission to edit the files from Windows. Files could also have corrupted headers causing problems.

You could use Tools > Advanced Tag Management > Clear ID3v1 & v2 Tags and then use Synchronize Tags. This does remove any embedded Artwork though.
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Re: Cannot change or delete meta data

Post by Pineapple-Monkey » Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:47 pm

Thank you Lowlander! Great advice.
However, unfortunately it did not work.
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Re: Cannot change or delete meta data

Post by Peke » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:05 pm

Hi,
Can you supply one sample file and send me Download link in PM for analyze?
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Re: Cannot change or delete meta data

Post by Peke » Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:09 pm

Hi,
As replied in PM I had no issues to edit tags on sample files you sent me.
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Re: Cannot change or delete meta data

Post by Pineapple-Monkey » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:37 am

I can also edit them. However, after re-scanning them into my library the edits disappear. Did you re-scann them into your library?
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Re: Cannot change or delete meta data

Post by Peke » Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:37 pm

Yes change is persistent, also direct file check in hex editor show same result, MMW correctly update changes in file metadata tags.
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Re: Cannot change or delete meta data

Post by Pineapple-Monkey » Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:58 am

I deleted my entire Media Monkey library.
Loaded the music files and edited their tags in the app AIMP.
Loaded the files (re-scanned my entire music library) back into Media Monkey and the problem is gone. The edits are now permanent in the files.
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