Some titles display as Chinese - how to fix? [#15147]

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Re: Some titles display as Chinese - how to fix? [#15147]

Post by MiPi » Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:43 am

pokeefe0001: just look at private messages here, I have offered you solution for your specific case, which should solve your problem without need of deleting any metadata.

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Re: Some titles display as Chinese - how to fix? [#15147]

Post by Lowlander » Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:17 am

Tools > Advanced Tag Management > Clean ID3v2 tags cleans the ID3 version 2 tags from the file, not the database. To rewrite database values to the files you'd use Tools > Advanced Tag Management > Synchronize Tags.
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Re: Some titles display as Chinese - how to fix? [#15147]

Post by pokeefe0001 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:04 pm

MiPi wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:43 am
pokeefe0001: just look at private messages here, I have offered you solution for your specific case, which should solve your problem without need of deleting any metadata.
Thank you. I will try what you sent. (I may not get to it today, though.)

Actually, your earlier suggestion of "Tools - Advanced tag management - Clean ID3v2 tags" seemed to work in a small test. I need to try it on a larger sample to see what data is lost. I may not lose anything critical since everything in the MM database was acquired by scanning the library. If I go through the earlier suggested process of updating the original MMW2 database I suspect I would have more data to lose.

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Re: Some titles display as Chinese - how to fix? [#15147]

Post by pokeefe0001 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:22 pm

MiPi wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:43 am
pokeefe0001: just look at private messages here, I have offered you solution for your specific case, which should solve your problem without need of deleting any metadata.
Thank you. That solution worked I implemented your fix, ran a short test which looked good, and then rescanned the whole library. Everything is displayed correctly.

Thank you.

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Re: Some titles display as Chinese - how to fix? [#15147]

Post by mpetrox » Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:34 am

Sometimes it is a windows-10 problem. I had this problem and I found the following solution.
Check your mp3 file properties, ie right-click on a mp3 file and select properties. If the title and/or other info looks Chinese, then check the language settings of your pc as follows.
1. Open settings -> Language -> Click on “Administrative language settings”
2. In the section “Language for non-Unicode programs” check the setting. If it is different than the regional settings language, press “Change system locale” and set according to your locale
3. Try to Add/Rescan with some new mp3 files. If it is ok then clear the mediamonkey database from the mediamonkey menu -> File -> Clear Database, and then reload all mp3 from the beginning using Add/Rescan files to the Library

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