iTunes "Release date" tag frame

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TheMcShan
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iTunes "Release date" tag frame

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Hi

Does anyone know what id3 frame iTunes uses for the release date tag?
Original date in mediamonkey shows up with the correct dates for all my music, but in itunes it only shows correct year then ".01.01" after it..
example

i have a song wich has original date "2010.12.20". In itunes release date field it is "2010.01.01".

Am i doing it wrong or is there no field in MM corresponding to Release date in itunes?
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Re: iTunes "Release date" tag frame

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Does it show correctly in iTunes when you tag a file in iTunes?
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Re: iTunes "Release date" tag frame

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Hi

Release Date field in iTunes is locked so you cant edit it. I found out that itunes uses frame TDRC for Release Date. I cannot find this frame in MM. I dont know what frame is used for Original Date in MM. Is there a way to manually make a field in MM that that corresponds to id3v2.4 frame TDRC? that would be just the perfect solution for me.

EDIT:

Christ, after 3 hours i found out while tagging back ad fourth with mp3tag that iTunes uses ID3v2 frame: TDRL for its Release Date field.
mp3tag had a RELEASETIME field that corresponds to frame TDRL and when i edited this field, itunes updated the Release Date field with the correct info i entered while editing in mp3tag. Im not sure if TDRL is a v2.3 or v2.4 frame, or even both. But mp3tag show me that the file i edited the RELEASETIME for is v2.3.

Now, the only way to populate the Release Date field for all my music in iTunes is to copy all mp3tag field ORIGYEAR frame:TORY to field RELEASETIME frame:TDRL. mp3tag supports copy%paste like this so thats awesome. I hope MM devs can implement a releasetime field for TDRL frame or even better: use TDRL frame with Original Date field that MM uses, that means that values in Original Date would populate both TORY and TDRL frames.
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Re: iTunes "Release date" tag frame

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MM user since 2003 (lifetime since 2012) "Trying to imagine life without music gives me a headache"
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Re: iTunes "Release date" tag frame

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wow, this looks like the answer ive been looking for. Ill do this when i get back home and report back. Thanks you so much :D!
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