Aiff tags written by Tag are unreadable...

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Aiff tags written by Tag are unreadable...

Post by pl_svn » Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:26 pm

... by Foobar2000 (running under Parallels 7.x): every "tag field" is just empty! :-0

ID3 Editor (Mac OS version) displays a "can't read file" alert then crashes

and I suspect this also explains why, when I tried Amarra in playlist mode, no tag was showing: just the filenames :-/


something deeply wrong here! :-/


EDIT: Fission too doesn't see any tag!

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Re: Aiff tags written by Tag are unreadable...

Post by sbooth » Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:47 am

This occurs only for AIFF?

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Re: Aiff tags written by Tag are unreadable...

Post by pl_svn » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:04 pm

... since I'm ripping once more my whole CD collection to AIFF... I don't know if it also applies to other file formats

for sure right after ripping (using XLD) all is fine: the instant I edit tags in Tag the file crashes ID3 Editor and doesn't show any tag in Foobar :-/

all is fine in iTunes and *Mac only* apps (Decibel, Audirvana, Enqueue). oh... wait... Swinsian couldn't load *some* (not all) of those files


and if you find what's wrong... I need, now, "a tool" to fix all my already (re)ripped files :'-(

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Re: Aiff tags written by Tag are unreadable...

Post by pl_svn » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:43 pm

*WAIT*!!!!

... seems the culprit is not Tag, I'm sorry :-(

what I described only happens with tracks purchased from Qobuz.com, not with those ripped from my CDs

I believe there's some "funny" tag, that Tag doesn't show (remember I asked you to make it at least display *every embedded tag? ;-)


I'll send you one of those tracks by PM, should you care to have a look

really and deeply sorry!
(yesterday I was dealing only with my Classical music collection that includes many albums purchased online)

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Re: Aiff tags written by Tag are unreadable...

Post by sbooth » Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:32 pm

I was thinking that this didn't make sense, and I'm glad Tag isn't at fault.

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Re: Aiff tags written by Tag are unreadable...

Post by pl_svn » Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:25 pm

... found what the issue is: some apps (probably most "cross-platform" ones) only can read files with the ".aiff" (2 "f") extension

all my purchased AIFFs have, instead, an ".aif" (1 "f") extension. never noticed before :-/


thanks to James, Swinsian developer, for pointing me in the right direction
(Swinsian is not cross-platform and James said it's just a bug that he will amend very soon)

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