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daverw



Joined: 26/02/2017 12:27:26
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Hi, This is bound to be a newbe question but I've run SongKong on my music and it's been busy with folders and filenames but doesn't seen to have updated any metadata. I've been through the instructions a few times and I don't think I've changed anything wrongly (I'd hope the defaults would fix metadata). My example is the album Smilewound by múm.

SK has renamed every track to <artist album track# track-name.mp3> which is what I'd expected but all the metadata is null for every track.

I'm not using iTunes so those options are off.

What am I doing wrong?
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paultaylor

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Hi Dave

Filenames can only be renamed from the metadata so if the filename has changed SongKong must have added the metadata. There are some formats (like WAV) that can add metadata in multiple ways, and some applications only understand one way so the question is:

What application are you using to view the metadata, and what is the file format of the files ?

thanks Paul (Administrator)
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Spoke to Dave and the issue was a Phone app that didnt understand WMA metadata.

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daverw



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Hi Paul,

I'm just looking at the metadata with Windows 10 File Explorer or through Groove. The attached show before and after (the labels are slightly different) as you can see the file names are changed but there's no metadata.

It's probably a switch I've set on/off that I shouldn't but I can't work it out.

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Dave
 Filename mum original.JPG [Disk] Download
 Description Before SongKong
 Filesize 19 Kbytes
 Downloaded:  62 time(s)

 Filename mum changed.JPG [Disk] Download
 Description After SongKong
 Filesize 21 Kbytes
 Downloaded:  66 time(s)

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Are you sure that SongKong has actually found metadata for those files ?

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