Author Topic: [Solved] m4a tags - different attributes?  (Read 1005 times)

edge306

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Apologies if this is answered somewhere already - I did search but didn't find an answer - but are the tag attributes different for m4a audio files vs mp3?  I have a heap of radio shows in a mixture of mp3 & m4a and I've been inserting the playlist of tracks contained in the show into the 'Comments' field.  This works fine for mp3 but it seems the m4a files will only accept a much shorter text.  If so, does anyone have any ideas of how to work around this (apart from re-encoding as mp3 which I don't want to do)?  I'm using version 3.1.6466.  Thanks in advance.....

Edit: Have now updated to latest version 3.2.6756, same issue experienced.  Edit then save tag, no error message, status bar at the bottom says 1 file updated, comments appear correct in editor.  Close MB down and reopen, check the comments in the editor and find the changes aren't saved and the comments remain truncated.
Last Edit: July 05, 2018, 07:00:09 PM by edge306

redwing

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Any text field in m4a cannot exceed 255 byte except lyrics field. So try the lyrics field.


edge306

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Yep, perfect!  Thanks redwing, problem solved thanks to you.  Cheers!