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quartet1977
08-22-2007, 06:52 AM
Hi, I just converted a large batch of mp3s to m4bs, because they are audio books. During the conversion, my tags were lost. I used the tag editor to put them back (with the option in the right click menu), and I had no trouble inputting tag info, but the tags don't show up either in the folder where the files are kept or in iTunes when I play the tracks. The tags do show up when I check the file's properties, though. Can anyone suggest how to make the tag info show up in iTunes? Also, is there a way to preserve tag info when converting? Thanks!!

LtData
08-22-2007, 07:16 AM
Did you follow the instructions beside the m4b codecs in Codec Central:
Requires the above m4a codec to read / write ID Tags from .m4b files as well as to decode .m4b files.?
Download the m4a codec and install it, then you should get tags with your files.

quartet1977
08-22-2007, 08:02 AM
Did you follow the instructions beside the m4b codecs in Codec Central: ?
Download the m4a codec and install it, then you should get tags with your files.
sorry, i should have mentioned above that i did do that. that's what gave me the convert and id tag options in my right click menu. but like i said, the tags don't appear in itunes or elsewhere, except the pop up info when the cursor hovers over the file.

LtData
08-22-2007, 05:22 PM
Try installed the new beta m4a codec from the beta section of this forum, there is a problem with dMC using the new version of the nero .exe (above 1.0.7.0 I believe).

quartet1977
08-23-2007, 10:22 AM
Try installed the new beta m4a codec from Codec Central, there is a problem with dMC using the new version of the nero .exe (above 1.0.7.0 I believe).
thanks, but i didn't see a beta of that codec. could you provide a link? thanks again

LtData
08-23-2007, 06:02 PM
http://forum.dbpoweramp.com/showthread.php?t=13824

I meant to say "the new beta m4a codec in the beta section of this forum", message edited.

quartet1977
08-24-2007, 07:24 AM
http://forum.dbpoweramp.com/showthread.php?t=13824

I meant to say "the new beta m4a codec in the beta section of this forum", message edited.
Thanks! That worked, partially. The tag info doesn't show up in windows explorer, but it does when playing with iTunes. The strange thing is that when placing the cursor over the file, you can see all the tag info. The even stranger thing is that the track length in the tag is doubled when played with iTunes. For example, a track that is six minutes long according to the tag (and my watch) is twelve minutes according to iTunes. Any thoughts on that? Thanks again!!

EDIT: never mind about the time issue. i got that sorted. but i am wondering why tag info doesn't show up in the directory columns in windows explorer. thanks!

Spoon
08-24-2007, 08:43 AM
Microsoft does not like m4a...

slater2000
08-25-2007, 07:44 AM
this post helped me a lot, thanks, but ..... how do I sort out that "time issue"?

Spoon
08-26-2007, 05:50 AM
Sounds like a bug in iTunes, try reporting to apple.

slater2000
08-26-2007, 11:33 AM
well, I was kinda referring to this:


EDIT: never mind about the time issue. i got that sorted.

sounds to me like it can be sorted out.

slater2000
09-06-2007, 02:27 PM
ok, I think I found the solution.
"Force LC AAC" encoding worked for the files I tested.

just for the archive.

Cheers,
Slater