View Full Version : Using IDv2 tags on M4A (AAC) files?

09-19-2007, 09:14 AM
This is my scenario:
I have a Sony Ericsson W810. It plays AAC contained in M4A excellently, but the problem is that it doesn't recognise the iTunes tagging format. I used Mp3tag to manually strip off the iTunes tag and tagged it in IDv2, and hey, presto! My phone plays the file and reads the tag.

My question is:
Is it possible to use dMC to encode M4A files and use the IDv2 tagging format?


09-19-2007, 05:20 PM
I don't believe it is within spec to write ID3v2 tags to m4a, so this will probably never be supported.

10-09-2007, 08:34 AM
Okay, good point. But this seems to be the only probable solution for Sony Ericsson users (who I believe, make up quite a large population of dMC users). If you do a search on what encoder is recommended for Sony Ericsson Walkman phones you will see dMC as the top recommendation in many forums.

So, perhaps an option to write tags in other formats (such as ID3v2) to M4A files could be implemented in the future? I mean there currently isn't a "standardised" tagging format for M4A, and since ID3v2 is recognised by many players and portable devices, it could be helpful to the majority of users who use M4A/AAC.

10-09-2007, 02:36 PM
Will add to the wish list for next update.