Audio File Tags

(Updated 2017-7; BallroomDJ version 3.13.4)

Audio file tags are used by music players to display the artist and title and other song information. They are also used in organizing music.

Audio file tags are used to save data in audio files. The most common tags are genre, artist and title of the song. There are many other tags that are supported. BallroomDJ has the capability of writing out the song data to the audio file. BallroomDJ supports writing tags to FLAC, MP3 and OGG-vorbis audio files.

Writing the audio file tags creates a backup of most of the data that is stored in the BallroomDJ database. If all tags are written to the audio files, a Rebuild Database will be able to restore the entire BallroomDJ database.

When BallroomDJ writes the audio file tags for MP3 files, they are converted to version ID3v2.4 tags. "Windows Explorer and Windows Media Player cannot handle ID3v2.4 tags in any version, up to and including Windows 8 / Windows Media Player 12." If you use Windows Media Player or other audio program that cannot process ID3v2.4 tags, the BallroomDJ settings should not be changed.

Configuration / Options / Audio Files

In Configuration / Options / Audio Files, the Write Song Tags selection controls whether BallroomDJ writes audio file tags.

When set to Don't Write, no modifications are made to the audio files.

BDJ Tags Only only writes BallroomDJ specific tags to the audio files. This setting will not change other existing tags in the audio file.

If you are already using a program to manage your audio file tags, either Don't Write or BDJ Tags Only would be a good choice.

All Tags will write all audio tags to the audio file.

After changing the setting, select the Save button.

See also:
Configuration: Audio Files
Configuration: Update Database

Last modified 9 months ago Last modified on 2017-08-04T06:31:53-08:00