Old 17th March 2019, 17:48   #1
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Winamp does not read RIFF ID3v2 tags in.wav files

Hi, I recently got quite a lot of files (~230) in .wav format. I tagged them all in MP3tag, adding track numbers, album, title, year and cover. For most of the files, Winamp fails to read tag correctly. for most of the songs, I have only tittle and artist read, for 5 out of all only title and album with no artist.
Tag certainly is there, as I checked in VLC and all is read correctly. even Windows explorer show proper title, artist and album tags!
I thought maybe to convert it all to FLAC to make it match rest of my collection, but fre:ac (the program I use for conversion) fails to read those tags as well.

Please help me, one, I don't want to repeat all the tagging clickery, two, I'm just curious. I tried to find list of supported Winamp file formats and tag formats, but obviously built-in help sends me to void.

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Old 18th March 2019, 18:06   #2
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Try converting them to flac via winamp, and then add tags that way. I believe those tags would save in vorbis comments which winamp reads. I could by wrong but I don't believe winamp tries to read tags from wav files.

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As I've worked with RIFF wav data chunk headers before I know that tagging support for WAV files is sketchy. They are very limited in size and not easy to update or read. It's not surprising you're having such difficulties. As suggested, convert all the files to another format (like FLAC) and edit the tags in the FLAC formatted files.
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Old 20th March 2019, 05:48   #4
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I think there is some confusion in this thread...

First of all, any and all id3 tags in a wav file are always, ALWAYS, a hack, and as far as I know, not supported by mp3tag or most apps. It's a bad idea to hack id3 tags into wav files, and imo, FLAC files, or other formats which don't need or don't natively support id3.

Secondly, wav files, contrary to conventional wisdom, do support some tagging natively, but it's very very limited and most apps don't support that either. Mp3tag might, and Audacity does. I believe it is done in the RIFF header.

Regardless, no one needs wav files, unless they are actively doing audio editing. Otherwise they should use either FLAC or ALAC which saves space and can be properly fully tagged and are well supported by many apps.

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