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Old 05-01-2009, 09:54 AM
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Default NWZ-E438F Metadata not showing on some tracks, incompatible ID3 ver?


I'm using a Linux box, so I can't use the Sony software to transfer files back and forth to the Walkman. However, according to the Walkman documentation, the Walkman reads the metadata from the files when they're added, so just copying over the mp3 files should work fine.

The problem is that about 10% of my 1200 files on the Walkman display their metadata correctly, while the others have "unknown" for Album, Artist, etc.

I've checked the problem files in Songbird, Foobar2000, and on my iRiver H320 running Rockbox, and the metadata is there and reading properly.

The only thing I can think of is that maybe some of the tags have been written in an incompatible ID3 format. I couldn't find what versions of ID3 are supported by my Walkman to check this out.

If there's something else I'm overlooking, please let me know.


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