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  • BASGTA
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Changing Tags on Currently Playing Song
So I started to notice that after I formatted and installed everything about a month or two ago, that whenever I play a song in Foobar the the %data% coloumn will change from "2004" to "2004-00" or even the exact date "2004-02-26"  It annoyed me but I didn't really pay any attention to it.  I'm noticing that on some tracks however it'll erase all the tags, example...

Here I'm listening to Ramp - Enjoy the Music (El Grekoz Remix)



Here I'm listening to Ramp - Enjoy the Music (Original Mix)



Once I stop the playback or switch songs the tags come back.

I'm thinking there's something in the options that I haven't found yet that is enabling this.  I have version v1.2.3

  • marc2003
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Changing Tags on Currently Playing Song
Reply #1
foobar itself will never touch your files unless you explicitly tell it to. if they really have been changed, it will be some other component. right click the tracks(s)>properties and then the properties tab and look at Last modified. were the tags really changed or is it a playlist display bug?

also, it looks like you're using columns UI because default UI doesn't show the elapsed time. posting a full component list might help.


  • BASGTA
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Reply #2
I didn't mean it permanently changed the tags, but it only appears that it has changed as it goes back to normal when playback is stopped. 
I just noticed that when I'm listening to that song, when I fast forward the normal tags pop up for a split second.


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  • db1989
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Changing Tags on Currently Playing Song
Reply #3
it looks like you're using columns UI
Given the presence of said component in your list, are we to assume Marc was correct?

I'm noticing that on some tracks […]
Which tracks? What format(s)? Do they share any traits that might be contributing to the observed behaviour?

Please be more specific when reporting problems.

  • BASGTA
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Changing Tags on Currently Playing Song
Reply #4
I've only noticed it on mp3s.  I'm thinking that some of my mp3s have ID3v1 and ID3v2 filled out, and when I play the mp3 it switches from one type to the other.  Going with the example in my first post, when I open the properties of Ramp - Enjoy The Music the tags will be displayed normally (whether I'm listening to it or not) if I copy and paste each metadata field then paste it on to itself, the problem is fixed for this one file.

It's like I'm editing a field that I can't see.  Which is what lead me to believe there must be an option somewhere.
  • Last Edit: 06 April, 2013, 12:50:44 PM by BASGTA