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What do the different tagging options do?
Can somebody explain why I would use the different tagging options?

Specifically: Reload Info From Files (if changed), and rewrite tag files.

What do these do and give me an example when one would use them.

Thanks!

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What do the different tagging options do?
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Reload Info From Files (if changed)
If you have edited the metadata in another application (examples: changing a tag field, editing a cuesheet in Notepad) and want to make sure foobar2000 sees the latest contents.

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[Rewrite file tags]
If you have altered the tagging scheme in the Preferences and wish for the file to be re-saved with its existing metadata in the new type(s) of tag(s).

What do the different tagging options do?
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Reload Info From Files (if changed)
If you have edited the metadata in another application (examples: changing a tag field, editing a cuesheet in Notepad) and want to make sure foobar2000 sees the latest contents.

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[Rewrite file tags]
If you have altered the tagging scheme in the Preferences and wish for the file to be re-saved with its existing metadata in the new type(s) of tag(s).



Thanks for your reply.  Now a question about the tagging schemes in the preferences. 

What would the advantage of choosing id3v2 + id3v1 over just id3v2? Just compatibility with older devices/applications?
  • Last Edit: 08 July, 2013, 06:07:01 AM by shortdude123

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Yes, precisely. ID3v1 is so limited that there is no other reason to use it.