Try Mp3Tag or foobar2000
It uses AtomicParsley to remove all account-related atoms from your files.
Quote from: sluggy on 18 February, 2013, 02:39:22 PMIt uses AtomicParsley to remove all account-related atoms from your files.Does it also remove the email address embedded elsewhere in the file, which we’ve just been talking about for four posts?
sites which share iTunes plus albums use it
No, because iTunes does not present “personal data (email, etc)” as editable/removable, otherwise the OP would have done that already.blutarsky: From my experience a couple of years ago, other tagging utilities could remove almost everything, but the email address also seemed to be duplicated elsewhere in the file, as viewable by a hex editor even after the offending frames were removed. I think iTunes could still find it that way, too. Either way, it was there.I posted about this several times and asked for an explanation or an automated way to remove it besides scrubbing manually in hex, but no one has ever provided any response. Perhaps the situation has changed, but be wary that simply removing tags apparently was/is not a complete solution.
Quote from: sluggy on 18 February, 2013, 03:55:56 PMsites which share iTunes plus albums use itObjection: relevance. Why should the fact that an illegal file-sharer uses it be an indication that it’s good? At the very least, that doesn’t make it any more likely to resolve or not resolve the issue of the remaining embedded email address.I won’t be trying it because I don’t currently care enough about that information being in my files.* If you’re going to recommend something to someone with the implication that it fulfils a specific purpose, it’s not very useful to then tell that person to test for themselves whether or not it actually works. I’m not being argumentative for the sake of it; I suppose the OP will have to try it out.* And I never wanted to delete it for the sake of sharing my files with anyone: it was just a matter of personal preference, perhaps strange but whatever.
I'd like to remove my personal data (email, etc) stored in my iTunes collections. Data seems to be stored in iTunes extended AAC tags.Wondering if there's a tool to batch remove/wipe those selected tags.
After iTunes 11 and Cloud, any custom tagging (e.g. genre, album artist, sort fields) is overwritten resulting in a lack of library integrity.It also appears that iTunes communicates with the store when copying my albums onto my iPod and uses the store tagging, once again resulting in lost integrity of my library filing structure.
Quote from: cyberdux on 19 February, 2013, 08:07:22 PMAfter iTunes 11 and Cloud, any custom tagging (e.g. genre, album artist, sort fields) is overwritten resulting in a lack of library integrity.It also appears that iTunes communicates with the store when copying my albums onto my iPod and uses the store tagging, once again resulting in lost integrity of my library filing structure.Wow. And I thought the new version of iTunes was bad enough simply on the basis of its scrambled UI. To hear that it actually intrudes upon users’ intent is on another level. I’m glad that I only use it to transfer files. This is evidence not only that Apple continues its downhill progression but also that I should avoid anything computer-related that has the word cloud anywhere near it.
@cyberdux:Could you be more specific about iTunes 11 and iCloud? I'm using iTunes 11 but not iCloud and my tags are never modified, not even when I sync to my iPad. This makes me think that the fault is in iCloud only. Since "iTunes in the cloud" does not upload your music but simply notes that you own certain tracks which are available from the store, and then just downloads a fresh copy if you want your music somewhere else, I can imagine it will lose all your custom tags. (Of course it should be possible to upload those data, but the fact that apparently Apple doesn't do that seems like a lack of sophistication rather than malign intent.)On the other hand, if your problem shows up even when you don't move your music around, that would indicate something else is going on.
Ahh, then I probably never noticed because I almost never buy something from the iTMS. Now that I know your story I'm not likely to do it more often either.