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Topic: Can EAC compress WAV files that have tags and add the tags to the MP3? (Read 294 times) previous topic - next topic
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Can EAC compress WAV files that have tags and add the tags to the MP3?

I ripped a couple dozen CDs in EAC to WAV files before i figured out how to get them to convert to MP3 at the same time, so I tried Mp3tag for the first time.  It added tags to my wav files - great.  Now i want EAC to compress those files to MP3s, which it does easily with drag and drop but i also want the tags to be carried along, which it does not.  I have Add ID3 tag checked in the External Compression tab of Compression options but that does not seem to help.
Do i have to go back to Mp3tag with the MP3s or is there a way to get EAC to carry over the tags during compression?
Any suggestions appreciated, or even if you know what i want is not possible would be good to know.
thanks
ed

Re: Can EAC compress WAV files that have tags and add the tags to the MP3?

Reply #1
EAC does not write metadata to WAV files.
EAC does not read metadata from WAV files.
korth

Re: Can EAC compress WAV files that have tags and add the tags to the MP3?

Reply #2
Try Kabuu Audio Converter.

It seemed to work for me but the particular WAV I tried didn't have embedded artwork so I don't know if that would be preserved.

Tagging for WAV files is not well-standardized or widely supported and there may be some differences with ID3 tags.

...MP3Tag is pretty convenient because you can select a whole album and fill-in all of the common information at once before adding/editing the title & track number and anything else unique to each tracks.