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Topic: Why WAV tags doesn't appear in Windows Explorer? (Read 387 times) previous topic - next topic
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Why WAV tags doesn't appear in Windows Explorer?

Hello everyone,

I have a problem regarding the display of WAV tags in Windows Explorer. No tags appear except the bitrate and file type. Even the duration is 0:00. I installed TagLib Property Handler, but it only works with other formats like FLAC. I also installed AudioShell, but it is so slow to load the information and can never finish loading. Also, I cannot get full control in the registry as is recommended in this link: https://www.softpointer.com/AudioShellAndWindows8.htm It tells me, "Unable to save changes made to permissions on SystemPropertyHandlers. Access denied." I also installed File Meta Association Manager, but that also did not solve the problem. Could someone please help me?

Thanks in advance!

 

Re: Why WAV tags doesn't appear in Windows Explorer?

Reply #1
Metadata for WAV files isn't well-standardized or widely supported.   But from my limited experience Windows Media Player CAN read them.    Almost every other format is better for tagging (probably because WAV is the oldest format).

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No tags appear except the bitrate and file type. Even the duration is 0:00.
You don't need tags for that.


Re: Why WAV tags doesn't appear in Windows Explorer?

Reply #2
The free version of dBpoweramp will show wave tags in explorer.