Understanding MP3 metadata


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Understanding MP3 metadata

An MP3 file contains not only the actual audio, but also information about that song called metadata. You can think of metadata as a small database associated with each song, within that database, there are tags that identify that Song's Name, the Artist, Album, Musical Genre, Release Year, and a lot more. Obviously those tags tell more about the file than a file name ever could. You can have an MP3 called jjbr#$.mp3, but as long as it has accurate tags your iPod will identify it as Electrolux by SNEW of the What's It To Ya Album.

The most common metadata fields added to MP3 files are the track title, the artist that recorded that track, which album the track belongs to, the track number from the album, the year that the track was published, the genre of the track like speech or rock or pop, additional notes about the track, a copyright notice by the copyright holder and a thumbnail of the album art or artist. In addition of these common fields other data can be included, such as web addr...

Understanding MP3 metadata
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Understanding MP3 metadata provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by Bobby Owsinski as part of the Audio Mastering Techniques

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Audio + Music
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iTunes Pro Tools
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