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iTunes 10 intermittantly writing corrupted ID3 tags to MP3s, etc

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I'm using iTunes 10 64-bit on Windows 7.

I have my CD collection ripped to ALAC for archival (properly tagged, album art embedded). I then use iTunes to generate 190kbps MP3s for the iPod from the MP4 source files.

I'm noting that if I setup iTunes to do a batch convert, it is writing malformed ID3 tags to some of the resulting MP3s. iTunes won't display the tag data and MP3Tag reports bad id3 tags. If I then go back and re-convert that album, it seems to be OK. So I don't know if the amount of albums is problematic for iTunes or what. I didn't seem to have this issue in previous versions.

Also, when you convert ID3 tags in iTunes (say from 2.2 to 2.3), iTunes loses the embedded album art. VERY frustrating.
Windows 7, iTunes 10 for Windows 64-bit
  • ed2345 Level 6 Level 6 (18,405 points)
    st964p62 wrote:
    I'm using iTunes 10 64-bit on Windows 7.

    I then use iTunes to generate 190kbps MP3s for the iPod from the MP4 source files.


    There is no need to do that batch convert. Instead, use the option to create AAC/128 to sync to the iPod. This option, which was new in iTunes 9.1, causes iTunes to create the smaller files on-the-fly as you sync the iPod, without changing the library copies (ALAC in your case).
    Windows 7, and 16GB Nano
  • ed2345 Level 6 Level 6 (18,405 points)
    If you will be doing a lot of batch conversions, you may wish to consider an industrial-strength conversion tool, such as dBpoweramp.

    If you wish to give feedback to Apple, you can use the iTunes Feedback page.
    Windows 7, and 16GB Nano

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