ID3 Metadata

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ID3 tags are where metadata with most MP3 files is stored.  It isn't really a standard because different people/companies made contributions, but because of its wide use almost every program that plays or creates MP3 files can read this metadata.  There is so much information you can put in these files but almost noone uses most of the fields.  You can embedd album covers, booklet pages, titles, artists, genre, ISRC, UPC, website links, and the list goes on.  Oh...  the list...

 

Here is the list:

  • Unique File Identifier
  • Artist
  • Album
  • Title
  • Track No
  • Cover Art
  • Genre
  • Year
  • Comment
  • User Defined URL
  • User Defined Text Information
  • Composer
  • Copyright Info
  • Encode By
  • Original Artist
  • BPM (beats per minute)
  • Encoding Time
  • Playlist Delay
  • Original Release Time
  • Release time
  • Tagging Time
  • Lyricist
  • File Type
  • Involved People List
  • Grouping
  • Title/Songname/Content Description
  • Initial Key
  • Language(s)
  • Length
  • Musician Credits List
  • Media Type
  • Mood
  • Original Album
  • Original Filename
  • Original Lyricist(s)
  • File Owner/Licensee
  • Album Artist (Accompaniment)
  • Conductor/Performer refinement
  • Remixed
  • Disc No (Part of a Set)
  • Produced Notice
  • Publisher
  • Internet Radio Station Name
  • Internet Radio Station Owner
  • Sort Album
  • Sort Artist
  • Sort Title
  • ISRC
  • Encoding Preferences
  • Set Subtitle
  • URL: Commercial Information
  • URL: Copyright/Legal Information
  • URL: Official Song Web Page
  • URL: Official Artist Web Page
  • URL: Official Audio Source Web Page
  • URL: Official Internet Radio Web Page
  • URL: Payment
  • URL: Publishers Official Web Page
  • Play Counter
  • ID3 Extended Fields
  • Is Compilation
  • Sort Album Artist
  • Sort Composer