MP3 files may contain two incompatible versions of tags: ID3v1 and ID3v2. To learn more about ID3 tags, please refer to this section.

Sometimes you may find it necessary to synchronize the tag versions, i.e. copy ID3v1 to ID3v2, or, vice versa, copy ID3v2 to ID3v1. Of course, only those fields that are present in each version can be copied, like title, artist, comments, album etc.

Select all the files that need to be ID3-tag-synchronized. Check if the MP3 tag editor reads and writes both ID3v1 and ID3v2:

Tag versions

In the “ID3 tags” area, click “Save” on the toolbar (or press F2):

Save tags


In just the same way you can convert ID3 tags to Unicode or to ANSI.