View Full Version : Delete "comments" ID3 tag in mp3 files

14-06-2007, 07:34 PM
For some reason most of my mp3 files have acquired random numbers and letters in the "Comments" ID3 tag/field. (eg. "00001946 00001A4A 0000579B 00005FA5 0001119E 0001119E 00008000 00008000 0001119E 0001119E")

Is there any reason why this has happened, and how can I delete all of them at once instead of individually (which would take me hours)?


14-06-2007, 08:23 PM
Use a mass-tagging program. You should be able to update only one field (i.e. the comments field). Just set this to a blank and then set it to work. Note that if you have a lot of files and they are ID3v2 tags, this may take a while - because ID3v2 is stored at the beginning of the file, the whole file must be rewritten to apply a tag.

Unfortunately I can't recommend a program - it's been years since I last needed to do this.

14-06-2007, 10:53 PM
I found out I could just select all of the files and do it at the same time by just blanking the comments field! I didn't need to use a mass-tagging program, although I did try a couple (doesn't show up in iTunes).
I still don't know why this happened though...