Audacity 3.1.0 and subsequent, including latest-of-this-post Audacity 3.1.2
Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 21H2 build 22000.318
The issue is metadata. My observation is that at least non-standard metadata is being discarded, is absent, is lost by Audacity, when opening and working with files with which this metadata is preexisting.
For instance, commonly “ReplayGain” metadata exists within files. This is presently being scrapped by Audacity 3.1.x. Within my personal music library I manage, I’ve got custom fields of metadata I apply to my files. These metadata fields are being lost in 3.1.x.
At least temporarily, I have reverted my installation of Audacity to 3.0.5, which is the last I had downloaded prior to 3.1.0 being released.
I trust the issue can be addressed.
Thank you and take care.
I’ve not put any effort toward my own investigation of this issue. I felt the software was so recent that surely there’d be other folks experiencing the issue, or that folks would be aware of it. In searching the forums and filtering recent Audacity channel comments at YouTube for “metadata,” I feel there is a possibility no individual has publicly stated this issue.