I have used Audacity to batch-process about 1500 MP3s imported from my iTunes library. These files come from a variety of sources (iTunes purchases, CD imports, etc.). Prior to processing I have painstakingly entered metadata into the files in iTunes, and all that data shows up under the file properties detail in Windows Explorer. For most of the songs this data is retained in the Audacity export, but for a significant number of files the metadata is lost and no longer appears in iTunes or WE. Quite a pain to have to type it in all over. I haven’t been able to find a common denominator as to which files lose the data (in terms of their original source or anything else). I don’t know enough about how metadata is coded into files to troubleshoot this.
I am using Audacity 2.3.2 on Windows 7 Professional 64-bit