MP3 year includes backslash

I’m using 2.4.2 on Windows 10 (release 2004) to digitize vinyl LPs.

With Edit/Metadata… I set the artist, album title, and year, say 1976. Then I export to MP3 with Export/Export Multiple…

When I look in the MP3 files, the “Year” field is set to “1976\1976”, rather than “1976”. Is this a bug, or is there some subtle operation I can do to stop the date being “duplicated” this way?

There is an explanation [u]here[/u] but I’m no sure what the “solution” is. Maybe try [u]MP3Tag[/u].


I went back through the 50 or so albums that I’ve digitized and found that a few of them, mostly ones I did early on, didn’t have the backslash. I’m not sure what I did differently then. ¯_(ツ)_/¯