tags transferring into iTunes

Using windows 10 and latest 2.1.3 Audacity, following all the manuals converting casettes and LPs from a usb player.
Use labeling for tracks, leaving tracks just as numbers, tagging with name of album and artist, exporting as folder in WAV and saving to an external drive.
When I import folder into iTunes it only comes up as Unknown album and unknown artist and putting all subsequent imports into the same folder in itunes as well.
Any suggestions PLEASE.
Keep the language simple please Im a senior :smiley:

I assume it has something to do with the WAV format. Tags are not well supported for WAV files. I import MP3s into iTunes all the time and the ID3 tags get read by iTunes.

You can probably “tag” the files after importing into iTunes… From what I understand, iTunes has a separate database for the metadata, so the file itself may not have to be tagged.

If you must have lossless, ALAC (apple lossless) may be a better format. Tags will be better supported and your files will be about half the size of WAVs. FLAC is more common, but I don’t believe iTunes supports FLAC. But, I can’t really help you with making an ALAC because I’ve only done it a few times,… I’m pretty sure iTunes can convert WAVs to ALAC,

@DVDdoug. Your answer is spot on. @Kubefha, saving your audio in mp3 is the way to go. If you do want to convert to FLAC, iTunes will not work for you as they do not like the format. “Converting audio files from one lossless format to another is lossless; in other words, there is no quality lost when you convert from FLAC to ALAC. The same is true with other uncompressed or lossless formats, such as WAV, AIFF, APE, SHN, and others”. Here is an article concerning your issue and how to add your tags. http://www.kirkville.com/how-to-play-flac-or-other-lossless-audio-files-in-itunes/

Bummer…Thanks guys, I think.
Ill try and convert the WAVs into ALAC with another program first and see what happens or just start all over again ;-(
Thanks for the assistance
Thanks from Oz

Converted from WAV to M4A with AVS sound converter and retagged and worked perfectly importing into iTunes.
Thanks for the help

Very good. :slight_smile: