Audacity not preserving all EXIF data (metadata)

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Re: Audacity not preserving all EXIF data (metadata)

Post by jademan » Tue Jun 01, 2021 2:12 pm

Windows 10 - 21H1 Audacity 3.0.2 Commit Id: ff5003 of Tue Apr 13 20:53:40 2021 +0100

Second Export MP3 shows all original options preserved. (Did you do Tools > Reset Configuration) ?
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Re: Audacity not preserving all EXIF data (metadata)

Post by jademan » Tue Jun 01, 2021 2:15 pm

Also see: https://github.com/audacity/audacity/pull/829

Could this be related?

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Re: Audacity not preserving all EXIF data (metadata)

Post by waxcylinder » Tue Jun 01, 2021 2:40 pm

jademan wrote:
Tue Jun 01, 2021 2:12 pm
Second Export MP3 shows all original options preserved. (Did you do Tools > Reset Configuration) ?
No, just the explicit steps that I wrote

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Re: Audacity not preserving all EXIF data (metadata)

Post by waxcylinder » Tue Jun 01, 2021 2:42 pm

jademan wrote:
Tue Jun 01, 2021 2:15 pm
Also see: https://github.com/audacity/audacity/pull/829

Could this be related?
Cerainly could be.

But I am a pure black-box tester - I don't do that white-box under-the-hood look at the code stuff ;)

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Re: Audacity not preserving all EXIF data (metadata)

Post by jademan » Tue Jun 01, 2021 3:30 pm

waxcylinder wrote:
Tue Jun 01, 2021 2:42 pm
...t I am a pure black-box tester - I don't do that white-box under-the-hood look at the code stuff ;)

My bad - I meant to say: https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2750

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Re: Audacity not preserving all EXIF data (metadata)

Post by waxcylinder » Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:31 am

@cjsmall - I have logged your original issue as P3 Enhancement Bug #2802
https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2802
Bug 2802 - ENH: Metadata custom entries are ignored by Audacity on export

Thanks for the report.


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I also added P2 Bug #2801 as a result of further testing today
>Bug 2801 - Metadata: most metadata is discarded on import into Audacity (and subsequent export from Audacity)
https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2801

In relation to this 2810, longstanding (7 years) Bug #701 also applies
https://bugzilla.audacityteam.org/show_bug.cgi?id=701
Bug 701 - Metadata: Embedded album art and lyrics metadata discarded

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Re: Audacity not preserving all EXIF data (metadata)

Post by steve » Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:13 pm

Audacity uses ID3 v2.3 tags for MP3, and has read/write support for:
  • Artist Name
  • Track Title
  • Album Title
  • Track Number
  • Year
  • Genre
  • Comments
  • <custom>
There may be multiple "<custom>" fields, though they may not be supported by other apps.

If an MP3 contains only ID3 v1.x tags, Audacity will import:
  • Track Title
  • Album Title
  • Track Number
  • Genre
  • Comments
Audacity does not write ID3 v1.x tags.
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