Does anyone get 'ID3 tags could not be read' warnings when opening up Traktor?

Jay.Dub
Jay.Dub Member Posts: 5 Sine

It's bothered me for years, and I've never found a solution.

Happens with a handful of tracks out of 82,000 and I've tried changing the permissions on the files, and no difference.

I'm on MacOS latest version, but this has been happening across multiple versions of OS and Traktor, so must be file-based?

Any help appreciated.

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  • Sunborn
    Sunborn GreeceMember Posts: 64 Tri
    Answer βœ“

    This is usually happening when you have a new version of Traktor, but your tracks were tagged by an older version. Or, you tagged the tracks on a different computer.

    What you need to do is a bit frustrating but is the only solution i have found. You need to select the tracks, then "right click" and choose "Delete from collection" and then choose "additionally remove Traktor tags".

    Then you have to re-import the tracks to the collection and re-analyze them... Problem solved! πŸ˜‰

    Alternatively you can remove these tags either with an audio editor (such as SoundForge, Wavelab, Audacity etc.), or with a tag editor (such as Mp3tag) but it will take even more time (since you will have to re-analyze the tracks with Traktor anyway)...

    Sadly you can not avoid this process. As long as the "wrong" tags remain on the tracks, you will get this message, no matter what. Good luck!

    However i have to point out that this problem occurs only to WAV (and possible to AIFF) files. I never see it on a FLAC or an Mp3 file.

    (On the image below you can see how this Traktor tag looks in audio editor)


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  • Sunborn
    Sunborn GreeceMember Posts: 64 Tri
    Answer βœ“

    This is usually happening when you have a new version of Traktor, but your tracks were tagged by an older version. Or, you tagged the tracks on a different computer.

    What you need to do is a bit frustrating but is the only solution i have found. You need to select the tracks, then "right click" and choose "Delete from collection" and then choose "additionally remove Traktor tags".

    Then you have to re-import the tracks to the collection and re-analyze them... Problem solved! πŸ˜‰

    Alternatively you can remove these tags either with an audio editor (such as SoundForge, Wavelab, Audacity etc.), or with a tag editor (such as Mp3tag) but it will take even more time (since you will have to re-analyze the tracks with Traktor anyway)...

    Sadly you can not avoid this process. As long as the "wrong" tags remain on the tracks, you will get this message, no matter what. Good luck!

    However i have to point out that this problem occurs only to WAV (and possible to AIFF) files. I never see it on a FLAC or an Mp3 file.

    (On the image below you can see how this Traktor tag looks in audio editor)


  • Jay.Dub
    Jay.Dub Member Posts: 5 Sine

    Thanks for the help, all sorted! Such a relief!!

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