By Josh C., 18 February, 2014
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I have yet another iTunes for Windows problem. I have a bunch of CD's I ripped to WMA format, and they all needed to be converted to M4A in order to play them on my iPhone. After nearly 20 hours of copying and converting all 2000+ of the files in iTunes, today I find out that none of the album artist info was saved on the M4A copies of the files. Because of this, under Albums, any compilation CD by various artists isn't grouped under various artists, but instead there are multiple appearances of the same album by each artist. Windows Explorer won't let me edit any metadata whatsoever for M4A format files, so I'm at a complete loss. The album artist info is there for MP3 files, but it isn't there for the converted M4A files. This makes it a pain in the neck to listen to albums on my iPhone. Please help!
album artist info not being saved in iTunes
Are yu using your iPhone's
A point of clarification.
There is a metadata tag
i suppose you still have those cd's?
I don't want to rerip hundreds of CD's...
how much time did it save you?
Solved-album artist info not being saved in iTunes
I know its been over a year since you made that comment but I have had the same problem and couldn't find an answer on-line.
The reason the tags wont save is because the file attributes are set to Read Only. Simply select all the files in a folder, right click and go to properties, remove the 'Read Only' check box. fixed the problem for me. Has nothing to do with the format of the file as people previously thought.
Hopefully you figured it out and didnt have to manually change all the tags.