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write error for m4a file

Posted: Tue May 26, 2015 9:46 am
by mrbladergroen
Hi,

I am not able to write a tag to a m4a file (file extracted with youtube-dl from youtube movie). The following message appears:
Failed to write tags!<br>Tag format "id3v1" is not allowed on "mp4.mp4" files
The same error appears with all other formats that I try. Any idea how to solve this?

Re: write error for m4a file

Posted: Fri May 29, 2015 1:23 am
by James Heinrich
QuickTime style files (including .mp4/m4a and friends) have their own tagging standards, and do not support ID3v1 or ID3v2. getID3 can read QuickTime-style tag data, but cannot write it.

Re: write error for m4a file

Posted: Fri May 29, 2015 10:43 am
by mrbladergroen
Then that would go on my wish list. Thanks for the answer.

Re: write error for m4a file

Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2016 6:38 pm
by CS_mania
A time passed since last answer in this topic. For nowday, is there any way to write tags in m4a file using getID3?

Re: write error for m4a file

Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2016 6:43 pm
by James Heinrich
No. And there very likely won't be any time in the foreseeable future.