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I've downloaded Kid3 to add metadata to a bunch of .wav files. While Kid3 recognizes .wav files (in opposition to EasyTag) and editing data was done very quickly, I was struggling visualizing the metadata in my file browser or in Rhythmbox.

Can anybody please tell:

  • What is the problem here? Are Ubuntu file system and Kid3 using different metadata systems?
  • How to make the Kid3 metadata changes visible in the file system and in Rhythmbox?

Note: I've already restarted Ubuntu in order to make sure that it is not a caching issue.

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  • That's a very useful link for issues like this one. Might help in several cases. Except, It didn't work for my Ubuntu 14.04. with Rhythmbox. Would recommend to make this comment a possible solution anyway. – philburns Aug 15 '17 at 14:15
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    The combo ID3 tags + WAV is quite uncommon. An alternative might be to losslessely convert your wav files to flac. Not sure wether rythmbox does support ID3 tags in flac containers. – audionuma Aug 15 '17 at 15:50
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Although it seems that it doesn't solve the OP issue, there's a thread on Kid3 discussion forum that is titled :

Tagging of WAV issue - Music players are unable to read the tags of WAV

Here's an excerpt :

  • Support for RIFF INFO chunks in WAV files seems to be more common than ID3v2 tags, so you should try if RIFF INFO works with your player. Such tags can be created using the "Tag 3" section of WAV files.
  • By default, Kid3 uses IPRT for the track number field in RIFF INFO chunks. Some players use ITRK instead. You can set which is used in "Track number field name" in the "Tags/Tag 3" tab of the preferences.
  • Some players support ID3v2 tags in WAV files, but they expect them to be in a chunk with name "id3 " (lowercase) whereas Kid3 uses "ID3 " (uppercase) by default. You can set this in "WAV files with lowercase id3 chunk", which is in the ID3v2 section of the "Tags/Tag 2" tab of the preferences.
  • Some players support ID3v2 tags in WAV files, but only ID3v2.3.0, and not ID3v2.4.0. Before version 3.4.3, Kid3 always used ID3v2.4.0 in WAV files, but now the setting "Version used for new tags", which is in the ID3v2 section of the "Tags/Tag 2" tab of the preferences, is respected for WAV files too.

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