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What metadata does iTunes store in the song ID3 tags and what will it only store in the library file? Are the any reference documents that explain this?

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iTunes stores the following meta data only in its library file (independent from track files): ratings, play count, artwork. In addition, as far as I know for non mp3 files this list includes album and artist name.

Correct me if I am wrong, but For *.mp3 files album/artist name and track name (even if changed in iTunes) are stored within the track file itself.

You might be interested in this article:

http://www.darcynorman.net/2004/01/25/itunes-metadata-lost/

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