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How do I set Windows Explorer in Windows 7 to display metadata / tags of Ogg Vorbis (.OGG) files when in 'Details' view?

Windows Explorer Vista/7 does not show ogg metadata properties in Windows Explorer

On another question I see that someone recommended dbPowerAmp Music Converter. How do I set Windows Explorer in Windows 7 to display metadata / tags of Ogg Vorbis (.OGG) files when in 'Details' view?

I have not tried that tool, but even if it works, it is a commercial tool costing $38.

I also see some shell extensions exist for Win XP/2000 like Audio Shell http://www.softpointer.com/AudioShell.htm, but these may not work in Vista/7 64 bit.

I also see that there is a property handler for flac files on Win 7 http://www.sevenforums.com/music-pictures-video/174276-windows-cant-read-flac-tags-2.html#post1531805

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marked as duplicate by Canadian Luke, 8088, Mokubai, CharlieRB, Nifle Sep 12 '12 at 19:42

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The dBpoweramp Music Converter download link, in its official page, is described to be a download of the trial version of the dBpoweramp 'Reference' version. It converts to dBpoweramp 'Free' after 21 days. The free version still has the metadata display feature in Windows Explorer. Comparison between dBpoweramp Free and Reference –  galacticninja Sep 12 '12 at 5:29

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You can download the free version of dbPowrAmp (which reads OGG in the details column in W7) at http://www.filehippo.com/download_dbpoweramp_music_converter/

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Thanks, that is awesome information! I was thinking of trying the commercial version of dbPowerAmp, but it's good to know there's a free version as well. –  rjnagle Sep 11 '12 at 17:08

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