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I try to edit the tags of MP3 files and I found that some of the file cannot be edited.

Here's the procedure when I edit the information of the MP3 file:

  1. Right click the MP3 file in Windows Explorer and click Properties.
  2. Switch to "Details" tab and then edit the MP3 information, such as Title, Artist and Composer.

This is the message that I get if I try to save it:

"An unexpected error is keeping you from applying properties to the file. If you continue to receive this error, you can use the error code to search for help with this problem.

Error 0x8007000D: The data is invalid.

May I know why this happens and whether there is any solution for the same?

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Those files are most likely corrupted in some way. See Is it possible to check an MP3 for data corruption? –  Karan Jun 6 '13 at 23:27

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There's two options I'd look at seriously. Firstly, if you're convinced there's major issues with the tag, mp3diags might do a good job fixing it. Naturally read the big red and yellow print, and keep backups before using a program that makes substantial changes to your files.

The other would be to use a dedicated tag editor - I use mp3tag a lot to do your tag editing, assuming its just windows being silly. I'd use this anyway to manage files since its a lot simpler than using explorer for large numbers of files.

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mp3tag was able to change it without any warnings, thanks –  Yunus Nedim Mehel Feb 23 at 22:23

Based on the information you have provided:

After some research I found other users experiencing the same problem: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itproinstall/thread/fd434d22-8765-44db-8b17-2257a3619255

I don't know your exact circumstances but the general problem seems to lie in the metafile.

The general solution seems to be either open up the mp3 file in some sort of sound editor (for example... Audicity). Then resave (Save As ---> mp3).

OR

Convert all your files to .wav then back to mp3.

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Alternatively, freeware is available to help change the file details. If you searched Google with your error code you will find plenty of resources. –  cworner1 Jun 6 '13 at 11:09

I had this problem with lots of my MP3 files, my solution is to use an audio converter. I used EZ CD Audio Converter which is not free I you ask, but I guess other audio converters fix the problem. just convert them to the same format and quality they are. This fixes the problem.

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I have had the same problem and found its due to Windows inability to read ID3 V2.4 meta tags. The simplest method I have found to fix (that doesn't involve re-encoding) is to use tag editing software such as ID3-TagIT 3 to change them back to v2.3.

The method to do this using this software is to open the album folder in the software and select all the files. From the top menu's select Extended Functions > Transfer/Convert Tags In the menu that appears click Convert TAG Ver. 2.4 to Ver 2.3 (Ensure all check boxes are ticked EXCEPT Do not overwrite existing TAG entries) which can remain unticked...

Having gone round in circles on thinking it was "read only" properties on the folder permissions discovering this has been very useful!

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I have had problems applying values to properties in Properties dialog. In file manager, some or all of the values such as Artist, album etc were blank and could not be edited. This was caused by decompressing RAR archives with long file names which seems to corrupt the files in some way. My solution was re-name RAR archive to short name and re-decompress.

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http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-mp3-tag-editor.htm There are many choices but If you have a massive music collection its gonna be quite difficult. The Godfather is one of my favs but you have to decide for yourself. http://www.jtclipper.eu/thegodfather/download.html

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