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Old 2nd July 2009, 20:21   #49
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mp3 tag characters changed during sync

Winamp 5.56 (Build 2512)
Language Pack: None
Clean install with no 3rd party plugins
Full install

OS: Windows XP SP3
Locale: English US
Sound: Realtek High Definition Audio
DirectX 9.0c

Plugin affected: Nullsoft PlaysForSure Plug-in v0.7 [pmp_p4s.dll]

When synchronizing mp3 files with a Creative Labs PlaysForSure device (Nomad Zen Xtra or Zomad Zen V Plus), the tags sent to the player are changed for certain songs and those specific songs are not added to their associated playlists. If a second sync is tried the same songs are listed in both the 'songs to be transferred' and 'songs not in local media library' lists.

What's happening is that songs with specific characters in the mp3 ID tag (ID3V2.3) are changed to underscores "_" when synced to the device.

Tag characters:
/ \ : * ? " < > | [ ]

are all changed to _

for example the album tag in the winamp library:
Star Wars - Episode 1: The Phantom Menace
would be changed on the device to:
Star Wars - Episode 1_ The Phantom Menace

other threads describing this issue can be found at:
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