6 Replies Latest reply: May 5, 2013 7:20 AM by Joey_Cummings684 RSS

    Adobe Audition not saving Meta Data

    bdhanson

      I'm trying to save file information within an mp3 or wav file for our broadcast software (AudioVault) to read it and the information does not save.

      We use versions 1.5 and Version 3 and they both exhibit the same behavior.

       

      I have followed the info below but it doesn't work.

       

      The File Info command opens a dialog box in which you can see and add metadata—descriptive information that a computer can process and search—about the open audio file. For example, metadata can include history, loop, and Broadcast Wave information.

      For audio files in WAV, mp3, or CEL format, you can use the File > XMP Info command to add XMP metadata. This extensive metadata can be shared across databases, file formats, and platforms. (See Add or edit XMP metadata.)

      1. 1. In Edit View, choose File > File Info.
      2. 2. Click the tabs at the top of the dialog box to navigate between different sets of properties.
      3. 3. Set properties as desired, and click OK.

      To preserve file information when you save files, select Save Extra Non‑Audio Information in the Save dialog box.

       

      It is not saving the start and end date. Here's what I'm doing. Open mp3 file. File-File Info, toggle text field names to Radio Industry.

      Fill out Description, Advertiser, start date, end date, click ok. click file, save as (clicking save extra audio infomation)

      now close the file and reopen it and the start and end date are gone. Ideas?

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       


        • 1. Re: Adobe Audition not saving Meta Data
          SteveG(AudioMasters) Community Member

          Wasn't aware that MP3 files save radio industry data - as far as I'm aware they only save ID3. I think that the help files may be being a little economical with the truth; certainly metadata can be shared, but if it isn't in the ID3 format, then you can't save it as part of an MP3 file. And that format is pretty restricted from a production POV, because it's only intended to be a distribution format.

          • 2. Re: Adobe Audition not saving Meta Data
            gotaquest

            I have tried this SEVERAL TIMES and I don't think Audition does it. I've put information in the RIFF, XMP, BWF and ID3 fields.  No dice! If ANYONE has an answer or an alternative, it would be much appreciated.

            • 3. Re: Adobe Audition not saving Meta Data
              bdhanson Community Member

              After talking with BE I discovered that the following procedure will save

              the

               

              meta data providing it is saved in a WAV format (mp3 doesn't work.)

               

               

               

              Open your mixdown in the waveform view.

               

              Hit ctrl P and the wave properties window will appear.

               

              Fill out title, artist. Cut number, category and date.

               

              When you save as make sure save extra non-audio info is checked

               

              Then in the dropdown save as type choose WAV windows pcm.

               

               

               

              Your completed file can now be dropped into an AV import folder that should

              transfer

               

              Into the system with all the information in their proper fields.

              • 4. Re: Adobe Audition not saving Meta Data
                gotaquest Community Member

                Thanks bdhanson for your answer!

                 

                But I'm looking for some clarity. I thought ID3 is what MP3 saves the meta information in.  So is that a limitation of Audition that it doesn't save ID3 tags for MP3s?

                • 5. Re: Adobe Audition not saving Meta Data
                  SteveG(AudioMasters) Community Member

                  gotaquest wrote:

                   

                  But I'm looking for some clarity. I thought ID3 is what MP3 saves the meta information in.  So is that a limitation of Audition that it doesn't save ID3 tags for MP3s?

                  Audition does save ID3 data - that's not the original problem. What the OP wanted to do was save Radio Industry metadata, and that isn't part of the ID3 metadata at all. Metadata is defined for a specific format, and since MP3 is only designed as a means of distribution rather than a production format, it doesn't need it - it has metadata fields more appropriate to distribution needs. The original help file is, I think, wrong to mention MP3 in the way it does at all.

                  • 6. Re: Adobe Audition not saving Meta Data
                    Joey_Cummings684

                    I know I am late to the party but I wanted to make this document available:

                    https://www.dropbox.com/s/eynt7i6h8ahignm/AudioVAULT%20Compatibility%20with%20CoolEdit%20P ro%202.1.pdf

                     

                    BE put this out back in 2003 to explain Audiovault's metadata compatibility with Cool Edit 2.1. The document may not be relevant when using other versions but it does give some additional info regarding BE's handling of Cart Chunk.