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thatguy

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Can't delete tags
« on: May 29, 2014, 11:13:12 AM »
I'm trying to scrub some extraneous metadata from some mp3s I bought online. When I run exif tool with -a -s -G1, they show up as ID3v2_3 tags. When I try to remove the tags using -TAG= syntax (substituting the real id of the tag, of course), I get "Warning: Tag 'X' does not exist" (same result with -ID3v2_3:TAG=). When I run exiftool with the -v2 option, I see a bunch of "Private (Subidrectory) --> stuff, e.g.,

  | Private (SubDirectory) -->
  | - Tag 'PRIV' (42 bytes)
  | Private (SubDirectory) -->
  | | Tag2Scrub = Value
  | | - Tag 'Tag2Scrub' (27 bytes)

How can I remove these tags?

Phil Harvey

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Re: Can't delete tags
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2014, 11:52:20 AM »
Sorry, ExifTool does not yet support writing MP3 files.  You need to find some other utility to do this.

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...where DIR is the name of a directory/folder containing the images.  On Mac/Linux, use single quotes (') instead of double quotes (") around arguments containing a dollar sign ($).