In this article, we are going to teach you the methods that exist to edit the metadata of the MP3 music of your Android mobile in a very simple way. But first, we want you to know exactly what we mean when we talk about metadata.
What is the metadata of an MP3 file?
In simple terms, the metadata of an MP3 file is the information that identifies the song. This information includes the song title, artist, year, genre, album, track length, and many other information.
When we download songs from an official store, such as iTunes, this information is included. However, when downloading free MP3 music, such as from a YouTube video, usually this information is distorted or flat, it does not contain it. This can drive more than one person crazy.
Without a doubt, the alteration of the metadata can become a problem when playing MP3 music on Android devices, however, today we will tell you how you can fix it.
How to edit the metadata of the music on your Android mobile
If you want to have all your music well organized, you should take a look at the metadata of each file. If you see that one of them does not match the original track, you can change them from a PC or from the same mobile. Below we show you both ways, starting with the most comfortable.
Edit song metadata using Windows file explorer
Without a doubt, this is the most comfortable option to carry out this process. In addition to having more space, it is also possible to edit the metadata without downloading applications. You can do it using your computer’s file explorer. To do this, do the following: «»
- Right-click on the song you want to modify.
- Select the “Properties” option and then click on “Details.”
- To modify any value, just type the corresponding information in each field. There you can edit the title of the song, the album it belongs to, the year, the genre, among other information.
- To save the changes, click “Apply”.
On the other hand, you can also edit the information of multiple songs that belong to the same album. To do so, follow these steps:
- Select all the songs you want to modify.
- Right-click on the set. Then select the “Properties” option.
- Go to the “Details” box and edit only the metadata corresponding to the “Multimedia” section. That way, the data you modify will be applied to all songs. Under this section are details such as the performers, the album, the year, among others.
- Finally, save the changes by clicking “Apply”.
After editing the metadata of all your songs, transfer the files to your mobile and that’s it. From that moment on, everything will be more organized and it will be easier for you to find your songs.
The best apps to edit the metadata of a song on your mobile
If you don’t have a PC, the good news is that you can do this same process from your own phone. The bad news is that it is a bit more uncomfortable. To do this, it is necessary to download applications from the Play Store that allow you to make these changes to the files. Here are 2 apps to edit the metadata of your songs.
Pi Music Player
In addition to its attractive interface, this music player allows you to carry out the process we are referring to. Once you download it. 1) open the app, 2) select a song, 3) click on its side menu and 4) select the option «Edit track information».
In this section, enter the relevant data. Once you are done, press the ✔ symbol to save the changes. Then you just have to repeat the process for the other songs.
Star Music – Tag Editor
This is not a music player. Rather, it is specially designed to alter song metadata. Once you download it, open the application. It will automatically scan your mobile for songs. Then select any track and start editing its information.
When you’re done, save your changes and you’re done. It should be noted that, among other options, this app allows you to add the image of the album of the song. In addition, if you usually download music in MP3 format for your mobile, we recommend that you compress the audios without losing quality so that you can save a little space in the memory of your mobile.