The Tag Editor uses Unicode/UTF-8 format for text tags in all metadata formats, except ID3v2.3, which by design can hold metadata in UTF-16 encoding only. So if your player can parse ID3v2 tags but does not recognize international characters in UTF-8, perhaps ID3v2.3 can be the right choice in this case.


Open files in the Tag Editor

In the Tag Editor, open one or more audio files that should have ID3v2 metadata in UTF-16 encoding.

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Show the Tag Format column

Show the Tag Format column to find out about metadata format in your MP3 files. This could be done both via main or context menu 'View / Columns / Tag Format', or 'View / Columns / Audio Properties / Tag Format'.

How to show the Tag Format column in Tag Editor for Mac

How to show the Tag Format column

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Select cells in the Tag Format column

Select a few or all cells in the Tag Format column. You can do that with the keyboard shortcuts, or via top or context menu 'Edit / Select Column'.

How to select Tag Format cells in the Tag Editor

Selection of all cells in the Tag Format column via context menu.

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Apply ID3v2.3 format

In the active cell, press the accessory button with the three dots inside - select metadata format, containing ID3v2.3 tags, for example, ID3v2.3 or ID3v2.3+ID3v1.

The format selected will be applied to all selected cells.

Changing the metadata format of audio files to ID3v2.3

Changing the metadata format of audio files to ID3v2.3

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Done!

When you finished, check the result of changing the metadata format of your MP3 files. Save the changes via ⌘+S or 'File / Save' menu.

Changing the metadata format of audio files to ID3v2.3

MP3 files saved with ID3v2.3 metadata format.

 

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