Why microsoft does not update Windows 7 to add support for ID3 2.4 tags?

Most media players these days write ID3 2.4 tags to MP3 files and neither Windows Media Player nor Windows explorer can read those tags. And because of this all my music files appears as unknown track, artist, album. And it is really annoying.


Hi Antish,

Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community!


I am sorry to inform you that Windows Explorer and Windows Media Player cannot handle ID3 version 2.4tags in any version, up to and including Windows 7/Windows Media Player 12. Windows can understand ID3 up to and including version 2.3 .

For more details on ID3 tags in Windows 7refer to the links provided below:


Media information in Windows Media Player: frequently asked questions




ID3 Tag Support


  Let us know if you have more questions and we will be glad to help you.

Abdul Raqeeb Kola
Former Microsoft Senior Support Engineer/ Sr. Blogger

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Last updated February 27, 2018 Views 894 Applies to: