Windows 7 ID3 2.4 and Windows Explorer ID3 tag handling

Is there anything in the works to update Windows 7 to handle ID3v2.4?

Also I notice that Windows Explorer incorrectly handles ID3v2.3 TPE1 "Artist" tags as "Contributing Artists", and TPE2 "Band/orchestra/accompaniment" as "Album Artist".

Simple thing is that many programs automatically convert ID3v2.3 tags to ID3v2.4 when changes are made from within the program. In some cases the program can be forced to use ID3v2.3, but not all of them can. It'd be nice if Windows caught up with the current format.


Windows Explorer and Windows Media Player cannot handle ID3 version 2.4 tags 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:

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Last updated December 25, 2019 Views 5,083 Applies to: