Perry’s ID3 Tag Viewer parses ID3v1 and ID3v2 tags stored in MP3 files. Not only does it extract common data such as the Artist, Album and Title, but it also extracts frames that contain data which MP3 players and tagging software simply do not care about, such as Private (PRIV) frames, User Defined Text Information (TXXX) frames, and other custom third-party frames that might contain hidden/encrypted data. Perry’s ID3 Tag Viewer utilizes a custom ID3 tag parsing library written from scratch, based on the official specifications at ID3.org.
Also check out the introductory post here.
- July 20, 2011 – uploaded v0.6.
- July 19, 2011 – uploaded v0.5.
- Drag and drop multiple files from Windows Explorer.
- View ID3v1 and ID3v2 (2.2.0, 2.3.0, 2.4.0) tags, including most or all ID3v2 frames defined in the official specification.
- Reveal hidden frames and data within an ID3v2 tag that you didn’t know existed! Software such as iTunes and MusicBrainz can add hidden data to your MP3 files inside uncommon ID3v2 frames (see screenshots).
- .NET Framework
- Tested in Windows XP and Windows 7
This project is currently undergoing beta testing. Your feedback will help make this software better. All you need to do is download the software (it’s free!) and e-mail any problems or requests that you may have to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment here on this page. I’ll definitely read your feedback, and I’ll respond to as many people as I can.
- Perry’s ID3 Tag Viewer v0.6 (Beta)
- Support for viewing multiple APIC frames stored in a single tag. Useful for front/back disc artwork.
- Perry’s ID3 Tag Viewer v0.5 (Beta)
- Implements Perry’s ID3 Tag Library v0.3 and those changes.
- New ID3v2 Info panel which displays the tag size, frame count, and malformed tag warning.
- Perry’s ID3 Tag Viewer v0.4 (Beta)
Installation – Extract the contents of the zip file to a folder on your hard drive, then run the application (Perrys ID3 Tag Viewer.exe).
Usage – Simply drag and drop MP3 files into the left grid. The left grid displays aggregated tag info (preferring ID3v2 entries over ID3v1 entries) and the right grid displays actual ID3v1 and ID3v2 frame info.
All of my software comes with the same disclaimer. I do test and use my own software programs, and while I’m pretty confident there are no dire consequences to using them, I can’t be held liable for any damage caused by the use of my software, whether due to bugs, unforseen functionality or any other reason. I always recommend that you test my software on a sample before attempting the real thing. This will give you an idea of how it works and what to expect. Thank you for your interest in my software!