ID tags missing when rendering to FLAC

I’ve just tried to render an audio montage to FLAC and MP3, together with ID tags (using Wavelab 8.5.0). Everything works fine when rendering to MP3, but when I try to render to FLAC, the resulting file doesn’t have any ID tags.

I have used the factory preset “CD tracks from custom metadata” in the Metadata window, and I’ve set the “Import from source file” option in the Rendering dialog (and I think I’ve entered all the data correctly; after all, they are created correctly in the MP3 files).

Am I overlooking something?

Thanks and best regards,
Tim

I wish I knew more about FLAC and FLAC metadata. I don’t often use FLAC but it seems that my metadata presets in the montage that satisfy my WAV, mp3, and AAC needs does not add any readable metadata to FLAC files.

When I tag FLAC files with metadata using the Jaikoz app, the Mac Finder doesn’t see the metadata but Jaikoz can when I reopen the files in Jaikoz.

Maybe you need a special FLAC metadata app, but it would be nice if Wavelab could directly tag FLAC files like it can with other formats.

WaveLab does not support ID3 tags in FLAC files. This is why the preset you mention does not work. The big meta-data dialog is for producing wav, mp3 and aac files.
For FLAC, you can edit meta-data in its dedicated edtitor, that you open from the file format dialog:
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I tried using the File Format dialog, but the resulting file still didn’t have any metadata…
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Or did you mean I have to re-enter all the information after having rendered the file? That would be pretty awful, don’t you think? Why wouldn’t Wavelab (if it can be used to edit FLAC tags) then also allow those tags to be created upon rendering?

But anyway, the approach you suggested doesn’t even seem to work:

Open the file, press Shift-A (Edit - Metadata), enter some metadata and click “OK”:
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The filename tab turns red and gets a “*” to show that it has been modified. Press Shift-A again - metadata are gone:
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What’s happening there?

Thanks,
Tim

Or did you mean I have to re-enter all the information after having rendered the file? That would be pretty awful, don’t you think?

No, I don’t mean that. You have to enter the data as you do on your pictures. And the variables will be automatically rendered during rendering.
But you have found a bug: the data is lost when closing the dialog. I have identified the problem and it will be corrected in 8.5.20.

Oh, excellent! Thanks for getting to the bottom of this so quickly! :smiley: