Modify iTunes rating/advisory warning in mp3s on Mac? Answered
I have searched and searched online for a solution and have found nothing that works. I want to add & modify the CLEAN and EXPLICIT content advisory warning labels displayed in iTunes on mp3s using my Mac.
Yes, I know I could just type in explicit or clean in the comments field using get info, but that does not work with the built in parental controls. Also, I get a little OCD with my music and would much prefer to use the correct label since there is one.
For anyone who says mp3 files cannot store this type of information, that is incorrect. See the screenshot below for proof of the contrary. I purchased the song below in the iTunes store but later converted it to mp3 so I could use the song on a device/program (can't remember which) that could not play the original file type. The content advisory label was transferred to the mp3.
Here are some proposed solutions I found online that do NOT work:
- Atomic Parsley - Does not work with mp3s. Yes, I could potentially convert my entire library to AAC and then use this but I do not want AAC files, I want mp3 files. Mp3s are more compatible with other programs and devices. I suppose I could also convert my entire library to AAC, adjust the content advisory warning labels, then convert the entire library back to mp3. I do not want to do this, however, because of the potential to reduce the audio quality of almost every song I own.
- Lostify - This program is for mp4 files.
- Atomic Parsley based programs - Again, they do not work with mp3s.
I may be asking for a miracle here but if anyone knows how to do this, an Instructable would be much appreciated.
On a somewhat irrelevant note, here is my take on the parental advisory warnings: In an ideal iTunes world, these could be easily modified and protected by password so parents could make inappropriate songs not purchased on iTunes inaccessible to their children using the parental controls. It seems ridiculous to me that this is not possible, as Apple knows that the majority of people do not have a library of songs 100% from the iTunes store. Also some songs are mislabeled (oftentimes if one song on an album has an f-bomb, the entire album is marked explicit).