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MP3s: where do Genres come from?

kirkbauer

Member
May 31, 2015
623
242
Atlanta, GA
So I used a Linux tool to set the ID3 genre on all of my songs, or so I thought, but my car shows genres I didn't use, and doesn't show some genres at all (eg Oldies). It also has both Soundtrack and Soundtracks, misc and Miscellaneous.

The ID3 tag I was setting had about 150 fixed options that seem are stored as numbers.
 

wga22

Member
Aug 10, 2015
29
3
Vienna, VA
I thought I was losing my mind as thumbnails were updated on songs I didnt think I had thumbnails for! Certainly a feature I appreciate.
 

supratachophobia

Active Member
Sep 24, 2014
3,856
2,683
Columbus, Ohio
Did you use that same USB media before you did the genre tags, and then make the changes, and put the same media device back in? I have found that the car caches tag information and can do what you described. I took to renaming the root folder and then it forces a scan with updated information. Not ideal, but it works.
 

kirkbauer

Member
May 31, 2015
623
242
Atlanta, GA
Did you use that same USB media before you did the genre tags, and then make the changes, and put the same media device back in? I have found that the car caches tag information and can do what you described. I took to renaming the root folder and then it forces a scan with updated information. Not ideal, but it works.

I didn't know this, however this was a freshly-formatted USB drive and the music was copied off of a source that had never been in the Tesla so that's not it... :(
 

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