· Is there anything I should keep in mind when I grab files from the player?
(Entry last updated on March 17th, 2003)
If you made edits to the song information in Emplode, and now you want to migrate those changes back to the files on your PC, there's a problem.
When you change the song information in Emplode, it's only changing the player's internal database. The MP3 files and their ID3 tags are not altered. So if you copy the songs from the player, their tags are still the same old tags they were when you sent them to the player in the first place. The Emplode software does not write tags as it downloads.
So if you made changes to the song information, you can't 'rescue' that data by downloading the songs with Emplode. Generally, it's best to make sure all your tags are correct before sending your songs to the player in the first place.
Fortunately, the Jemplode software has an option to write corrected tags back to the files as they're downloaded, provided that you set its options correctly. So if you need your player track information written to your MP3 files, you can use Jemplode to do it.