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Expert Podcasting Practices For Dummies® by Terra, Evo, Morris, Tee

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Chapter 25. Creating and Editing ID3 Tags

In This Practice

  • Understanding why ID3 tags are important

  • Examining critical tags you won't want to miss

  • Looking at other tags you may want to include

If you attended primary school in the States, you probably encountered your first truly draconian teacher somewhere around the third grade. She may have been some gnarled woman with a beehive hairdo and horn‐rimmed glasses who demanded that all assignments be complete with your name written in the upper‐left‐hand corner of the page, followed by the date and perhaps even subject. For kickers, you also had to include the class period and perhaps even the number of your seating assignment. To make matters worse, if you neglected to complete any one of these descriptors on a paper, you ran the risk of having the paper returned to you, a reduction in your overall score, or possibly even getting a zero on the whole thing. Yes, just because you left off the date or used your nickname.

Mrs. Crabtree (substitute any name here) didn't do this because she was a horrid person. No, she required this of you — and every student — so she could easily identify the papers by student, assignment, subject, and period. While you were off to attempt your mastery of the teeter‐totter at recess, Mrs. Crabtree was busy sifting through the homework and classwork of 350 other students, and the only way she could do this with any sort of efficiency was to require this descriptive data on each and every paper, test, or project. ...

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