ID3 file format description
Many people share .id3 files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .id3 file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .id3 files.
2 filename extension(s) found in our database.
.id3 - ID3 Metadata
ID3 file is an ID3 Metadata. ID3 tags provide the Title, Artist, Year, Genre and other great information when you're listening to music.
- .id3 file format description:
- ID3 format
- Data files
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- ID3 Metadata related links:
- ID3 Metadata related extensions:
.id3 - iData v3 Database
ID3 file is an iData v3 Database. iData is a flexible freeform text database for the Macintosh, iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.
Naturally, other applications may also use the .id3 file extension. Even harmful programs can create .id3 files. Be especially cautious with .id3 files coming from an unknown source!
Can't open a .id3 file?
When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:
Windows can't open this file:
To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.
To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.
- Open Control Panel > Control Panel Home > Default Programs > Set Associations.
- Select a file type in the list and click Change Program.
The .id3 file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
i3, od3, ix3, ie3, idr, id, i3d, kd3, is3, idw, ide, ic3
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
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