What's Visual MP3 Database?
Visual MP3 Database stores all the information of MP3s. It uses "flat" database technology and makes great improvements over previous systems in data storage efficiency and hard disk usage.
What's the information needed for a new dialog box?
You must give the Title, Artist, Album and MP3 Filename. It's recommended to specify the MP3 Filename. The rest
can be filled in automatically.
How can mp3 songs be loop-played?
You can turn it on or off in Options dialog box.
How can I delete the current record without confirming?
Put a check mark in the "Delete without being asked" checkbox before you delete it.
Why does the Lyric Bar disappear?
It will be automatically hidden when the Lyric Bar is in an Active Bar state. You can show it by choosing Tools|Show.
Why does it pop up Edit dialog instead of playing it when I double-click a record?
You can double-click the title bar of Playlist.
How can I change the Playlist window to a mini bar?
Just double-click the title bar of it. Double-click it again can restore it.
How to inform Visual MP3 when some file on the hard drive has been moved to a different directory?
You may choose Tools|MP3 Files Scan Wizard so as to bypass the already existed records and just add new ones.
Can I use Visual MP3 to list mp3 files in CD systematically?
Yes, you can. But some writing operations will be bypassed automatically.
How can I show the lyrics of songs?
After you get an ALC lyrics file, you have two ways to make Visual MP3's lyrics playing engine run.
1: Write the ALC file into mp3 files and Visual MP3 can then recognize the edited mp3 files automatically. It will not make the mp3 files unplayable by other mp3 players.
2: You can specify the ALC file for MP3 record. You just need to select the to-be-specified mp3 record. Click the Edit button on the toolbar and choose the ALC file in the popup dialog box.
How can I get ALC lyrics?
You can use our supplied tool Active Lyric Seeker to seek it online and download it. Alternatively you can use Active Lyric Maker to create or edit lyrics.
Must I log on every time I want to use Active Lyric Maker?
No. You just need to log on for the 1st time, and your information will be recorded automatically.
What will be uploaded when I release my lyrics?
Your user information besides ALC file.
Why can't I register? Why can't I release my lyrics?
Please make sure you are well connected to the Internet.
What is the difference between ID3 V1 Tag and ID3 V2 Tag?
ID3 V1 Tag is the 128-byte ending information of mp3 file which includes Title, Artist, Album, Comment, Genre, Year and Track Number while ID3 V2 Tag is the head of mp3 file which can contain more information.
Why can't Visual ID3 clear out some files' ID3 V2 Tags?
It is because these files aren't according to the industry standard for they may have been edited by some outdated software. More and more software are according to the ID3 V2 industry standard now.
I expected the software to automatically pick up all the id info (e.g. album name, track title etc) but it doesn't seem to do this. What should I do? Am I right to expect this or do I have to type the title of each track?
Visual MP3 has a lot of ways to get ID3 v1/v2 tags automatically. (Such as MP3 Files Scan Wizard and New/Edit Dialog) But some MP3 files do not have both ID3 v1 and ID3 v2 tags, or they do not use an industry standard of ID3 tag.
Why can't Visual Ripper rip any track?
Please try the following steps:
1. Try resetting all values to their defaults in the Options dialog.
2. Try changing jitter correction values in the Options dialog.
3. Try using the "Auto-detect" read algorithm in the Options dialog.
It seems to rip very slowly, why?
Try checking the "On Error" jitter correction in the "Options" page. This mode is faster than the "Always" setting, and should produce results comparable to "Always".
Is ID3 information not available on the CD so you can just copy it during ripping?
No. The CD tracks only contain sound information. You can put ID3 tag before rip tracks.
Why does the album field only allow about 12 characters?
Visual Ripper will put ID3 v1 Tags to MP3 files when ripping. The ID3 v1 Tag has the length limit of 128 characters. If you want to use unlimited ID3 Tag, please using ID3 v2 Tag editor (In Visual MP3's Tools menu).
My license key doesn't work. Help!
Please note that you have to enter the license name and key exactly as given in your license message, with the same spacing and case. Do you have a correct version of license key for the Visual MP3 you are trying to unlock? Please note that each version of Visual MP3 needs a different key.
If I pay for the program now, how long will it take before I receive my license key?
This depends on the payment method you use. If you order online with your credit card, you will have your key after you submit the order from and an email with unlock code will be sent to you within a few minutes.
I have purchased a license for a previous version of Visual MP3. Do I have to pay again for the new version?
No, you don't have to. ALL updates AND upgrades are free. We will inform you if new version released.