Helium supports the following tags and tag-frames;

(Please note that some more specific frames are handled for reading compatibility)


ID3v1 (MP3)

  • Title
  • Artist
  • Album
  • Year
  • Comment
  • Track
  • Genre

ID3v2 (MP3)

Please note that Helium always reads all existing tag-frames from a file and preserves "unknown" frames during save operations.

  • Artist (TPE1)
  • Title (TIT2)
  • Album (TALB)
  • Single comment
    • TXXX, Comment
  • Genre (TCON)
  • ISRC (TSRC)
  • Lyrics
    • USLT
    • TXXX, Lyrics
  • Subtitle (TIT3)
  • Album artist
    • TPE2
    • TXXX, AlbumArtist
    • TXXX, Album Artist
  • Remix (TPE4)
  • Artist sort order (TSOP)
  • Album sort order (TSOA)
  • Title sort order (TSOT)
  • Band/orchestra (TPE2)
  • Biography
    • COMM, MusicMatch_Bio
  • Bpm (TBPM)
  • Composer (TCOM)
  • Conductor (TPE3)
  • Copyright (TCOP)
  • Encoded by (TENC)
  • Lyricist (TEXT)
  • Mood
    • TMOO
    • COMM, MusicMatch_Mood
  • Original filename (TOFN)
  • Preference
    • TXXX, Preference
    • COMM, MusicMatch_Preference
  • Publisher (TPUB)
  • Situation 
    • TXXX, Situation
    • COMM, MusicMatch_Situation
  • Studio (TSTU)
  • Tempo
    • TXXX, Tempo
    • COMM MusicMatch_Tempo
  • Original (album/show) title (TOAL)
  • Original artist (TOPE)
  • Artist Url (WOAR)
  • Audio File Url (WOAF)
  • Original lyricist (TOLY)
  • Language (TLAN)
  • Part of series
    • TXXX, PartOfSeries
  • Subtracks
    • TXXX, #Helium2 MixTag
  • Current track (TRCK)
  • Total track (TRCK)
  • Current CD (TPOS)
  • Total CDs (TPOS)
  • Ratings (POPM)
  • Popularity
    • TXXX, Obscure
  • Release type
    • TXXX, ReleaseType
  • Quality
    • COMM, Songs-DB_Preference
  • Album subtitle (TSST)
  • Media (TMED)
  • Software settings (TSSE)
  • Album artist sort order
    • TXXX, #Helium Album Artist Sort Order
    • TSO2
  • Custom 1-10
    • TXXX, #Helium Custom Field 1-10
    • TXXX, Songs-DB_Custom1-10
    • Can also be mapped from inside Helium to a specific frame
  • Initial key (TKEY)
  • Album version
    • TXXX, AlbumVersion
  • Content group description (TIT1)
  • Commercial url (WCOM)
  • Radio station url (WORS)
  • Publisher url (WPUB)
  • Involved peoples (IPLS)
  • Musician cerdits list (TMCL)
  • Owner (TOWN)
  • Produced notice (TPRO)
  • Catalog number
    • COMM, Catalog number
  • Multiple artists
    • TXXX, #Helium Multiple Artists
  • PUID (obsolete)
    • TXXX, MusicIP PUID
  • Music brainz artist id
    • TXXX, MusicBrainz Artist Id
  • Music brainz album id
    • TXXX, MusicBrainz Album Id
  • Music brainz recording id
    • TXXX, MusicBrainz Recording Id
  • AcoustId fingerprint
    • TXXX, AcoustId Fingerprint
  • AcoustId
    • TXXX, AcoustId id
  • AccurateRipId 
    • TXXX, AccurateRipId
  • Pictures (APIC)
  • Original recording date (TDOR)
  • Recording date
    • TDRC
    • TYER
  • Tagging time (TDTG, not editable)
  • Release date
    • TDRL
    • TXXX, Release date
  • Play counter (PCNT, not editable)
  • Multiple comments (COMM)


Vorbis comments (FLAC and Ogg Vorbis)

Keys are not case sensitive.

  • Artist (ARTIST)
  • Title (TITLE)
  • ISRC (ISRC)
  • Album (ALBUM)
  • Comment (COMMENT)
  • Genre (GENRE)
  • Lyrics (LYRICS)
  • Subtitle (PART, SUBTITLE)
  • Album artist (ALBUM ARTST, ALBUMARTIST)
  • Remix (VERSION, INTERPRETED, REMIXED, OR OTHERWISE MODIFIED BY)
  • Album sort order (ALBUMSORTORDER)
  • Artist sort order (ARTISTSORT, ARTISTSORTORDER)
  • Title sort order (TITLESORTORDER)
  • Band/orchestra (ENSAMBLE)
  • Biography (BIOGRAPHY)
  • Bpm (BPM)
  • Composer (COMPOSER)
  • Conductor (CONDUCTOR)
  • Copyright (COPYRIGHT)
  • Encoded by (ENCODED-BY, ENCODED BY)
  • Lyricist (LYRICIST)
  • Mood (MOOD)
  • Original filename (ORIGINALFILENAME)
  • Preference (PREFERENCE)
  • Publisher (PUBLISHER, ORGANIZATION)
  • Situation (SITUATION)
  • Studio (LOCATION)
  • Tempo (TEMPO)
  • Original title (ORIGINALTITLE) 
  • Original artist (ORIGINALARTIST)
  • Artist url (AUTHORURL)
  • Audio file url (AUDIOFILEURL)
  • Original lyricist (ORIGINALLYRICIST)
  • Language (LANGUAGE)
  • Part of series (PART_OF_SERIES)
  • Subtracks (H2_SUBTRACKS)
  • Album subtitle (ALBUMSUBTITLE)
  • Album version (ALBUMVERSION)
  • Media (SOURCEMEDIA, SOURCE)
  • Software settings (ENCODING)
  • Album artist sort order (ALBUMARTISTSORT, ALBUMARTISTSORTORDER)
  • Custom1-10 (CUSTOM_1-CUSTOM_10, can be mapped)
  • Initial key (INITIALKEY)
  • PUID (MUSICIP_PUID)(obsolete)
  • Content group description (CONTENTGROUPDESCRIPTION)
  • Commercial url (COMMERCIALURL)
  • Radiostation url (RADIOSTATIONURL)
  • Publisher url (PUBLISHERURL)
  • Involved peoples (INVOLVEDPEOPLES)
  • Musician credits list (MUSICIANCREDITSLIST)
  • Owner (FILEOWNER)
  • Produced notice (PRODUCEDNOTICE)
  • Catalog number (LABELNO, CATALOG NUMBER)
  • Multiple artist list (H2_MULTIPLE_ARTISTS)
  • Current track (TRACKNUMBER)
  • Total tracks (TRACKNUMBER)
  • Current CD (DISCNUMBER, DISC)
  • Total CDs (DISCNUMBER, DISC)
  • Rating (RATING)
  • Popularity (OBSCURE)
  • Release type (RELEASE_TYPE)
  • Release date (RELEASEYEAR)
  • Tagging time (TAGGING_TIME)
  • Recording date (DATE)
  • Original recording date (ORIGYEAR)
  • Quality (QUALITY)
  • Musicbrainz recording Id (MUSICBRAINZ_TRACKID)
  • Musicbrainz artist id (MUSICBRAINZ_ARTISTID)
  • Musicbrainz album id (MUSICBRAINZ_ALBUMID) 
  • AcoustId (ACOUSTID_ID)
  • Acoustid fingerprint (ACOUSTID_FINGERPRINT)
  • Accurate rip id (ACCURATERIPDISCID)
  • Pictures (Special handling, relates to format)


APEv2 (AAC, MPEG PLUS, WavPack, MP3)

Keys are not case sensitive.

  • Artist (Artist)
  • Title (Title)
  • Album (Album)
  • Comment (Comment)
  • Genre (Genre)
  • ISRC (ISRC)
  • Lyrics (Lyrics)
  • Subtitle (Subtitle)
  • Album artist (AlbumArtist)
  • Remix (Remix)
  • Artist sort order (ArtistSortOrder)
  • Album sort order (AlbumSortOrder)
  • Title sort order (TitleSortOrder)
  • Band/orchestra (BandOrchestra)
  • Biography (Bibliography)
  • Bpm (BPM, MM/BPM, WM/BPM)
  • Composer (Composer)
  • Conductor (Conductor)
  • Copyright (Copyright)
  • Encoded by (EncodedBy)
  • Lyricist (Lyricist)
  • Mood (Mood)
  • Original filename (OriginalFilename)
  • Preference (Preference)
  • Publisher (Publisher)
  • Situation (Situation)
  • Studio (Record Location)
  • Tempo (Tempo)
  • Original title (OriginalTitle)
  • Original artist (OriginArtist)
  • Artist url (ArtistUrl)
  • Audio file url (AudioFileUrl)
  • Original lyricist (OriginalLyricist)
  • Language (Language)
  • Part of series (PartOfSeries)
  • Subtracks (H2_Subtracks)
  • Current track (Track)
  • Total tracks (Track)
  • Current Cd (CD, Discnumber)
  • Total Cds (CD, Discnumber)
  • Rating (H2_Rating)
  • Popularity (Obscure)
  • Album subtitle (SetSubtitle)
  • Media (Media)
  • Software settings (SoftwareSettings)
  • Album artist sort order (AlbumArtistSort)
  • Custom1-10 (Custom1-Custom10, can be mapped) 
  • Initial key (InitialKey)
  • Album version (AlbumVersion)
  • Content group description (ContentGroupDescription)
  • Commercial url (CommercialUrl)
  • Radio station url (RadioStationUrl)
  • Publisher url (PublisherUrl)
  • Involved people (H2_TIPL)
  • Musician credits list (H2_TMCL)
  • Owner (FileOwner)
  • Produced notice (ProducedNotice)
  • Catalog number (CatalogNumber)
  • Multiple artists (H2_MultipleArtists)
  • PUID (Musicip_puid)(obsolete)
  • Musicbrainz artist id (Musicbrainz_artistid)
  • Musicbrainz album id (Musicbrainz_albumid)
  • Musicbrainz recording id (Musicbrainz_trackid)
  • AcoustId fingerprint (Acoustid_fingerprint)
  • AcoustId (Acoustid)
  • Accurate rip id (AccurateRipDiscId)
  • Release type (ReleaseType)
  • Quality (Quality)
  • Pictures (IMAGE)
  • Original recording date (OriginalRecordingDate)
  • Recording date (Record date)
  • Tagging time (H2_TaggingTime)
  • Release date (ReleaseYear)


M4* Atoms (M4A, M4B, M4P)


Keys are not case sensitive.

  • Artist (©ART)
  • Title (©nam)
  • Album (©alb)
  • Comment (©cmt)
  • Genre (©gen, gnre)
  • ISRC (ISRC)
  • Lyrics (©lyr)
  • Subtitle (tit3)
  • Album artist (aArt)
  • Remix (remx)
  • Artist sort order (soar)
  • Album sort order (soal)
  • Title sort order (sonm)
  • Band/orchestra (orch)
  • Biography (biog)
  • Bpm (tmpo)
  • Composer (©wrt)
  • Conductor (cond)
  • Copyright (©cpy)
  • Encoded by (©enc)
  • Lyricist (lyrt)
  • Mood (mood)
  • Original filename (orfn)
  • Preference (pref)
  • Publisher
    • labl
    • ----, publisher
  • Situation (situ)
  • Studio (stud)
  • Tempo (temp)
  • Original title (otit)
  • Original artist (©ope)
  • Artist url (aurl)
  • Audio file url (surl)
  • Original lyricist (olyr)
  • Language (mlng)
  • Part of series (pose)
  • Subtracks (sutr)
  • Current track (trkn)
  • Total tracks (trkn)
  • Current Cd (disk)
  • Total Cds (disk)
  • Rating (rati)
  • Popularity (obsc)
  • Release type
    • rtyp
    • ----, releasetype
  • Quality (qual)
  • Album subtitle (astt)
  • Media (tmed)
  • Software settings (©too)
  • Album artist sort order (soaa)
  • Custom1-10 (hcf1-hcf9,hcfx, can be mapped) 
  • Initial key (tkey)
  • Album version (alve)
  • Content group description (©grp)
  • Commercial url (curl)
  • Radio station url (rurl)
  • Publisher url (purl)
  • Involved people (tipl)
  • Musician credits list (tmcl)
  • Owner (owne)
  • Produced notice (pron)
  • Catalog number (cat#)
  • Multiple artists (muar)
  • PUID (puid)(obsolete)
  • Musicbrainz artist id
    • ----, MusicBrainz Artist Id
  • Musicbrainz album id
    • ----, MusicBrainz Album Id
  • Musicbrainz recording id
    • ----, MusicBrainz Track Id
  • AcoustId fingerprint
    • ----, Acoustid Fingerprint
  • Pictures (covr)
  • Original recording date (oyer)
  • Recording date (©day)
  • Release date (rely)



RIFF (WAVE files)

Keys are not case sensitive.

  • Artist (IART)
  • Title (INAM)
  • Album (IPRD)
  • Comment (ICMT)
  • Genre (IGNR)
  • ISRC (ISRC)
  • Lyrics (LYRI)
  • Subtitle (SUBT)
  • Album artist (IAAR)
  • Remix (REMX)
  • Artist sort order (ARTS)
  • Album sort order (ALBS)
  • Title sort order (TITS)
  • Band/orchestra (BAOR)
  • Biography (BIOG)
  • Bpm (IBPM)
  • Composer (IMUS)
  • Conductor (COND)
  • Copyright (ICOP)
  • Encoded by (ITCH)
  • Lyricist (IWRI)
  • Mood (MOOD)
  • Original filename (ORFN)
  • Preference (PREF)
  • Publisher (ICMS)
  • Situation (SITU)
  • Studio (ISTD)
  • Tempo (TMPO)
  • Original title (ORTI)
  • Original artist (ORAR)
  • Artist url (WART)
  • Audio file url (WAFL)
  • Original lyricist (OLYR)
  • Language (ILNG)
  • Part of series (PAOS)
  • Subtracks (SBTR)
  • Current track (TRKN, ITRK)
  • Total tracks (TRKN, ITRK)
  • Current Cd (DISC)
  • Total Cds (DISC)
  • Rating (IRTD)
  • Popularity (OBSC)
  • Album subtitle (ALSU)
  • Media (IMED)
  • Software settings (ISFT)
  • Album artist sort order (AARS)
  • Custom1-10 (HCF1-HCF9, HCFX, can be mapped) 
  • Initial key (TKEY)
  • Album version (ALVE)
  • Content group description (CGDE)
  • Commercial url (WCOM)
  • Radio station url (WRST)
  • Publisher url (WPUB)
  • Involved people (TIPL)
  • Musician credits list (TMCL)
  • Owner (OWNE)
  • Produced notice (IPRO)
  • Catalog number (CATN)
  • Multiple artists (MART)
  • PUID (PUID)(obsolete)
  • Release type (RELT)
  • Quality (QUAL)
  • Original recording date (ORGY)
  • Recording date (RECY)
  • Tagging time (TDTG)
  • Release date (ICRD)

WMA Tags

Keys are not case sensitive.

  • Artist (Author)
  • Title (Title)
  • Album (WM/AlbumTitle)
  • Comment (Description)
  • Genre (WM/Genre)
  • ISRC (WM/ISRC)
  • Lyrics (WM/Lyrics)
  • Subtitle (WM/SubTitle)
  • Album artist (WM/AlbumArtist)
  • Remix (WM/ModifiedBy)
  • Artist sort order (WM/ArtistSortOrder)
  • Album sort order (WM/AlbumSortOrder)
  • Title sort order (WM/TitleSortOrder)
  • Band/orchestra (H2/BandOrchestra)
  • Biography (H2/Biography)
  • Bpm (WM/BeatsPerMinute, MM/BPM, WM/BPM)
  • Composer (WM/Composer)
  • Conductor (WM/Conductor)
  • Copyright (Copyright)
  • Encoded by (WM/EncodedBy)
  • Lyricist (WM/Writer)
  • Mood (WM/Mood)
  • Original filename (WM/OriginalFilename)
  • Preference (H2/Preference)
  • Publisher (WM/Publisher)
  • Situation (H2/Situation)
  • Studio (H2/Studio)
  • Tempo (H2/Tempo)
  • Original title (WM/OriginalAlbumTitle)
  • Original artist (WM/OriginArtist)
  • Artist url (WM/AuthorURL)
  • Audio file url (WM/AudioFileURL)
  • Original lyricist (WM/OriginalLyricist)
  • Language (WM/Language)
  • Part of series (H2/PartOfSeries)
  • Subtracks (H2/Subtracks)
  • Current track (WM/TrackNumber)
  • Total tracks (WM/TrackNumber)
  • Current Cd (WM/PartOfSet)
  • Total Cds (WM/PartOfSet)
  • Rating (H2/Rating, WM/SharedUserRating)
  • Popularity (H2/Obscure)
  • Album subtitle (WM/SetSubTitle)
  • Media (WM/Media)
  • Software settings (WM/EncodingSettings)
  • Album artist sort order (H2/AlbumArtistSo)
  • Custom1-10 (H2/Custom1-H2/Custom10, can be mapped) 
  • Initial key (WM/InitialKey)
  • Album version (H2/AlbumVersion)
  • Content group description (WM/ContentGroupDescription)
  • Commercial url (WM/CommercialURL)
  • Radio station url (H2/RadioStationURL)
  • Publisher url (H2/PublisherURL)
  • Involved people (H2/IPL)
  • Musician credits list (H2/MCL)
  • Owner (H2/FileOwner)
  • Produced notice (H2/ProducedNotice)
  • Catalog number (H2/Catalog)
  • Multiple artists (H2/MultipleArtists)
  • PUID (MusicIP/Puid)(obsolete)
  • Musicbrainz artist id (MusicBrainz/Artist Id)
  • Musicbrainz album id (MusicBrainz/Album Id)
  • Musicbrainz recording id (MusicBrainz/Track Id)
  • AcoustId fingerprint (Acoustid/Fingerprint)
  • AcoustId (Acoustid/Id)
  • Accurate rip id (AccurateRipDiscID)
  • Release type (H2/ReleaseType)
  • Quality (H2/Quality)
  • Pictures (WM/Picture)
  • Original recording date (H2/OriginalRecordingYear)
  • Recording date (H2/RecordingYear)
  • Tagging time (H2/TaggingTime)
  • Release date (H2/ReleaseYear)