Perhaps the following remarks will be of some help, David.
But the write-up here in ALL of the examples shows the mp3 suffix, implying that the poster must add it, which is not the case at all. I suggest you consider taking those suffixes off the examples, as it's a bit misleading in my opinion, or a source of confusion, and ultimately duplication.
I disagree. It doesn't imply that you must add it, it merely implies that it should be there (in much the same way as if you upload pictures, their file names should end in the jpg suffix), irrespective of whether whichever program you use to generate the file appends it automatically or not. In any case, you got that part right in your initial attempt.
The other thing is that on adding year, composer and genre, the language of the post says filling in that information is "recommended", meaning optional, not mandated. Probably you should change that word to "required".
I don't think it should be changed to "required". The meaning of the instructions seems quite clear, that use of those particular tag fields really is
optional. Although it is required
to provide the composer name, the requirement is that it should appear as part of a composite string (of prescribed layout) in the title
field, and because it is there already, there is no particular need for it also to appear in the composer
field. Indeed if the name appeared in both fields, there might arise a need for the PS processing software to check that they agree, which just makes things more complicated. The reason all this information should be packed into the title
field is that this is the one which most media players display while playing the music, and that is therefore the most convenient place for the PS processing software to look for it.
In AVS Audio Converter, I can add year and genre; however to get the tag layout the way you want it, I had to load that entire tag into the composer field because in my even earlier attempt, when I split that out into their separate fields, it didn't work.
Well, you are
meant to load that entire tag value into just one field, only it should go into the title
field, not the composer
field. You were able, in AVS, to put stuff into the title field, since you successfully did so with your original Medtner file, although the value you put in was just "1-1". You also filled in the composer field as "Medtner" and the artist field as "April". By the way, as I understand it, the recommended value to put into the artist field is not just "April" but "David April", and the value you should have put into the title field is something like "Medtner - Eight Mood Pictures Op. 1; No. 1: Prologue".
In your scale example, you inserted the correct value "Rachmaninov - Scale, Op. 1, No. 2", but it should have gone into the title field instead of the composer field.
I use FireFox 9 as I like it far better than IE 9. When you're in IE, what do you click on at the home page there to get that display attached here?
When they were talking about "explorer", they didn't mean IE ("Internet Explorer"), they meant Windows Explorer, which I think (not being a Windows user myself) is just the system's ordinary file browser.