Can't save tags


I’m a new user of Musicbrainz and I’ve been looking for a solution for more than 2 hours for my problem:

  • The “Rename files” fonction works great
  • The “Move files” fonction works great

But the “Save tags” fonction doesn’t work. Musicbrainz is supposed to be designed mainly for that no?
I hope someone had the same issue as me and would help me to resolve it.

Here is a screenshot of what happens when I press the save button:


So I thought about it and resolved my problem by myself:

Just go in the file proprieties and don’t tick “read-only”

That was simple in fact…

Hope this will help someone else


3 posts were split to a new topic: How to save my tags


Thanks for this useful post.
It would be really helpful if MusicBrainz showed an error specifically that the the file is read only.
I was unable to access or see the message that flashed in the status bar at the foot of the screen.


You can always look at the messages in the error/debug log available in the help menu


I have a similar problem.
Error Log:D: 07:28:47 Saving file u’/Volumes/Cloete HD/iTunes Media/Music/2Cellos/2Cellos/1-12 With or Without You.m4a’
D: 07:28:47 Updating file <File u’1-11 Smells Like Teen Spirit.m4a’>
E: 07:28:47 Traceback (most recent call last):
File “picard/util/thread.pyo”, line 46, in run
File “picard/file.pyo”, line 218, in _save_and_rename
File “picard/file.pyo”, line 382, in _rename
File “os.pyo”, line 150, in makedirs
File “os.pyo”, line 157, in makedirs
OSError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: ‘/Volumes/Music Library/2CELLOS’


@Patrick_Cloete This indicates that there is a permission issue with /Volumes/Music Library/2CELLOS or one of it’s parent folder. Make sure the folders are writable by your current user and not set to readonly.