[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #2977: id3v1 tags not removed and id3v2 tags not added

Stuart Morgan stuart at tase.co.uk
Mon Feb 5 13:31:35 UTC 2007

On Monday 5 February 2007 13:12, MythTV wrote:
> #2977: id3v1 tags not removed and id3v2 tags not added
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>- Reporter:  myth at eskil.org  |        Owner:  stuartm
>      Type:  patch           |       Status:  assigned
>  Priority:  minor           |    Milestone:  0.21
> Component:  mythmusic       |      Version:  0.20
>  Severity:  medium          |   Resolution:
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>- Comment (by stuartm):
>  Never mind, user error, I was testing using apps which don't support
>  ID3v2.4 tags. Surprisingly difficult to find anything supporting v2.4 to
>  test with.

Which brings up an important point. I know libid3tag was used deliberately and 
with the knowledge that it only writes ID3v2.4 but that was before many of 
the current generation of hardware mp3 players were available - many of them 
only support v2.3.

Support for v2.4 hasn't improved from where it was two/three years ago and the 
specification is over six years old now.

I'm not aware of any real alternative to libid3tag even though we've had to 
hack in a few features missing from it. It's also bundled with libmad which 
we require anyway. id3lib is even older and not without it's bugs, it does 
support v2.3 but not 2.4.

Any ideas?* 

* (No, rewriting mythmusic as a wrapper for X libs or Y application is not the 
solution IMHO - especially one which requires KDE libs)
Stuart Morgan

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