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hsei

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Use ID3v2 in tags
« on: December 11, 2010, 09:20:06 »
I propose to use ID3v2 tags in addition (if present) in tag editing.
ID3v1 is restricted to entries with maximal 30 characters, which sometimes cuts off information.

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Re: Use ID3v2 in tags
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2010, 21:15:38 »
We use Windows Media Player Tagger, it must write Id3v2 Tags also, if they present.

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Re: Use ID3v2 in tags
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2010, 10:39:59 »
Similarity writes ID3v2 tags, but it doesn't always read them.
When I go to the edit window (Ctrl-E), click on a file with both ID3v1 and ID3v2 tags, only the ID3v1 information (30 chars) is presented. When I add the missing information (obtained e.g. from Winamp file info) manually, the long information is properly stored as ID3v2 after clicking "Apply".
It is very probably a bug in Microsoft libraries: When I look at these files in windows explorer, no audio information like title, album or even length is shown in the respective columns, although both ID3 tags are present. I have to state that Microsoft programs are not a reliable source for audio information (at least for MP3).
By the way: What does it mean, when I get a third file entry with all "n/a"s in the edit window, but only two files were in the similarity group?
« Last Edit: December 13, 2010, 11:11:32 by hsei »