Author Topic: ID3v2.4  (Read 13006 times)


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« on: November 12, 2013, 14:22:53 »
I'd really like to see support for ID3v2.4 Tags.

They have some benefits over 2.3 that I need. I know for most people this is probably not relevant,
but for those who actually buy software to organize their music, this is a relevant point.

ID3v2.4 is 13 years old, time to support it everywhere! even my car radio does


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Re: ID3v2.4
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2014, 16:25:52 »
This is my opinion,

Right now I am cleaning up and getting my music library in perfect shape. I have downloaded open ID3 library from Github and modified to match what I need. I have done extended research on 2.3 vs 2.4 just because I am detail freak, I would like to capture every bit of the detail. That's why I have compiled my own version of ID3 library to save those tags.

After doing more than 4 months of research two years ago, I have settled on 2.3. I know it is missing some very good information but I have not found player or cloud player that will take advantage of those tag. They all are settled on 2.3 and even in that they do not support all of the specification. I think, in part it is fault of ID3v2 specification because it is not "standardized" by big "boss" and there are not any big backers either. Just take iPod and iTunes.

So I would say stick with 2.3 and more player will support your tags than 2.4.

Though, for a while I will be adding few (about 8-9) custom frames in 2.3 to store my detailed information.

It just my opinion.

But it would not hurt to allow user to select which version they want to keep. So I would say support both 2.3 & 2.4 and then let user decide what they want to use.