Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: Does RockBox Support ID3v1.2 tags?
From: TP Diffenbach (rockbox_at_diffenbach.org)
Quoting Paul van der Heu <pvdh_at_xs4all.nl>:
Here's my two cents: according to the id3v1.2 specification:
30 characters are not enough for me, nor are 60. I have tracknames that are considerably longer -- enough so that I had to ask the author of my mp3 tag editor (http://mp3bookhelper.sourceforge.net/, get it, it's great) to increase total size of all tags to > 256 characters. I want arbitrarily sized tags, and I want Rockbox to display as much of those tags as is feasible (current size of all tags in 300 bytes, which seems reasonable given Rockbox uses static memory allocation).
Let's note that Id3v1 and Id3v2 tags are NOT mutually exclusive: you have have both in a single mp3, and the size of either or both is infintesimal compared to the size of an mp3.
According to the id3v1.2 specification:
v1.2 does not conflict with other standards and is simply a simple patch to v1.1 to resolve tagging's two most often read
Id3v1.2 is, as it clearly says, only a patch to id3v1 for software that doesn't (yet) support id3v2. Why not just use id3v2, which Rockbox does support (except for genre, and I've already a written a patch for that), and optionally include the id3v1.2 tag (whicg claims to be backward compatible) if you use software that doesn't supprt id3v2?
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