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Subject: Re: Announce: id3v2 patch 706111 updated
From: Michael O'Quinn (michael_at_oquinn.info)
Date: 2003-05-24


YES!

Lack of free form genre display has been one of the major annoyances of
RockBox for me. (And there aren't many; taken as a whole RockBox is
Awesomely Great!)

Once this patch is proven to work, I vote for its immediate inclusion in
the main tree.

Tom, could you provide compiled versions from a recent daily CVS for
testing? That'll probably get you more feedback. I'll test it for sure.

Michael

On Fri, 23 May 2003, TP Diffenbach wrote:

> I've updated patch 706111 with diffs to cvs 2003-05-22, and corrected
> the diffs to not include unchanged portions of the files diffed.
>
> Patch 706111 adds freeform genre, freeform year, freeform track number,
> and composer to the Id3v2 information.
>
> In the While Playing Screen configuration file,
> %g shows freeform genre if it exists, else it shows the picklist genre
> %y shows the freeform year if it exits, else it shows the numeric year
> %r shows he freeform track number
> %c shows the composer
> %n -- as in the current code -- still shows the track number as a single number
>
> A freeform genre is any string (except those that begin with "("; use
> "((" to escape a literal open parenthesis). Many Id3v2 tag editors
> support this, so you can use genres not represented in the Id3v1
> specification plus winamp additions genre list.
>
> However, following the existing Rockbox code, the patch does NOT attempt
> to completely follow the Id3v2 specification that picklist genres may
> interspersed with arbitrary text, e.g. "(1) that sound like (2) with
> some (3)" will NOT be displayed as "Blues that sound like Classic Rock
> with some Country". This would just display as "Blues". If anybody
> actually uses this interspersed format, please let me know.
>
> Patch 706111 also allows you to add your own Id3v2 tags with minimal
> coding; please see the comment in id3.c for exact instructions.
> Basically, you add an element to an array in id3.c, and a case to a
> switch statement wps-display.c.
>
> I'd much appreciate knowing if this patch can be added to the official
> build, if you personally use or may use this patch, or any other
> feedback.
>
> --Tom
>
>



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