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Subject: Re: APEv2 tag support?
From: Magnus Holmgren (
Date: 2004-04-07

On Wed, 7 Apr 2004, Noah Smith wrote:

> I was wondering about the fesability of incorporating APEv2 tag reading
> into Rockbox. It's the preferred tagging system for Foobar2K, and is also
> supported by an alternate Winamp mp3 input dll, in_mpg123.dll. It's much
> more versatile than ID3v1, and in some ways more desirable than ID3v2 (the
> tags are appended to end of file instead of beginning, much simpler to
> implement, etc).
> I noticed that there was a patch submitted over a year ago for this
> purpose, but it was not incorporated into Rockbox. Since then, the tags have
> become more widespread, so I thought I'd ask.

Yes, I wrote that patch, mainly because FB2K uses it. Since it wasn't
applied (okay, that wasn't the only reason :) I started using the ID3V2
plugin for FB2K. :)

> For some technical information on the tags, I did find one site oulining
> their details.

I think that was my primary resource when writing the code...

Magnus Holmgren


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