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Subject: RE: ID3 tags error

RE: ID3 tags error

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2002 15:28:21 +0200 (MET DST)

On Tue, 27 Aug 2002, Binder, David wrote:

> On another note, one of the Rockbox boys mentioned that the firmware
> recognizes both ID3 Tag V1 and V2. So I decided to check it out. I edited
> one of my MP3 files which had both and displayed correctly on my AJB 6000
> and removed the V1 info and just had the V2 data (less than 300
> characters). Unfortunately, it displayed the infamous <no artist> and <no
> title> data. Did I do something wrong?

We could start a soap opera on this topic, as this seems to appear over and
over again:

1. Rockbox supports both id3v1 and id3v2

2. The id3v2 support is limited to the first 300 bytes of the file. Some
   rippper programs tend to add very big tags first and then the important
   ones Rockbox wants to read end up beyond the first 300 bytes and then
   they remain unknown.

3. If you believe that the tags you don't see *is* within 300 bytes, then
   please make the mp3 file available for one of us developers to try out.

4. The 300-byte limit is subject to be removed in a future version.

  Daniel "Bagder" Stenberg --
Received on 2002-08-27

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