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Subject: RE: Show custom information in WPS

RE: Show custom information in WPS

From: Justin <>
Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2002 10:35:16 -0800

I also have a lot of ballroom dance music. The low-tech method I chose
was to prefix the name with an indicator of the dance (eg S - samba, T -
tango, VW - viennese, J - jive, etc), and I suffix the mpm at the end,
though it probably makes more sense to stick it at front (eg have "T32 -
Name Of Song" indicate a 32mpm tango).
I also like the way this results in the songs being grouped by the
dance, but I generally use playlists anyway.

I haven't put on a recent rockbox ver, so don't have pitch yet - I had
caught a hint that such a feature might be somewhere in newer rockboxes,
and was really hoping it was a decent feature suitable for
ballroom/practise. Your message sounds like it's exactly that. Time to

And to tell other dancers that they don't need to lug around a ton of
CDs everywhere they go anymore, or keep stoppping to change dics, or
spend five minutes hunting around for the track they're after but can't
remember which CD or track number it is...

Ugh, CD's suck.

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Forster []
Sent: Thursday, November 14, 2002 9:52 AM
Subject: Show custom information in WPS


I have a lot of ballroom dance music. These songs have two attributes
that are essential for me: 1) The dance, i.e. waltz, rumba, samba 2) The
speed of the music, i.e. bars per minute.

I'd like to encode this information into my MP3s and have it displayed
in the WPS. Of course there is an ID3v2 Tag "Speed" which I can use. I
found nothing suitable for the dance.

If I understand it right, Rockbox only supports these ID3 tags: Artist,
Track Title, Track Number, Album Name. It is not important for me, which
tags I use for my information as long it gets displayed. But I do not
want to use any of the supported Tags, since I need them as well.

Any ideas how I can achieve this?

Should I try to patch Rockbox? How difficult would this be for me
(advanced programmer with litte time :-)?

Thanks in advance for any help,

P.S.: Congratulations to Rockbox. I really like it. Especially the pitch
function is a "killer feature" for me. Thank you very much.
Received on 2002-11-14

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