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Subject: Re: What Id3 tags supported for WPS?

Re: What Id3 tags supported for WPS?

From: Björn Stenberg <>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2003 11:23:03 +0200

André Rübel wrote:
> The documentation for the WPS says that these fields are supported:
> %ia : ID3 Artist
> %ic : ID3 Composer
> %id : ID3 Album Name
> %ig : ID3 Genre Name
> %in : ID3 Track Number
> %it : ID3 Track Title
> %iv : ID3 Version (1.0, 1.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4 or empty if no id3 tag)
> %iy : ID3 Year
> is this info up to date or is there any possibility to show other info on
> the WPS?

No, those are the supported ones.

> If not, I think it would be useful to have the possibility to show the info
> by the framename e.g. %comm for the comment.

The problem is not how to use it in the wps config, but rather that we have to add code to read out and store in ram each tag we want to have available. And we need to store those for all 16 tracks that can be in ram simultaneously.

The COMM field can be very large, in fact it has no size limit. Adding a new large field, for all 16 tracks, eats a sizeable chunk of ram.

Probably an id3 viewer/editor plugin is a better solution for those less commonly used tags.

Received on 2003-09-29

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