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Subject: Re: id3v2 incompatibility

Re: id3v2 incompatibility

From: Jon Drukman <>
Date: Thu, 08 Jan 2004 17:29:27 -0800

At 03:33 PM 1/8/2004, Linus Nielsen Feltzing wrote:
>Jon Drukman wrote:
>>it seems like rockbox doesn't like the id3v2 generated by this utility.
>>i confirmed this by tagging a file with K-MP3, then loading it in
>>rockbox. the artist/title shows up as just dots.
>I'd say that K-MP3 behaves badly as it doesn't include a BOM word first in
>the Unicode strings, and it stores the 16-bit characters with the least
>significant byte first.
> From the ID3V2.3 specification:
>"Unicode strings must begin with the Unicode BOM ($FF FE or $FE FF) to
>identify the byte order."
>I suggest you contact Katarn about this and have them fix their tag
>generator. In the mean time, I'll try to make Rockbox guess the byte order
>in the unicode strings.

i've sent your info on to the developer. thanks.

Received on 2004-01-09

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