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Subject: Re: Not reading genres

Re: Not reading genres

From: Jean Boullier <>
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2004 05:26:04 +0100

I have uploaded 3 test files at the following locations
Test1 <>
Test2 <>
Test3 <>

All these tags are from MusicMatch at different times but anyway, as far
as the TCON frame is concerned, they all look the same as far as I can see.

First comment, I do not understand your remark about the v2.3/v2.4
inconsistency. I have just reread (once more) Martin Nilsson's specs for
ID3v2.3 and ID3v2.4 and I do not notice the difference between the specs
applicable for the TCON tag? What do you mean?

Second comment, I am using MusicMatch "for ages" now (I bought a
life-license long before Archos' birth) and I have never had any problem
with the core tags, whatever mp3 tool I have used with my files. If they
could read ID3v2 they could show the genre correctly, otherwise they
found the ID3v1 at the end and show what MusicMatch had put there.

Hence my third comment : assuming Rockbox has a problem with a TCON tag
coding why does it not show the ID3v1 which is there, at least ?

All that to say that I have always been a little surprised and
disappointed that Rockbox blocks on such an apparently trivial matterl?
But since you were all spending your time on much more advantageous
developments I have never taken time yet to dig deeper on this topic
until it has been re-activated these days. After all, seeing the genre
from Rockbox is useful to me only when I notice that some of my files
have been incorrectly tagged and, thus, appear as a surprise in a
playlist where I was not expecting them... 8-)

Thanks once more for all your dedication and attention to this project.
Jean Boullier - Rouen - Normandie - France
Linus Nielsen Feltzing a écrit:
> Charles Sweet wrote:
>> I thought it might have been screwy genre tags downloaded by 
>> MusicMatch, so
>> I have been carefully retagging all of my library using the dropdown 
>> genres
>> in Tag&Rename.  It doesn't seem to have any effect.
> I have now analyzed the track you sent me off-list. It has an ID3V2.3 
> tag, but the TCON frame is formatted according to the ID3V2.4 
> standard. That's why Rockbox fails to parse the genre.
> Linus
> _______________________________________________
Received on 2004-03-25

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