Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Rockbox ID3V2 Tags out-of-spec (was: OT: Tag purists)
Rockbox ID3V2 Tags out-of-spec (was: OT: Tag purists)
From: Bluechip <csbluechip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 02 Jan 2006 10:55:01 +0000
>>So my thought on the matter is now this: As the spec allows for APpended
>>tags; And as this would resolve what appears to be the worlds major gripe
>>about ID3V2 ...Why don't any of the tag editors (that I have tested, and
>>there were many many of them) implement this feature?
>I'm slightly puzzled by this too. I also wonder why so few ID3V2 aware
>programs have implemented the 2.4 standard at all. We had to revert to
>generating 2.3 tags in the Rockbox recorded files because so few
>applications could understand the 2.4 tags.
I'm still quite pleased to find a way to tag my files easily, quickly and
Also just noticed that the Rockbox tags are out of spec.
3.3. ID3v2 frame overview
As the tag consists of a tag header and a tag body with one or more
frames, all the frames consists of a frame header followed by one or
more fields containing the actual information. The layout of the
"one or more frames" ...Rockbox ID3V2.3 tags contain zero frames. May I
The 'Encoded by' frame contains the name of the person or
organisation that encoded the audio file.
And insert the Rockbox version string?
Received on 2006-01-02