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Subject: Re: Problem with Tagcache . . .

Re: Problem with Tagcache . . .

From: Ben Wilson <>
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2007 08:41:44 -0400

On 7/16/07, Paul Louden <> wrote:
> If you've deleted *all* the Rockbox files off the player, then exactly
> what "under the covers" could Rockbox be doing to recover the tags?

That's the great thing about speculation...I don't know. I just know
that this problem has persisted as long as I've used Rockbox, and I've
finally had the time to approach the community for assistance. I know
that I've deleted the directory and database files several times to no
avail---and I'm trying to avoid being labeled insane.[1]

Just because files are deleted does not mean that the data is gone;
the filename is just delisted from the filesystem's table. Thus, I
thought perhaps the underlying data was being absentmindedly
recovered; sort of a side effect between the application and the file

> Have you checked to make sure that both the ID3v1 and ID3v2 tags are up
> to date, rather than just one of the two?

Hmm, does RB only look at ID3v1? The web site says *both* v1 and v2
are supported, but it does not explicitly state that one is favored
over another.[2] Since ID3v2 tags appear at the beginning of an MP3,
offers more tags, and gives more space to certain tags); I assumed
that ID3v1 was a fallback choice used in the absence of ID3v2. Or, at
the very least, in the event of a conflict would default to the more
"mature" of the ID3 versions. Now that I know that I have to make
corrections in two places for Rockbox to notice, I'll make the mental
adjustment. Unfortunately, I have to wait until I get home to make
this adjustment.[3] Is this documented somewhere, or does this warrant
an update?

This one irritation aside, I much prefer the Rockbox interface to the
Archos standard. I hope you'll appreciate that I'm merely hunting for
an answer, not looking for an excuse to complain.

Ben Wilson
"Words are the only thing which will last forever" Churchill
[1]: For those who believe that doing the same thing repeatedly
because you expect a different outcome.
[3]: Besides, I'm more comfortably with CLI on Linux anyway...
Received on 2007-07-16

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