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Subject: Re: Bad Recorded MP3s - may not be (solely) a DAC issue

Re: Bad Recorded MP3s - may not be (solely) a DAC issue

From: Linus Nielsen Feltzing <>
Date: Mon, 07 Nov 2005 21:59:35 +0100

Frederic Devernay wrote:
> That's the recommended way to tag mp3 with APEv2, to keep backward
> compatibility with older software not supporting APEv2, *and* because
> APEv2 without id3v1 may give strange behaviors with software that read
> id3v1 first (see
> <>).
> It's not advised to use both APEv2 and id3v2, since very few softwares
> will keep them in sync.

Please refresh my memory. Why is APEv2 tags better than id3v2?

IMHO, APEv2 is worse, since it requires seeking to the end of the file
to find the tag, which takes longer and consumes more power.

Received on 2005-11-07

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