• Status Closed
  • Percent Complete
  • Task Type Bugs
  • Category ID3 / meta data
  • Assigned To No-one
  • Operating System All players
  • Severity Low
  • Priority Very Low
  • Reported Version Version 3.1
  • Due in Version Undecided
  • Due Date Undecided
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Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by rasher - 2009-03-12
Last edited by saratoga - 2011-07-26

FS#10016 - v1 tag not read if v2 tag present regardless of content

Rockbox doesn’t read the tags of this file.

It contains the following tags:

ID3v1 tag

Title: Now Get Busy
Artist: Beastie Boys
Album: The Wired CD
Year: 2004
Track: 1
Genre: Hip-Hop

ID3v2.4.0 tag

replaygain_album_gain (TXXX): -7.62 dB
replaygain_album_peak (TXXX): 1.278176665
replaygain_track_peak (TXXX): 1.033416986
replaygain_track_gain (TXXX): -8.38 dB

However, Rockbox only reads the v2 tag, never bothering to check for the artist, title, album etc tag in the v1 tag.

Track is licensed CC-NC-Sampling+ 1.0 and copyright Beastie Boys, obviously.

Closed by  saratoga
2011-07-26 19:01
Reason for closing:  Not a Bug
Additional comments about closing:   Warning: Undefined array key "typography" in /home/rockbox/flyspray/plugins/dokuwiki/inc/parserutils.php on line 371 Warning: Undefined array key "camelcase" in /home/rockbox/flyspray/plugins/dokuwiki/inc/parserutils.php on line 407

Since it was decided that we didn't want to merge different tags into one metadata entry for a given file, this isn't actually a bug. Its just a file with broken tags.

I remember the argument but not the outcome… do you remember what was decided?

Akur commented on 2010-02-11 01:29

Shouldn’t Rockbox fetch the v1 tag if the v2 tag is empty?

This patch checks whether there has been metadata (artist, title, album) read from the id3v2 tag. If not, it will try to read this information from the id3v1 tag.

It is agreed not to support mixed tags in rockbox. Therefor this patch will not be added to svn.

fg commented on 2010-03-14 22:54

For the record, I think that if all relevant tags are missing in v2, reading v1 is reasonable. The set of relevant tags should then at least include title and artist, but possibly also album and genre.


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