Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] Tag writing, UTF-8/Latin1

On 9/18/06, Joe Wreschnig <piman sacredchao net> wrote:
On Mon, 2006-09-18 at 08:36 -0400, Andrew Conkling wrote:
> If you find that RB doesn't meet your needs for tagging, EasyTAG is
> pretty awesome for tagging/organizing, even if your music collection
> is so-vast. ;)

I don't like to astroturf, but I'm sick of seeing EasyTag recommended.
EasyTag uses id3lib, which does not support Unicode or ID3v2.4 properly.
It writes ID3v2 tags to Ogg Vorbis and FLAC files. It is not a good tool
for tagging. Let me make this clear: It's not that I just don't like the
application, but it regularly corrupts files and cannot do its primary
task correctly.

Even if you don't like Quod Libet, I strongly suggest you check out Ex
Falso, which is our tagging-only application. It does all of that
properly. Otherwise, anything based on TagLib is also correct (Cowbell,
Rhythmbox, Amarok, JuK), but the tools vary in terms of how well they
support mass tagging.

I've never had problems with EasyTAG, but maybe I'm not a tag purist.
(In other words, my tags work everywhere I use them... MP3, OGG, or

As for the others, I'm checking them out.  They look nice.  Does
either work with MusicBrainz?

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