Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] Tag wierdness

Thanks, that was it! Now how do I remedy it?

On a side note the correct command is:

gst-launch -t playbin uri=file:///path/to/file/foobar.mp3

How do I strip APE tags from my mp3 files?


On Sat, 2007-02-03 at 18:47 -0700, Alex Lancaster wrote:
AI> Totally different.  It is as if RB had cached an old verion of the
AI> tag the file had or if there was different information in say a
AI> id3v1 and a id3v2 tag.

AI> I have tried to remove the file from RB, redo the tagging and
AI> import the files again.  I have tried to move it to another
AI> location. It seems that no matter what I do RB still reports an
AI> other album name than the one it is supposed to. The name is
AI> "sane" in the sense that is not random sequence of characters.

AI> Could it be that the mp3 file has a flac or an vorbis/ogg tag to?
AI> Is that even possible? Would RB prioritize such a tag?

It may have APE tags in addition to ID3 tags.  At the moment rhythmbox
will prefer APE tags (because they appear first in the file) over ID3
tags, see:

id3info won't report APE tags, nor will it report ID3v2.4 tags because
it uses id3lib which only reads tags with <= ID3v2.3.  You should be
able to see ID3v2.4 tags in the exfalso tag editor (part of

You should be able to see all the tags which gstreamer can see (which
includes ID3v1, ID3v2 and APE) by:

gst-inspect -t playbin file:///path/to/file/foobar.mp3

it will print out something like:

Gstreamer output of one such song:
Setting pipeline to PAUSED ...
Pipeline is PREROLLING ...
FOUND TAG      : found by element "id3demux0".
           title: AC-DC / Highway To Hell
          artist: Ac Dc
           album: Highway To Hell
            date: 1979-01-01
           genre: Hard Rock
     ID3v2 frame: buffer of 33 bytes, type:
         comment: Description: c0
    track number: 1
FOUND TAG      : found by element "apedemux0".
          artist: Ac dc
           title: AC-DC / Highway To Hell
           album: Highway To Hell
           genre: Hard Rock
            date: 1979-01-01
    track number: 1
FOUND TAG      : found by element "mad0".
           layer: 3
            mode: joint
        emphasis: none
     audio codec: MPEG-1 layer 3
         bitrate: 320000
Pipeline is PREROLLED ...
Setting pipeline to PLAYING ...
New clock: GstSystemClock
Got EOS from element "pipeline0".
Execution ended after 4540770000 ns.
Setting pipeline to PAUSED ...
Setting pipeline to READY ...
Setting pipeline to NULL ...
FREEING pipeline ...
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