Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] Tag writing, UTF-8/Latin1
- From: Alex Lancaster <alexl users sourceforge net>
- To: rhythmbox-devel gnome org
- Subject: Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] Tag writing, UTF-8/Latin1
- Date: Sat, 13 Jan 2007 17:00:48 -0700
>>>>> "P" == Peter writes:
P> Given this mismatch in ID3 support, should the RB FAQ be updated?
Yes, indeed, I have filed a bug about it:
http://bugs.gnome.org/390189, it needs somebody with write access to
the website to change it. Meanwhile, the wiki tends to be kept more
P> A related question - I've found my in car CD player doesn't read
P> the ID3 tags on the latest mp3 CD that I made using rhythmbox 0.9.6
P> / SoundJuicer 2.14.4 and gstreamer-0.10.x to rip the mp3 files. I
P> believe that these new mp3 files would be using ID3 v2.4 for the
P> I suspect that my in car Sony mp3 CD player understands "old" ID3
P> v2.3 tags (as written with EasyTag), but not "new" ID3 v2.4 tags
P> written by gstreamer. Does this sound possible?
Yes, that's entirely possible, in fact, probable in your case.
P> Can gstreamer-0.10.x be used to tag mp3 files using the older ID3
P> v2.3 standard, or will it only do ID3 v2.4?
AFAIK, it will only ever write ID3v2.4 tags.
P> Is there an easy way to find out what version(s) of ID3 an mp3 file
If you run "file" on each file, it will tell you which, e.g. if
ID3v2.3 is in the file:
k$ file ~/mp3/foobar.mp3
Audio file with ID3 version 23.0 tag, MP3 encoding
Or for ID3v2.4 you will see:
Audio file with ID3 version 24.0 tag, MP3 encoding
I believe that it is possible to only have one ID3v2 tag per file,
although you may have both ID3v1 and ID3v2.
If you have id3lib installed you can run:
$ id3info foobar.mp3
to get the tag information, although it will only show tags <= ID3v2.3
Yes, ID3 is messy... ;)
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