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Christian Pernegger
2005-03-05, 02:41
>Excellent Tag&Rename says in their documentation they only write in ID3
>v2.3 "for compatability reasons". I need/want 2.4. Thus, I have started
>investigating other solutions, as my growing mp3 and flac collection
>contains many non-ascii characters in all sorts of fileds, standard and
>custom.

foobar2000's id3v2 component uses 2.3 too, and I've yet to run into
a problem with my Japanese tagged songs. What exactly do you
need 2.4 for?

C.

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2005-03-07, 02:49
Christian Pernegger wrote:
>> Excellent Tag&Rename says in their documentation they only write in
>> ID3 v2.3 "for compatability reasons". I need/want 2.4. Thus, I have
>> started investigating other solutions, as my growing mp3 and flac
>> collection contains many non-ascii characters in all sorts of fileds,
>> standard and custom.
>
>
> foobar2000's id3v2 component uses 2.3 too, and I've yet to run into
> a problem with my Japanese tagged songs. What exactly do you
> need 2.4 for?

Nothing partiicular, just want to be future-safe. I've had all sorts of
malformatted-charachter issues mostly with flac-files in tha past, and
spent too much time ripping and encoding already. If I am not mistaken -
Slimserver is moving in the "full support of utf-8" direction

/peter

Michael Peters
2005-03-07, 03:30
flac I believe does record the charset used to write the tags, rather
than assuming it is one in particular. At least if using their native
tags. No wether the playback software respects that or not is a
different question entirely.

As far as being "future safe" - if you used the charset specified by
the spec, then future players should see what version of the spec was
used and assume that is the charset.

Unfortunately, a lot of software doesn't.

gtkpod (app for feeding iPod from x11 desktops) for example assumes
the system character set unless you specify otherwise - which is a
PITA if you have some aac files correctly tagged as utf8 and mp3's
correctly tagged in 8859-1 - not a problem for me, as I only use mp3,
but it still is a bug.

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