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mikelis8
2004-04-18, 08:43
What if you have different information in both your ID3V1 and ID3v2 tags for
a song. Which
will the Slimserver take as correct?

James C. Mikelis

Healy
2004-04-18, 09:14
On Sun, 2004-04-18 at 08:43, mikelis8 wrote:
>
> What if you have different information in both your ID3V1 and ID3v2
> tags for a song. Which
> will the Slimserver take as correct?
>

Good question. I'm not sure I have the answer 100%, but I can tell you
this: If an mp3 does not have an ID3v1 tag, I get a genre listing of "no
genre" showing up in the web server. I have to make sure I tag it in
both. However, if I create my own ID3v2 tag (one that does not exist in
the IDv1 database), the server will show that.

IE:

Example #1, no IDv1 tag but ID3v2 tag says "Rockabilly".
- Server lists it under "no genre" in browsing by genres

Example #2, re-tag the IDv1 tag to say "Rock", and leave IDv2 as
"Rockabilly"
- Server lists it under "Rockabilly" in browsing by genres

I have been assuming by this that the server takes ID3v2 as precendence
unless the ID3v1 tag does not exist. I could be wrong, but that's what
my testing has me believe.

-Healy

dean
2004-04-18, 21:01
On Apr 18, 2004, at 9:14 AM, Healy wrote:

> On Sun, 2004-04-18 at 08:43, mikelis8 wrote:
>>
>> What if you have different information in both your ID3V1 and ID3v2
>> tags for a song. Which
>> will the Slimserver take as correct?
The ID3v2 tags should win if both are present.

> Good question. I'm not sure I have the answer 100%, but I can tell you
> this: If an mp3 does not have an ID3v1 tag, I get a genre listing of
> "no
> genre" showing up in the web server. I have to make sure I tag it in
> both. However, if I create my own ID3v2 tag (one that does not exist
> in
> the IDv1 database), the server will show that.
>
> IE:
>
> Example #1, no IDv1 tag but ID3v2 tag says "Rockabilly".
> - Server lists it under "no genre" in browsing by genres
That doesn't sound right. Can you send me a file with this behavior?

-dean